AMA to induct John Parham into Hall of Fame

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- J&P Cycles and National Motorcycle Museum founder John Parham will be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame this October, the organization announced. Parham was the 2012 recipient of the Don J. Brown Lifetime ...

Revised RM-Z250 leads additional Suzuki 2016 models

BREA, Calif. – Just a couple of days after revealing its plans for its sportbike and streetbike lines,  Suzuki has announced a long list of additional 2016 models, including motocross, offroad, dual-sport and adventure option...

Suzuki announces more details for 2016 GSX-S1000 line

BREA, Calif. – When Suzuki sent out its recent 2016 street bike model announcement, the company referred to it as an “early-release announcement.” It was, however, not as early as the announcement ...

'A neat little industry': We talk with three of the first foreign bike dealers in the U.S.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE for the motorcycle dealers selling European and Japanese brands 50 years ago? Did they have the same problems as today, or was it more of a “handshake” environment, with everyone working and riding together, having fun and selling bikes? We asked three who were there. In 2014, in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary year of Dealer...

Honda adds Pioneer 1000 to 2016 SXS lineup

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s 2016 model line includes the addition of two new full-size side-by-side models: the Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5, which has a five-passenger capacity. The new flagship models will lead the Pioneer 700, 700-4 and 500. Pricing for the 2016 models has not yet been announced. “We’re very excit...

Yamaha rolls out YZ250X, plus MX and street for 2016

CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha announced a dozen updated or revised motorcycles for the 2016 model year, including the all-new YZ250X. The press event was held at Tom White's Museum of Motocross History in Southern California, a fitting venue given that the majority of the models in this announcement are intended for off-road work. Aimed specifically at cross-country and hare scrambles,

Latest Updates

IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki is showing it’s a brand of a different stripe with a new logo and visual branding campaign that will see all its dealers uni
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI) has introduced HR 2892, The Autocycle Safety Act, which creates the new classification for encl
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut consumers can finally buy and register the Polaris Slingshot locally, following changes to state law creating an autocycle vehicle c
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Attendees at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will have numerous opportunities to h
To say that the following is a mere selection is an understatement. This list, saluting those who helped build what became the modern powersports industry, grows
COSTA MESA, Calif. - GearShift Advertising announces that John Howell has joined the agency as the new account director for the Yamaha Motorsports account. Howell

Aftermarket

PREDOSA, Italy - Termignoni  introduces  the slip-on  silencer  for  the new Yamaha YZF  R1, made in carbon and  titanium cuNb,
PERKASIE, Pa. - Wimmer Custom Cycles' new performance part for Harleys: the Throttle by Wire Servo Cover that hides the "unappealing" servo motor an
CORONA, Calif. – Pro Circuit is going casual with a new collection of t-shirts, V-necks and ¾-sleeve raglans, with both men’s and women’s
GLENDORA, Calif. - CV Performance introduces the Premium Intake Manifold Boot Seal for Harley CV carburetors.  Old, worn, or even some aftermarket manifold b
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Moose Utility Divison's new Ranger Tool hooks, available as a pair (see image), provide Ranger users with a way to securely attach tools. T
HOLLISTER, Calif. - Corbin's new Fleetliner saddlebags for the Can-Am Spyder F3 emulates the visuals of the bike and integrates "perfectly" with the

OEM

IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki is showing it’s a brand of a different stripe with a new logo and visual branding campaign that will see all its dealers uni
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut consumers can finally buy and register the Polaris Slingshot locally, following changes to state law creating an autocycle vehicle c
IRVINE, Calif. - Kawasaki will provide 20 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles to Jason Pridmore and his STAR Motorcycle School to be the school’s official motorcycle
WEST SUSSEX, U.K. and IWATA, Japan - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and its Movistar Yamaha MotoGP racing team's Valentino Rossi made their debuts at the Goodwood Fes
COSTA MESA, Calif. - GearShift Advertising announces that John Howell has joined the agency as the new account director for the Yamaha Motorsports account. Howell
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Motorcycle road racer John Kocinski and former Harley-Davidson Motor Co. President, CEO and Chairman Richard Teerlink have been elected to th

Regulatory

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta authorities are wrestling with how to handle rogue riders that swarm the city for impromptu rolling dirt bike and ATV rallies, breaki
CATASAUQUA, Pa. - Authorities arrested an Easton man for stealing a rare motorcycle after he posting a request on Facebook seeking help to move the stolen bike. S
HICKORY, N.C. – A former dealership employee is facing felony charges after allegedly diverting a customer’s shop payment to himself using a cell phon
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A spate of motorcycle fatalities has prompted Minnesota authorities to urge riders to take safety and refresher courses. Minnesota State Patr
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI) has introduced HR 2892, The Autocycle Safety Act, which creates the new classification for encl
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Authorities are searching for two people who stole a motorcycle valued at $14,000 from a Nicholasville custom motorcycle shop. Surveillance v

Retail

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In its quest to be crowned “king” of the custom bike builders, Ray Price Harley-Davidson recently revealed the “Street Bully,&r
HICKORY, N.C. – A former dealership employee is facing felony charges after allegedly diverting a customer’s shop payment to himself using a cell phon
WAYNE, N.J. - Indian Motorcycle Wayne, an affiliate of Wide World PowerSports, has opened for business offering sales, service, parts, accessories and apparel. &q
ALTON, Ill. – Powersports is in the blood at Harley Davidson, Honda and Can-Am dealer Ted’s Motorcycle World, but the business was built on sweat equi
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Powersports Support has launched a new listing tool for Powersports sellers on eBay. The PSS VIP program will include all the same features t
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki is showing it’s a brand of a different stripe with a new logo and visual branding campaign that will see all its dealers uni

Products of the Week

Here are the latest new product announcements that caught the editors' attention. Check them out to determine whether they will drive sales for your business.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - The first product from Pro Pad's new Raxx line of motorcycle luggage racks is the Ellipse Detachable version, which provides a s
RICHMOND, Calif. - SpeedMob, the exclusive distributor for STM clutches in the United States, announces that the new STM dry clutch conversion kits are now availa
SEATTLE, Wash. - Touratech USA introduces a toolbox for BMW R1200GS Adventure riders. The 4.2.-liter, aluminum and plastic toolbox fits in the space between the p
DENVER, Colo. - For those who have perfected the art of being alone Redverz Gear introduces The Solo Expedition Motorcycle Tent.  The original Redverz&n
IRVINE, Calif. - As great as the current crop of street bikes, MX machines, PWC and snowmobiles may be, their highly tuned engines do require some service work, s
SANDPOINT, Idaho - Based on the reported popularity of the company's Platform footpeg designs for KTM, Black Dog Cycle Works has extended the line to fit most