Powersports Business http://www.powersportsbusiness.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Eric Bondy resigns from KYMCO USA post Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830393 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Powersports Cyber Monday online sales improve Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830375 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Dealer wins ruling against Harley-Davidson The Milwaukee Business Journal. Tom Gianetti, who owns St. Paul Harley-Davidson in St. Paul, Minn., and Wild Prairie Harley-Davidson in Eden Prairie, Minn., sued Harley-Davidson over its new policies in October. Gianetti reported that about... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830357 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Bel-Ray continues Supercross partnership Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830321 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News PSB to launch new website, Nifty 50 contest Powersports Business will be launching an updated website next week. In conjunction with that release, the 13th annual Nifty 50 contest will officially open. The revamped website, still to be housed at PowersportsBusiness.com, features a fresh look, new sections, unique content, new advertising opportunities and more. This is in addition to the latest news, magazine content, product showcases, Industry Insiders blogs and Profit Xcelerator information that readers have already come to expect from the PSB website. With the launch... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830339 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News American SportWorks signs financing agreement Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830303 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News SuperTrapp acquires Fluidyne Powersports Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830285 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News ARI integrates FootSteps with PartSmart Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830249 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Polaris selects Progressive as preferred insurance provider Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830267 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Recreational Trails Program in jeopardy Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830231 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News PSB’s latest issue mailed Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830213 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News MIC launches holiday e-cards here. Personalized cards featuring a dealership’s name, logo and personalized message can be requested by... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830195 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News AMA Supercross to receive more TV coverage Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830069 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Yamaha, Toyota partner on vehicle project Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830015 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Honda to move some production to Thailand Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830033 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Boisjoli hints at IPO in interview Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2830051 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Fast Deals launches weekly deal site Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829997 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Kolpin names Pientok to national sales post Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829961 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Bel-Ray partners with Honda New Zealand Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829979 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Oildepot.ca announces AMSOIL sled products Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829925 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Yamaha donates $25,000 to charity Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829943 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Polaris India gets new PR agency http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829907 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Suzuki launches Thanksgiving Facebook promotion Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829817 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Racing Batteries launches sponsorship program Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829781 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Vega acquires U.S. distribution of Richa brand
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      • For more of the latest news, click Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829583 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Ducati announces special sales program Ducati announced a special program for consumers looking to purchase a brand new Ducati. Running through Dec. 31, "Freedom of Choice" provides customers with a financing offer as low as 4.99 percent APR for 60 months with the purchase of any new 2011 or earlier Ducati motorcycle.
