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Dealernews - November 01, 2011
Xtreme Machines: 'Show' of service from the Jersey boys
XTREME MACHINES FEATURES a monolithic storefront that’s impossible to miss from the highway. And one would think that inside this large Millstone, N.J., dea
Ed Note: The motorcycle industry is often rife with doubt and worry. Who do you turn to in times like these? Who has the answers to those questions that perplex e
Dealer Lab: Destination Powersports hits speed bump
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
2011 Distributor Report Card: Complete report
Five ways to boost your holiday sales
I recently came across a statistic stating that consumers spend up to 70 percent of their discretionary income during the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New
Powersports dealers prepare holiday sales promotions
J&W Cycles of Washington, Mo., enlists the help of the Clauses when the holiday season rolls around. Photo courtesy J&W CyclesThough some stores equate h
Motion Pro delivers throttle cable for KTM two-strokes
Owners of KTM two-strokes can opt for a throttle cable designed specifically for their bikes by Motion Pro. The premium cable features an oversize 6mm housing wit
Let there be light with Snap-on high output flashlights
Scrounging around in the dark isn’t fun for any tech. For these dark times, there’s Snap-on’s new high output LED lighting lineup. Available in
What's the harm in being nice?
It boggles my pea-sized brain that so many folks greet their customers in an unfriendly manner. They start the interaction off on a sour note with impersonal word
Bye-Bye, 9 to 5: Ohio dealer builds online sales division from home
On a typical day, Brittany Roush will manage parts and accessories sales, answer customer questions, fill orders, process billing, and any marketing tasks that of
Five Questions: Laura Lemco
The following is the full version of an excerpt that appeared in the Dealernews November 2011 issue.The Lemco name is synonymous in the powersports retailing worl
Column: Mike Vaughan
Where did all the Chinese OEMs go?
It seems that only yesterday the pages of Dealernews were loaded with ads from Chinese companies hoping to establish a beachhead in the North American market. The
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You call it 'fly-over country,' but I call it home
In the last six months I have heard people refer to the geographical area between New York and California collectively as “the fly-over states.” Now,
DealerLAB: 2013 earnings up 76 percent but ...
... December move takes time away from sales PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Bill Shenk’s Destination Powersports dealership finished the year ended Dec. 31, 201
Dyno discipline: 10 tips for consistent results
Obtaining consistent dynamometer test results requires disciplined actions when setting up the vehicle and performing the tests themselves.
How to grow your herd (and keep the fence intact)
MANY FACTORS contribute to a dealership’s ability to achieve continual growth year after year, but one of the biggest and most influential components is the
A love letter to the custom bike industry
Dear Custom Motorcycle Industry, I’m writing you today out of much love and respect.
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