E.T Ride Home (and to the bus stop, the store, the office …)

DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. -- For urban commuters looking to find a faster way to catch a train and then zip to their final destination after they disembark, folding bicycles offer a solid value proposition. But what if you add an engine? That’s a question that Acetech Technology Co.’s unique-looking E.T folding electric scooter is trying to answer. ...

Motovox’s RBX-150 focuses on the fun factor

DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. -- A three-quarter motorcycle with some sharp teeth, APT Motovox Group Inc.’s RBX-150 has its sights set squarely on the scooter purists with too-cool attitudes that forget about the fun factor. That said, looking at the top end and price, the RBX-150 might have higher-priority target in mind, besides hipsters: the Grom. Like the n...

Xtreme Green stages its consumer coming out party at Dealer Expo

DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. – Xtreme Green Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty electric vehicles largely for the fleet market, unveiled its newest offerings targeted toward consumers of off-road vehicles. After several years of selling electric vehicles to police forces, security firms, agricultural operations and any outfit that is sick of paying princely sums for gasoline,

MV Agusta adds 2015 Stradale, Turismo Veloce models

MILAN, Italy – MV Agusta announced the remainder of their 2015 three-cylinder motorcycles during EICMA, unveiling the Stradale 800, Turismo Veloce 800 and Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso. The Stradale 800, essentially a Rivale with panniers, has inverte...

BMW launches S1000XR to battle Multistrada; updates F800R roadster

EICMA, Milan, Italy – Through countless leaks of somewhat dubious origin, we knew that BMW’s S1000R-based street-adventure-tourer was coming… but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. BMW’s also surprised with a worthy series of updates for its middleweight roadster. Clearly built to battle Ducati’s high-tech, all-purpose Multistrada 1200, the all-new S1000XR ...

Kawasaki street H2 lives up to 'Built Beyond Belief' tagline

EICMA, Milan, Italy – When Kawasaki publically unveiled the supercharged H2-R hyperbike at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, there were likely many riders in this industry that held doubts as to how much of the extreme design of the H2-R model would trickle-down to a street legal version. At EICMA, those questions have been answered, and it turns out that the H2 streetbike is just as wild ...

Sales Resource Center

Motorcycles

DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. -- A three-quarter motorcycle with some sharp teeth, APT Motovox Group Inc.’s RBX-150 has its sights set squarely on the scooter
MURRIETA, Calif. – After earning positive reviews in the European and Indian markets, it looks like North America will finally get a taste of KTM’s ne
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – BMW Motorrad USA announced its model lineup and pricing for the 2015 model year at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in L
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
MILAN, Italy – MV Agusta announced the remainder of their 2015 three-cylinder motorcycles during EICMA, unveiling the Stradale 800, Turismo Veloce 800 and T
EICMA, Milan, Italy – Through countless leaks of somewhat dubious origin, we knew that BMW’s S1000R-based street-adventure-tourer was coming… b

ATV/UTV

DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. – Xtreme Green Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty electric vehicles largely for the fleet market, unveiled its newest off
MINNEAPOLIS -- Polaris has continued its flurry of ATV-related acquisitions by buying aftermarket company Pro Armor, the OEM announced. Terms of the deal were not
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
TORRANCE, Calif. – American Honda has initiated a voluntary recall for all models of the 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 side-by-sides sold from August 2013 through
CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha will have the 2015 Raptor 700R, Raptor 700 and Special Edition Raptor 700R available this fall. All three boast increased power and
WASHINGTON, D.C. - KYMCO USA is recalling more than 500 MXU700 ATVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years for a possible fire hazard, CPSC announced. In hot envi

Scooters

DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. -- For urban commuters looking to find a faster way to catch a train and then zip to their final destination after they disembark, fold
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
TROUP, Texas --  Motor Trike is now offering the GT3, a conversion kit for the Honda Silver Wing. Orders are being taken now, with deliveries beginning in No
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - APT MotoVox Group has launched an e-commerce website to sell its newly acquired MotoPed line of vehicles.  MotoPed debuted last December i
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda has released its first 2015 models, including the radical NM4. It is the only brand-new model in the group, which includes updated
MADISON, Wis. - Flux Mopeds is moving to a new location in Wisconsin's state capital that will serve as the company’s headquarters as well as dealership

