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Dealernews - March 01, 2013
Race involvement: A delicate balance for dealers
DEALERNEWS IS THE VOICE of Powersports Retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit.
Dealer LAB: Net income drops in 2012
BILL SHENK and his partner in December wrapped up their second full year of ownership at Destination Powersports in Punta Gorda, Fla., and in doing so posted thei
Jesus, Charles Manson, and mean women
DEAR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA, I hope y’all are fine up there in Heaven. We are surviving OK down here in Dallas.
2013 Top 100 Merit Award winners
2013 Dealer of the Year: McGrath Powersports
McGrath Powersports — 5-time winner Owner: Mike McGrath Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Store size: 40,000 sq. ft. Vehicle b
Top 100: The big winners from the Feb. 15 awards gala
Congratulations to the 2013 Top 100 Dealer of the Year, the Top 10 Dealers, and the Special Merit Award winners.
In the PIPEline: New performance exhausts for every vehicle segment
ON THE LIST of changes an enthusiast plans for a new ride, swapping out the exhaust is near the top.
The difference between a rut...and a grave
IT'S MARCH ... can you believe it? They say time flies when you’re having fun. If that’s true, then I must be having a blast!
Race support: Still a viable business strategy?
WIN ON SUNDAY, sell on Monday. It’s the long-held adage of the performance sector.
Why good follow-up calls can generate repeat business
J.D. POWER and Associates surveys new motorcycle buyers to collect data that measures owner satisfaction with the buying experience.
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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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