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Auto dealership brings Arctic Cat into the mix

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Heather Brown, Contributing Writer
April 4, 2014

Two separate businesses proving to be a strong fit Big John’s Ford dealership in Minden, Neb., isn’t your average auto dealer. The dealership sells the typical Ford vehicles, but also Arctic Cat ATVs. The agricultural region of Kearney-Grand Island-Hastings has many farmers who transport four-wheelers... Read more »

KBB Q4 ATV data released

April 4, 2014

The most-researched ATVs on KBB.com tend to be older than the most-researched motorcycles, and Q4 2013 is no exception, according to Lisa Pelissier, senior powersports analyst for Kelley Blue Book. With model years ranging between 2004 and 2008 in the larger displacement category, and between 2001 and... Read more »

PWC registrations on the rise

April 4, 2014

In a research note provided to Powersports Business, Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder reports that based on data from Statistical Surveys, Inc., PWC sales rose 8.1 percent in February to 805 units, compared to February 2013. In the note, Conder writes that “BRP… is positioned to gain share... Read more »

At Fox, ‘Quality belongs to everyone’

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 2, 2014

Being close to OEMs allows for quick turnaround time A sign on the Powersports OE assembly line at Fox reads “Everyone is an inspector.” It’s a reflection of the high expectations the company has of itself and its employees. Fox seeks to produce the highest quality parts possible in order to make... Read more »

KBB.com shows steady bike interest during Q4

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 2, 2014

2012 H-D FLHX Street Glide sees 103 percent increase in hits Kelley Blue Book’s website saw a dramatic rise in hits on its powersports vehicles during the spring and summer months of 2013, followed by a wane in the winter months. But when comparing Q4 2012 to Q4 2013, it’s easy to see the market’s... Read more »

Yamaha launches Viking sweepstakes

April 2, 2014

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) again in 2014, and this year is giving away the all-new Yamaha Viking FI 4×4 in Hunter Green with a suntop through an online sweepstakes. This is the seventh year Yamaha has sponsored NHFD, and to honor this milestone,... Read more »

KTM reports record sales year in 2013

April 2, 2014

KTM achieved its highest sales numbers in 2013, with 123,859 bikes sold worldwide, including those sold by Bajaj, KTM’s partner in India. Unit sales were up 15.6 percent in 2013, helping the company achieve a turnover of €716.4 million. Among the highlights for KTM in 2013 were the launch of the... Read more »

Sea-Doo Spark seaside concert a hit

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April 2, 2014

Sea-Doo teamed up with deadmau5 for a live concert event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to launch the 2014 Spark to throngs of twenty-something fans among the crowd of 500. Using the hashtag #SparkSomeFun on Facebook and Twitter, the event had a celebrity element with Anne Hathaway in attendance. Fans... Read more »

Urban hipsters? H-D of NYC hits its mark

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Marjorie Kleiman aka Shadow, Contributing Writer
March 28, 2014

New Tribeca store location teeming with target audience Editor’s note: Harley-Davidson of New York City celebrated its grand opening, and Powersports Business got the inside scoop on the new store via its sister publication, Thunder Press. Thunder Press North Edition editor Shadow spent some time with... Read more »

The best practical powersports advice of 2013

Neil Pascale, Columnist
March 28, 2014

Doing something different today. Removing the podium. Rearranging the chairs, so it’s less a traditional classroom format and more of a circle. So sit down. Relax. And no, you can’t have the remote. What have I picked out for us to watch? Call it the best of 2013, if you like. Today I’ll share... Read more »

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