Getting ready to move? 10 things you need to know

IT IS ALWAYS exciting to move into a new house, but it’s not always easy. If it is a new home for your dealership, the move can cost a lot of money, if you’re not careful.

First Coast Powersports is conquering the ancient city

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Owner Mark Allen started with a marine dealership. He bought another, then added three powersports businesses, finally consolidating everything in August 2012. There are separate buildings for powersports, marine and service, and a giant tent that houses an open-air side-by-side lot.

Halifax dealer builds $1.3 million business in 30 months

THE SIGN outside Halifax Motorsports touts flotation suits, which, if you’re a dealer in Phoenix, probably aren’t part of your usual apparel inventory.

Team Winnebagoland takes a collective approach

OSHKOSH, Wis. - They don’t pay sales commissions at Team Winnebagoland, and they don’t pay unusually high salaries, either. But nobody’s complaining, because this third-generation-run business pays an annual bonus based on the dealership’s overall profitability.

Fun Country Powersports supports play -- and work

NESTLED BETWEEN the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains, The Dalles, Ore., is an agricultural hotspot in the Pacific Northwest.

Cycles! 128 'trains' new customers

SURE, IT'S JULY, but we’re writing this in mid-May, when the Northeast hadn’t yet thawed out from a long winter. At Cycles! 128 in Beverly, Mass., the season kicked off like clockwork in February.

Latest Updates

Oil painter Allan Gorman uses Harley-Davidson motorcycles as inspiration in his work. And Gorman will be displaying his work, typically found in galleries and art
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. – Saddlemen has acquired exclusive rights to Phantom Pad removable suction cup passenger seats, joining All American Rider and Amer
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Attention, defenders of freedom: Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment want you to star in a new digital series. Inspired by the recent
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Schuberth North America announced it has taken over distribution of Held Rider Equipment products for the U.S. market. Products to be releas
CHARLESTON, W.V. – The owners of an ATV repair and gear store were killed in a Friday night plane crash while on their way to watch their son compete in Sou
FULLERTON, Calif. - After nearly six years, the public can see a sneak peak of the film "PENTON: The John Penton Story" with the newly released trailer

Aftermarket

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Schuberth North America announced it has taken over distribution of Held Rider Equipment products for the U.S. market. Products to be releas
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. – Saddlemen has acquired exclusive rights to Phantom Pad removable suction cup passenger seats, joining All American Rider and Amer
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Lazer Star Lights has introduced LED Driving Light Kits designed for cruiser-style motorcycles.  
CLEVELAND, Ohio - SuperTrapp Industries announced the release of its new JayBrake J-FL Forward Controls. JayBrake J-FL Forward Controls ($665) are machined from s
MONTICELLO D'ALBA CUNEO, Italy - LeoVince has launched the Nero, a new exhaust system designed for select motorcycles and current maxi-scooters. This new exha
LA PALMA, Calif. - Burly Brand has released a collection of kits for riders looking for the easiest way to install tall bars without the time and trouble of sorti

OEM

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Attention, defenders of freedom: Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment want you to star in a new digital series. Inspired by the recent
BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America Inc. (SMAI) celebrated its one-year anniversary on April 1. “As we move from celebrating our strong 50-year his
PLYMOUTH, Minn. - Management at CFMOTO says the company has "fully cooperated and complied with the EPA" in relation to the agency's claim that CFMO
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Zero Motorcycles Inc. is recalling certain 2014 model year motorcycles for a possible manufacturing defect that would allow the motor rotor to
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Electric scooter company Vectrix has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which usually involves liquidation. Employees reportedly were
VARESE, Italy – Motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini died April 6 at the age of 70 after a long period of illness. For more than 13 years Tamburini (photo,

Regulatory

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Motor Vehicle Software Corporation (MVSC) has redesigned its Registration Management Professional (RMP) training program for 2014, ma
PLYMOUTH, Minn. - Management at CFMOTO says the company has "fully cooperated and complied with the EPA" in relation to the agency's claim that CFMO
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Despite a stay of enforcement until Aug. 1, New Mexico vehicle dealers are operating under a new regulation that requires stringent insp
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Zero Motorcycles Inc. is recalling certain 2014 model year motorcycles for a possible manufacturing defect that would allow the motor rotor to
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Electric scooter company Vectrix has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which usually involves liquidation. Employees reportedly were
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Detectives in St. Johns County have arrested a repair shop owner accused of duping his customers out of thousands of dollars. Investigators s

Retail

BEDFORD, Texas - Adam Smith's Texas Harley-Davidson is getting on the on-site auction bandwagon with pre-owned inventory reduction auction event May 3. "
VERONA, Wis. - Simms Motorsports Marketing has unveiled a loyalty program to give motorsport enthusiasts instant discounts and savings at participating powersport
HANOVER, Va.  – Employees at Richmond Harley-Davidson made an unsettling discovery upon arriving at work April 16 and finding a man’s body behind
Oil painter Allan Gorman uses Harley-Davidson motorcycles as inspiration in his work. And Gorman will be displaying his work, typically found in galleries and art
SANTA FE, N.M. - Santa Fe Harley-Davidson is under new management following Danny Spurlock’s sale of the shop to David Pearson. The dealership in a former T
STURGIS, S.D. – It was bound to happen: An Indian Motorcycle dealership is coming to Sturgis. Bruce Eide, who offers Indian motorcycles at the Vern Eide Mot

Products of the Week

Here are the latest new product announcements that have caught our attention. Check them out to determine whether they're a good fit for your dealership.

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. – Accelerated Future LLC, which operates online suspension retailer iShock.com, is now selling the Beadlock iPhone case by PayBack
MANITOWOC, Wis. - Dowco is increasing their line of Fastrax sport and adventure-touring luggage with their latest collection, the Fastrax Xtreme. The three-p
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Bitubo USA is offering two new types of shock absorbers for Harley-Davidsons and café racers. The WME V1 and VMB V1 are now available in
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Aeromach USA LLC is shipping a heel shift lever that attaches to the stock shift lever on 2014 Indian models. The heel shift lever is machined f
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. - Scorpion Sports made its name producing street-riding gear with an urban twist. These days, the brand is moving toward sport performanc
HANSON, Mass. – The R1000X full-face helmet from Joe Rocket comes in two designs and boasts 11 vents. The Blaster and Lithium designs feature various color