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              • For related information on this story, click Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829493 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Minnesota dealer sues Harley-Davidson St. Paul Harley-Davidson in St. Paul, Minn., has filed a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson claiming that new restrictions Harley is enforcing on international and third-party sales are hindering dealers' profits. In the suit filed Nov. 1 in United States District Court, St. Paul Harley-Davidson said that as of Aug. 1, U.S. dealers have not been able to sell PG&A to any customers outside of the country, and beginning Jan. 1, they cannot sell any new PG&A on third-party websites, such as eBay and Amazon, according to a report... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829367 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Polaris acquires French company Polaris Industries has acquired a French manufacturer of electric lightweight commercial vehicles. The acquired company is Goupil Industrie SA out of Bourran, France. Polaris plans to keep the current Goupil staff and continue to operate the brand out of France. Goupil produced $25 million in sales in 2010. Polaris sees the company as a complementary addition to its electric-vehicle fleet, which includes Glocal Electric Motorcars (GEM), which Polaris acquired earlier this year. "As... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Stolen statue returned to Helmet House The Rider," was one of the first pieces of the "Art in Public Places" program in Calabasas. It was created by sculptor Steve Posson, the designer of the "Glory Days" sculpture at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, and art director Liselotte Bjork-Posson. The statue was stolen from Helmet House in October 2003. The statue... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829349 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Indiana dealer wins Polk prize in MIC contest Kurt Hayden of Hayden Honda in Indiana is getting a customized, direct marketing list using the Polk Motorcycle Garage Predictor tool, thanks to the Motorcycle Industry Council. Hayden was named the winner of the prize after being one of the first 300 dealers to register for the Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway. He was randomly selected in the latest floor-traffic-boosting promotion coming from the Motorcycle Industry Council's ongoing Revive Your Ride! program. The Polk Motorcycle Garage... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829313 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Thor Winter National Olympics start Monday Thor Winter National Olympics presented by Pro Circuit kicks off Monday in Gainesville, Fla., Pro Circuit announced. The event features three days of supercross racing, followed by three days of motocross at Gatorback Cycle Park. Known as the Mini O's, the amateur race is a Thanksgiving-week tradition. Many riders will be appearing for the first time with their new 2012 times, while others will by vying to fill any empty team slots. Pro Circuit's Race Support... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829331 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Brammo Empulse wins award from Popular Science Empulse electric sport bike has been chosen by Popular Science Magazine editors to receive a Best of What's New Award for 2011 in the Automotive category. The Brammo Empulse was designed in Ashland, Ore., and production will commence there in early 2012. The Empulse has the ability to go more than 100 mph and up to 100 miles on a single charge, and almost 2,000 customers have already pre-ordered the Empulse. It features a water-cooled electric motor and a six-speed... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829295 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News EVS Sports partners with Snocross Series EVS Sports announced it will partner with the ISOC Amsoil Snocross Championship Series for the 2011-12 season. EVS will be on hand at every round of the series to showcase its new line of snow gear products. The national tour schedule includes stops in Duluth, Minn. (Nov. 25-27); Bessemer, Mich. (Dec. 9-11); Shakopee, Minn. (Jan. 6-8); Farmington, N.Y. (Feb. 3-4); Pontiac, Mich. (Feb. 11); Fargo, N.D. (March 2-4); Elk River, Minn. (March 9-11); and Lake Geneva, Wis. (March 16-18).
                • For more of... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829277 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Arctic Cat auction to benefit Snowmobile Hall Arctic Cat F1100 Sno Pro in 50th Anniversary trim will be placed for auction on eBay beginning Nov. 24. The money raised will support the Snowmobile Hall of Fame. The 2012 F1100 Sno Pro was the very first built during production, and comes with classic Team Arctic colors. It's also autographed by every Team Arctic racer that was in attendance at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary celebration in Thief River Falls, Minn. There is no other Arctic Cat snowmobile in the world that has so many autographs from... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829241 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Yamaha partners with conservation group Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to help support its mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. Through the partnership, Yamaha becomes the exclusive sponsor for the RMEF's "Ride Right" program that delivers safe, responsible outdoors recommendations through BUGLE magazine, the foundation's official publication. "Yamaha is proud to partner with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and their efforts to communicate... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829259 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News CFMoto recalls 6,400 motorcycles CFMoto Powersports Inc. is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 CF250T V3 and CF250T V5 motorcycles because of the misplacement of the rear wheel brake. About 6,405 motorcycles were manufactured with a left-side rear wheel brake instead of the required right-side foot-operated rear wheel brake, so the vehicles do not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays." The absence of the brake on the right side of the motorcycle may hinder the rider's ability... