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Federal authorities crack down on bogus 'Fair Guide'
MIC names Blackwell chairman, Burleson vice chair
Dealer Expo: That's a wrap!
Make way for three-wheelers
A big year for new helmet designs
Cycle Center of Denton's solid fan base
WE HEAR IT ALL THE TIME: Maintaining a welcome, friendly atmosphere is the key to success. Dealers who treat their customers like family are generally rewarded wi
DMS providers turn to service in the 'cloud'
In less than two years, hundreds of dealers have discovered the joy of cloud computing: a dealer management system that accesses data over the Internet from a rem
Dealer Lab: April financials take a downturn
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Dealer Lab project is a joint effort between Dealernews and PowerHouse Dealer Services, a consulting firm run by former dealer Bill Shenk
On Texans, jobs and building baggers
DEAR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA, I hope y’all are doing good up there in Heaven. We are doing swell here in Dallas, which is as close to Heaven as I’ll get
ICON at Ten: We talk with Kurt Walter
ICON has been one of the most successful yet divisive brands in the business. By focusing on a segment of the riding population that was at best under-represented
Ryca: DIY customs, on a larger scale
What Ryca Motors does with a Suzuki Boulevard S40 is a little like alchemy. With one of the company’s CS-1 cafe racer conversion kits, the average enthusias
Vintage restorations important sideline for San Diego motorcycle dealer
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - There are not a lot of dealers who, in addition to their regular line of motorcycles, sell and service vintage motorcycles. Many dealerships e
Vintage motorcycles: What's after British iron?
THE VINTAGE MARKET, like the rest of the motorcycle industry over the past four years, has undergone significant change. Though hard numbers aren’t readily
S&S Cycle revamps Big Fin cylinders
S&S Cycle has announced that it has redesigned its Big Fin cylinders for late-model Harley-Davidsons (1999 to present). The company claims that improvements m
Harley adds to distressed leather seat collection
Harley-Davidson has added to its Distressed Brown Leather Collection the Badlander seat, made of weathered brown leather. The vintage-style seat offers a low, lea
Shock value: Why dealers need to understand suspension
At Progressive Suspension's La Palma, Calif., headquarters — it houses corporate offices, R&D, production capabilities and warehousing — the a
Hardware: Know your grades
TWO POPULAR TRENDS in the vintage business involve pulling crusty old bikes from the brink of despair to resurrect them into cool café or bobber machines.
Snap-on's cordless wrench goes mini
The 1/4-inch Square Drive Micro Cordless Impact Wrench (CT525) may be small, but it doesn’t sacrifice in power, according to Snap-On Tools. It features an o
Clymer updates Volusia/Boulevard manual
Clymer’s updated Volusia/Boulevard C50 manual M260-3 covers the Suzuki Boulevard C50 from 2001 to 2011 (the previous book only covered the model to 2008) an
Converting non-riders into riders may be a waste of time
THERE ARE 3.6 motorcycles in use for every 100 people living in the U.S. This exploits the importance of targeted marketing. It also illustrates that when you mar
AMA's Tigra Tsujikawa: Women riders no longer a niche
TIGRA TSUJIKAWA is the power behind the AMA’s International Women & Motorcycling Conference, the 2012 edition of which will be held July 26-29 in Carson
From the Editor
Asking for a business loan requires new tactics
THIS IS AN UNSCIENTIFIC OBSERVATION, but it looks as if retail has turned the corner. At this time last year, our editors were posting online several stories a mo
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ONE OF THE SPECIAL joys of riding a motorcycle is finding a lonely road in the middle of nowhere. There’s no traffic, the towns are miles apart, and it&rsqu
I am living MY dream
DEAR GRANDMA and Grandpa, I hope things are going good up there in Heaven. Spring is here, and that’s always a good thing for us in the motorcycle industry.
Three who defy the stereotype
IT'S MAY! Spring is in full swing and there are tons of motorcycles on the road with more females in the saddle than ever before.
Your closing ratio is terrible (here's how to fix it)
YOUR DEALERSHIP’S CLOSING ratio is terrible. That’s what the statistics tell us.
Stop the moto-snobbery
WHAT DOES A motorcycle rider look like? Or an ATV enthusiast? Do they wear their hair a certain way? Do all men have mustaches? Do all women wear lots of dangling
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