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Trike builder opens second dealership in Texas

April 8, 2014

Mitchell Motorsports hosted a grand opening for its newest store in Kyle, Texas, over the weekend. The new dealership will sell products from Motor Trike, Massimo, Bennche, HJC, Kuryakyn, Shoei, STIHL USA, Gravely Commercial Lawn Mowers and Ariens, as well as pre-owned motorcycles. Situated on 2.24 acres,... Read more »

ARI Network Services to ring NASDAQ stock market closing bell

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April 8, 2014

ARI Network Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARIS), an award-winning provider of data-driven software tools and marketing services that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!, will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on April 14, 2014, at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York’s... Read more »

Eaton opens Asia Pacific Vehicle Technical Center in Shanghai

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April 7, 2014

News release Power management company Eaton today announced the opening of its Vehicle Group Asia Pacific Technical Center in Shanghai. The new technical center will drive the development and product localization strategy of energy-efficient vehicle power management solutions for the Chinese and regional... Read more »

Founder of Harley-Davidson dealership in Florida dies

April 3, 2014

John Malik Sr., founder of Gator Harley-Davidson and Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson in Florida, died Sunday at the age of 82. After working with snowmobiles, ATVs, PWC and body shops in the Chicago area, Malik Sr. and his wife Arlene bought a Leesburg, Fla., dealership in 1993, turning it into Gator Harley-Davidson.... Read more »

Analyst: Kolpin could lose ‘good part’ of its OEM business after Polaris purchase

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April 3, 2014

The April 1 acquisition of Kolpin by Polaris could mean “that a good part of the roughly 25 percent of Kolpin’s business that is manufacturing accessories for other brands like Arctic Cat, Yamaha, and Kawasaki could go away,” according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by UBS... Read more »

Fuel tank maker Walbro expands to meet growing demand

April 3, 2014

News release  Responding to the growing demand for fuel tanks that meet increasingly stringent clean air standards, Walbro is once again expanding its global multilayer fuel tank production capabilities. A fifth co-extrusion blow molding machine will be in production by the end of June 2014 at the Cass... Read more »

Honda adds futuristic-inspired NM4, other models to 2015 lineup

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April 3, 2014

News Release In recent new-model releases, Honda has covered an extensive span across all categories with more than 20 exciting new powersports products. This remarkably wide variety has impacted virtually all segments of the market, from lightweight, fun bikes such as the Grom™ and 500 series, to... Read more »

Harley dealers, Dunlop team up for rebate

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April 2, 2014

News release MILWAUKEE (April 2, 2014)  Participating Harley-Davidson® dealers and Dunlop® are teaming up to offer a $40 consumer mail-in rebate on a set of Harley-Davidson-branded Dunlop tires purchased between March 1 and April 30. The offer applies to a set of two new H-D/Dunlop tires (excluding... Read more »

Former Tucker Rocky president Johnson retires from MIC

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April 2, 2014

News release IRVINE, Calif., April 2, 2014 – Steve Johnson will retire from his position as chair of the Motorcycle Industry Council Aftermarket Committee, following four years of service, and from his membership on the MIC board of directors. Johnson, from Fort Worth, Texas, was the president and... Read more »

No joke — Polaris acquires Kolpin

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April 1, 2014

News release MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2014) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today announced the acquisition of Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a privately held, Wisconsin-based company that develops branded and private label powersports accessories. Committed to innovation and growth, Kolpin is a leading... Read more »

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