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Lovin’ the lease!

By Glenice Wilder

The powersports market is lovin’ the lease these days – and for good reason. Several factors have converged to make leasing a motorcycle a great option in 2016. Inventories are high As I’ve mentioned before, motorcycle OEMs are strongly encouraging dealers to sell new bikes and are offering subsidized financing incentives to sweeten the deal. We anticipate these incentives to ...

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Tapping into disposable income

By Glenice Wilder

There have been several news items lately announcing new lenders entering the powersports market, and existing lenders charting notable profits. The trend has been unfolding for about a year. In fact, there was a packed house at the 2015 Powersports Finance conference, with lenders hearing lots of good news. One institution already servicing the powersports market — America’s First Federal ...

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Q1 is shaping up nicely!

By Glenice Wilder

As we near the end of Q1, the powersports market is experiencing some encouraging positives. This is well-deserved good news after the past few years of only moderate growth, compared to the retail automotive sector. Pre-owned motorcycle inventories are growing, and lenders are investigating powersports financing options. While these signals point to a positive year, this is not the time ...

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Boating and riding enthusiasts take cross-country trek

By Wanda Kenton Smith

Boaterz n Bikerz Tour Logo

What happens when you ignite a group of boating industry folks who are passionate motorcyclists, with a yearning for adventure? In my case, the result shifted from the top dream of my bucket list to Boaterz N' Bikerz Across America: A Hull of a Tour, a nearly 3,000-mile epic trek from Florida to California held May 4–13. I’ve been jonesin’ ...

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E12: Ethanol’s back-up plan

With the Environmental Protection Agency soon to decide whether to grant a waiver that would allow fuel containing ethanol blends of up to 15 percent to be used in newer road vehicles, at least one company with a strong interest in the decision has a back-up plan in case the ruling doesn’t go its way.

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A guarantee for success

If I take in all the news that surrounds us on a daily basis, from the Internet, television, magazines, etc., the last word that comes to my mind is confidence. Oddly, this is one of the most important words that we should be focused on. Our industry is built on enjoyment. It's even in our industry name, powersports. It is hard to ...

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