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Fans rise to their feet as the  450SX Main Event starts at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Oakland.

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
January 29, 2014 Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., was packed Saturday night. As the lights went out and top Supercross racers rode around the stadium during introductions, the crowd roared as their favorite riders’ names were called. There’s no mistaking that Supercross is a serious sport for its fans. Everyone... Read more »

Expanding, acquiring while staying humble

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
January 29, 2014

Jesco Marine & Power Sports remains mindful of community during growth Jesco Marine & Power Sports, in Kalispell, Mont., has undergone big changes in the past couple of years. The dealership acquired a Polaris dealership, absorbing the line into its store, and then Jesco built a new facility,... Read more »

Trio elected to MIC board of directors


January 29, 2014

Menneto, Little, Schilke to serve two-year terms Motorcycle Industry Council members have elected Steve Menneto, Larry Little and Sarah Schilke to each serve two-year terms on the MIC Board of Directors. Steve Menneto A leader in the powersports industry for nearly 20 years, Menneto was the driving force... Read more »

IMG to expand Yamaha branding

January 29, 2014

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA has partnered with IMG Licensing, a division of the global sports, fashion and media company, IMG Worldwide, to exclusively manage and expand Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA’s licensing business in North America. Under the terms of the multi-year licensing representation... Read more »

EBR opens European office

January 29, 2014

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) has opened an office in The Netherlands to help expand distribution and overall brand awareness across Europe. EBR’s European office will be located outside Amsterdam, in the suburb of Alkmaar. EBR launched its latest product —the 1190RX — during the 2013 AIMExpo in Orlando. This... Read more »

MV Augusta adds ABS to 3-cylinder models


January 28, 2014

News Release The 2014 3-cylinder models, the Brutale 675 and 800, the F3 675 and 800 and the Rivale 800 are now also available with dual-function ABS: Normal and Race Mode. With an internal pressure sensor and independent wheel sensors on each axle, the Bosch 9MP ABS control unit offers unmatched size... Read more »

Indian Motorcycle, Triumph enter India


January 28, 2014

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., recently launched the Indian Motorcycle brand in India just days after Triumph opened its first dealership in the country. Indian’s entire lineup of the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain is available in India. “This... Read more »

Analyst: H-D Q4 retail sales expected to be up 5-7 percent


January 28, 2014

Harley-Davidson’s fourth quarter retail sales are anticipated to increase 5-7 percent, according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by Wells Fargo Securities senior analyst Timothy Conder. Harley’s fourth quarter call is scheduled for Thursday morning. Key points from Conder’s... Read more »

BMW Motorcycles posts impressive U.S. sales growth in 2013


January 28, 2014

News release BMW Motorrad USA reported a 17 percent increase in sales for 2013 — the second highest retail performance on record — with 14,100 units sold in 2013 compared to 12,100 units sold in 2012. Worldwide, BMW Motorrad sales reached a record high for the third year in a row with 115,191 units,... Read more »

New Harley-Davidson dealership opening in New Mexico


January 28, 2014

News release Scott Fischer Enterprises, industry leader, has officially announced plans to open a second Harley-Davidson store in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Named Duke City Harley-Davidson, the new store is expected to open in March 2014 and will operate in addition to the existing, successful Thunderbird... Read more »

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