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Average dealer sold 82 UTVs in 13 months

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July 28, 2014

West, California combine to lead sport UTV sales by region Data from ADP Lightspeed provided exclusively to Powersports Business readers finds that based on more than 90,000 new UTVs sold at retail from May 2013 to May 2014 in 1,090 dealerships, the average dealer sold 82 units during those 13 months. Sport... Read more »

Rigid Industries LED Lighting wins award

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July 28, 2014

Rigid Industries LED Lighting has won the Large Business of the Year Award from the Gilbert, Ariz., Chamber of Commerce. Other nominees in this category were Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Southwest Airlines. “It is an honor to be nominated alongside the many great leaders of the community. I’m... Read more »

The most important seven minutes of the sale

Brian Gallmeier, Columnist
July 28, 2014

The single step in the overall sales and finance process that impacts dealer profitability the most is an effective menu presentation. We’ll focus on the main presentation, with an example of “creating a picture” in the middle of it. At the end of this article, you will see what most business managers... Read more »

Getting muddy at Quadna Mud Nationals

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 25, 2014

High Lifter sees attendance double in Year 2 of Minnesota event After a somewhat disappointing Year 1 at High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals, organizers weren’t sure what to expect for 2014. However with nine extra months to plan the second annual Hill City, Minn., event and word of mouth spreading about... Read more »

LAPD adds Zero Motorcycle to fleet

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July 25, 2014

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Los Angeles Police Department purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100-percent-electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement... Read more »

Portion of Bonneville Salt Flats resurfaced

July 25, 2014

An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry... Read more »

RacerTV premieres all-new Racer X Show

July 25, 2014

RacerTV, the West Virginia-based motorsports television production company, announced the newest addition to its online broadcast network lineup on RacerTV.com. The Racer X Show with Greg White, presented by Chaparral Motorsports, features news and highlights from the world of motocross, off-road and... Read more »

Wasteland Performance sets sights on RZR variant

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
July 23, 2014

Performance shop to produce and distribute units with increased horsepower Chad Johnson knows his way around a RZR. He formed his Ham Lake, Minn.-based Wasteland Performance just as the first RZR was hitting the market, and he’s been riding the side-by-side wave ever since. The company’s original... Read more »

ROHVA hopeful that New York ATV bill will pass

July 23, 2014

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is hopeful that New York legislators will approve the bills sponsored by Assemblywoman Addie Russell (A4971) and Senator Patty Ritchie (S1946). The bills would modernize the definition of all-terrain vehicle to allow popular side-by-side recreational vehicles... Read more »

BMW Motorrad USA to debut new R 1200 RT-P police bike

July 23, 2014

On July 9, BMW Motorrad USA will host an exclusive sneak-preview for the new R 1200 RT-P police motorcycle at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orange, Calif. Frank Stevens, BMW Motorrad USA Authority Program manager, will present BMW’s latest generation authority motorcycle and provide a complete overview of... Read more »

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