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829223 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News NPA launches NPA Dealer Financing program Dealer Financing program. Designed exclusively for powersports dealers, NPA Dealer Financing was created to empower and assist powersports dealers to develop and expand their pre-owned business. "NPA was founded by dealers for dealers, and we've never forgotten that," said John Roshala, NPA's vice president of sales and marketing. "Our core beliefs of success center around our continued development of initiatives and programs that help our dealers grow their... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829187 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Analyst brings back rave reviews from Wildcat ride Mark E. Smith took his first ride on the Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 side-by-side over the weekend in Manitoba, and the vehicle came away with rave reviews. "The Wildcat met our high expectations," Smith writes in a research note provided to Powersports Business. "We were impressed by the speed, handling, suspension and aesthetics of this new recreational side-by-side and think this product will compete well with the RZR XP 900 from Polaris ... and the Commander 1000 from... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829151 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News K&N wins competition lawsuit K&N Engineering, Inc. has announced that it won a lawsuit against Spectre Performance on Nov. 1. In the suit, K&N alleged that Spectre intentionally made false claims regarding its air filters and air intake systems, which are similar to the cotton gauze high-flow air filters K&N invented. The claims Spectre made were about the filtration, fuel savings, air flow, horsepower capabilities and approval by the California Air Resource Board. After hearing seven days of testimony from 14... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829169 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Arctic Cat recalls ATVs Arctic Cat has recalled nearly 1,400 ATVs following reports of tie-rods bending. The affected units include all 2011 Arctic Cat XC 450s and some 2012 Arctic Cat XC 450s. The recalled 2012s include those with the last six numbers of the VIN in the range of 6V0101-6V0178 and 700101-700230. Each has been sold since February 2011. Arctic Cat has received three reports of bent tie-rods, spurring the recall. No injures have been reported. Registered owners of the ATVs have been notified... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829133 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News DAA Northwest aids charities Bob McConkey, Greg Mahugh, the staff at DAA Northwest MotorSports and their customers celebrated 19 years of doing business together Nov. 9-10, when the auction's anniversary sale took place. "The market was red hot," McConkey said. "Buyers came from everywhere to feast on a tremendous selection of 1,900 bikes, cars and trucks. About 1,200 units changed hands, resulting in a 63 percent sale overall." The auction included a closed Harley-Davidson Financial Services... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829115 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Ducati's Panigale named 'Most Beautiful' Ducati's 1199 Panigale Superbike was awarded the "Most Beautiful Bike of the Show" at EICMA Sunday in an honor voted on by show attendees. More than 13,800 visitors participated in the poll that was organized by Italian motorcycle publication Motociclismo." The Panigale secured more than half of the votes, with 53.4 percent in favor of the bike. The MV Agusta F3 followed with 17 percent of the vote, and the Husqvarna Nuda 900R received 3 percent. The award was... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829097 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Cycle Country sells oil filter brand Cycle Country Accessories Corp. announced it has sold the Perf-form brand to the original founder, Doug Koelfgen. "Doug Koelfgen was the original founder from whom Cycle Country purchased the business in 2002, and we felt selling it back to him was and is the best move for our Perf-form customers," said Tony Petersen, Cycle Country VP of sales. "Under the terms of the purchase agreement, he received all of the brand assets including the extensive finished goods and raw... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829061 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News NBC Sports the new home of AMA Pro MX Championship MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced that NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network will be the new broadcast home for the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The broadcast partnership will feature three live hours on NBC Sports and 21 hours of race programming on the NBC Sports Network, with 11 hours live. The 2012 season expects to continue the upward trend the series has experienced since MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports became... 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Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829043 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Mecum Auctions to present Roberts with award Mecum Auctions will sponsor dirt track and road racing icon and AMA Hall of Famer Kenny Roberts during the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18, during the Capital One Visa Card AMA Legends & Champions Weekend at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. During the ceremony, Mecum's motorcycle division manager Gavin Trippe Sr. will present "King Kenny" Roberts with an award honoring his contributions to the motorcycling... