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Harley-Davidson: More than half of Ryder now registered for motorcycle training

RYDER, ND – Harley-Davidson welcomed an entire town (well, almost) to motorcycling last Saturday: Ryder, ND, population 84. The Motor Co.’s aim was make Ryder the first fully motorcycle licensed town in the United States. And although Ryder will not field a full 84 motorcyclists, more than half of its residents reportedly signed up for training. Saturday’s festivities,

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Polaris donates $108K to restore OHV trails in Florida, Minnesota

MISSOULA, MT – The National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced an expansion of its partnership with Polaris Industries to improve two off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in Florida and Minnesota. Polaris donated $108,000 for the efforts. “Sustainable OHV trails provide millions of Americans the opportunity to enjoy their National Forests,” said Mary Mitsos, NFF president. “We are

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Riders For Health: Using motorcycles to save lives

By Bruce Scholten WHAT’S AS CHALLENGING as 200 mph MotoGP, World SuperBike, or MotoAmerica racing? One answer is Riders International’s life-saving health outreach via motorcycles, sidecars and pickups in seven African countries. Imagine transporting blood samples via dirtbike on rough roads from villages to laboratories during the Ebola crisis in Liberia in 2015 – and the thrill

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Yamaha awards $100K in recreation, ag grants during first quarter

KENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Motor Corp. USA announced that its Outdoor Access Initiative endowed more than $100,000 in funds and equipment to several grant recipients during first quarter. “This quarter is further highlighted by Yamaha’s continued support of the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation, and Yamaha’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) grant program,” the

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Historic Harley-Davidson’s new Evel Knievel Museum expects 50K-100K visitors a year

New museum shows what can be achieved when business, government and community work together. A special report from DN correspondent Marilyn Stemp IT WAS THE LATE 1960s. The country was at war, society was in a shambles and America needed a hero. Evel Knievel stepped up. There’s no rationale for the career of Robert “Evel” Knievel.

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Dealernews now owned, operated by Dealers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A group of powersports Dealers has acquired Dealernews from its former publisher, UBM, with a commitment to launch new information and collaboration services “to make Dealers better Dealers.” Principal partners in the venture, Columbus-based DN 2.0 LLC, are: Bob Althoff, dealer principal at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, who is president of Dealernews;

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Become a Dealernews INSIDER – here’s how

THE DEALERNEWS INSIDER program has been created to primarily serve the business needs of powersports franchised Dealers, non-franchised vehicle retailers, and service/performance/custom businesses in the United States and Canada (“qualifying retailers”). There are two ways to subscribe to Dealernews information services: through the INSIDER and INSIDER Premium programs. The program you select depends on your type

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Leading retailers join Dealernews Advisory Board

LEADING POWERSPORTS RETAILERS across North America, along with tenured Dealer and industry consultants, are advising the new Dealernews as members of its inaugural Advisory Board. Advisers represent nearly 20 vehicle brands, including BMW, BRP/Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM/Husqvarna, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha. The DN Advisory Board is a working board. Advisers regularly contribute feedback on

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