Dealernews - September 01, 2014

Column
Mary Slepicka
I’ve been watching a lot of dealer commentary lately, and I have the distinct feeling that most of you are ready to pounce. Some of you would…If cred
Speed Read
Mike Vaughan
WHEN I HEARD that Kawasaki had once again dipped into the auto industry talent pool to hire its most recent sales and marketing executive, I was curious about why
Mary Slepicka
What a difference a year makes. We knew last weekend would be an interesting one, as it was the first coming-out party for Tucker Rocky since it had merged with M
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) a division of Universal Technical Institute, will deliver two half-day ‘master’
STURGIS, S.D. – On Saturday, Indian Motorcycle unveiled the 2015 Indian Scout at Sturgis, marking the first time in over 70 years that a completely new Scou
Bruce Steever
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Indian Motorcycle plans to go head-to-head with Harley-Davidson in the luxury custom touring segment after announcing its new 2015 Road
Survey
Welcome to the 2014 Dealernews OEM Report Card SURVEY.
Management
Marilyn Stemp
Mark Rodgers started at Hannum’s Harley-Davidson near Philadelphia, Pa., before moving to The Motor Co. in 1990. In 1998, he and his wife, Amy, started thei
Vince Guerrieri
THE PRESSURE’S ON for Tom Hannum III - but not for the reason you might think. Hannum’s grandfather and father started the family dealership 60 years
Sales
Mark Rodgers
LET’S HOPE you’re not the average salesperson. Because, according to The Sales Board Inc.’s study of more than 16,000 customers and 300 salespeo
This was the summer that the aftermarket rallied to launch products for the 2014 ATVs and UTVs and predict new items for the upcoming 2015 models. Dealers have mo
Service
Dave Koshollek
I feel rich. I met my wife, Theresa, while working at a Harley dealer show 16 years ago (she worked for The Motor Co. at the time) and she’s been the highli
Marketing
Rod Stuckey
I was recently attending a dealer 20 group meeting where the homework assignment had been to call the service and sales department for the dealer on the roster be
Column
Rick Fairless
Dear Grandma and Grandpa, I hope y’all are good up there in Heaven. We are burning up down here in Texas. Well, maybe not “burning up,” but it&r