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AMA supports bill banning federal funding of motorcycle checkpoints

January 13, 2015

News Release A bipartisan bill introduced today by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would prohibit the use of federal funds in establishing motorcycle-only checkpoints. Specifically, the “Stop Motorcycle... Read more »

First American side-by-side team to compete in African race

Kawasaki SXS Race Feature

January 13, 2015

News Release Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports announced [on Jan. 8] that they will support the first ever ‘American Side X Side Team’ to race in the 2015, 25th Anniversary, Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Sara Price and Erica Sacks will be tackling one of the toughest All-Female Sporting events on the planet... Read more »

Cycle Gear stores acquired by private equity group

January 8, 2015

News release J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., an established private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies, today announced it has acquired a majority interest in Cycle Gear, Inc., a leading provider of motorcycle apparel, parts and accessories,... Read more »

Power 50 dealer wins Battle of the Bolts

Bob Weaver Bolt Feature

January 8, 2015

2014 Powersports Business Power 50 dealership Bob Weaver Motorsports & Marine of North Tonawanda, N.Y., took first place in the Star Motorcycles Battle of the Bolts contest with its bobber Bolt. The competition asked Star dealers to start with a stock Bolt and add Star Custom Accessories, their own... Read more »

NMMA: PWC among boat segments with 2014 increases

January 8, 2015

News Release With the start of a New Year, the U.S. recreational boating industry is estimating 2014 will see a 5-7 percent increase in sales of new powerboats with continued growth of an additional 5 percent in 2015, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This is the industry’s... Read more »

DragonFire celebrates 2014 racing success

January 8, 2015

News Release Time to pop the corks, celebrate a great season and ring in the New Year from the top of the podium! Team DragonFire racers won a Triple Crown of titles in 2014 and were a threat in several other UTV racing series this past year. After taking the GNCC XC2, UTV Rally Raid QR1 and Unlimited... Read more »

RCH Racing looks for second win at Chase Field

RCH Racing

January 7, 2015

Fresh off an opening round win in Anaheim, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing is heading to Phoenix this weekend with their collective heads held high in an effort to kick-start the 2015 season by going two-for-two when the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, visits... Read more »

New Michigan motorcycle license law goes into effect

January 7, 2015

Michigan’s new law that limits temporary motorcycle riding permits went into effect Jan. 1. The new law allows riders to apply for a 180-day temporary permit only once after taking a written test, reported Newschannel 3 of Kalamazoo, Mich. The permit requires riders to be supervised by a fully licensed... Read more »

Owner of Mt. Holly Powersports dies

January 7, 2015

Steve Hyde, 39-year owner of Mt. Holly Powersports in Lumberton, N.J., died Dec. 29 after a short illness. He was 67 years old. Services for Hyde were private, however, a Steve Hyde off-road trail ride was held Jan. 1 at Atlantic City North Campground in his memory. Also, an informal gathering celebrating... Read more »

Industry exec named Professional Woman of the Year

January 7, 2015

Powersports Business has learned that Kimberly A. Howard, vice president of finance for the MAG Retail and Media Groups, has been named a 2014-2015 Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. The National Association of Professional Women is a networking community... Read more »

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