CSC gives RX3 250cc adventure bike adjustable front forks, other upgrades

AZUSA, Calif. -  The 2016 RX3 250cc adventure touring bike from CSC Motorcycles will now feature adjustable front forks as standard, the company announced. The updated model is priced at $3,895. Additional upgrades include gold anodizing on the forks, plus two new bike colors (bringing the range to four colors total), satin-finished handlebars and bar-end weights, and new graphics. The inverted ...

Ducati, Italia Independent unveil limited edition Scrambler, matching eyewear

MIAMI, Fla. and BOLOGNA, Italy - The collaboration between Ducati and Italia Independent, announced earlier this fall, has fielded its first creation: the Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent, which will be produced as a limited, numbered edition of 1,077 bikes. The bike was unveiled at a...

Yamaha 2016: Raptor 90 ATV gives kids a 'confidence-inspiring ride'

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha’s Raptor 90 for the 2016 model year is a youth ATV for riders starting at 10 years old, and it is available now for the holiday season, the OEM said. The entry-level Raptor has styling and a sporty ride reminiscent of the Raptor 700, but at a size and performance level appropriate for younger riders and budding ATV enthusiasts. At $2,799 MSRP, it can be a great gift...

Motorcycle Shippers redesigns website, booking system

IRVINE, Calif. – Transport specialist Motorcycle Shippers has updated its website with a simple online price quote and booking system to offer ride in-ride out service at 35 United States locations, and boasts it’s five days faster than standard door-to-door service. The company’s dock-to-dock program lets customers ride their bikes to a...

EICMA 2015: Moto Guzzi's versatile new models have runway appeal

MILAN, Italy - Moto Guzzi's motorcycle range expands for 2016 with the arrival of the V9, a totally new mid-size custom bike in two versions with distinct styles and character, fresh from the EICMA runway. V9 850cc V-Twin Bobber and Roamer The V9 Roamer and the V9 Bobber are Moto Guzzi's easy cruisers: light, agile and built for excitement. The V9 Roamer, an evolution of ...

EICMA 2015: Affordable Scout Sixty to attract new buyers worldwide, Indian says

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and MILAN, Italy - Indian Motorcycle at the EICMA expo introduced the new Scout Sixty, a 999cc bike that will "broadly appeal to new rider segments" with an MSRP that's the lowest yet for the brand. The Scout Sixty shares an identical chassis, suspension, brakes and core engine with the Scout, mated with a new 60 cubic inch engine. The Scout Sixty has a dry weight of ...

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Motorcycles

AZUSA, Calif. -  The 2016 RX3 250cc adventure touring bike from CSC Motorcycles will now feature adjustable front forks as standard, the company announced. T
ATLANTA, Ga. - Triumph released additional selling points on the new Street Twin model for 2016, just after revealing pricing this week for most models in the Bon
ATLANTA, Ga. - Triumph Motorcycles announces pricing for the 2016 Street Twin, Bonneville T120 and T120 Black. The Street Twin, which features the 900cc High Torq
MIAMI, Fla. and BOLOGNA, Italy - The collaboration between Ducati and Italia Independent, announced earlier this fall, has fielded its first creation: the Ducati
CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha announces new features for the FJR1300A and ES supersport touring models for the 2016 year. The models are powered by a liquid-cooled, 12
MILAN, Italy - Moto Guzzi's motorcycle range expands for 2016 with the arrival of the V9, a totally new mid-size custom bike in two versions with distinct sty

ATV/UTV

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha’s Raptor 90 for the 2016 model year is a youth ATV for riders starting at 10 years old, and it is available now for the holiday
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The new General from Polaris is a "game-changing new product" and may be the "most versatile side-by-side ever built," sa
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris adds to the Ranger family with the new value-minded Crew 570-6 UTV. Retailing at $11,799, the Crew 570-6 features seating for six; a
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The new Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 1000 EPS High Lifter Editions for 2016 will offer extreme performance for desert, trail, mud
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - BRP's semi-annual dealer meeting kicked off with its 2016 new model preview, which includes a technology boost to the Sea-Doo PWC lineup an
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Arctic Cat is offering 32 North American models in its first wave of introductions for the 2016 year, including seven all-new products and a

Scooters

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Chicago Scooter Co.  announces that Scooterworks USA will be its exclusive OEM parts provider.  Scooterworks USA will offer mo
MILAN, Italy - Honda unveiled the updated CB500F naked sport bike as well as a revised Metropolitan scooter and updates to a number of returning models for 2016 a
CHICAGO, Ill. - Genuine Scooters has launched a Back to School promotional offer that includes 1.9 percent financing, an extended warranty and discounted service.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Through an all new partnership with Taiwan Motor manufacturer Adly Moto, Bintelli announces its exclusive distribution for the brand in the U.S
CHICAGO, Ill. – Genuine Scooters announces a new color option to its Buddy line of scooters: titanium gloss. All previous chrome accents on the scooter are
CHINO, Calif. - Taiwan Golden Bee, known as TGB, is back in the U.S. market, distributing through Excalibur Motorsports in Southern California. Excalibur's in

