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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


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 »

Boat show a perfect spot for Spark sales

Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 28, 2014

A Spark dealer attending the Minneapolis Boat Show in February brought plenty of reason for optimism about sales of Sea-Doo’s newest PWC model. “We will sell out of our allotment before this boat show is over,” is how he described the initial popularity of the $4,999 MSRP unit. “We’ve pre-sold... Read more »

Changing culture leads to growth at Adam Smith’s dealerships

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
March 26, 2014

Events continue to attract customers When Neil Noble presented 2013 goals to the staff at the two dealerships for which he serves as general manager, half of the group thought he was a little crazy. Noble, who had joined Adam Smith’s Texas Harley-Davidson and Texoma Harley-Davidson less than a year... Read more »

Yearlong bike to work brought ice, snow, cold

Dave McMahon
March 26, 2014

Snowmobile dealers in some parts of the country are reporting their best sales season in more than a decade. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “we’re out of new sleds” while talking to dealers over the past month or so. Some dealers who carried over a couple of dozen sleds from last... Read more »

2015 Snowmobile Sneak Peek dates revealed

March 26, 2014

Dates for the Snowmobile Sneak Peek tour have been announced, with three of the four sled manufacturers displaying their 2015 snowmobile lineups: Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha. All three brands will be showcasing nearly 50 new snowmobiles.   Midwest/Eastern U.S. Tour March 7-8    Old Forge, N.Y. 10  ... Read more »

Dealer’s OEM partner ‘like family’

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
March 24, 2014

DeLand Motorsports capitalizes on Suzuki offerings Nate Stickney was in full “go” mode when Powersports Business caught up with him in early February. With Bike Week just around the corner, the general manager at DeLand Motorsports in Florida was juggling a rise in showroom traffic and phones that... Read more »

Jamaica bans PWC use through October

March 24, 2014

Jamaica has temporarily banned the use of all personal watercraft, as it works to implement new regulations for PWC use, reported Travel Weekly. The island country is requiring the registration of all PWC and has extended an importation ban through Oct. 15. Its original ban on PWC imports took effect... Read more »

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