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May 2, 2011 – KYMCO introduces fuel injection into lineup

May 9, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. — KYMCO USA has expanded its off-road lineup for 2012 and will offer both fuel injection and carbureted ATVs and UTVs. KYMCO has followed the trend of major ATV and UTV manufacturers that already offer fuel injection, the company announced at a recent press event. “By bringing the... Read more »

May 24, 2010 – Change or Perish

May 24, 2010

Charting an industry evolution. It has become the mantra of the new marketplace: Change or perish. Change your business to meet the needs of a different, not to mention hesitant, retail consumer or watch your sales dwindle to disastrous levels. So how have industry companies adapted to this new reality?... Read more »

Maya 3: Overnight Credit-bility

May 3, 2010

By Neil Pascale Editor CLEMMONS, N.C. — Jack Snow, who runs a business based on a belief that bad things happen to good people, is living proof that good things can happen in bad times. Some 30-plus years ago, Snow put on his best suit — his only one — and left his pregnant wife at home to venture... Read more »

April 5, 2010: Twists and Turns

April 5, 2010

If you’re at all invested in the scooter market then you’ve personally experienced the adage, “What goes up, must come down.” Dealerships and OEMs alike saw the gas price hikes and resulting scooter sales surge of 2008 followed last year by a tremendous downturn in retail sales. So could what... Read more »

Executive of the year nominations sought

March 12, 2010

Powersports Business would like to receive nominations for its annual executive of the year award. Executives from all powersports companies, including vehicle and parts manufacturers, distributors and dealer service providers, can be nominated. The award is based on a company’s business performance,... Read more »

Executive of the year nominations sought

March 5, 2010

Powersports Business would like to receive nominations for its annual executive of the year award. Executives from all powersports companies, including vehicle and parts manufacturers, distributors and dealer service providers, can be nominated. The award is based on a company’s business performance,... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2009 – Forecasting 2010 scooter sales

November 2, 2009

By Neil Pascale Editor As ho-hum as stability can be, those in the scooter market would probably cherish such an occurrence for 2010 after two tumultuous years. Scooter retail sales rode the gas price hikes in 2008 to record levels then fell just as far, and then further, this year as prices at the pump... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2009 – KYMCO USA adds to its aftermarket partnerships

November 2, 2009

ASHVILLE, N.C. — KYMCO USA is adding to its core business, scooters, with its 2010 model lineup but also making adjustments to smaller parts of its business. The subsidiary of the large Taiwanese manufacturer continues to add to its aftermarket partnerships while making adjustments in its niche motorcycle... Read more »

Oct. 5, 2009 – A diversity of product investment for KYMCO in 2010

October 5, 2009

By Neil Pascale Editor ASHVILLE, N.C. — In some respects, KYMCO USA President Eric Bondy has been the kid in the front seat of the front car on the rollercoaster ride. He had perhaps the best view of a glorious six-month stretch in 2008 where scooter sales skyrocketed to the point of retail bliss:... Read more »

Jul. 13, 2009 – The best bold ideas

July 13, 2009

By Liz Walz Contributing writer MOON TOWNSHIP, Penn. — From the outside, West Hills Honda looks like your average dealership. The four-year-old, one-location business sits in a rather plain 10,000-square-foot facility on a side street of a Pittsburgh suburb. But inside is a virtual innovation factory. When... Read more »

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