PWC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - BRP's semi-annual dealer meeting kicked off with its 2016 new model preview, which includes a technology boost to the Sea-Doo PWC lineup an
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. - SkiSafe Insurance said it is expanding is Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft Insurance program to cover stand-up units. "Our studies indica
VALCOURT, Québec — Personal watercraft helped propel BRP Inc. to a gross profit increase of nearly 23 percent for the first quarter of its 2016 fisca
REDMOND, Wash., and SAN DIEGO, Calif. – An entrepreneur seeking funding for his no-rider drive system for personal watercraft may face more challenges than
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A new company called Wake Solo said it has filed a patent and is taking initial orders for a product that reportedly lets a person wakeboard b
LAUREL, Md. -- Auction prices for motorcycles and other warm-weather vehicles continued to decline, but there has been no corresponding increase for ATVs and util

Snowmobiles

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Timbersled Products, a division of Polaris Industries, has announced its 2016 lineup of four new Timbersled snow bike conversion systems, ava
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris announced its 2016 snowmobile lineup during the company’s annual dealer meeting in Orlando, Fla. Included in the more tha
VALCOURT, QC, Canada - BRP said in response to dealer input, the 2016 Ski-Doo range will sport two new colors—and a reverse upgrade feature for one model. &
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - BRP's 2016 Ski-Doo lineup includes a number of technological improvements, including an "industry first" adjustable ski, the Pilot
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—BRP is offering a new limited edition snowmobile to commemorate the Iron Dog 2,000-mile race. The Ski-Doo MXZ Iron Dog Special sled, inspi
LAUREL, Md. -- Auction prices for motorcycles and other warm-weather vehicles continued to decline, but there has been no corresponding increase for ATVs and util

Sales Management

Sales Managers

ATLANTA, Ga. - Triumph released additional selling points on the new Street Twin model for 2016, just after revealing pricing this week for most models in the Bon
RETAIL DEMAND remains sluggish for BRP dealers, but they are encouraged by the 2016 new model rollouts, particularly the Defender utility side-by-side vehicle and
UPDATING DAILY: HERE ARE the latest new model and aftermarket new product releases making their debut at the 2015 EICMA exposition in Milan, Italy.  Scroll d
PORTLAND, Ore. - Dealer Spike is offering full suite marketing packages to give dealers a new and interactive way to engage with current and potential customers t
INDIALANTIC, Fla. - Lonski and Associates has added former Mercury Marine sales executive Tom Cassidy, Jr. to its team of industry recruiters.  Cassidy has a
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - DeskManager, AutoManager's DMS software product, is now integrated with credit reporting, prescreen data and compliance service provider

Sales Team

ATLANTA, Ga. - Triumph released additional selling points on the new Street Twin model for 2016, just after revealing pricing this week for most models in the Bon
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A Clarksville dealership is facing fines from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance on allegations that sales reps urged custome
Patent and trademark research is now officially part of the powersports media landscape. This sentiment comes not only from the many articles published by various
Did you ever hear the story of the salesperson who spent a lot of time with a customer, but no matter what he did he just couldn’t seem to make the sale? Th
MONTEREY, Calif. - Ducati dealers remain the top ranked brand in Pied Piper's newly released Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchm
CONVINCING CUSTOMERS to spend money on safety technology is tough. Case in point: airbags for automobiles. John Hetrick, a U.S. Navy engineer, designed one of the

E-Commerce

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - More Than Rewards, providers of web-based loyalty and digital marketing services to the motorcycle and powersports industry, is relaunching its
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Loyalty programs and product reviews are standard offerings in today's retail world, but a company's ability to match those services to
IRVING, Texas - The Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) has named Kevin Strawbridge president of its Retail and Media Groups, which governs online retailers Motorc
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Nelson Rigg USA announced that its new minimum advertised price (MAP) policy goes into effect today, and the company will start enforcing it J
TORONTO, Ont. - BikeBandit turned to commerce and media software provider GroupBy, Inc (www.groupbyinc.com), to create a better and more relevant experience
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ARI Network Services, Inc. has signed two European website providers to offer ARI's PartStream illustrated parts lookup to dealers and distr

F&I

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Royal Enfield has arranged for qualified North American dealers to secure wholesale financing terms through GE Capital beginning Jan. 1, t
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Insurance broker Brown & Brown of Kentucky, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, has agreed to acquire MBA Insurance Agency of
FARMINGTON, Conn. - BOLT Insurance Agency has expanded its offerings to include motorcycle, boat, renter, condominium, flood, and pet insurance. In addition, BOLT
ATLANTA, Ga. ­ Triumph Motorcycles America is introducing the Great Escape program, offering qualified customers no interest charges and no payments until Apr
NAPLES, Fla. – Lease finance provider Chrome Capital has closed on the first $40 million of an $80 million senior credit facility with Alostar Bank of Comme
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Repo troubles? David Johnson, CEO of First Associates Loan Servicing, will offer insights into the powersports vehicle financing industry