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ICON Aircraft turns to BRP’s Mexico site director for VP Manufacturing position

September 15, 2015

News Release ICON Aircraft announced that Thomas Wieners has joined the company as its Vice President of Manufacturing. He began his career at Audi AG, and then spent five years at DaimlerChrysler AG in various quality and manufacturing management roles. Most recently, he worked at Bombardier Recreational... Read more »

OEM supplier BTD acquires fellow metal fabricator

September 15, 2015

News release BTD Manufacturing, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation), announced today it has acquired Impulse Manufacturing of Dawsonville, Georgia, for $30.5 million in cash. “Impulse brings a tradition of great service to its customers and allows us to accelerate our plans to... Read more »

BRP revenues, gross profit rise in 2016 fiscal Q2


September 11, 2015

News release BRP reported its fiscal year 2016 second quarter results today. Highlights: Revenues of $812.1 million, a 4.1% increase compared to the second quarter of FY2015; Normalized EBITDA [1] of $53.1, a 69.6% increase compared to the same period last year; Gross profit of $169.4 million representing... Read more »

Worlds largest biker bar burns down in Sturgis

September 10, 2015

Video available from KEVN Black Hills FOX. Despite the efforts of 45 firefighters, the Full Throttle Saloon building burned to the ground last Tuesday morning, according to an article in The Washington Post. The Full Throttle Saloon was a famous stop for bikers attending the annual Sturgis Rally, particularly... Read more »

2015 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony signs title sponsor


September 10, 2015

News Release The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. as the title sponsor of the Yamaha AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony being held Saturday, Oct. 17, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. "From... Read more »

DragonFire and RideNow join forces for non-profit


September 10, 2015

News Release The non-profit Apache County ATV Club promotes ATV/UTV riding in the Eagar/Springerville Arizona area. Their mission is to help educate the public on proper and responsible riding and the importance of protecting our natural resources to ensure the ability of future generations to enjoy... Read more »

Honda Project 2&4 combines 999cc motorcycle engine with 4-wheel maneuverability


September 10, 2015

News release ‘Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V', the winning entry from Honda's ‘Global Design Project', will make its global debut at the 66th Frankfurt Motor Show at stand B11 in Hall 9.0. Embodying the concept of ‘creative craftsmanship', Honda Project 2&4 celebrates Honda's position... Read more »

Arctic Cat unveils dealer meeting video, names top dealers


September 10, 2015

Arctic Cat named its annual dealer awards for its model year 2015 products during its ATV Business Meeting Aug. 23-26 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. Dealers were treated to a climate-controlled off-road demo track, built exclusively for dealer testing at the Orange County Convention Center. In... Read more »

AIMExpo acquired by Motorcycle Industry Council


September 9, 2015

News release The Motorcycle Industry Council today announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America’s premier motorcycle and powersports show, and the only powersports... Read more »

Race around Manhattan Island features Sea-Doo vs. Spyder (Video)

September 9, 2015

When asked which was faster, a Can-Am Spyder or a Sea-Doo GTX, the only logical solution to answer the question seemed to be a race around Manhattan Island with one on land and one on water. Mike Spinelli from /DRIVE network rode a 255hp Sea-Doo GTX and challenged Andrew Collins from Jalopnik on a Can-Am... Read more »

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