Central Texas Powersports feeds the SxS, cruiser and commuter lifestyles

GEORGETOWN, Texas - Central Texas Powersports just celebrated its 10th year in business, hosting a big celebration fitting of a store decked out like an Old West town. Several business strategies for vehicles and PG&A have helped owner and GM Steve Littlefield weather economic ups and downs. When Littlefield first bought the Yamaha and Suzuki dealership in 2004, it was 6,500 squa...

Tom Hannum, a third-generation owner, has a simple mission

THE PRESSURE’S ON for Tom Hannum III - but not for the reason you might think. Hannum’s grandfather and father started the family dealership 60 years ago by selling a Ford dealership and buying a Harley-Davidson sales and service agreement. The store moved in 1959 from Crum Lynne, Pa., to Media. In 2000, the Hannum family opened a second location in Chadds Ford, Pa. The Media store has si...

Wilkins H-D says secret to success -- is no secret

THIS IS NOT a riveting, tell-all story. Here, you won’t find the silver bullet to instant success, the magic catalyst to turn around an ailing business or the secret sauce to stability. Because things don’t exist, according to John Lyon, co-owner and general manager of Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, Vt. So why keep reading?  Because as winners in the

BMW of Riverside leads from the front

Starting as a new dealership in April 2010, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside produced year-over-year growth figures above and beyond BMW’s already strong numbers. Due to a combination of aggressive leadership, hands-on participation in the sport and the right location, dealer principal Dan Schoo now finds himself at the helm of one of the strongest BMW dealers in the nation. Schoo ...

Kate Ribar 'has it made' at Renegade H-D

IF MOVING TARGETS are harder to hit, Kate Ribar has nothing to worry about.

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.

Latest Updates

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Advanstar Communications Inc., parent of Dealernews, Dealer Expo and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, announced it will be a
COLOGNE, Germany – After much speculation, patent discussion and a month-long Internet teaser campaign, Kawasaki finally pulled the wraps on its stunning H2
COLOGNE, Germany – After several years of releasing only a few models each season, Suzuki needed to ‘come out swinging’ for 2015. At Intermot, S
COLOGNE, Germany – Not content with packing an 1195cc superbike-derived motor into the existing 1190 Adventure range, KTM has just officially launched the n
COLOGNE, Germany – Yamaha will be releasing a new FJ-09 sport-tourer for 2015, according to the California Air Resources Board and numerous patents, and bot
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Zero Motorcycles has announced its 2015 model lineup, and the electric motorcycles will now come standard with fully-adjustable Showa s

Aftermarket

BOISE, Idaho – FLY Street’s latest helmet is the full-face Conquest, a DOT/ECE lid available in five colorways. Selling Points: The lightweight advanc
BOISE, Idaho -- Shinko Tire USA is releasing its latest big block tire, the E804 front and E805 rear adventure tire. The company advertises the tires for riders w
WASHINGTON — Michelin North America Inc. has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance re
RICHMOND, Calif. – BMC is adding to its lineup, offering air filter fitments for KTM, Yamaha and Honda models. Selling points: One-piece, with no welded joi
SANTA MONICA, Calif. and CHICAGO, Ill. - More than 4,000 retailers have already registered for the 2014 Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, to be he
BOISE, Idaho - Western Power Sports' young HardDrive V-twin business is rumbling with the addition of product lines and a consumer media campaign designed to

OEM

COLOGNE, Germany – After much speculation, patent discussion and a month-long Internet teaser campaign, Kawasaki finally pulled the wraps on its stunning H2
COLOGNE, Germany – After months of online teasers, Ducati finally unveiled the reimagined Scrambler at INTERMOT. Hearkening back to Ducati’s scrambler
COLOGNE, Germany – Unsurprisingly, BMW chose the Intermot show in its home market to unveil three new models for 2015. The first is a modest update for the
COLOGNE, Germany – After several years of releasing only a few models each season, Suzuki needed to ‘come out swinging’ for 2015. At Intermot, S
COLOGNE, Germany – Not content with packing an 1195cc superbike-derived motor into the existing 1190 Adventure range, KTM has just officially launched the n
COLOGNE, Germany – Yamaha will be releasing a new FJ-09 sport-tourer for 2015, according to the California Air Resources Board and numerous patents, and bot

Regulatory

MORGAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Authorities are trying to figure out what caused an accident that injured at least seven people -- four critically -- on a charity m
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year and 1,400 Street motorcycles from the 2015 model ye
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Authorities raided Insane Custom Cycles on Wednesday, and the owner may face chop shop charges after authorities say he was breaking down s
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A former employee of Life Cycle in Kalamazoo has been sentenced for embezzlement. 

 As the company's office administrator, Amy Nicholl
BROOKLYN, Miss. -- A formal ribbon-cutting was held Saturday to officially reopen phase one of the Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails in Mississippi's DeSoto National
HOPE MILLS, N.C. -- A Hope Mills man has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $22,000 while managing a motorcycle repair business for an owner whose h

Retail

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Shadetree mechanics in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun can find shade and tools to work on their bikes at Sprockets DIY. The self-se
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The first dealer to sell motorcycles on the Las Vegas strip is inviting its first guests in this week with the soft opening of the new Las Vegas
KITTANNING, Pa. – Looking for vintage motorcycle parts? They’re probably at Knestrick Cycles, but they may not be easy to find. Kenneth Knestrick, 81,
INDIALANTIC, Fla. -- Devlin Munion, formerly a recruiter with Revolution Technologies, has been added to the staff of powersports recruiter Lonski and Associ
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Authorities raided Insane Custom Cycles on Wednesday, and the owner may face chop shop charges after authorities say he was breaking down s
STUART, Fla. – An autistic teen whose video-recorded beating at the hands of bullies went viral is healing with the help of the staff of Treasure Coast Harl

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