ZEV: 2015 electric lineup features longer range, more power and storage

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - ZEV Electric announced it has added three models to its 2015 motorcycle and scooter lineup, all with increased power and longer range at highway speeds. "All ZEV Electric bikes use innovative hub motors with the electric motor contained inside of the rear wheel," the company said. "No gears, no chains, no belts, and no moving parts except for the wheel bearings for ...

Fulmer for spring: new helmet graphics, jacket upgrades

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fulmer has unveiled special-edition graphics and new gear with the launch of its Spring 2015 catalog. In addition, the catalog includes selections of Memphis Xtreme Audio’s inventory and a security system from Encore Powersports Security. The 62B is Fulmer’s best-selling full-face helmet, and the company is ...

Arctiva’s latest snow apparel features four sets of gear

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Arctiva has launched their 2015-2016 line of snow apparel, with four new sets leading the lineup. There are options for men, women and youth included in the Mech, Comp, Comp RR and Gem jackets, pants and bibs. The men’s Mech jacket ($325-350) and pants ($295-320) are constructed of a waterproof, windproof, breathable ...

Latest action sports cameras court your video-hungry customers

ACTION SPORTS CAMERAS are a big deal right now, with riders of all types recording their two- and four-wheeled adventures. At the most simple level, mounting an camera is a chance to record and share rides with friends and family, but depending on the rider and the camera, there are plenty of more advanced uses: "Dash-cam” functionality, to legally protect a rider on the road from oth...

U.S. Senator introduces federal autocycle safety bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Vitter has introduced the Autocycle Safety Act, which creates the new classification “autocycle” for enclosed motor vehicles with three wheels and would set standards for autocycles under safety rules and the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards. It’s no surprise that S. 685, introduced March 10, comes from Vit...

Electric-assisted bicycles: a natural line extension for powersports dealers?

A DEALERNEWS SPECIAL REPORT: In the same way some motorcycle dealers have leveraged their powersports branding to expand into new territory such as personal watercraft, scooters or side-by-sides, e-bikes could help a growth-minded dealer expand to reach a whole new, but related customer segment. But there are several things to consider before taking action.

Latest Updates

VALCOURT, QC - BRP reported growth in its dealer network and in sales of Can-Am vehicles, especially side-by-sides, when reporting its financial results for the q
WESTWOOD, N.J. - BMW of North America is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2010 model years, because the rear-wheel mounting flange may cr
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - ZEV Electric announced it has added three models to its 2015 motorcycle and scooter lineup, all with increased power and longer range at highw
STILLWATER, Minn. - Gardner J. “Gardy” Thomas, founder of Gardy’s Sport Center in Stillwater, Minn., died peacefully at home March 18. He was 75
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation confirms that GEICO has renewed its agreement to be the exclusive Ride for Kids national insurance sponsor
TULSA, Okla. – The industry and racing community mourns the loss of Dane “The Wolverine” Westby, who died in a motorcycle accident March 23. He

Aftermarket

THREE RIVERS, Mass. - Mustang’s newest Solo seat for touring bikes, The LowDown Solo, was specifically engineered for 2009-2015 Harley-Davidson FL Tour
BEND, Ore. – Adventure gear company Giant Loop has been designated as the exclusive North American distributor for the new Rally Raid Products off
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Fulmer has unveiled special-edition graphics and new gear with the launch of its Spring 2015 catalog. In addition, the catalog includes sel
RICHMOND, Calif. - SpeedMob announces that the first Arrow Exhaust  Full Competition system for the 2015 Yamaha YZF 1000 R1 will be available for shipping in
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Lehman Trikes is closing its South Dakota facility and moving operations to Garden Grove, Calif. Expansion into Asian markets and logistics asso
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Powersports etailer RevZilla.com has been named to the top of the list in Philly.com’s annual Best Places to Work among small-size

OEM

WESTWOOD, N.J. - BMW of North America is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2010 model years, because the rear-wheel mounting flange may cr
VALCOURT, QC - BRP reported growth in its dealer network and in sales of Can-Am vehicles, especially side-by-sides, when reporting its financial results for the q
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - ZEV Electric announced it has added three models to its 2015 motorcycle and scooter lineup, all with increased power and longer range at highw
STURGIS, S.D. – Harley-Davidson is cementing its name in Sturgis – literally. The city of Sturgis and Harley Davidson are breaking ground on a new dow
MASON CITY, Iowa – More than a dozen riders took off from Mason City Harley-Davidson on a more than 100-mile ride to the Okoboji Harley Davidson March
YOKOIHAMA, Japan - Global supplier Bosch is merging its motorcycle riding safety systems, powertrain technology and display instruments into one business unit, th

Regulatory

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Life got a little too exciting at Paradise PowerSports March 25, when an unknown person called in a bomb threat, forcing police to close
RALEIGH, N.C. – An autocycle bill making its way through the state legislature has passed a speed bump, as the House voted unanimously March 26 to approve t
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee senate committee voted to keep a lid on it March 26, voting down a bill that would have repealed the state’s helmet law
WESTWOOD, N.J. - BMW of North America is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2010 model years, because the rear-wheel mounting flange may cr
PORTLAND, Ore. – As if it wasn’t hard enough to run a business, a dealer in Portland is reportedly dealing with a scammer that trolled him and left hi
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt.  – U.S. Rep. Peter Welch on Monday visited a family-owned motorcycle shop in Essex Junction to announce he has re-introduced bipart

Retail

PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa - Loess Hills Harley-Davidson will celebrate its grand opening with a visit from The American Red Cross Bloodmobile from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Life got a little too exciting at Paradise PowerSports March 25, when an unknown person called in a bomb threat, forcing police to close
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – It’s been a bumpy road, but the folks at E.T. Sports cut the ribbon on their new store and invited the community in last weekend
MAPUNAPUNA, Hawaii - The Honolulu Police Department is trying to figure out who broke into a motorcycle shop here this morning and made off with some dirt bikes &
YORKTOWN, Va. - Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson will honor friend and long-time Harley Davidson employee for its 20th annual blood drive for the American Red Cross
COVINA, Calif. – Dealers in a few states still can’t get the Polaris Slingshot, but where they are available, dealers aren’t wasting time promot

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.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Spidi has 36 new products for 2015, including new racing leathers, touring jackets and a denim collection for both men and
DECATUR, Ala. - Vision Wheel's new 551 one-piece ATV and UTV wheels give vehicles the rugged styling of a bead lock with colorful protector rings at a more af
WALWORTH, Wis. – The Venture dual-sport helmet from EVS Sports is now available for ordering. The helmet has a $139 price point and comes in graph
RICHMOND, Calif. - SpeedMob announces it has in stock Dion Device's new Pro series, which will replace the Privateer and Factory Racer brake lever guards. &qu
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – As winter weather sweeps across many states, Held USA has announced the arrival of the Twin glove, a Gore-Tex touring glove
THREE RIVERS, Mass. - The new Delux Touring Seat from Mustang fits the Tri Glide Ultra Classic and Street Glide trikes, as well as Harley's FL touring models