Buddy scooter now comes in titanium gloss

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 “blacked-out” in matte black. This includes the headlight bezel (surround), speedo bezel, rear turn signal housings, accent triangular plate on front, mirrors, rims, front forks, engine cover, passenger foot blocks, and “Bu...

Honda returns CRF1000L Africa Twin to 2016 lineup

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda announces the return of the Africa Twin. The all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available to U.S. dealers early next year. The original XRV650 Africa Twin debuted in 1989 after Honda’s four successive wins in the Dakar Rally. "Its go-anywhere ability, rugged durability, agile handling and all-day comfort made it the perfect partner with which to explor...

Honda 2016: CRF models, trials bike, NM4 street and PCX150 scooter

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. "Our incredibly extensive lineup of off-road bikes includes returning models, from the little CRF50F to the enduro-ready CRF450X," said Honda's manager of motorcycle marketing communications. Also in the 2016 lineup are the Mont...

Polaris debuts youth ATVs with electronic fuel injection

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris Industries Inc. introduces the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models, the first youth ATVs to offer electronic fuel injection. They will be available in dealerships in May. The Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models will replace the current Sportsman and Outlaw 90 models and include an upgraded 110cc engine for improved off-road performance, EFI for easier ...

ZEV: 2015 electric lineup features longer range, more power and storage

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 highway speeds. "All ZEV Electric bikes use innovative hub motors with the electric motor contained inside of the rear wheel," the company said. "No gears, no chains, no belts, and no moving parts except for the wheel bearings for ...

Honda 2016: First announcement features IRS-equipped ATVs

TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda launches its 2016 new model announcements with a slate of full-featured ATVs featuring Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). FOREMAN RUBICON The 2016 Foreman Rubicon with IRS accommodates tough trails to long days in the saddle, Honda said. The 500-class engine, 4X4 and IRS are standard on all models, and two transmission choices are offered: conventional (the ...

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Motorcycles

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
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda announces the return of the Africa Twin. The all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available to U.S. dealers early next year. T
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. &
THE ELECTRICS are coming! The electrics are coming! Even electric motorcycle antagonists have to admit that these machines are becoming more viable with each gene
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–Kawasaki invited journalists to “America’s Riviera” to check out their latest salvo in the battle to earn and conver
BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna, Italy - Ducati Motor Holding SpA set a sales record in 2014 by delivering 45,100 new motorcycles to customers worldwide. This represents

ATV/UTV

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris Industries Inc. introduces the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models, the first youth ATVs to offer electronic fuel injec
TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda launches its 2016 new model announcements with a slate of full-featured ATVs featuring Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). FOREMAN RUBICON
CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha continues its focus on personalization, announcing a new Build Your Own website for its 2016 Wolverine R-Spec performance side-by-side, a
VALCOURT, Q.C., Canada - Can-Am this week debuted three off-road vehicles for law enforcement and security companies. The Rotax-powered Outlander L DPS 500 and Ou
NEWNAN, Ga. – Yamaha has repurposed an old ATV name for a new line of sport side-by-side: The Wolverine. 

Scooters

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
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – EV technology company FTR Systems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product, the Mogobike folding electric scooter.

PWC

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
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

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

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
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
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
MONTEREY, Calif. - Ducati dealers remain the top ranked brand in Pied Piper's newly released Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchm
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.
BREA, Calif. - Suzuki dealers in March recorded year-over-year sales gains for a variety of motorcycles, scooters and ATVs, the OEM reported. Bright spots were in

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

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
BENSALEM, Pa. - A large e-commerce tire distribution site has added motorcycle tires to its inventory, and told Dealernews it is looking for more independent reta
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – If optimizing a website for mobile users seemed like an abstract concept before, it’s about to get real. Search engine behemoth
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - Vehicle shoppers who are highly satisfied with their shopping experience on an automotive third-party website are 10 times more likely

F&I

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
CYPRESS, Calif. - Yamaha Motor Corp. USA is diving into consumer finance with the announcement that the new Yamaha Motor Finance Corp. USA (YMFUS) will provide an
STAMFORD, Conn. and SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Synchrony Financial has announced a new, multi-year agreement to provide installment lending programs with KYMCO. KYM