Dealernews - June 01, 2014

Column
Mary Slepicka
BY THE TIME you read this, hopefully you will be taking a 10-minute breather from all the traffic you’re getting through the front door, at the service entr
Speed Read
Mary Slepicka
WARMER WEATHER seems to be bolstering everyone's moods, according to the Q1 Dealer Sentiment Index survey produced by Baird Research and Dealernews.
Speed Read
MONTEREY, Calif. - Ducati dealers ranked tops among mystery shoppers for the first time since 2009, according to the 2014 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (
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VALCOURT, Quebec – BRP is expanding its line of Can-Am ATVs as part of the OEM's 2015 model lineup with the Outlander L 450 and 500, Outlander L MAX 450
Speed Read
Holly J. Wagner
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – You don’t even have to click your heels together to make a Bikewish. This new service is designed to connect buyers with dealers
Speed Read
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leatt Corp. announced that it has prevailed in the first Leatt-Brace lawsuit to be tried in the United States.  After a two-week
Dealer Expo Update
Tracy Harris
I HAVE TO TELL YOU: We’re so excited to have Mark Rodgers presenting at the DX National Retail Conference on December 4th. If you already know who he is, yo
Sales
Bruce Steever
WHILE SOME customers might be perfectly happy with their new motorcycles, the majority of buyers won’t keep their machines stock for long. For most riders,
Column
Tory Hornsby
IN MY April article, I covered the importance of having a training plan and continuously improving it. Having a training system in place separates elite dealers f
Service
One of the highlights of each Progressive International Motorcycle Show is the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. The custom show, managed for the
Column
Dave Koshollek
THE 1960s movie “The Magnificent Seven” is a timeless western that I love to watch over and over. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Jame
Cover Story
Starting as a new dealership in April 2010, BMW Motorcycles of Riverside produced year-over-year growth figures above and beyond BMW’s already strong number
Photographer Joe Bonnello took photos at BMW Motorcycles of Riverside for this month's cover story. He shares his thoughts about the experience: When I got th
DealerLAB
Joe Delmont
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Last month, we discussed the importance of having the right people to execute your systems and processes. In this report, we see that people
Marketing
Beth Dolgner
THE EVOLUTION of side-by-side models is proof that if something has a motor in it, then someone will want to race it. Originally the workhorse of the powersports
Column
Mike Vaughan
YOU WOULD HAVE to be living a pretty insular life not to be aware of the changes in the way automobiles are being sold. The business model of manufacturer-to-deal