Indian introduces luxury touring Roadmaster for 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Indian Motorcycle plans to go head-to-head with Harley-Davidson in the luxury custom touring segment after announcing its new 2015 Roadmaster over the weekend. The Roadmaster, which takes its name from the original 1947-1953 model, comes with an MSRP of $26,999, putting it in competition with Harley's FLHTK Ultra Limited. Th...

Wild style: Polaris debuts three-wheeler Slingshot

WYOMING, Minn. - …And now for something completely different. Polaris Industries, not content with being a dominant force in SxS and ATV sales, nor with manufacturing a well-regarded range of motorcycles with its Victory and Indian brands, has unleashed a stunning three-wheeled road vehicle, the 2015 Slingshot. Even with the patent approved ...

Honda COTA 4RT 260 is entry-level trials bike

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda introduced the COTA 4RT Race Replica in 2014, and the trials bike returns in 2015 with a slew of upgrades. In addition, Honda is introducing the COTA 4RT 260, with a price point and configuration that makes it a...

50th anniversary models span KYMCO 2015 quad lineup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – KYMCO USA said it will have 32 off-road vehicles in its 2015 lineup, including four versions of the new mid-sized UXV 450i SXS, four EPS models in the MXU ATV series and two youth quads. Each series also includes a version t...

Honda updates Rubicon ATV, debuts CB300F sportbike for 2015

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s latest round of 2015 models includes the new CB300F street bike, a revamped Rubicon series and several returning ATV models. All of the models included in the announcement will be available in the fall. FourT...

Indian unveils two-tone Chiefs for 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle over the weekend revealed two-tone paint schemes for the 2015 Indian Chief lineup. The paint palettes were unveiled during Vintage Motorcycle Days in Ohio. Additional details, the OEM stated, will be provided Aug. 2 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The bikes will be on dealer floors this fall. Featured two-tone colors for the Indian Chief lineup include: Th...

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Motorcycles

WYOMING, Minn. - …And now for something completely different. Polaris Industries, not content with being a dominant force in SxS and ATV sales, nor with ma
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Indian Motorcycle plans to go head-to-head with Harley-Davidson in the luxury custom touring segment after announcing its new 2015 Road
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda introduced the COTA 4RT Race Replica in 2014, and the trials bike returns in 2015 with a slew of upgrades. In addition, Honda is in
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s latest round of 2015 models includes the new CB300F street bike, a revamped Rubicon series and several returning ATV models
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle over the weekend revealed two-tone paint schemes for the 2015 Indian Chief lineup. The paint palettes were unveiled during
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - Remember the CBR600F2/3/4? Honda’s middleweight sportbikes earned a solid reputation by combining competitive performance with da

ATV/UTV

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – KYMCO USA said it will have 32 off-road vehicles in its 2015 lineup, including four versions of the new mid-sized UXV 450i SXS, fou
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda’s latest round of 2015 models includes the new CB300F street bike, a revamped Rubicon series and several returning ATV models
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
BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America has updated a number of motorcycles and ATVs for the 2015 model year. The 2015 DR200S ($4,499) has some of the most s
ANZA, Calif. - LabTek Off-Road announces its all-new F16 ATV Steering Stabilizers. After nearly four decades in the off-road community, and two decades in the pow
LOST PINES, Texas – They say everything is bigger in Texas, so maybe that’s why Yamaha decided to launch their newest side-by-side, the 2015 Viking VI

Scooters

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
Bintelli Scooters' Valor 150cc, Scorch 150cc, and Havoc 49cc have all already arrived and are ready to be distributed to the company's dealer network. The
SANTIAGO DE QUERÉTARO, Mexico - BRP opened a new manufacturing facility in Querétaro’s industrial park where it will manufacture composite hul
BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has unveiled two more 2014 models, including the completely redesigned Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS and the Burgman 2
TOKYO, Japan - There's an app for this, too: Terra Motors Corp. is bringing to market a scooter that can use the rider’s iPhone as a dashboard, the comp

PWC

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
KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha’s 2014 WaveRunner lineup is the company’s largest ever, and it is headlined by two new luxury performance models.

Snowmobiles

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
QUEBEC CITY – BRP announced the 2015 Ski-Doo snowmobile line during its semi-annual dealer meeting on Tuesday. The new Ski-Doo Summit X with T3 package and
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Polaris introduced its 2015 snowmobiles this week at its annual dealer meeting. The new AXYS platform took center stage and is the basis o
FOR COMMUTERS, the cold temperatures and snowfall that recently swept across the country were inconveniences. But for snowmobile retailers and manufacturers, it w
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - BRP and Alaska Mining and Diving Supply (AMDS) have donated a new Ski-Doo snowmobile to the Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche I

Sales Management

Sales Managers

MEMBERS OF THE Southern California BMW Motorcycle Dealers Group, along with rental company MotoQuest, are planning a BMW Motorcycle Festival in mid-September in t
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Sportbike sales are up in the 60-day period ending May 16, according to data collected by the National Automobile Dealers Association. Cruise
FONTANA, Calif. – In front of a gathering of Southern California dealers and their customers, BMW’s Parts and Accessories Manager Mike Hernandez outli
YOU WOULD HAVE to be living a pretty insular life not to be aware of the changes in the way automobiles are being sold. The business model of manufacturer-to-deal
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

Sales Team

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 (
For many dealers, spring means bulking up inventory levels and hiring additional staff. It also means training your staff to offer the best customer service and s
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ADP Lightspeed has reached an agreement with Powersports Marketing by Dealership University to provide their full training curriculum
NORFOLK, Vir. - Dominion Powersports Solutions has announced a fourth-quarter program to provide sales and marketing "how to" videos for retailers. Each

E-Commerce

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. - A new online retailer is capitalizing on the growth in adventure touring with an online store specializing in accessories for dualsport mo
DOMINGUEZ, Calif. – Saddlemen has made some improvements to its website to make it more interactive, easier to navigate and optimized for mobile application
RESTON, Va. and ATLANTA, Ga. - Shoppers want retailers to make it easier to purchase goods and services. Consumers also want websites and stores to work better to
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Internet retailer The Hub Companies said it has launched a new e-commerce site for powersports riding gear and apparel. The Hub Companies start
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris Industries has added generators to its Shopatron ship-from-store system and expanded its retail-integrated e-commerce initiative into
DELAND, Fla. – Necessity is the mother of invention, and in this case of PartsOutlaw.com. The website, which breaks down each powersports vehicle using a mi

F&I

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
JUPITER, Fla. - F&I and dealer development provider RpmOne has upgraded its website to include a virtual training center and Instant Quote System, a web-based
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Sheffield Financial has renewed its financing services agreement with Suzuki Motor of America Inc. for another two years, effective immediately.
SOUTHLAKE, Texas - F&I Express has added Adam Systems to its eContracting platform using its network of aftermarket providers. Founded in 1979, Adam Systems o
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Subprime financing and extended service contract provider MotoLease will offer special financing of the RoadLoK system to powersports dealership
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Sparta Commercial Services has formed a marketing alliance with Canadian-based DMS software developer Quantech Software Inc. on a mobile app tha