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2829025 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Interior Department proposal could block riding on public land Preliminary Report on BLM Lands Deserving Protection as National Conservation Areas, Wilderness or Other Conservation Designation." The report identifies 18 backcountry areas in nine states that Interior Secretary... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828809 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News KTM unveils 690 Duke at EICMA EICMA in Milan, Italy. "Our message for the future is clear. KTM focuses on any surface more than ever on the strength of our products," said Hubert Trunkenpolz, CSO, KTM-POWERSPORTS AG. "The innovations that we are showing here in Milan are a perfect reflection of our innovative, sporting and strong engagement." The 690 Duke was released 18 years after the launch of the very first Duke. The single-cylinder bike offers power and ABS to go along with a... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828791 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Duo Web Solutions launches RealDealerRatings RealDealerRatings, a fully branded web site platform for powersports dealers to collect and showcase their own customer reviews, has been launched by Duo Web Solutions. These "real" positive customer reviews can then repurposed on local search sites like Google Places to improve the dealer's reputation by making negative reviews less prominent and relevant. "Studies show that 70 percent of consumers trust online reviews and ratings. Quite often buying decisions... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828755 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Triumph launches Seeking Explorers competition Tiger Explorer model, Triumph has launched an exclusive competition, Seeking Explorers, that will see one United States winner embark on a 12-day trip of a lifetime before the bike even goes on sale. Organized in collaboration with motorcycle travel company Edelweiss, which runs the Triumph Adventure Tours program, the exclusive tour starts in southern Spain on March 9, before crossing the Mediterranean to Morocco for a ride that encompasses everything... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828773 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News BRP wins industrial design award BRP, The Coca Cola Co., Starkey and Oral-B as its 2011 Catalyst Design Case Study winners. A jury of 18 design and business leaders chose these four cases because they either demonstrated design's power to generate revenue or positively addressed a social challenge. BRP used consumer-inspired designs to create a new motorcycle category with the three-wheeled Can-Am... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828737 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News ZiiOS adds Stevenett to sales team ZiiOS, a DMS provider and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has announced the addition of Kevin Stevenett to its sales team. Stevenett, formerly a regional sales manager with ADP Lightspeed, has been consulting with powersports dealers since 1993. Stevenett has been a Bell+Howell Top Gun, ProQuest Titan and ADP President's Club awards recipient. "Kevin is a strong asset to both ZiiOS and the dealers we serve, with almost two decades of experience working with dealers and their DMS... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828719 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Sena systems to be carried by Polaris dealers Polaris Industries and Sena Technologies have partnered to offer Sena's SMH10 Bluetooth Communication product to Polaris dealers throughout the United States. "We are excited to offer the Sena Bluetooth products to Polaris Industries, who is without question the leading full-range powersports vehicle manufacturer in the USA today," said Rick Grassadonia, sales director for Sena Technologies. The SMH10 Bluetooth v2.1+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828701 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Ducati dealers to host Fashion Night Ducati dealers are gearing up for a weeklong promotion to debut the brand's 2012 Fashion Collection. From Nov. 14-19, participating Ducati Dealers from North America will unveil key pieces from the upcoming Fashion Collection. On Friday, Nov. 18, selected dealerships will bring the glamour and excitement of the catwalk with a Ducati-exclusive fashion show. Ducati Fashion Night will be held at the following locations: Advanced Motorsports Ducati Dallas; Ducati New Orleans; Ducati NewRoc, New... 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Founded in 2010, MotorcycleHelmetsandJackets.com offers apparel, accessories and protective gear for motorcycle, snowmobile and ATV enthusiasts. The website's success has driven Ballston Spa resident Susan Curley to launch her first physical location. "I'm so excited to be... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828647 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Auction to benefit U.S. Jr. World MX team Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Junior Motocross World Championships team championship in Cingoli, Italy, this year. You can find the auctions by clicking here. Items up for bid in November and December include jerseys from Travis Pastrana, Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828629 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Gas prices have fallen nearly 3 cents in past week $3.43 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. The national average has not moved during the last month and stands 57.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average is just one penny away from being the lowest we've seen since the start of March, even as crude oil prices have risen," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. "Just in the last week, wholesale... