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Iowa dealership loses motorcycles in fire

November 26, 2014

Harley-Davidson of Mason City in Mason City, Iowa, lost 15-20 motorcycles in a fire at one of its buildings last week. The blaze, which likely started in the attic of the building, was believed to have been sparked by faulty wiring, the Mason City Globe Gazette reported. The dealership’s two showrooms... Read more »

Pro Armor issues recall for RZR doors

November 26, 2014

Pro Armor is recalling about 300 doors for the Polaris RZR 800 and 900 due to impact, laceration hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The latch pin can disengage from the latch and allow the door to open while the vehicle is moving, posing a risk of ejection of an... Read more »

Holiday retail spending predicted to rise with traffic decline

November 26, 2014

News release RetailNext Inc., the worldwide leader in applied Big Data for physical retail stores, today announced positive predictions for U.S. retail over the Thanksgiving holiday and ‘Cyber-Monday’ — a 2 to 3 percent increase in brick-and-mortar sales to go along with a projected 16... Read more »

MIC releases Tire Guide how-to video

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November 26, 2014

News Release “When you’re on your motorcycle or scooter, everything is riding on your tires.” So begins MIC’s new Tire Guide video, a four-minute instructional video that highlights the importance of selecting the right tires for your bike, and shows you how to make regular inspections... Read more »

Dealers get in on Black Friday events

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November 26, 2014

Not to be passed by for the big box stores, many dealerships are hosting events and sales on Black Friday, Nov. 28. The following are some of the events the Powersports Business team has learned about: Black Friday Sales Event at Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. Doors open at 5 a.m.... Read more »

Vehicles stolen from Texas dealership

November 25, 2014

Ten vehicles were stolen from Freedom Powersports in Weatherford, Texas, last week. The dealership reported on its Facebook page that Polaris RZR 1000s, Can-Am Maverick 1000s, Polaris RZR 170s and a Can-Am ATV were stolen. The post read: WE NEED YOUR HELP! The store was hit by an organized theft group... Read more »

Suzuki found not liable in ATV crash

November 25, 2014

A jury recently found Suzuki was not liable for a 2007 ATV crash in Dolata v. Suzuki Motor, an Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, case. In the suit, the plaintiffs alleged that the 2004 Suzuki QuadSport involved in the crash had a design flaw, allowing the throttle to jam in the accelerated position, however... Read more »

Polaris seeks Slingshot approval in another state

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November 25, 2014

Polaris Industries is working with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles in an effort to have the Slingshot approved for sale in the state. Currently, the Slingshot does not fit Connecticut’s definition of a motorcycle, meaning it can’t be sold in the state, The Associated Press reported.... Read more »

Küryakyn heads to Dealer Expo

November 25, 2014

News Release Küryakyn Holdings LLC, a leader in the aftermarket parts industry, is excited to announce plans for a return to the annual Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo taking place December 5-7, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago. “The Dealer Expo provides an ideal opportunity for... Read more »

Honda hits 300 million motorcycles produced milestone

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November 25, 2014

News release Achieving a milestone more than 65 years in the making, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing produced at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan. Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic... Read more »

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