Kawasaki expands Teryx recall to bolster the floorboards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kawasaki is expanding its recall of Teryx off-highway vehicles, as sticks or other debris can break through the vehicle's floorboard and protrude into the footrest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. Roughly 19,500 vehicles are being recalled; 11,000 were recalled for the same hazard in July 2014, ...

Ducati, Italia Independent unveil limited edition Scrambler, matching eyewear

MIAMI, Fla. and BOLOGNA, Italy - The collaboration between Ducati and Italia Independent, announced earlier this fall, has fielded its first creation: the Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent, which will be produced as a limited, numbered edition of 1,077 bikes. The bike was unveiled at a...

Yamaha 2016: Raptor 90 ATV gives kids a 'confidence-inspiring ride'

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha’s Raptor 90 for the 2016 model year is a youth ATV for riders starting at 10 years old, and it is available now for the holiday season, the OEM said. The entry-level Raptor has styling and a sporty ride reminiscent of the Raptor 700, but at a size and performance level appropriate for younger riders and budding ATV enthusiasts. At $2,799 MSRP, it can be a great gift...

Top 100 Merit Awards: Excellence in marketing, service, media and more

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dealernews announces the winners of the Special Merit category awards in the 2015 Top 100 Dealer competition. Best Accessories/Apparel Department Man O'War Harley-Davidson Lexington, Ky. By placing the MotorClothes and accessories department at the store’s entrance, Man O’War Harley-Davidson removes the “intimi...

Top 100 Dealer of the Year...is in Lexington, Kentucky

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dealernews announces that Lexington, Ky.-based Man O’War Harley-Davidson is the 2015 Top 100 Dealer of the Year. Performance PowerSports of Seneca, S.C. was first runner-up. Wildcat Harley-Davidson of London, Ky., and Vandervest Harley-Davidson of Green Bay, Wis., were second and thir...

EICMA 2015: New logo, two new models from MV Agusta

MILAN, Italy – MV Agusta is riding high on a profitable year but not resting on its laurels, with the rollout of a new logo and two new models – the Brutale 800 and the Dragster RR LH44 – at EICMA this week. The restyled MV Agusta logo bears the tagline Passion. Precisely Crafted, emphasizing the brand's identity, pride and craftsmanship. The logo and the new models are...

Latest Updates

UNiQ Cycle Sounds has come out with the Premier Edition speaker system to compete, according to the Wisconsin-based company, with top-end motorcycle audio and fai
RALEIGH, N.C. – The industry is mourning the loss of former racer and longtime Harley-Davidson and Triumph dealer Ray Price, who died Wednesday night. He wa
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris Industries will reduce side-by-side shipments to dealers and lowered investor guidance today, citing low demand in a winter tha
NEENAH, Wis. – The man accused of holding customers hostage at a Neenah motorcycle shop Dec. 5 has been charged in the incident, including a felony murder c
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Will the third time be the charm? The second auction of Erik Buell Racing’s manufacturing assets ended with a top bid of $1.6 millio
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Polaris is recalling about 2,230 RZR XP Turbos from the 2016 model year because the turbo c

Aftermarket

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Falken Tire Corp. (FTC) is realigning Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI)’s North American business units in response to
CORONA, Calif. - STI Tire & Wheel expands the Tech 2 MXC intermediate terrain, off-road tire family with two new sizes: 90/100-21 and 120/90-19. The 120/90-19
SOMERSET, Wis. - New Küryakyn Rear Speaker Accents offer a classic and easy-to-install enhancement on 2014-and-later Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike models
VENLO, The Netherlands - European designer Mujjo has come out with a line of Leather Touchscreen Gloves fitted with a fold-over closure and marked with the brand&
IRVINE, Calif. – Tired of "shrink it and pink it?" PowerLily is recruiting female powersports entrepreneurs with great ideas for new products and
MANITOWOC, Wis. - Dowco expands its motorcycle cover lineup with the addition of the new Guardian Premium half cover. This one-size cover is "compact, lightw

OEM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Arctic Cat has chosen Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), a business of GE Capital, as an exclusive provider for dealer inventory financin
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris Industries will reduce side-by-side shipments to dealers and lowered investor guidance today, citing low demand in a winter tha
IWATA, Japan - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled its new medium-term business plan for the three-year period starting in 2016, under which the company aims to i
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Will the third time be the charm? The second auction of Erik Buell Racing’s manufacturing assets ended with a top bid of $1.6 millio
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Polaris is recalling about 2,230 RZR XP Turbos from the 2016 model year because the turbo c
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kawasaki is expanding its recall of Teryx off-highway vehicles, as sticks or other debris can break through the vehicle's floorboard and pr

Regulatory

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A San Juan County commissioner who led an illegal protest ride over environmentally sensitive land near Blanding has been sentenced t
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – ATV riders are at the heart of a battle of north and south, with Hutchinson officials trying to keep a city-owned ATV park open after Sou
NEENAH, Wis. – The man accused of holding customers hostage at a Neenah motorcycle shop Dec. 5 has been charged in the incident, including a felony murder c
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kawasaki is expanding its recall of Teryx off-highway vehicles, as sticks or other debris can break through the vehicle's floorboard and pr
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Will the third time be the charm? The second auction of Erik Buell Racing’s manufacturing assets ended with a top bid of $1.6 millio
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Polaris is recalling about 2,230 RZR XP Turbos from the 2016 model year because the turbo c

Retail

IRVINE, Calif. – Female motorcycle ownership is at an all-time high according to the latest data from the Motorcycle Industry Council. The MIC’s lates
RALEIGH, N.C. – The industry is mourning the loss of former racer and longtime Harley-Davidson and Triumph dealer Ray Price, who died Wednesday night. He wa
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Arctic Cat has chosen Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), a business of GE Capital, as an exclusive provider for dealer inventory financin
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris Industries will reduce side-by-side shipments to dealers and lowered investor guidance today, citing low demand in a winter tha
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Like a powersports superhero, repair shop Moto Vicious has one identity by day, and another by night. Owner Hunter Crombie repairs motorcy
OTTAWA, Ill. - There’s a little more wind in the sails today at Windy City Motorcycles, which has added Starved Rock Harley-Davidson to its dealership portf

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MADISON, Wis. – If Sturgis was Ciro’s coming out party to consumers, the late August Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties Product Expo was its introductio
IRVINE, Calif. - A few months after releasing the Evolution line for the Yamaha YZF-R1, Akrapovic launches an all-new exhaust system for the Kawasaki Ni
MADISON, Wis. - It's only been three years since 100% made its debut at the Parts Unlimited summer expo to begin its U.S. market penetration in earnest, and d
MADISON, Wis. - J.W. Speaker has been around since 1935, when Jason Speaker’s grandfather founded it. The Germantown, Wis.-based company made its debut at t
MADISON, Wis. - Parts Unlimited's Arctiva brand of snowmobile gear, on display at the recent Parts/Drag Expo, has relaunched with the most extensive new produ
MADISON, Wis. - Motion Pro had a front-and-center presence at the Parts/Drag Product Expo to expose a countertop of products that included the new Dowel Pin Pulle