Dealernews - July 01, 2011

Management
Dennis Johnson
A powersports retailer carrying 10 brands of vehicles in a 60,000 sq. ft. store with 61 employees runs the risk of devolving into being just another bland “
The Dealernews July 2011 issue brought you a small helping of business services and software aimed at the powersports market. Click on the links below to read the
Dennis Johnson
Have no doubt, Roland Sands has carved out his own space in the two-wheeled landscape. With his company Roland Sands Design, the son of Performance Machine’
Joe Delmont
Editor’s note: The Dealer LAB is a joint editorial project between Dealernews and PowerHouse Dealer Services, a consulting firm operated by Bill Shenk who i
Rick Fairless
Although I wasn’t born until 1956, and Indian Motorcycle ceased production in 1953, I vividly remember seeing those big Indians roam the streets of Dallas w
Marketing
Cynthia Furey
Melinda Krueger has developed something that she calls the Advertising Aggravation Continuum. It’s a scale that the senior marketing consultant of ExactTar
Service
Dave Koshollek
Employees need training to get them up to speed. If neglected, an employee’s job performance will degrade. In a worst-case scenario they’ll crash R
New from Drag Specialties is a scissor jack that lifts motorcycles for service and cleaning. The center jack has a large base, and can lift an entire motorcycle.
Wiha Quality Tools has released a line if Industrial SoftGrip pliers and cutters. Tools feature what the company calls “Dynamicjoint,” which helps wit
5 Questions
Like it or not, a powersports retailer is a business, and needs to be run like one. Now that the U.S. is emerging from the worst economic years since the 1930s, w
Sales
SuperTrapp now carries slip-on SuperLight Stainless Series exhausts that directly fit 2004 to 2009 BMW R1200GS vehicles. These slip-ons offer a 92dB sound level,
Holz Racing Products now has a full line of lightweight bolt-on parts for the Polaris Ranger XP 900. Choose from rock sliders, skid plates, frame braces, front an
Performance Machine has added its popular Heathen wheel to its line of trike products. The forged wheels feature seven spokes that split into 14 “tendrils,&
RS Taichi’s popular Delta shoe gets an update for summer: lightweight mesh. Mesh exterior panels allow for better airflow in the riding shoe, which is also
Alpinestars’ latest glove addition is the Jet Road Gore-Tex, a glove built for all-weather touring. It’s waterproof, and features carbon-fiber knuckle
Ron Wood Racing says that it’s purchased the foot peg rubber molds from Bates, and is now offering two styles to choose from — 1-inch round I.D., and
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
OK, I’ll admit it: I trailer my bike. I hate freeway riding, so I even trailer my bike from Oceanside to Santa Barbara, the home of my best buddy and the g