Harley-Davidson leads 2016 lineup with Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S-series

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Two new Dark Custom models highlight Harley-Davidson's lineup for 2016. The new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight are "inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past," updated with a modern design and new suspensions to enhance rider comfort. In a performance boost for 2016, new S series limited-edition cruisers, the Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S, get Screamin' Eagle Twin Cam...

Top 100 Dealer Competition: Deadline extended to Sept. 15

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and CLEVELAND, Ohio - Dealernews announces that the entry deadline for the 2015 Top 100 Dealer Competition has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. "This provides dealers who are busy with end-of summer or Labor Day events a bit more time to compile and submit their entries to the 24th annual Top 100 Dealer competition," said Mary (Slepicka) Green, c...

Cobra boosts performance, durability for 2016 MX bikes

HILLSDALE, Mich. - Cobra Moto's mission for the 2016 model year has been to improve chassis and engine performance and make its line of bikes "easier to own" by improving durability and maintainability, according to Sean Hilbert, president. The CX65 receives a new rear shock, all-new cylinder porting for more power throughout the RPM range, more durable brake and clutch hydraulics, and ...

BRP dealers call for more aggressive promotions: Survey

HEIGHTENED PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITY from competitive vehicle brands is taking a toll on BRP sales, dealers reported in the latest Dealernews/Baird Research quarterly dealer survey. But snow and watercraft remain strong, and many BRP dealers are steadfast, saying they represent one of the most innovative brands in the industry. BRP dealers reported weaker retail demand in most vehicle categories, with tre...

Husqvarna 2016 MX models offer substantial weight savings

HUSQVARNA'S 2016 motocross lineup, announced this past week, features substantial weight savings, plus new bodywork, engine design and carbon fiber subframes, the company announced. The OEM debuted the FC 450 (shown, right), FC 350 and FC 250 4-stroke models for 2016 along with a redesigned TC 125 (shown, below). 'Husqvarna's six-strong MY16 range ensures racers and riders alike have the ...

BRP Can-Am unveils 2016 Spyder F3-S Special at Sturgis rally

STURGIS, S.D. - BRP this past weekend unveiled its 2016 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series in Triple Black during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, giving test riders the opportunity to try out the new Spyder on the premium roads of South Dakota's Black Hills. "We have a great deal of current Spyder owners here to help us celebrate, and it is a perfect opportunity to show off this eye-catching ne...

Latest Updates

Patent and trademark research is now officially part of the powersports media landscape. This sentiment comes not only from the many articles published by various
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Universal Technical Institute has partnered with KTM North America to enhance the Motorcycle Technician Specialist training program at its&nbs
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – OEMs trying to reach new audiences found a sweet spot at the PROJECT Moto Lounge at MAGIC Aug. 17 to 19, where they got a chance to s
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - K&L Supply is on a roll, with a 2015 Mid-Season catalog update featuring hundreds of new products, an expansion of its Genuine Equipment
SANTA MONICA, Calif., and CLEVELAND, Ohio - Dealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces a Call for J
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two local officials face fines, jail time and restitution when they are sentenced Sept. 15 for conspiring to and operating off-road v

Aftermarket

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Engine Ice is accepting resumes for its 2016 support program.  "Our product is used by the top Motocross, Off-Road, Flat Track an
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The arrival of the new model year triggers a host of new aftermarket items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories. The Screa
VAN NUYS, Calif. - Inspired by Honda's RC213V MotoGP racer, Taylormade Racing has unleashed the GP2 slip-on exhaust for late-model CBR 1000RR motorcycles. &qu
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Gear e-retailer RevZilla’s success translates from 40 percent growth and more than $75 million in sales last year to a prime speaking sp
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Legacy Lynx gas tanks from Drag Specialties add a custom look to your customer's bike. The precision-made tanks are constructed using TIG w
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - CarCapsule, which in 2013 introduced the BikeCapsule inflatable motorcycle storage "bubble," has a new version called the Bike Show

OEM

Patent and trademark research is now officially part of the powersports media landscape. This sentiment comes not only from the many articles published by various
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – OEMs trying to reach new audiences found a sweet spot at the PROJECT Moto Lounge at MAGIC Aug. 17 to 19, where they got a chance to s
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Universal Technical Institute has partnered with KTM North America to enhance the Motorcycle Technician Specialist training program at its&nbs
GWINETT, Ga. - Chinese scooter and ATV manufacturer Linhai Powersports USA is planning to expand its operations here with office space and a distribution warehous
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Honda last month issued a stop sale notice and started recalling 14,575 CB500s and CBR500s to replace a potentially defective fuel level sensor
GREENPOINT, N.Y. - A boutique OEM is revving up to open its second production location in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, and may even add retail. Steelborn C

Regulatory

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – A law enforcement crackdown on rogue riders Sunday netted 26 arrests and citations, and police report the alleged violators were from ou
BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. – The man who passed the bad check to buy a motorcycle "just seemed like a regular guy looking to buy a motorcycle," according
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – What’s in a name? In the case of Prescott Valley Cycle Zone Motorsports and Marine, a big legal headache after national automotive r
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two local officials face fines, jail time and restitution when they are sentenced Sept. 15 for conspiring to and operating off-road v
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling 10,580 Street 500s and 700s from the 2015 model year to replace the fuel pump assembly. Fuel pump modules on the a
TRENTON, N.J.  - A Woodbridge man has been arrested for allegedly filing two false insurance claims on a motorcycle after removing parts and reporting them s

Retail

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ARI Network Services, Inc. has signed two European website providers to offer ARI's PartStream illustrated parts lookup to dealers and distr
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Any realtor can tell the value of a good location, and so can Jonathan Ploof, who opened Cycle Worx last December. Customers are lined
RALEIGH, N.C. – This weekend will feature a celebration of the contributions and impact of African-American riders on motorcycle culture with the third annu
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Of course dealers want people to look at the bikes on their lots, but Frank Barton wants to make sure motorists are watching for motorcycles on t
HUDSON, N.Y. – One way to spread motorcycle culture is over a cuppa joe. That’s the idea behind Moto Coffee Machine, motorcycle-gear-coffee establishm
Patent and trademark research is now officially part of the powersports media landscape. This sentiment comes not only from the many articles published by various

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.

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Thor's 2016 racewear offering upgrades the Core Air kit with improved airflow, a refined fit and innovative construction techniques, and a
BOISE, Idaho - New from Sedona Tire & Wheel is the Rock-a-Billy eight-ply, puncture-resistant radial, which features an aggressive tread design with integrate
BLOOMFIELD, Ind. - Hi-Lift jacks has adapted its "original power tool" of the off-road market to serve the needs of UTV and SxS riders, incorporating a
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Schuberth said its latest release, the M1 helmet, utilizes advanced engineering and head protection technology in a new, modern style. The M
SEATTLE, Wash. - VIsion X Lighting's new universal bagger LED light kit works with "most any type" of saddlebag, trike trunk or dual sport bag, the
LAKE ZURICH, Ill. - MB Quart, a high-end audio brand from Maxxsonics USA, has developed a pair of audio speaker pods that Polaris will make available as an add-on