Dealernews - April 01, 2009

Cover Story
Dennis Johnson
THE SCENE: STROKERS DALLAS.THE SPACE: RICK FAIRLESS' OFFICE. Inside you'll find a Pam Anderson poster. A Troy Aikman statue. A naked picture of Janis Jopl
From the Editors
Arlo Redwine
MIC lead law ban CPSC Malcolm Smith I'm writing this in mid-March, so perhaps by now the government has lifted its ban on children's
Speed Read
Guido Ebert
The company offers two-year warranty, roadside assistance Genuine scooter electric Vespa profit THE ECONOMY has many worried
Indian factory program delivery chief Indian Motorcycle's new Factory Delivery Program lets customers order a motorcycle through one of
MotoClub PG&A wholesale consumer discounts Some dealers aren't going to like this: A new online business is offering to sell parts,
Shoei AMA racing sponsor endorsement Shoei is the "official helmet" of AMA Pro Road Racing, thanks to an agreement secured between
Buell Kawasaki Polaris Bajaj briefs news Buell Motorcycles has hired MDC's Crispin Porter + Bogusky as its lead advertising agency, r
Guido Ebert
Colorado franchise law dealership OEM Colorado's legislature has so far approved giving motorcycle dealers greater freedom in dealing w
Special Report: Indy Wrap-Up 2009
Joe Delmont
A radically different venue hosts attendees looking to buy Dealer Expo Indy 2009 wrap-up THE 41ST DEALER EXPO was different i
Dennis Johnson
scooter Indy 2009 aftermarket prodcuts Scooters are nothing new at Dealer Expo. Over the past couple of years you couldn't walk a foot without
Dennis Johnson
Expo Indy Yamaha P&A distribution For Yamaha's new P&A distribution arm, Dealer Expo was something of a coming-out party. Laun
Arlo Redwine
The organization looks for ways to get dealers involved with their state organizations Dealer Expo Indy 2009 NCMDA Ed Lemco is
Arlo Redwine
Dealer Expo Indy 2009 software It's a good time to be a software vendor, if you're courting dealers. According to Jim Thompson of
Guido Ebert
Indy 2009 vectrix scooter Electric two-wheeler specialist Vectrix Corp. unveiled its VX-1E and entry-level VX-2 scooters, two units that join the
The company also introduces nine new models scooter cpi Indy 2009 flypowersports Many dealers are familiar with the Taiwanese b
Joe Delmont
Dealer Expo Indy 2009 CFMOTO If you're considering adding a Chinese product line this year — perhaps ATVs or scooters — you mi
Castle luggage apparel distributor Indy For many years, distributor Castle has had a plum spot at Dealer Expo — right inside the main en
Dealer Expo Indy 2009 store Motorcycle-Superstore.com was offering a free Preferred Installer Program for dealers at Dealer Expo. If you sign
Guido Ebert
Dealer Expo Indy 2009 Suzuki "Dealer Expo is the biggest accessories show in the nation, so we feel it's important to be here in f
Dennis Johnson
Expo Indy 2009 TGB distributor Taiwan-based manufacturer TGB wants to establish a trio of regional distributors in the United States. Short of
Tucker Rocky economy products Indy The folks at Tucker Rocky acknowledged that current economic conditions were factoring into their decision-m
Arlo Redwine
Moped motorcycle hybrid X-treme indy A company looking to narrow the price gap between gas scooters and electric ones is Newton, Iowa-based X-T
Management
Eric Anderson
Economy columnist Eric Anderson Retail management AMERICA'S RETAIL CLOCK has been reset. People's investments got the daylights kno
Rick Fairless
Fairless employees hiring firing interview I HAVE BEEN in the motorcycle business for 13 years, and I was in the paint business for 20 years be
Mike Vaughan
The number of sales per dealer depends on the number of dealers selling. Or something like that. vaughan theorum sales number selling
Service
Dave Koshollek
Koshollek service techs advice personality SPRING HAS SPRUNG, and hopefully your service department is humming along nicely with your techs mak
Marketing
Beth Dolgner
You should know key players — because your customers most likely do sportbike feature anglada friesen colton hayden IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN to Hollywood,
Todd Shafer
It's not what you sell, but how you sell it shafer selling online advice pricing THE ECONOMIC MODEL that supports most o
Cynthia Furey
domain name web marketing selling service IT'S COMMON SENSE that your Web site domain name (site address) bears the name of your store. Bu
Research
Don J. Brown
Don brown research state financials This report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through February. (Click on the tables for
Don J. Brown
Don brown research state financials WHEN THE U.S. ECONOMY BEGAN TO DEPRECIATE, I said that I expected the recession to last maybe two years 
Don J. Brown
Don brown research state financials This ATV/dirtbike report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through February. These state-