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Italian bike maker headed to CES in Las Vegas


News release Energica Ego will be present at CES 2015, the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibition will take place from January 6th to 9th : the first model Ego from Energica Motor Company will be on display at the ChargePoint booth, #2815. ChargePoint is the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) ...

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USXC snowmobile season opener heavy on Arctic Cat wins

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News release As the 2014-2015 USXC cross-country season kicked off at the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake event near Gonvick, Minn., it was the hard working and talented Team Arctic crew who were doing the kicking. The results left painful imprints on the competitions’ back ends as Team Green captured 14 of 20 class wins and 36 of 50 podium ...

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Move like Jagger in 3 steps     

By Chris Clovis

Immediately after hitting the airwaves, “American Idol” was a sensation with viewership rivaling the Super Bowl. Suddenly everyone from your mechanic to your mother had an opinion on tone, timbre, and “pitchyness” of vocal performance. Ever wonder why singing draws such broad scrutiny over other musical talents? For example, have you ever heard of “America’s Top Violinist” or “America’s Top ...

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Drag NVP ‘a home run’

By By Dave McMahon

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Vendors get positive reception to 2015 product Legend Suspensions owner Jesse Jurrens had a formidable lineup of new products for dealers and reps to view during the Drag Specialties National Vendor Presentation in Madison, Wis., earlier this year. And now that 2015 is closer than ever, dealers are on the cusp of being able to get those new parts onto ...

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Yamaha FZR reigns supreme at Lake Havasu

Yamaha and the FZR WaveRunner put on a show at the 2014 IJSBA World Finals of personal watercraft racing held in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Yamaha took home seven pro, expert and amateur world titles. Highlighting the race weekend were brothers Aero and Aqsa Aswar, who dominated the competition all summer long with their Dean’s Team-tuned Yamaha FZRs by winning ...

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Study shows optimism for 2015 by U.S. CFOs

Grant Thornton survey shows sustained business confidence Nearly half of CFOs expect the U.S. economy to improve during the next six months, and only 9 percent expect it to worsen, according to the Grant Thornton LLP 2014 Fall CFO Survey. The biannual survey reflects the insights of more than 1,000 CFOs and other senior financial executives across the U.S. The ...

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas H-D

By By Liz Keener

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  Dealership benefits from new location across from famous sign It was 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in October, and Las Vegas Harley-Davidson was buzzing. A few people lined up at the parts counter; a couple was consulting with someone in service, while a few customers perused the options at the T-shirt bar, and others took time to get their ...

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Holeshot’s SnoRipper offers winter fun for 110cc bikes

Holeshot’s SnoRipper RPZ110 is the first snowbike system designed specifically for the popular 110cc dirt bike category. The kit was professionally designed with Solidworks CAD and has been extensively tested in extreme conditions. It fits the Kawasaki KLX110/110L, while kits for Yamaha and Honda 110cc bikes are coming soon. The SnowRipper RPZ110 features OEM quality manufacturing with industry leading parts, ...

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Analyst: Snowmobile sales up 20 percent year-over-year

In a conference call with analysts to discuss its fiscal third quarter 2015 results, BRP management noted that “North American snowmobile industry was healthy with retail up in the 20% range y/y in the season so far with Ski-Doo gaining some share,” according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by RBC Capital Markets analyst Joe Spak. Spak also ...

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