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828485 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News A&P Financial Services joins AppOne platform Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced that A&P Financial Services, which focuses on initiating financing for marine and powersports dealerships, has joined the AppOne platform. AppOne automates the indirect lending, credit approval and compliance processes for lenders and the vehicle dealerships with which they work. A&P Financial Services will use AppOne to help simplify the preparation of loan documents, automate credit application processing and connect its dealer customers with... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828467 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Honda recalls certain 2010 NT700V models Honda is recalling certain model year 2010 NT700V motorcycles manufactured from Nov. 26, 2009, through Nov. 27, 2009, due to an incorrect tire information label. The label applied to the swingarm may display incorrect tire size and air pressure specifications. Honda will mail the correct tire information along with installation instructions to owners. At the customer’s option, a Honda dealer will perform the installation free of charge. The potential number of units affected is 120.
                  • For more... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828449 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Yamaha issues motorcycle recalls Yamaha is recalling certain model year 2009-12 XVS95/CT (V Star 950/V Star 950 Tourer) motorcycles, manufactured from October 2008 through August 2011, and model year 2007 XVS1300/CT (V Star 1300/V Star Tourer) motorcycles, manufactured from August 2006 through March 2007. The recall says there may not be a proper seal between the fuel pipes for the fuel injectors and the fuel hose that connects them due to an improperly... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828431 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News U.S. Senate panel wants to kill trail-funding program Recreational Trails Program (RTP), which provides money to states to develop and maintain trails, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On Nov. 4, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released its proposed transportation funding authorization bill for the next two years, entitled "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21). The bill specifies what transportation programs are approved... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828413 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Yamaha’s motorcycle sales see Q3 increases Yamaha Motors saw a 7.1 percent increase in net sales of motorcycles in its third quarter compared to the year-ago period, but sales remained mostly stable for the first nine months of 2011. Net sales through Sept. 30 decreased 0.4 percent from the same nine-month period in 2010 due in part to a sales decrease in Europe and negative exchange rates. The quarterly success was attributed to increased sales in the U.S., as well as in Vietnam, Indonesia and Brazil. Third quarter net sales were ¥229 billion ($2.9 billion).... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828341 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Lehman Trikes considering sale or merger Lehman Trikes, Inc. (LTI) Board of Directors is looking into various strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including the possibility of selling the company. LTI announced that its Board has formed a committee of directors to explore a range of options to improve the position of its shareholders, which could take the form of cost savings initiatives, the sale of the company, or a strategic business merger. The Board has received an expression of interest from an investment firm to engage in a due... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828323 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Japanese exports to U.S. rise in September Motorcycle exports from Japanese OEMs to the U.S. in September increased by 68 percent compared to the year-ago month, according to data release by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. Exports to the Middle East increased by 32 percent compared to September 2010, with exports to Latin America rising by 10 percent. Exports to Europe declined by more than 30 percent. Worldwide motorcycle exports from Japanese OEMs in September increased by 4 percent compared to the year-ago month. Motorcycle... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828305 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Michigan House passes appeal of helmet law Detroit Free Press. The measure now advances to the Senate, which approved an earlier version of the bill in June. To read the full story from... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828287 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Harley-Davidson honors military with support of HOG chapters Harley-Davidson Motor Company will celebrate Military Appreciation Month this November with a number of efforts to show its support and gratitude for the men and women in the military. One way the company will do that is by teaming up with the United Service Organizations (USO). Harley-Davidson will welcome donations at its nearly 650 dealerships throughout the country on behalf of the USO through Dec. 31. The donations will be used to assemble care packages for troops overseas. The company is also... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828269 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News New Amazon app enters retail space A9.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. The app allows users to explore tens of millions of products and view them on Amazon.com. iPhone customers can use the new app, called Flow, to point at any product with a UPC code. The app, which does not need to be pointed specifically at the code, will then visually recognize the product and display Amazon.com product information, including price, multimedia content... