Dealernews - August 01, 2014

Speed Read
Vince Guerrieri
ARCTIC CAT dealers painted a bleak picture in the latest Baird/Dealernews research survey. Dealers said that prices and inventory demands set by the original equi
Vince Guerrieri
Dealers of Polaris products appear to be among the most satisfied in the powersports industry, according to a new Dealernews/Baird research survey of Polaris deal
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki’s newest addition to the Mule family is the PRO-FXT line, which has a configurable Trans Cab for conversion from three-
Bruce Steever
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - Remember the CBR600F2/3/4? Honda’s middleweight sportbikes earned a solid reputation by combining competitive performance with da
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle over the weekend revealed two-tone paint schemes for the 2015 Indian Chief lineup. The paint palettes were unveiled during
MURIETTA, Calif. - Husqvarna in late June broadened its lineup from 10 motorcycles to 14 as it introduced two new dual-sport bikes and an expanded lineup of endur
PASO ROBLES, Calif. – Beta USA’s 2015 model lineup introduces significant changes for the four-stroke models and small updates to the two-stroke RR mo
Holly J. Wagner
ANAMOSA, Iowa – A summer storm-driven tornado in eastern Iowa caused heavy damage at J&P Cycles June 30, forcing the retail center to close temporarily
Dealer Expo update
Tracy Harris
Last month I took you through the extensive education program at Dealer Expo, kicking off on Thursday, Dec. 4, with the National Retail Conference presented by De
Column
Dave Koshollek
'TIS THE SEASON for new motorcycle releases and the accessories that accompany them. In that regard it doesn’t hurt to ask ourselves, “What do my
Column
Tory Hornsby
WHEN WE FIRST STARTED Dealership University in 2004, before the creation of Powersports Marketing, we focused exclusively on training dealers in all aspects of op
CEO Series
Beth Dolgner
THE BUCK STOPS HERE. A chief executive officer is the single person responsible for a company’s performance. He or she is the leader of the entire organizat
Service
Tracy Martin
In part one of dynamometers explained, we covered the history of the dynamometer and the various types used in the industry. Dealers may hear customers ask, &ldqu
Column
Mike Vaughan
WHEN I STARTED RIDING 50 years ago I never thought much, if at all, about the gender of other motorcyclists. I just assumed they were men. In the 1980s, when I be