PWC

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
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Gibbs Sports Amphibians has added the two-person Quadski XL model to its lineup. In addition to seating for two, the XL has 11.8
VALCOURT, Quebec -- BRP management is anticipating a delay in some personal watercraft deliveries from the first quarter to the second, but believe existing retai
WHITEWATER, Wis. - A former computer technology executive has developed a personal watercraft that promises enough speed to offer thrills, and then breaks down fo
VALCOURT, QC - No matter how much we love the powersports industry, we have to face the facts: our sports are essentially hobbies -- discretionary purchases that
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – “Kawasaki Strong” was the key message of the day as the OEM kicked off its national dealer meeting last week. Kawasaki aims

Snowmobiles

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
VALCOURT, Quebec -- BRP is offering its own RAS 2 front suspension kit, allowing owners of older Ski-Doo snowmobiles to upgrade to the latest suspension
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association has partnered with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in the ‘Lo
BEND, Ore. - Giant Loop announces a new line of packing systems for snomobile enthusiasts. The new product line will be ready in September, the company said. The
HASLETT, Mich. -- Worldwide snowmobile sales increased by 9 percent in 2013, and manufacturers are optimistic for a robust 2014, according to data from the Intern
HOWELL, Mich. -- Premier is debuting its first model, a 2015 Enforcer 350EFI mid-size snowmobile. Standard features on the 2015 Enforcer 350EFI include an advance

Sales Management

Sales Managers

AUGSBERG, Germany – Things have gone from bad to rock bottom for Horex Motorcycles. The premium German brand, built around an unusual narrow-angle V-6 engin
NORFOLK, Va. - CycleTrader.com has added five lead management email options for dealers' TraderOnline accounts. With the new options, dealers can send leads i
NEW BIKE SILLY SEASON is officially upon us with the first major new bike show of the 2015 model year, Intermot, in Cologne, Germany. As new bikes are announced
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris Industries will partner with the Costco Auto Program (CAP) as the exclusive promotional partner for its powersports division.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld an employee’s claim that Rice Lake Harley-Davidson engaged in wage discrimination on the basis
BREA, Calif. - Suzuki Motor of America Inc. (SMAI) August sales for sport and utility sport ATVs increased 23 percent over August 2013, the company reported. Moto

Sales Team

ATLANTA, Ga. – Selly Sales wants you. The company is looking for 10 small- to midsized dealerships to beta test a new version of the Selly mobile sales tool
Photographer Brett Flashnick took photos at Hannum's Harley-Davidson for this month's cover story. He shares his thoughts about the experience: I am thank
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Dealernews welcomes retail sales consultant, award-winning speaker and best-selling author Mark Rodgers as a regular contributor, starting
IN MY April article, I covered the importance of having a training plan and continuously improving it. Having a training system in place separates elite dealers f
WHILE SOME customers might be perfectly happy with their new motorcycles, the majority of buyers won’t keep their machines stock for long. For most riders,
MONTEREY, Calif. - Ducati dealers ranked tops among mystery shoppers for the first time since 2009, according to the 2014 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (

E-Commerce

NORFOLK, Va. - CycleTrader.com has added five lead management email options for dealers' TraderOnline accounts. With the new options, dealers can send leads i
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - BMW Motorrad USA has created a National Parts website that will present the complete catalog of original BMW parts and then direct consumer
NORFOLK, Va. – CycleTrader.com has promoted General Manager Paige Bouma and Director of Product Development Phillip Billups to vice presidents in their resp
SUWANEE, Ga. - Maxxis and CST announced they will implement a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy for all Maxxis ATV and motorcycle products and all CST bicycle
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ARI Network Services Inc. has signed a data license agreement with Liquid Combustion Technology (LCT) that will let ARI expand its B2B and B2C e
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Dealernews has learned of certain benefits available to dealers as a result of ARI Network Service's recently announced partnership with Fid

F&I

TRUCKEE, Calif. - Aegis Specialty Insurance Services has partnered with motorcycle, off-road and watercraft dealerships in California to create an Aegis Powerspor
DALLAS, Texas – Cautious consumers may need a little extra security to take the leap into a big purchase these days, and EFG Companies is rolling out a new
ATLANTA, Ga. - Safe-Guard Products International has hired Jardon Bouska as chief operating officer. "His role will be essential to the next stages of growth
AUSTIN, Texas - Service Group will provide comprehensive extended coverage on new and used powersports units sold at Kawasaki dealerships throughout the U.S., acc
WHEN WE FIRST STARTED Dealership University in 2004, before the creation of Powersports Marketing, we focused exclusively on training dealers in all aspects of op
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Quotes Pros announced a new web portal that enables consumers to find motorcycle insurance available in each of the 50 states. "One uniq