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828251 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Can-Am Commander makes historic finish in Morocco Can-Am Commander side-by-side, driven by Francisco Lopez and co-pilot Claudio Troncoso, won the Morocco Rally in the UTV category after covering 2,000 kilometers of challenging African terrains. The duo made international headlines last week at the race by becoming the only side-by-side competitor to complete the six stages of the 2011 edition, in addition to placing 21st within the car category. "BRP's Can-Am Commander side-by-side reflects our DNA in its purest tradition," said... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828233 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Triumph teams up with Roland Sands again Triumph Thruxton motorcycle will be auctioned on Saturday, Nov. 5, during a Tony Hawk Foundation benefit. The third-annual Stand Up For Skateparks fundraiser benefit will be held in Las Vegas at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. The Thruxton is the second “Hawkized” Triumph to be built by Roland Sands Design for the Stand Up For Skateparks fundraisers, with a custom Scrambler model going for $32,500 in October to Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard.... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828215 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News MIC offers digital Revive Your Ride! banners to dealers Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway, the Motorcycle Industry Council has free downloads for powersports retailers and service providers, including free digital banners, along with posters, flyers, postcards, press release template, logos and more. The Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway runs through Dec. 31 and offers retail customers a $10,000 grand prize, a $2,500 first place prize and a $1,000 second place prize. "Posting the free Revive Your Ride! digital banners on a retailer’s web site is the... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828197 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Tread Lightly! hosts fundraising auction Tread Lightly is hosting its Fourth Annual Charity Auction on eBay to raise funds to address outdoor recreation issues, the organization announced. The auction began Tuesday and runs through Nov. 11. More than 50 companies donated upwards of 150 products to the auction, with big-ticket items consisting of a Yamaha Grizzly 550 ATV and a John Deere Gator XUV 625i utility vehicle. Also included are powersports equipment, outdoor gear and getaways. Bids for each auction will start at 40-60... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828179 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Honda increases powersports unit sales in Q2 Honda’s wholesale unit sales of powersports vehicles, including motorcycles, scooters and ATVs, increased 20 percent in the company’s 2012 fiscal second quarter over the year-ago period. The wholesale unit sales rose in each region where the vehicles are sold, with a 547,000 unit increase to more than 3 million units sold worldwide – a record high for a quarter. North America saw a 10,000 unit increase over 2011’s fiscal second quarter to 53,000 for the 2012 fiscal second quarter. That jump was credited to the positive... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828089 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Black Book shows wholesale market up for ATVs, UTVs Black Book’s Nov. 1 Specialty Markets Report. “Many units at the auctions have been coming from dealer consignments as they adjust their inventory for the fall and winter seasons, while inventory from the banks and finance companies continues to be a little lower in volume than in years past,” said Black Book managing editor Ricky Beggs. “This is a direct effect of the past... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828071 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News MIC honors Hagie with award Roger Hagie, Kawasaki Motor Corp.’s longtime director of public and government affairs, with the 2011 MIC Chairman’s Award at the MIC Communications Symposium Oct. 27 in Carson, Calif. For the past six years, the MIC has presented the annual Chairman’s Awards to groups and individuals who have made special contributions of time, leadership and effort, to preserve, protect and promote the powersports community. Prior to retiring this past summer, Hagie was an active... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828053 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Harley-Davidson Museum earns green rating Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee a green rating, according to a report from the Associated Press. The Travel Green Wisconsin certification includes nine areas of evaluation: communication and education; waste reduction, reuse and recycling; energy efficiency, conservation and management; water conservation and wastewater management; air quality; wildlife and landscape conservation and management; transportation; purchasing; and local community... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828035 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Ski-Doo ambassador Chaffin honored Ashley Chaffin was invited to attend the annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner hosted in New York by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Chaffin was considered for her performance over the past winter. The dinner honors the best female athletes in the world for individual and team performances, inspiration, contribution and courage. Chaffin was the first woman snowmobiler to be invited to the event. “This was such an absolutely awesome experience to come here with all these superstars of... