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By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
August 27, 2015

Dealership hosts adventure touring overnight for riders Even motorcycle fanatics are never too old for sleepovers. Foothills Motorcycles in Lakewood, Colo., began offering overnight experiences for its adventure touring riders in June. McKenna Scott, marketing and events coordinator for Foothills Motorcycles,... Read more »

Erik Buell Racing goes on the auction block, Hero calls

By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
August 27, 2015

Hero MotoCorp buys EBR consulting business  for $2.8 million The company’s receiver announced that the sale of Erik Buell Racing assets would occur at an auction expected in late July or early August. EBR, based in East Troy, Wis., announced in April that it was closing after anticipated funding... Read more »

Bad Boy dealer sees hope in brand’s future

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By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
August 21, 2015

Jeff Rowan has been carrying Bad Boy side-by-sides at Action Sports in College Station, Texas, for eight years. He’s seen the brand go from its original ownership of Bubba Kaiser and Joe Palermo, the inventors of the Bad Boy side-by-side, to Textron Inc.’s ownership, which came in a 2010 acquisition.... Read more »

Marzocchi closing global operations

August 21, 2015

Lake Forest, Ill.-based Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) in July announced its intention to discontinue its Marzocchi motorcycle fork suspension business and its mountain bike business, and liquidate its Marzocchi operations. These actions are subject to a consultation process with the employee representatives... Read more »

It’s a 4-peat for Kawasaki’s Warner

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August 19, 2015

Craig Warner sets record at Long Beach to Catalina and Back race on  Jet Ski Ultra 310R   Craig Warner showed once again that he is the man to beat in PWC offshore endurance racing as the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider won his fourth straight Long Beach to Catalina and Back race, setting a world... Read more »

PWC shipments on rise in May

August 19, 2015

Data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association shows that PWC shipments increased 27.6 percent year-over-year through May, continuing to be a high-volume industry growth driver. The NMMA also reported that new PWC sales rose to 47,900 units in 2014, an increase of 21.6 percent compared to 2013.... Read more »

A cautious but positive Q3 outlook

By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
August 17, 2015

After seeing business progress in the Q2, dealers remained cautious but positive heading into the next quarter. Varying customer traffic, weather and buying interest were among the reasons they’re feeling this way, based on results of the Q2 2015 Powersports Business/RBC Capital Markets Dealer Survey.... Read more »

TopperEZLift increases space under truck caps

August 17, 2015

A.R.E. Accessories, a leading fiberglass truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer, now offers an innovative way to create an enclosed camping setup and increase the space under fiberglass truck caps. A.R.E. Accessories has released its TopperEZLift, which is powered the vehicle’s 12-volt battery. ... Read more »

Pro Watercross Tour announces World Championship schedule

August 17, 2015

Pro Watercross announced the classes for the Pro Watercross World Championship, set for Sept. 21-27 in Naples, Fla. Registration for the Pro Watercross World Championship opened on Aug. 1, and competitors will have until Aug. 31 to receive early registration prices. On Sept. 1, class prices will increase. ... Read more »

Wilkins H-D ‘does it differently’ at the top

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By Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
August 14, 2015

Employee book club, survey incentives help Vermont dealership rank highly with customers Wilkins Harley-Davidson prides itself on being the oldest and most award-winning Harley-Davidson dealer in New England history. A member in good standing of the New England Dealer’s Association (NEDA) since... Read more »

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