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...

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 ...

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

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
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
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
COSTA MESA, Calif. - GearShift Advertising announces that John Howell has joined the agency as the new account director for the Yamaha Motorsports account. Howell
COSTA MESA, Calif. - MotoAmerica announces that the Armed Forces Foundation has been named as an official non-profit partner of the 2015 and 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/

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
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
SOMERSET, Wis. - The all-new Airmaster Dark Smoke Windshield from Küryakyn is now available for Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Tour and Magnum mod

OEM

IRVINE, Calif. - Kawasaki will provide 20 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles to Jason Pridmore and his STAR Motorcycle School to be the school’s official motorcycle
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut consumers can finally buy and register the Polaris Slingshot locally, following changes to state law creating an autocycle vehicle c
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
BREA, Calif. – Following the unveiling of the updated 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250 motocross bike, Suzuki has announced an overhaul of its amateur race support progr

Regulatory

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
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut consumers can finally buy and register the Polaris Slingshot locally, following changes to state law creating an autocycle vehicle c
PEARL, Newfoundland - The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is asking for the public's help to find who broke into Mile 1 Harley-Davidson last week. Police
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Police in the nation’s capital are appealing to prosecutors and judges to slap stronger penalties on rogue ATV and dirt bike riders

Retail

CORALVILLE, Iowa – A ribbon-cutting marked the opening of the new McGrath Hawkeye Harley-Davidson facility, with stadium-style appeal and room for lots more
READING, Pa. – Vintage is the theme but modern is the goal at the new Reading Standard Motorsports, a longtime dealership that spent half a million dollars
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – A powersports institution ended its run Sunday as Fink’s Motorcycle parts and accessories, a fixture in New Albany for nearly 50 ye
NORFOLK, Va. - CycleTrader.com  has launched a redesigned website with a simplified user interface that aims to increase leads for powersports dealers. Consu
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson will give away a free Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle this weekend when it hosts an Ope
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut consumers can finally buy and register the Polaris Slingshot locally, following changes to state law creating an autocycle vehicle c

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