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Providing customers with a place to ride

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
February 12, 2016

Texas dealership offers 2,500-acre riding area exclusively to customers In the early 2000s, Morris Baker was faced with a serious concern. “At that time, we were having a lot of land closures, and the off-road riding clubs didn’t have a place to go. I was afraid they wouldn’t have a place to camp... Read more »

Harley-Davidson dealership gets new owner

February 12, 2016

George Chaconas of Performance Brokerage Services reports that Ozzie Giglio has added to his stable of Harley-Davidson dealerships in Illinois by purchasing Starved Rock Harley-Davidson in Ottawa, Ill., from Tom and Sara Eiden. The dealership will keep its name. The Eidens purchased Starved Rock Harley-Davidson... Read more »

Backstage Pass to Service builds rapport

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
February 10, 2016

St. Paul, Wild Prairie Harley-Davidson showcase service department to customers The Backstage Pass to Service event is the kickoff to the 2016 season at St. Paul Harley-Davidson and Wild Prairie Harley-Davidson in Minnesota. And while the temperature was blustery with a “minus” sign in front of the... Read more »

Wizards Products hires Neitz as marketing manager

February 10, 2016

Amy Antonsen, president of Wizards Products, announced that Matthew Neitz has joined the company’s executive team as marketing manager. “Matt’s professionalism, integrity and industry knowledge make him a perfect fit for our organization” Antonsen said. Neitz brings with him nearly 10 years of... Read more »

Weego brings new power to the industry

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
February 8, 2016

Jump starters launched by 50-year-old company Weego is a very new name to the industry. Launched just a year and a half ago, the brand of portable jump starters and battery packs is still establishing itself in the powersports market, making its largest push yet with a booth at October’s AIMExpo, an... Read more »

Drag Specialties hires new sales rep

February 8, 2016

Bryan Jagger Bryan Jagger has been named the new Drag Specialties sales rep for Florida’s West Coast. His experience includes dealership positions as general manager and marketing and sales consultant. He’s also been a professional street bike stunt rider. He’s an avid Harley-Davidson and Buell... Read more »

Dealers report strong 2015 in service

Liz Keener, Managing Editor
February 8, 2016

Motorcycle dealers especially strong in Q4  Service was a positive department for many dealers throughout 2015. Most dealers reported their service department was average, somewhat strong, or very strong in each quarter of the year. In the most recent quarter, Q4 2015, 40 percent of dealers participating... Read more »

MV Agusta sales grow 30 percent in 2015

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February 5, 2016

Sales of MV Agusta’s 3- and 4-cylinder superbikes, made in Varese, Italy, exceeded 9,000 units for a 30 percent sales increase in 2015 thanks to strong European and export sales. In Europe the largest sales increase was registered in the U.K., with a 140 percent year-over-year increase. MV’s sales... Read more »

Dealers learn winter is not coming

Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
February 5, 2016

Low snowfall affects Q4 sales As always, weather remained the main contributing factor in snow sales this past quarter. Most snowmobile dealers who participated in the Q4 2015 Powersports Business/RBC Capital Markets Dealer Survey said they had a less than favorable quarter in comparison to Q4 2014. A... Read more »

Sea-Doo getting ice sculpture in Minnesota

February 5, 2016

When the 2016 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show docks at the Minneapolis Convention Center Jan. 21-24, it’ll be a perfect time to celebrate winter in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Sea-Doo will feature two life-sized PWC ice sculptures, carved in an unbelievably lifelike depiction using some of... Read more »

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