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Rider communication systems adding features to broaden appeal
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Dealernews - September 01, 2011
Dealer profile: Ray's Place
It’s not easy to make 56,000 sq. ft. of space seem like home. It’s even harder when that vastness is part of a seven-building mini-city, complete with
Dealer Lab: Dealership blasts first-half performance vs. 2010
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
Think riders just need riding gear? Think again
The way I see it, motorcyclists are people first and enthusiasts second. So, when I started my Strokers Dallas empire 16 years ago and had to decide what “g
Dealernews 2011 Gear Guide
Photo: Leatt GPX adventure enduro jacket If you’re looking for Dealernews’ expanded 2011 Gear Guide, you’ve landed in the right place. Click on
BMW S1000RR is competition-ready with Arrow exhausts
Arrow Special Parts has released a competition exhaust for the BMW S1000RR. The exhaust features a low-mounted silencer that’s positioned to reduce the over
Ball Swappers upgrades adjustable ball mounts
Ball Swappers has announced an upgrade for its Diversi-Tech ALBM and STBM series adjustable ball mounts. Diversi-Tech ball mounts come in 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch d
Drag windscreen graphics salute your local police
Drag Specialties now has an OEM direct-replacement windscreen that honors policemen and women, the company says. The windscreen is available in 6-inch and 8-inch
Headwinds spotlights the road ahead
Headwinds has introduced fork-mounted spotlights for the Harley-Davidson FLST, 39mm FXD (2005 and earlier), 41mm FXDWG (2005 and earlier), FXST and XLH. In conjun
Nelson-Rigg's bag mount system provides four sizes, mounting choices
Nelson-Rigg’s Triple Threat mounting system allows users to choose from four bag sizes and four secure mounting options. Users can convert their luggage to
Race Tech amps up Showa Kawasaki forks
The latest fork Gold Valve kits from Race Tech are for the Showa BPF forks installed on 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10Rs, Harley-Davidson XR1200s and Suzuki GSX-R600s. The R
Straight or slanted with Power Trip Stealth bags
Power Trip Stealth series saddlebags are available in straight or slant designs. Bags are made of a water-resistant and heavy synthetic leather shell, with a soft
Five questions: Phil Davy, Leatt USA
As the general manager of Leatt Brace USA, Phil Davy knows a thing or three about protective motorcycle gear. You may have heard of a brand called Icon Motorsport
Supporting local independent shops is good business for dealers
Last week, I visited a couple of independent shops in my hometown. I was reminded of how hard they work to earn a living. At both shops, the owners were talking a
SK Hand Tool eliminates user fatigue
SK Hand Tool has developed screwdrivers with no-slip square handles to help eliminate user fatigue while delivering maximum torque. The SureGrip handles are made
Park Tool offers small scale solution
From Park Tool comes a tabletop digital scale (DC-2) designed for weighing scooter and snowmobile clutch plates, or other small parts. The scale uses grams and ou
New JIMS tool inspects leaks
JIMS USA has introduced its beta engine interconnect seal leak testing tool (No. 780), which helps users inspect lower assemblies before sealing the cases. (The t
Motion Pro magnetized dish keeps bolts from escaping
Motion Pro’s small stainless steel dish helps keep loose bolts and fasteners in one place. The kicker? The 6-inch dish is magnetic, and will stick to any st
Klim unveils high-tech POP for its highly technical gear
In mid-August, Klim unveiled the latest additions to its lineup of highly technical and extremely functional riding gear. The Latitude jacket and pant and the Ba
Column: Mike Vaughan
Fashionable riding? It's better than going naked
When I got word this issue was going to highlight fashionable riding gear, I choked. I know virtually nothing about fashion — as anyone who’s ever see
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Road-tested: REV’IT, Arai, Leatt adventure-touring gear
UNLESS YOU LIVE under a rock, it’s pretty clear that adventure touring is the 'next big thing' right now.
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
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.
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?
Drowning in a sea of 'sameness'
IS IT JUST ME, or are all motorcycle shops starting to look the same?
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