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Dealernews - June 01, 2013
Worth Harley-Davidson is high on HOGS
IN 2012, Worth Harley-Davidson sold 1,055 new motorcycles and 378 used bikes, making it the top-selling Harley dealer in the United States. And Rick Worth’s
Dealer LAB: Destination Powersports boosts Q1 earnings
MODERATELY COOL weather in Florida can hurt motorcycle and boat sales dramatically because riders know that there are plenty of better days right around the corne
Drowning in a sea of 'sameness'
IS IT JUST ME, or are all motorcycle shops starting to look the same?
BIG news, from the industry — and us
WITH APOLOGIES to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dealernews presents its first “super-sized” issue. Our June issue is available online and should be in your
Attention, dealer principals: This lesson is for you
DOES YOUR DEALERSHIP have an owner marketing plan for the fast approaching third and fourth quarters of this year?
Big-biker friendly: Premium outerwear for larger riders
IF PLUS-SIZED CONSUMERS find it difficult to search for regular clothes that offer the elusive duo of comfort and style, just think about what they have to go thr
Rich Leather: Small store, big apparel sizes
RICH LEATHER in Jefferson City, Tenn., is known widely for carrying big and tall sizes.
Tips for outfitting larger customers
HOW THE GARMENT FITS and hangs from the body, the materials used and how the armor is placed are key when designing protective gear for larger riders.
Vehicle add-ons maximize comfort, ergonomics for larger riders
YOUR CUSTOMERS come in all sizes. That’s one reason your apparel inventory is so “large." It has to accommodate sizes from XXXS to XXXL.
Spring-Summer 2013 tire spotter’s guide
IT CAN BE HARD to keep track of all the new products that launch in the off-season, especially once spring finally rolls around after a long winter.
Don’t let W-Time turn into ‘WTF?!’ time
BY NOW, YOU'RE smack-dab in the middle of the busy season. Now is when the service department should be knocking down the highest revenue of the year.
Online vehicle sales cheat everyone
A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I received an email from a dealer on the West Coast complaining about the continued lack of federal and state enforcement of laws governing
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Do the math: premiums can spur interest and drive traffic
During this past winter I was contacted by a dealer who’d recently bought an underperforming store struggling to generate floor traffic.
Life goes on: From baggers to blessed events
DEAR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA, I hope y’all are fine up there in Heaven. We are fine down here in Dallas. The long stinkin’ winter is finally over and I am
Start your engines, er, entries!
The reason I love this gig is not because of the motorcycles, or the PG&A, or the racing, or the events. It’s because of the dealers. I get no bigger ki
DealerLAB: Bad weather, new location cause a stumble
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Bill Shenk’s Destination Powersports finished the year ended Dec. 31 on a flat note, but overall the dealership posted a strong pe
Demand vs. model mix: striking a delicate balance
I HAD THE PLEASURE of attending a Triumph Motorcycles North America event earlier this year, and it reminded me that 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the brand&
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