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Gibbs Sports Amphibians to debut new product at AIMExpo

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October 16, 2015

Multiple concept vehicles will also be unveiled   The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced that Gibbs Sports Amphibians, producers of the Quadski — the world’s first high-speed sports amphibian — will make its return to AIMExpo this Oct. 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County... Read more »

Hammerhead Off-Road capitalizing on go-karts

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
October 14, 2015

Polaris acquisition posts 20 percent growth in first half of 2015 Hammerhead Off-Road has been under ownership of Polaris Industries since February, so we thought it would be an ideal time to catch up with Garrett Laves, national sales manager, about the China-based manufacturer of go-karts and UTVs. Powersports... Read more »

Savignac named brand manager for Arctiva, Z1R helmets

October 14, 2015

Parts Unlimited is happy to announce Jay Savignac as the new brand manager for Arctiva and Z1R. Jay Savignac Savignac comes to Arctiva and Z1R with more than 20 years of experience.

Honda Pioneer 1000 rolloff a factory hit

By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
October 12, 2015

Brian Dubose and Aaron Whitfield know a thing or two about selling side-by-sides from their place of employment — Honda of Sumter in South Carolina. Billed as the “Biggest Little Honda Dealer on the East Coast” and “South Carolina’s SxS Headquarters,” it’s no wonder the two didn’t hesitate... Read more »

Kawasaki promotes regional sales director

October 12, 2015

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced that John Rathyen has been promoted to regional sales director-East Region. Rathyen joined KMC in 2002 and most recently served as senior district manager in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia area. John Rathyen He has more than 25 years of experience in the... Read more »

One power plant, two different ATVs

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
October 9, 2015

Yamaha develops its 2016 Grizzly for play, while the Kodiak’s designed for work When Yamaha set out to create its 2016 Grizzly 4X4 and Kodiak 700 4X4 models, the OEM wanted to bring two distinct models to market. The Grizzly, with its new styling and chassis, On-Command 4WD system, 26-inch tires,... Read more »

Manheim to sponsor networking event at AIMExpo in Orlando

October 9, 2015

After last year’s inaugural Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo Kickoff Networking Reception was met with great attendance and positive feedback, PSB is bringing the event back for 2015. Join PSB and host Manheim Specialty Auctions from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 on the pool balcony overlooking... Read more »

Unlimited opportunities

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By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
October 7, 2015

NVP in Madison might have been the best one yet Another month, another industry first. In August, I had the opportunity to cross another “must” off my list, the Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties National Vendor Presentation. With the same nerves as a new student on the second day of school, I made... Read more »

Arai’s all-new Corsair-X outfitted with upgrades

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October 7, 2015

Arai’s Corsair model has long been renowned as one of the most advanced, highest quality helmets available anywhere in the world. Now, Arai Helmet, Ltd., makers of world-class, handmade helmets for more than six decades, has unveiled the all-new Corsair-X, the latest evolution in state-of-the-art motorcycle... Read more »

Yamaha YXZ1000R: ‘Most buzz I’ve seen in 19 years’

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
October 6, 2015

First-of-its-kind 5-speed manual starts at $19,799 Mike Goff, co-owner of Snake River Yamaha, a single-line dealer in Meridian, Idaho, didn’t need to think twice when asked when he last anticipated a product launch with such excitement. “It’s the most buzz I’ve seen in 19 years in the business,”... Read more »

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