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Volvo sells its interest in Eicher Motors Limited

April 13, 2015

The Volvo Group has sold 1,270,000 shares in the Indian automotive manufacturer Eicher Motors Limited for approximately SEK 2.5 billion ($300 million). The divestment of shares has no effect on ownership or the development of the longstanding joint venture, VE Commercial Vehicles. The share disposal... Read more »

UTV World Championship makes historic debut


April 10, 2015

Inaugural Polaris RZR World Championship is the world’s largest UTV race   After a spectacular day of racing in front of thousands of race fans, two champions were crowned at the first ever Polaris RZR UTV World Championship. The race took place near the banks of the Colorado River in sunny Laughlin,... Read more »

New York Motorcycle has a new attitude

By Liz Keener, Managing Editor
April 10, 2015

30-year-old dealership reboots under new general manager When Vincent Contino took the helm of New York Motorcycle in Queens Village three years ago, he quickly got to work making big changes and modernizing the 30-year-old dealership. NYMC’s owner Walter “Whitey” Illigasch promoted Contino... Read more »

Hibbert Sweeps New York’s Eastern National Snocross

April 10, 2015

Monster Energy/Arctic Cat/Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert won both Pro Open finals in Salamanca, N.Y., to sweep the ISOC National Snocross tour’s Eastern National. Tucker Hibbert won both Pro Open finals inSalamanca, N.Y., for the sweep. For the third consecutive year, Seneca Allegany Casino and Resort... Read more »

Mitas names new motorcycle tire sales manager

April 10, 2015

Jamie Nicely has been appointed Mitas motorcycle tire sales manager in North America. Nicely is responsible for servicing established distributors and creating new distributor accounts.  He will be working with distributors to support sales growth at both the dealer and consumerl level. “Our goal... Read more »

Battreall named president and CEO of GE Capital, CDF

April 10, 2015

GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) has named Steve Battreall president and CEO. Battreall, a 28-year GE veteran, was previously the chief commercial officer at CDF, providing oversight to the commercial organization and enhancing new relationship development strategies. He began his GE... Read more »

HISUN off to strong start

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By Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
April 8, 2015

New UTV offers Level Flight Suspension to boost ride HISUN USA made its debut selling ATVs and side-by-sides under the HISUN brand name in October during AIMExpo in Orlando, and its momentum is carrying strong into 2015. With assembly facilities in Texas, the wholly owned subsidiary of a 7.1 million-square-foot... Read more »

Morgan visits Valcourt

April 8, 2015

Snowmobile Racing Hall of Famer and X-Team snocross racer Blair Morgan visited the Valcourt Grand Prix in February to serve as Master of Ceremonies. It was Morgan’s first visit back to the storied Grand Prix track since 2008. Morgan revolutionized the sport with his standup riding style when he burst... Read more »

U.K. bike sales expected to rise

April 8, 2015

The U.K.’s Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has announced projected figures for new registrations in 2015. “We estimate around 109,990 units will be sold during 2015, which is a similar growth rate to the one we enjoyed in 2014 — around 10 percent,” said Steve Kenward, CEO of the MCIA.... Read more »

3 ways to maximize the self-financed customer

April 8, 2015

I have spent a lot of time working with finance and sales departments to convert customers from their own financing to the dealership financing, but let’s face it, there are some customers you cannot sway. What do we do with those customers? This month I am going to talk about the three things that... Read more »

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