Honda announces 2016 motorcycle pricing, including CRF1000L Africa Twin

TORRANCE, Calif. - American Honda will price its highly anticipated CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure model starting at $12,999. The OEM made the announcement as it reveals pricing for its sportbikes, cruisers and touring bikes that are returning for the 2016 season, some of which are being offered in new colors. Powered by a new 998cc parallel twin engine, the 

Yamaha's new YXZ1000R is chock full of new SxS features

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Yamaha is rolling into 2016 with an all-new YXZ1000R, billed as “the world’s only pure sport side-by-side (SxS) vehicle” and the first powered by a high-performance 3-cylinder 998cc engine with a 5-speed sequential shift manual transmission. Yamaha unveiled the new sport vehicle in an event in Long Beach, Calif., today. “The YXZ1000R redefines the s...

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Harley-Davidson leads 2016 lineup with Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S-series

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Two new Dark Custom models highlight Harley-Davidson's lineup for 2016. The new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight are "inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past," updated with a modern design and new suspensions to enhance rider comfort. In a performance boost for 2016, new S series limited-edition cruisers, the Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S, get Screamin' Eagle Twin Cam...

Top 100 Dealer Competition: Deadline extended to Sept. 15

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and CLEVELAND, Ohio - Dealernews announces that the entry deadline for the 2015 Top 100 Dealer Competition has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. "This provides dealers who are busy with end-of summer or Labor Day events a bit more time to compile and submit their entries to the 24th annual Top 100 Dealer competition," said Mary (Slepicka) Green, c...

BRP dealers call for more aggressive promotions: Survey

HEIGHTENED PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITY from competitive vehicle brands is taking a toll on BRP sales, dealers reported in the latest Dealernews/Baird Research quarterly dealer survey. But snow and watercraft remain strong, and many BRP dealers are steadfast, saying they represent one of the most innovative brands in the industry. BRP dealers reported weaker retail demand in most vehicle categories, with tre...

Latest Updates

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  - The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, already home of the world’s largest motorcycle collection, is undertaking a major expansion.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty aga
TORRANCE, Calif. - American Honda will price its highly anticipated CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure model starting at $12,999. The OEM made the announcement as it
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Yamaha is rolling into 2016 with an all-new YXZ1000R, billed as “the world’s only pure sport side-by-side (SxS) vehicle&rdq
Patent and trademark research is now officially part of the powersports media landscape. This sentiment comes not only from the many articles published by various
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Universal Technical Institute has partnered with KTM North America to enhance the Motorcycle Technician Specialist training program at its&nbs

Aftermarket

SOMERSET, Wis. - Küryakyn's new Top Dash Accent  is an instant inner fairing upgrade for 2010-later Victory Cross Country and Cross Country Tour, an
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Parts Unlimited has hired Austin "Wolfie" Martin as its newest rep for the Central region. Martin will handle the Louisville, Ky. are
EXETER, R.I. - Durable, weatherproof and functional TraX Adventure Luggage from SW-Motech is available for sale in the United States, Twisted Throttle announced.
BOISE, Idaho - WPS introduces a branded Featherweight Lithium battery for KTM Factory Edition and other KTM and Husqvarna 250, 350 and 450 models for the 2016 yea
WIRRAL, United Kingdom - Davida (UK) Ltd. introduces the NUT Brown Leather Shorty Glove, offering the enduring style of the short-cuff leather motorcycle glove wi
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Engine Ice is accepting resumes for its 2016 support program.  "Our product is used by the top Motocross, Off-Road, Flat Track an

OEM

KENNESAW, Ga. – The upgrades are all about style and comfort for this year’s  Viking and Viking VI side-by-side (SxS) vehicles from Yamaha Motor
NEWARK, N.J. - Looking for a mutually exclusive relationship? Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. and Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corp
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty aga
TORRANCE, Calif. - American Honda will price its highly anticipated CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure model starting at $12,999. The OEM made the announcement as it
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Starting today, Costco members are eligible for new promotional benefits on many Polaris brands for all model years, thanks to a new off
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Yamaha is rolling into 2016 with an all-new YXZ1000R, billed as “the world’s only pure sport side-by-side (SxS) vehicle&rdq

Regulatory

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a new grant program for 501(c)(3) organizations and local governments to buy permanent easements
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has imposed a $2.9 million civil penalty aga
DALLAS, Texas – Among the 600 or so new laws taking effect in Texas today, one aims to make motorcycle riding safer by letting riders install lights that ma
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – A law enforcement crackdown on rogue riders Sunday netted 26 arrests and citations, and police report the alleged violators were from ou
BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. – The man who passed the bad check to buy a motorcycle "just seemed like a regular guy looking to buy a motorcycle," according
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – What’s in a name? In the case of Prescott Valley Cycle Zone Motorsports and Marine, a big legal headache after national automotive r

Retail

KENNESAW, Ga. – The upgrades are all about style and comfort for this year’s  Viking and Viking VI side-by-side (SxS) vehicles from Yamaha Motor
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Top 100 dealer Babbitt's Online, one of the country's largest OEM parts dealers, has signed with Sparta Commercial Services for its
HUDSON OAKS, Texas - Freedom Powersports has officially opened its doors to its brand new, 30,000-sq.-ft. location, and plans an open house Sept. 19. “The o
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Starting today, Costco members are eligible for new promotional benefits on many Polaris brands for all model years, thanks to a new off
HUDSON, N.Y. – One way to spread motorcycle culture is over a cuppa joe. That’s the idea behind Moto Coffee Machine, motorcycle-gear-coffee establishm
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ARI Network Services, Inc. has signed two European website providers to offer ARI's PartStream illustrated parts lookup to dealers and distr

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.

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Thor's 2016 racewear offering upgrades the Core Air kit with improved airflow, a refined fit and innovative construction techniques, and a
BOISE, Idaho - New from Sedona Tire & Wheel is the Rock-a-Billy eight-ply, puncture-resistant radial, which features an aggressive tread design with integrate
BLOOMFIELD, Ind. - Hi-Lift jacks has adapted its "original power tool" of the off-road market to serve the needs of UTV and SxS riders, incorporating a
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Schuberth said its latest release, the M1 helmet, utilizes advanced engineering and head protection technology in a new, modern style. The M
SEATTLE, Wash. - VIsion X Lighting's new universal bagger LED light kit works with "most any type" of saddlebag, trike trunk or dual sport bag, the
LAKE ZURICH, Ill. - MB Quart, a high-end audio brand from Maxxsonics USA, has developed a pair of audio speaker pods that Polaris will make available as an add-on