Can-Am debuts two ATVs, one SxS for law enforcement

VALCOURT, Q.C., Canada - Can-Am this week debuted three off-road vehicles for law enforcement and security companies. The Rotax-powered Outlander L DPS 500 and Outlander Max XT 650 ATVs, and the Commander XT 800 SxS are adapted to fulfill special needs of police and sheriff departments, border patrols and private security firms. “These factory-adapted Can-Am off-road vehicles require no other...

Ski-Doo 2016 lineup includes 'industry first' adjustable ski

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - BRP's 2016 Ski-Doo lineup includes a number of technological improvements, including an "industry first" adjustable ski, the Pilot TS. The company introduced the new model range Monday during its semi-annual dealer meeting. “A ski, one of the basic components of a snowmobile, has been re-engineered so riders can instantly adjust ski bite for changing snow conditi...

Polaris buys Chinese ATV maker Hammerhead

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn - Polaris Industries Inc. has agreed to buy Hammerhead parent company HH Investment Limited, which manufactures gas-powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China. The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days. The terms were not disclosed. The company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad brand, along w...

Indian unveils blacked-out Chief Dark Horse at Chicago motorcycle show

CHICAGO, Ill.--Indian Motorcycle debuted its first 201...

History of the Brand

IN CELEBRATION of the 50th anniversary year, Dealernews profiles veterans of the industry, companies and people instrumental in building the business for retailers. History of the Brand articles acknowledge these companies' achievements while providing an educational resource to dealers. ...

Triumph names top North American dealers of 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – Triumph Motorcycles America has announced the recipients of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards, recognizing the brand’s top dealers in North America for their sales achievements and exceptional customer service. Southern California Triumph and GP Bikes Inc. have been confirmed as the top retailers in the United States and Can...

Latest Updates

MILWAUKEE, Wis., and VANCOUVER, B.C. - Harley-Davidson is moving to direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by August 2017, and possibly as s
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania court has ruled for Arctic Cat in a dispute over dealer territory that the protesting dealer said favors a big box retailer
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. - Scorpion Sports announced it has hired longtime industry executive Frank Esposito as vice president of sales and marketing. "We ar
VALCOURT, Q.C., Canada - Can-Am this week debuted three off-road vehicles for law enforcement and security companies. The Rotax-powered Outlander L DPS 500 and Ou
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - BRP's 2016 Ski-Doo lineup includes a number of technological improvements, including an "industry first" adjustable ski, the Pilot
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A state representative has proposed a bill that would require driver’s education classes to devote more time to sharing the road w

Aftermarket

SOMERSET, Wis. - Kuryakyn's new Bahn accessory line will join forces with world-class builder Jim Nasi to create a custom bagger for Daytona Bike Week. The bi
MEDINA, Minn. – Indian Motorcycle and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg have teamed up for the limited-edition Mark Wahlberg Collection of T-shirts and tank tops
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. - Scorpion Sports announced it has hired longtime industry executive Frank Esposito as vice president of sales and marketing. "We ar
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – REV’IT’s spring and summer collection includes new adventure gear such as the Dominator GTX series as well as updates on classi
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Held has joined the popular café style movement by introducing the Café Collection, which includes jackets, pants, boots
BREA, Calif. - 6D Helmets LLC has been awarded utility patent No. 8,955,169 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its proprietary Helmet Omnidirectional Ene

OEM

MILWAUKEE, Wis., and VANCOUVER, B.C. - Harley-Davidson is moving to direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by August 2017, and possibly as s
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania court has ruled for Arctic Cat in a dispute over dealer territory that the protesting dealer said favors a big box retailer
VALCOURT, Q.C., Canada - Can-Am this week debuted three off-road vehicles for law enforcement and security companies. The Rotax-powered Outlander L DPS 500 and Ou
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - BRP's 2016 Ski-Doo lineup includes a number of technological improvements, including an "industry first" adjustable ski, the Pilot
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Piaggio Group Americas Inc. is recalling 2,613 model year 2008-2010 Vespas that may have defective fuel pumps which can cause stalling, increas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – EV technology company FTR Systems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product, the Mogobike folding electric scooter.

Regulatory

MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J. - Barb's Harley-Davidson on Saturday will commemorate Black History Month with its Iron Elite Event at the dealership, 926 Black Horse Pik
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania court has ruled for Arctic Cat in a dispute over dealer territory that the protesting dealer said favors a big box retailer
SANTA FE, N.M. - Hundreds of motorcyclists poured into the Roundhouse parking lots in Santa Fe on Feb. 22 to protest a pair of helmet bills, including one that wo
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota legislator has introduced an ABATE-backed bill that would require law enforcement agencies to create policies for stopping mot
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A state representative has proposed a bill that would require driver’s education classes to devote more time to sharing the road w
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Piaggio Group Americas Inc. is recalling 2,613 model year 2008-2010 Vespas that may have defective fuel pumps which can cause stalling, increas

Retail

MILWAUKEE, Wis., and VANCOUVER, B.C. - Harley-Davidson is moving to direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by August 2017, and possibly as s
STAMFORD, Conn. and SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Synchrony Financial has announced a new, multi-year agreement to provide installment lending programs with KYMCO. KYM
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Southern California vintage Triumph aficionados will have a new place to gather with the grand opening March 1 of Triumph Classic Motor
RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia consignment auto business has opened its first motorcycle sales lot, expanding its model to the two-wheeler market. The new lot i
IRVINE, Calif.  – Motorcycle Superstore will return as the official online retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories for the Geico EnduroCross serie
KENDALLVILLE, Ind. - Hayden Honda is planning several events this year to mark its 50th anniversary milestone, but dealer principal Kurt Hayden hasn’t given

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