Revised RM-Z250 leads additional Suzuki 2016 models

BREA, Calif. – Just a couple of days after revealing its plans for its sportbike and streetbike lines,  Suzuki has announced a long list of additional 2016 models, including motocross, offroad, dual-sport and adventure option...

Suzuki announces more details for 2016 GSX-S1000 line

BREA, Calif. – When Suzuki sent out its recent 2016 street bike model announcement, the company referred to it as an “early-release announcement.” It was, however, not as early as the announcement ...

Sea-Doo PWC sales propel Q1 profits at BRP

VALCOURT, Québec Personal watercraft helped propel BRP Inc. to a gross profit increase of nearly 23 percent for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year ended April 30. “We were able to deliver strong results thanks to the good work our team has done in delivering all our projects. Production at our manufacturing sites was on schedule and markets reacte...

Honda adds Pioneer 1000 to 2016 SXS lineup

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s 2016 model line includes the addition of two new full-size side-by-side models: the Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5, which has a five-passenger capacity. The new flagship models will lead the Pioneer 700, 700-4 and 500. Pricing for the 2016 models has not yet been announced. “We’re very excit...

Yamaha rolls out YZ250X, plus MX and street for 2016

CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha announced a dozen updated or revised motorcycles for the 2016 model year, including the all-new YZ250X. The press event was held at Tom White's Museum of Motocross History in Southern California, a fitting venue given that the majority of the models in this announcement are intended for off-road work. Aimed specifically at cross-country and hare scrambles,

Star reveals two Bolts with one more on the way

CYPRESS, Calif. - Star Motorcycles today introduced the 2016 Bolt and Bolt R-Spec (shown), which are the company’s first two models in its 2016 cruiser lineup. A Bolt C-Spec for 2016 will be released in the fall, the OEM said, but gave no further information at press time. Epitomizing the  “Urban Performance Bobber,” the compact chassis on the Bolt and Bolt R-Spec showcases a 5...

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Motorcycles

BREA, Calif. - Suzuki has announced revised MSRPs for the 2016 model year. In the two-wheel category: 2016 RM-Z250:  $7,699 2016 RM-Z450: $8,74
BREA, Calif. – Just a couple of days after revealing its plans for its sportbike and streetbike lines,  Suzuki has announced a long list of additional
BREA, Calif. – When Suzuki sent out its recent 2016 street bike model announcement, the company referred to it as an “early-release announcement.&rdqu
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda has announced that the RC213V-S is to be sold as a premium 2016 model, with a limited number set to be made available to U.S. custo
GOSHEN, Ind. - The owners of Janus Motorcycles have confirmed that Kickstarter funding has arrived to complete and showcase their new line of motorcycles, and lea
CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha’s trio of competition two-stroke off-road motorcycles return for 2016, including the YZ85, YZ125 and YZ250. All three are pow

ATV/UTV

BREA, Calif. - Suzuki has announced revised MSRPs for the 2016 model year. In the two-wheel category: 2016 RM-Z250:  $7,699 2016 RM-Z450: $8,74
BREA, Calif. – Just a couple of days after revealing its plans for its sportbike and streetbike lines,  Suzuki has announced a long list of additional
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s 2016 model line includes the addition of two new full-size side-by-side models: the Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5, which
CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha is expanding its 2016 lineup of side-by-sides and ATVs, while consolidating engine options. The 2016 Grizzly and Kodiak ATVs will s
VALCOURT, Quebec – BRP is focusing on more power with its 2016 offroad lineup: Can-Am ATVs in the 570, 850 and 1000R category all get an optimized, upgraded
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki has announced a long list of its 2016 models, with a number of new or redesigned vehicles among them. Highlights are the Z800 ABS

Scooters

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
TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda's first new two-wheel announcement for the 2016 model year will make adventure and dirtbike riders happy, according to Lee Edmunds. &
This is one in a series of profiles of Asian powersports brands that sell machines through U.S. dealers under a franchise arrangement. The profiles are summaries
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - ZEV Electric announced it has added three models to its 2015 motorcycle and scooter lineup, all with increased power and longer range at highw

PWC

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
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

Snowmobiles

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
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

Sales Management

Sales Managers

IF YOU'RE WORKING IN the motorcycle industry, by now you should be well aware that basic technologies, like fuel injection, have quickly become commonplace on
ATLANTA, Ga. - For a limited time, Triumph Motorcycles America is offering consumers a $35 voucher to test ride select Triumph cruiser models. Triumph cruisers in
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Zero Motorcycles is lowering prices across its 2015 model line, reportedly due to a reduction in costs that it is experiencing on the manufac
ATTENTION, dealers: Would you like to be able to sell two more motorcycles every month for the next year? What if you were able to hold $200 of additional profit
IRVINE, Calif. - Motorcycle sales were up 8.2 percent in first quarter, compared to the same timeframe one year ago, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.
MONTEREY, Calif. - Ducati dealers remain the top ranked brand in Pied Piper's newly released Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchm

Sales Team

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
PORTLAND, Ore. - Dealership Performance CRM now has data integration with LightspeedNXT and LightspeedEVO from CDK Global Recreation. This data integration will i
DALLAS, Texas - Software company Halcyon Technologies has launched NextGenAuto, targeting the powersports, marine, RV and automotive markets with a new sales mana
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Vehicle history report provider instaVIN has released a patented, free mobile application that provides fast access to mobile history rep
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

E-Commerce

NORFOLK, Va. - CycleTrader.com  has launched a redesigned website with a simplified user interface that aims to increase leads for powersports dealers. Consu
TEMECULA, Calif. - Temecula Motorsports has launched an online store at TMSPARTS.COM. The authorized dealer of Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, SeaDoo, Victo
COSTA MESA, Calif. - NADAguides.com, has added motorcycle, RV and boat pricing, specs and tools into its mobile site, giving consumers unlimited access to suggest
FIFTY YEARS AGO, advertised prices for a lot of items probably didn’t make that much competitive difference. Advertising was mostly in newspapers and on the
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ARI Network Services announces the release of Mobile Version 2.0 for iOS and Android users. The mobile app, announced in October 2014, is an add
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – People have used classified ads to sell stuff since the dawn of newspapers, but some people seem to have better luck with it than other

F&I

NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Polaris has chosen Allstate as its preferred insurer for all products including ATV, side-by-side, snowmobile and motorcycle, the companies ann
BRISTOL, Penn. - MV Agusta USA is launching a new retail financing program in time for the peak summer riding season, with offers available through June 30. &ldqu
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Allstate is making its GoodRide rider app available on the new Apple Watch. "We saw this as a great opportunity to showcase some of the in
CHICAGO, Ill. - Evergreen Bank Group of Oak Brook, Ill., will eliminate or limit the discretion it gives to motorcycle dealers to increase interest rates. It is d
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - McGraw Powersports has signed up to use the PCRS system by PCMI to administer its extended warranty and service business. “We feel that P
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – It’s too soon to tell what impact GE selling of most its financial business will have on the powersports industry, with several ban