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2828017 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News National gas prices decrease slightly gasoline prices nationally have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. The national average has decreased 1.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 65.5 cents per gallon higher than one year ago. "With some European resolve in regards to the Greece debt situation, oil prices took off late last week,” GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said. "While the national average has remained... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827999 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Dutch apparel company REV’IT! acquires TRYONIC TRYONIC, an Italian brand that specializes in protection products. REV'IT! specializes in the development, design, sales and marketing of motorcycle apparel and accessories for both track and road use. The company saw 25 percent growth in the fiscal year ended August 2011. “The acquisition of TRYONIC is -- after acquiring the GORE-TEX license for apparel and gloves in 2009 -- the next big moment for our company," said Ivan Vos, managing director of... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827981 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Steam powered motorcycle hits auction block Roper Steam Motorcycle is expected to break the world record for a motorcycle sold at auction when it hits the block at Auctions America by RM Jan. 12-14 in Las Vegas. The motorcycle is the second of just two steam-powered motorcycles built by Sylvester Roper of Roxbury, Mass. January will be the first time it has been made available at a public sale. It’s anticipated that it will break a 2008 motorcycle auction record, which was set when a 1915 Cycle Board Track Race... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827963 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News New mailing address for <i>Powersports Business</i> Powersports Business has a new mailing address. The magazine staff moved into the company’s new headquarters in Minneapolis on Monday. Come see us when you’re in the Twin Cities. Otherwise, you can find us via mail at Powersports Business, 3300 Fernbrook Lane North Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55447. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. A couple of photos of the new digs can be found here on the Powersports Business Facebook... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827945 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Arctic Cat sees snowmobile sales rise Arctic Cat Inc. officials announced today during the company’s second quarter earnings call that its snowmobile sales rose 25 percent to $114.7 million in the fiscal 2012 second quarter, up from $91.5 million in the prior-year quarter. Company officials said sales were fueled by Arctic Cat's new 2012 model lineup of 23 all-new snowmobiles that represent 75 percent of the company’s current offerings. In addition, Arctic Cat’s net sales increased by 17 percent to $204.8 million on higher... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827567 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Polaris becomes part owner of Brammo Polaris Industries Inc. announced a minority investment in Brammo, an Ashland, Ore.-based maker of electric vehicle technology and two-wheel electric vehicles. By investing in Brammo, Polaris obtains access to its proprietary electric vehicle powertrain technology, as well as exposure to the rapidly growing electric motorcycle market, company officials said. Brammo’s $28 million Series B stock sale was led by Polaris and included existing shareholder Alpine Energy and new shareholder NorthPort Investments LLC. “We are... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827549 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Yamaha uses ATV event to donate to charity Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Ironman in Crawfordsville, Ind. With two series championships already clinched and the season’s largest gathering of racers and fans on hand, Yamaha rolled out a host of racer and fan appreciation activities and raised the donation bar for the “Annual Pink Race.” Yamaha set an Ironman “Annual Pink Race” record by committing $6,000 in support of FAITH Alliance, a breast cancer... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827513 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News Sea-Doo’s new RXP-X off to strong start James Bushell claimed two of the most prestigious world championship titles in PWC racing by winning both the Pro Open and Pro GP classes at the recent IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Bushell’s Sea-Doo Centre backed RXP-X, featuring Sea-Doo’s all-new T3 hull design, brought home the double championship. The combination of the Sea-Doo T3 hull, Australia tuner/builder Les Cooke’s abilities to bring the new Sea-Doo RXP-X innovations to the racetrack... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827531 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:05:03 GMT Breaking News VP Racing Fuels to serve Arenacross VP Racing Fuels announced that fuel service will be provided on site at all 12 rounds of the AMA Arenacross series beginning with the first race Saturday in Des Moines. VP has designated Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki as its trackside supplier. “We’re looking forward to providing this service to all the Arenacross riders,” said Denny Bartz, team manager for Team Babbitt’s. “We’ll have VP100 and MR-PRO6 racing fuels available in five-gallon pails for Pro class riders as well as U4.4 for... Read More]]> http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/output.cfm?id=2827495