Kawasaki Vulcan S offers built-for-all ergonomics with a performance twist

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–Kawasaki invited journalists to “America’s Riviera” to check out their latest salvo in the battle to earn and convert new riders into the sport of motorcycling, not to mention the Kawasaki brand. Make no mistake, this humble $6,999 cruiser is intended to be a big deal for Team Green, aiming squarely at riders that are already interested in riding but, for...

Yamaha unveils new Wolverine R-Spec sport side-by-side

NEWNAN, Ga. – Yamaha has repurposed an old ATV name for a new line of sport side-by-side: The Wolverine. 

Ski-Doo offering the Iron Dog Special snowmobile

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, inspired by Ski-Doos that have won the race in two of the past three years, was designed for rough trail enthusiasts and features many characteristics of those winning mach...

Polaris RZR 4 900 EPS a multi-passenger option with XP1000 enhancements

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris says its new RZR 4 900 EPS is one of the most versatile, multi-passenger side-by-sides available. The RZR 4 900 EPS delivers a multi-passenger option that can tackle a wide variety of terrains at a lower price than a premium model, the OEM announced. The vehicle shares many of the same attributes as the RZR S 900; 75 horsepower,

Polaris releases Sportsman XP limited editions, Ranger diesels

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris Industries announced new ATV limited editions and diesel Rangers to be added to the company's 2015 model year lineup announced last summer. All units will be available in dealerships in late January, the OEM stated. Here's the latest communique from Polaris: 2015 Sportsman XP 1000 Titanium Matte Metallic Limited Edition Based on t...

CSC Cyclone 250cc adventure-touring motorcycle receives EPA approval

AZUSA, Calif. - California Scooter Co./CSC Motorcycles announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the CSC Cyclone motorcycle as compliant with federal motor vehicle emissions requirements. Approvals for the State of California and for the Canadian market are pending, the company said.  The Cyclone is a 250cc water-cooled adventure-touring bike that includes engine guards, l...

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Motorcycles

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
TORRANCE, Calif. - Honda's popular Grom returns for 2015 in two new colors, with yellow and pearl white options joining the red and black versions from the de
AZUSA, Calif. - California Scooter Co./CSC Motorcycles announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the CSC Cyclone motorcycle as compliant wi
OJAI, Calif.–Human beings, ideally, at least, are generalists. Specialization is for insects. So why, then, have highly specialized machines—heavyweig
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

ATV/UTV

NEWNAN, Ga. – Yamaha has repurposed an old ATV name for a new line of sport side-by-side: The Wolverine. 
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Polaris knows it has a good thing going with the RZR line, but it has upped its game with the new Fox Edition RZR XP 1000 EPS, which prom
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris Industries announced new ATV limited editions and diesel Rangers to be added to the company's 2015 model year lin
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Polaris says its new RZR 4 900 EPS is one of the most versatile, multi-passenger side-by-sides available. The RZR 4 900 EPS delivers a m
DEALER EXPO, Chicago, Ill. – Xtreme Green Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty electric vehicles largely for the fleet market, unveiled its newest off

Scooters

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. – Hot on the heels of another small scooter launch for the U.S. market (see our review of the Suzuki Burgman 200), Yamaha unveiled th
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

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

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
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

Sales Management

Sales Managers

MUNICH, Germany—BMW Motorrad sold a record amount of vehicles for the fourth year in a row in 2014, the company reports. The manufacturer sold 123,495 motor
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
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.

Sales Team

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
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,

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

OXNARD, Calif. -  CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a provider of wireless products and services, announced it will integrate its CMF-1175 telematics device i
STAMFORD, Conn. and CYPRESS, Calif. — Synchrony Financial and Yamaha Motor Corp. USA have announced a multiyear renewal of their installment lending program
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