Motorcycle Industry Council hosting 'Data-Driven Dealer' program at Dealer Expo

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Motorcycle Industry Council will host a half-day program, "The Data-Driven Dealership," on Wednesday, Dec. 3, as the opening session of the 2014 Dealer Expo and National Retail Conference presented by Dealernews.

Freedom Cycles' Mike Stanfield to receive Top 100 Lifetime Achievement honors

CHICAGO, Ill. – Dealernews announces that the late Michael Stanfield, owner of Freedom Cycles and Freedom Rally Racing in Missouri, will posthumously receive the 2014 Don J. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award during the Top 100 Dealer Awards Gala taking place Dec. 4 in Ch...

Dealernews announces Top 100 Dealers of 2014

Powersports industry’s largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition will celebrate dealer excellence at Dec. 4 awards dinner and gala during Dealer Expo in Chicago.

American Heritage Motorcycles demonstrates power in numbers

Everyone likes the idea of the historic, multigenerational motorcycle shop. You know the type: born out of pure passion, persisting through ups and downs for decades, and run by the original owner’s descendants several generations on. It’s a story that resonates with authenticity and commitment, and customers feel a kinship with those stores.

Dealer Expo partners with Chicagoland Toys for Tots motorcycle parade

CHICAGO, Ill. – Grab a toy, your bike and some heated gear: Dealer Expo is partnering with the largest motorcycle charity ride in the nation, The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade, which will be Sunday, Dec. 7.

Succession, insurance, taxes on tap during Dealer Expo 'Dream Team' forum

CHICAGO, Ill. and SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Every powersports business makes use of an attorney, an insurance agent, an accountant, a real estate agent, a financial planner and other experts from time to time. These advisers may work for different firms, perhaps in different towns.

Latest Updates

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Two men who ran an auction company that allegedly deceived dealers and got away with more than $1 million have been arrested and face ch
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Motorcycle Industry Council will host a half-day program, "The Data-Driven Dealership," on Wednesday, Dec. 3, as the opening session
BRP appears to be winning floor space in dealers’ showrooms, as the third quarter Baird/Dealernews survey indicates that nearly half of dealers who responde
One of the highlights of each Progressive International Motorcycle Show is the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. The custom show, manage
CHICAGO, Ill. and SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Advanstar Communications reports that 5,159 powersports retailers and dealers have now registered for the 2014 Deal
AUSTIN, Texas – Representatives of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Polaris Industries will meet this week to discuss the future of the Slingshot,

Aftermarket

NEW YORK, New York – Dainese’s introduction of the menswear collection 36060 signals a different direction for the brand’s apparel and gear, emp
LA PALMA, Calif. – Described as “tall, narrow and angry,” Burly Brand’s Jail bars are supposed to be something riders will look forward to
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- Zodiac, a Netherlands-based company that supplies and distributes replacement parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson, will handle dist
CHANDLER, Ariz. — DragonFire has launched its new harness anchors and expanded its "black belt" program. Anchors are now available for the Can-Am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - GearBrake has added Tedd's V-Twin of Newburgh, N.Y., to its distribution network.  Tedd's has been supplying aftermarket products f
BEND, Oregon -- Giant Loop has added the Klamath Tail Rack Pack to its 2015 GL Moto Collection, combining accessibility with a low-profile. Like a tank

OEM

MEDINA, Minn. - Polaris is recalling 122 model year 2015 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Eightball, Cross Country Tour, Gunner, Hammer Eightball, High-Ball,
BRP appears to be winning floor space in dealers’ showrooms, as the third quarter Baird/Dealernews survey indicates that nearly half of dealers who responde
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The Burbank Police Department purchased police motorcycles from Zero, the latest of more than 30 law enforcement agencies to add t
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a five-month search, Arctic Cat has hired Christopher T. Metz, 49, as president and chief executive officer. Metz, currently the managin
AUSTIN, Texas – Representatives of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Polaris Industries will meet this week to discuss the future of the Slingshot,
MURRIETA, Calif. – After earning positive reviews in the European and Indian markets, it looks like North America will finally get a taste of KTM’s ne

Regulatory

MEDINA, Minn. - Polaris is recalling 122 model year 2015 Victory Cross Country, Cross Country Eightball, Cross Country Tour, Gunner, Hammer Eightball, High-Ball,
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Two men who ran an auction company that allegedly deceived dealers and got away with more than $1 million have been arrested and face ch
MASON CITY, Iowa - Employees at Harley-Davidson of Mason City are sorting through what remains of more than a dozen motorcycles that were destroyed in a service b
EL PASO, Texas - The El Paso Police Department's Auto Theft task force is asking for help finding two men who broke into a Central El Paso moto
AUSTIN, Texas – Representatives of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Polaris Industries will meet this week to discuss the future of the Slingshot,
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – They say the best lie is the one that’s closest to the truth. That’s the one that has tripped up some dealers in Wisconsin, an

Retail

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. - Digital advertising company Dealer Spike has partnered with Dealership Performance CRM, a customer relations management system that has develo
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – Two men who ran an auction company that allegedly deceived dealers and got away with more than $1 million have been arrested and face ch
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – With the holidays approaching, Epic Powersports is planning a grand opening party for its new location from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on
EL PASO, Texas - The El Paso Police Department's Auto Theft task force is asking for help finding two men who broke into a Central El Paso moto
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Motorcycle Industry Council will host a half-day program, "The Data-Driven Dealership," on Wednesday, Dec. 3, as the opening session
DALLAS, Texas – Cautious consumers may need a little extra security to take the leap into a big purchase these days, and EFG Companies is rolling out a new

Products of the Week

Here are the latest new product announcements from Dealer Expo 2014 exhibitors and partners. Check them out to determine whether they're a good fit for your dealership.

ZXMOTO's bodywork fairing kit is made of injection-molded plastic and offered in non-factory colors or unpainted. The company will be showcasing this and othe
THE NEW Duchinni retro jacket from Fowler Distribution offers a windproof and weatherproof polyester shell, breathable and removable quilted thermal drop lining,
EVERYONE AGREES that the Fulmer exhibit at Dealer Expo is going to be newsworthy as the company broadens its lineup of gear and accessories.   Fulmer&rsq
AS PROFILED in our September issue, Hornet Outdoors’ line of patent-pending rear cargo racks and box side rails basically double the storage capacity of a P
ARISUN's latest offering, the After Shock cross terrain tire, is designed for off-road enthusiasts who want a UTV tire for any terrain.   The tire fe
PERFORMANCE MACHINE's new Dixon and Supra designs, on display at the 2014 Dealer Expo, are the latest additions to the company’s Image Series of forged