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.

MMI brings diagnostics training program to 2014 Dealer Expo

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) a division of Universal Technical Institute, will deliver two half-day ‘master’ classes on Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) diagnostics during the National Retail Conference presented by Dealernews, in conjunction with the 2014 Dealer Expo. The National Retail Conference is a day-long, advanced business education program...

Mark Rodgers 'accsellerates' Dealer Expo

I HAVE TO TELL YOU: We’re so excited to have Mark Rodgers presenting at the DX National Retail Conference on December 4th. If you already know who he is, you’ll have to agree: This is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone who’s selling or managing your sales teams. 

Latest Updates

BEVERLY, Mass. - DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, is joining the Motorcycle Industry Council and Consumer Research Solutions (CRS) to pr
IRVINE, Calif. – Motorcycle Industry Council members have elected Arnold W. Ackerman and Andy Leisner to each serve two-year terms on the board of dire
SIREN, Wis. – Memorial services were Monday for snowmobile dealer and International Snowmobile Hall-of-Famer Larry L. Koch, who died Oct. 21. He was 71. Koc
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — lane splitting — is a relatively
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Arctic Cat interim CEO Chris Twomey said the OEM will work with dealers to reduce inventory during the company’s second quarter earnin
ATLANTA, Ga. – Motorcycles usually don’t tell stories on their own, except maybe for heavily customized machines built to support distinct causes, suc

Aftermarket

FARMINGDALE, N.J. – Lubricant manufacturer Bel-Ray has expanded into cleaning products, offering Bike Wash and Silicone Detailer &a
IRVINE, Calif. – Motorcycle Industry Council members have elected Arnold W. Ackerman and Andy Leisner to each serve two-year terms on the board of dire
RICHMOND, Calif. – SpeedMob has introduced the 2015 lineup of Airoh Aviator 2.1 offroad helmets, including a mix of returning graphics, new graphics and upd
MANITOWOC, Wis. – Dowco has recently reorganized the company to better serve customers and ramp up the speed of new product introductions. The company
INDIALANTIC, Fla. -- An aftermarket company based in the Southeast seeks a national sales manager. The position builds and presents sales presentations, evaluates
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Grant Steering Wheels is offering two new race- and performance-designed steering wheels that can be used for everyday driving or racing. Th

OEM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris Industries will celebrate the company’s 60-year anniversary with a closing bell ceremony from the floor of the New York Stock E
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Harley-Davidson is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide with the Nature Conservanc
CUPERTINO, Calif. – Ducati North America announced it will participate in the full 2014-15 nationwide tour of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
MEDINA, Minn. – Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America will continue to support the men and women of the armed forces with an
BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- DRR's line of ATVs and dirt bikes will be available to peruse at Dealer Expo, and the company is offering a special to attendees. The compa
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Arctic Cat is recalling about 40,000 ATVs from the 2008 and 2009 model years because components in the front gear case can fail,

Regulatory

GREENVILLE, Maine - Two Maine snowmobile clubs will get help from the federal government in the form of $120,400 in grant funds for trail maintenance. USDA's
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — lane splitting — is a relatively
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Arctic Cat is recalling about 40,000 ATVs from the 2008 and 2009 model years because components in the front gear case can fail,
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A former dealership sales manager will most likely get a lighter sentence after a partially successful appeal to his 2010 conviction o
MIAMI, Fla. – Arctic Cat has sued Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP U.S. with a patent infringement claim, alleging that the maker of Sea-Doo co
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Suzuki Motor of America Inc. is recalling more than 23,000 GSX-R750 and GSX-R100 motorcycles because the drive chain could detach under certain

Retail

SIREN, Wis. – Memorial services were Monday for snowmobile dealer and International Snowmobile Hall-of-Famer Larry L. Koch, who died Oct. 21. He was 71. Koc
BEVERLY, Mass. - DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, is joining the Motorcycle Industry Council and Consumer Research Solutions (CRS) to pr
CANOGA PARK, Calif. – Memorial services were held Oct. 26 for longtime Harley-Davidson dealer Gene Barger, who died suddenly Oct. 7 at the age of 82. Barger
INDIALANTIC, Fla. -- An aftermarket company based in the Southeast seeks a national sales manager. The position builds and presents sales presentations, evaluates
MATT DALY is a Minnesota CPA who transitioned into the tribal gaming industry with his father and brother in 1992. He recently launched Tribal Powersports, a
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. – Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson is opening a new 500-sq.-ft. retail store Nov. 1 in the heart of Cave Creek in the Plaza de Rico outdoor ma

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.

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Whether looking to create a custom look, replacing crash-damaged components, or simply updating blemished parts scuffed from miles of wear and
THREE RIVERS, Mass. — In response to customer requests, Mustang Seats has started offering Super Touring seats for early FLs, including 1997-2007
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Moose is offering a variety of parts to help turn an ATV into a proper workhorse. The Moose Tracker Front Storage Trunk fits most uti
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Lazer Star Lights has introduced LED Driving Light Kits designed for cruiser-style motorcycles.   The kits are built to provide additio
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 troubl
CLEVELAND, Ohio - SuperTrapp Industries announced the release of its new JayBrake J-FL Forward Controls. JayBrake J-FL Forward Controls ($665) are machi