Dealernews - February 01, 2011

Management
Dennis Johnson
Many business maxims are nothing but pure cliché: collections of words repeated ad nauseam by assorted experts and gurus until their sum value is about as
Rick Fairless
So you want to be a TV star? Well, let me tell you, it’s not what you think it is. Yes, I have been blessed with the opportunity to be on national televisio
Joe Delmont
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
Marketing
Cynthia Furey
Rodeo Drive, a high-end retail store based in Louisville, Ky., recently advertised a coupon aimed at drawing in new customers: $50 spent up front for $100 worth o
              If the numbers at the Progressive International Motorcycle shows demonstrate any outlook for 2011 at all, it&rsqu
Service
                Lincoln Electric has updated its Viking auto-darkening helmet line with two new series of helmets: the 184
Park Tool says it has improved its HHP-2M steering race press. The tool easily and accurately presses steering head tube races, eliminating damaged or misaligned
Sudco International says it’s the world’s leading source for Mikuni carburetors, parts and tuning components for any motorsports application. Just off
The third generation of Interstate Batteries’ handheld battery analyzer, the ED-183, has enhanced data collection and reporting. Just like previous versions
Risk Racing now offers a professional version of its Magnetic Light Mine that’s bigger, brighter and more powerful. The Light Mine Professional is about the
Dave Koshollek
About two years ago I acted as moderator for a Harley-Davidson dealer seminar that involved a panel of six top-selling dealerships in the category of parts and ac
Sales
Two Brothers’ new slip-on M2 exhaust for the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R reportedly drops 10 pounds off of the stock bike  while adding 8.7 hp. The exhaust sy
Complete EFI adjustability and data management with the PIM-2 and DATA Box can now be had on 2011 applications. Yoshimura R&D’s PIM-2 is a newer version
The Mikuni HSR48 flat slide racing carburetor is made specifically for V-twins. The company says the smooth-bore part offers the highest air flow possible while p
Arrow Special Parts has just released exhausts for the 2011 Kawasaki ZX10R. These include the Race-Tech, the Works and the Pro-Racing versions of silencers, which
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Mizer Motor Works Inc. (MMW) will begin distributing two trike models in the spring. The Mojo (shown) is a 250cc V-twin. The TC-III is a
Track Protection Vest This stand-alone safety vest offers upper-body and back protection, with its removable CE-certified Bionic Back protector and impact-resista
You can see the following products by R&G Racing at Dealer Expo this weekend:Adventure Bars: These powder-coated Adventure Bars are mounted to adventure and t
After returning to the off-road market in early 2010 with the MT-X helmet, AGV expands with two new models: the AX-8 and the AX-8 Dual. Developed with input from
Klim’s Adventure Rally jacket and pant return for 2011 with many updates and a new light-gray color option (photos weren’t available at press time). T
Curtis Industries’ latest modular cab system is for the Kawasaki Teryx. It allows for the “rapid transformation from a fully enclosed cab to an open-a
Arai has added more features to its 2011 edition of the popular Vector model. The Vector-2, like its predecessor, is “created for the rider who doesn’
Sportech’s Detachable Fairing SP features OEM-level fit and finish. It also is the only midlevel fairing on the market with a full inner shell and integrate
Powerlet’s RapidFIRe heated jacket liner incorporates far infra red (FIR) technology and is made for riding. “Our new RapidFIRe liner utilizes FIR tec
Bell Powersports started from scratch when designing its new Snell- and DOT-approved helmet, the Moto-9. The dirt helmet features improvements in ventilation, fit
5 Questions
Denver-based Erico Motorsports is the kind of Euro-only dealership that leaves Europhiles, Triumph geeks, Guzzi heads and assorted Ducatisti drooling onto their D
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
It’s February, and that means it’s Dealer Expo month. By this time of year, most of the country’s motor­cycles have been locked away behind
Columnists/Joe Delmont
Joe Delmont
There will be enough changes this year to keep you on the edge of your seat, but don’t look for a big boost from the economy. If you’re a dealer, your