Dealernews - July 01, 2014

History
Don J. Brown
Editor’s Note: If you have been working in the industry for more than five years, you already know Don J. Brown, who was one of the first contributing edito
Column
Mary Slepicka
In June 1965, while I was trying to ride my bicycle without training wheels, two smart men decided to launch a magazine. The first issue was 24 pages, and the fir
DealerLAB
Joe Delmont
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- April was a huge turnaround month for Destination Powersports as the dealership sold a record 76 new and pre-owned units and posted a net inc
Speed Read
Bruce Steever
HARLEY-DAVIDSON this week unveiled a bombshell in the form of its first electric motorcycle, named Project LiveWire. As the news broke across endemic and non-ende
Beth Dolgner
ATLANTA, Ga. – Triumph Motorcycles North America has confirmed that Greg Heichelbech is no longer CEO of the company. In a statement to Dealernews this morn
Bruce Steever
TORRANCE, Calif. - After a 10-year absence, Honda has finally brought back the Valkyrie. The original earned a huge range of fans thanks to its unique performance
Vince Guerrieri
DALE WALKSLER HAS gone from retail to television. Walksler, the former owner of Dale’s Harley-Davidson in Illinois, now owns and runs Wheels Through Time, a
Dealer Expo Update
Tracy Harris
IF YOU’VE BEEN reading our Dealer Expo updates, you’re aware a number of high-profile educators are presenting at this year’s event.
Sales
Bruce Steever
The popularity of the café racer and retro-bike aesthetic is growing, especially among younger, style-conscious enthusiasts. Riders have plenty of reasons:
History
Mike Vaughan
NOTE TO READERS: The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a "name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's g
History
Beth Dolgner
NOTE TO READERS: The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a "name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's
History
Vince Guerrieri
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Motorcycle racing legend John Penton got his moment on the silver screen for the premiere of “Penton: The John Penton Story” a
Column
Dave Koshollek
With July 2014 being the kickoff to the Dealernews 50th anniversary in June 2015, I felt it fitting to interview Jack Stubbs, one of the owners at Buddy Stubbs Ha
Service
Tracy Martin
The term “horsepower” is often discussed at a dealer. “How much horsepower does this model have?” “How can I get more horsepower fro
Cover story
Marilyn Stemp
THIS IS NOT a riveting, tell-all story. Here, you won’t find the silver bullet to instant success, the magic catalyst to turn around an ailing business or t
Wilkins Harley-Davidson 1-time winner Owners: Barbara Wilkins, Ann Lyon, John LyonLocation: Barrem, Vt. Store size: 10,000 sq. ft. Vehicle brand: Harley-Davidsonw
Column
Column
Rick Fairless
DEAR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA,