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Villopoto announces retirement


July 9, 2015

Four-time AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto today announced his retirement from motorcycle racing. The announcement comes after Villopoto suffered a tailbone injury during an FIM World MXGP Motocross race in Italy in April. The following is the retirement announcement Villopoto released on his website: It... Read more »

HorsePower Financial Services, SkyPatrol to host dealer parties in Sturgis

HP Financial Feature

July 9, 2015

HorsePower Financial Services, in partnership with SkyPatrol, will be celebrating the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with complimentary invite-only parties for industry dealers and guests. HorsePower Financial Services is a company that is changing how the pre-owned V-twin market sells motorcycles... Read more »

Federal ‘autocycle’ legislation introduced to Congress

Paul Elio

July 9, 2015

News release Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio knows innovation is the key to getting his company’s enclosed three-wheeled vehicle to market. That includes unique legislative changes which recognize the company is creating an entirely new vehicle category. Paul Elio Earlier [last] week, U.S. Representative... Read more »

Dealership celebrates 75th anniversary


July 9, 2015

Open since 1940, Spitzie’s Motorcycle Center in Albany, N.Y., will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday, July 11 at Cook’s Park in Colonie. The event is open for all ages with a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the whole family. Activities include live music from the AudioStars,... Read more »

Track maker Camoplast gets name change


July 9, 2015

News release Magog, Quebec-based company Camoplast Solideal becomes Camso [as of July 3]. Following a transition period, this name will also become the master brand for its off-the-road tires (OTR), tracks and track systems. For the company, Camso represents the best of Camoplast and Solideal. “The... Read more »

John Deere updates Gator UTV

Gator 1

July 9, 2015

John Deere announces the model year 2016 RSX860i, replacing the previous model RSX850i. The RSX860i provides enhanced performance and ease of operation for Gator customers. Updated features, including a new power steering option and backlit toggle switches, improve manageability of the utility vehicle... Read more »

New Indian Motorcycle dealership opens in Pennsylvania

Indian State College

July 8, 2015

Indian Motorcycle of State College has opened at Best Line Powersports' Centre Hall, Pa., location. The dealership is hosting a grand opening and poker run to benefit Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors on Saturday. Read More at PRWeb

Dealerships partner with Hooters for children’s hospital benefit

July 8, 2015

Two Scott Fischer Enterprises dealerships — Six Bends and Naples Harley-Davidson — have teamed up with Southwest Florida Hooters restaurants in an effort to raise $50,000 for Golisano Children’s Hospital. The "Summer of Hooters and Harley-Davidson" campaign will include special events and promotions... Read more »

Sam Dantzler, Tony Gonzalez launch Garage Composites

July 8, 2015

A pair of powersports consultants have teamed up to form their own business. Launched by Sam Dantzler and Tony Gonzalez, Garage Composites will be a full-service provider of powersports 20 clubs, composite tracking, management training academies and in-dealership consulting. The company also will offer... Read more »

BMW Motorrad on pace for record sales year in 2015

BMW S 1000 XR

July 8, 2015

News release BMW Motorrad closes the first half of 2015 with a new six-month record. 78,418 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied worldwide as of June 2015 (prev. yr.: 70,978 units). This represents an increase of 10.5% over the equivalent period in the previous year. BMW Motorrad also set a new... Read more »

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