Indian 2016: Scout ABS, new colors for Chief, Roadmaster

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indian unveiled its lineup of 2016 model year motorcycles to accompany the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse announced back in February at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago. Indian Scout, Scout ABS The 2016 Indian Scout...

First Ride: 2016 Yamaha Kodiak, Grizzly ATVs

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. – Back in June, Yamaha unveiled its 2016 Grizzly 700 and Kodiak 700 ATVs (which you can read about here). Most notably, t...

Victory reveals the electric Empulse TT

Medina Minn. –Victory Motorcycles has introduced the 2016 Empulse TT, the first all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. It is scheduled for arrival at dealerships in late 2015. The Empulse TT is derived from the Brammo Empulse R. Victory’s parent company, Polaris Industries, acquired Brammo’s motorcycle asset...

Ranger expands 2016 lineup for farm, trail, hunting, and adds EV

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dealers attending their annual Polaris meeting this week are viewing the OEM’s new recreational off-road model lineup for 2016, which includes a new RZR, four new Rangers, three new

Polaris ATVs for 2016 designed from the mud up

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., and LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dealers attending their annual Polaris meeting this week are viewing the OEM’s new model lineup for 2016, which includes a new RZR, four new

New RZR XP Turbo EPS offers big power, lots of add-ons

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Polaris this week is debuting much of its new off-road recreational lineup for 2016, and it includes new RZRs, Rangers and Sportsman vehicles, plus an expa...

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Motorcycles

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indian unveiled its lineup of 2016 model year motorcycles to accompany the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse announced back in February at the Pro
Medina Minn. –Victory Motorcycles has introduced the 2016 Empulse TT, the first all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. It is scheduled for arrival at
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

ATV/UTV

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. – Back in June, Yamaha unveiled its 2016 Grizzly 700 and Kodiak 700 ATVs (which you can read about here). Most notably, the models sha
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Polaris this week is debuting much of its new off-road recreational lineup for 2016, and it includes new RZRs, Rangers an
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. and LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dealers attending their annual Polaris meeting this week are viewing the OEM’s new recreational off-road model line
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., and LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Dealers attending their annual Polaris meeting this week are viewing the OEM’s new model lineup for 2016, which in
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. - 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

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
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.

Sales Team

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
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

E-Commerce

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ARI Network Services has acquired Direct Communications Inc. (DCi), a provider of differentiated product content and electronic catalog software
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Powersports Support has launched a new listing tool for Powersports sellers on eBay. The PSS VIP program will include all the same features t
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

F&I

ERIE, Pa. – Ever see another rider pulling a stunt and think, “Is he nuts? I’d never do that!” or, conversely, “I wanna try that?&rs
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