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South Carolina bill would increase distance between vessels

January 15, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association reports that a bill in South Carolina that would increase the distance between a PWC or vessel and a moored vessel or person in the water has been pre-filed by Rep. Chip Huggins. This bill would require 100 feet and idle speed between a personal watercraft... Read more »

UTV air conditioning unit gets folks talking

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Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
January 13, 2016

DFK sees growth for 2016 after product reveals at AIMExpo After kicking off its first year as an AIMExpo exhibitor, DFK Cabs looks forward to year of growth with updated systems and new product development. During the October event in Orlando, DFK debuted separate cabs for the Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT and... Read more »

New BomBoard portable PWC gaining steam

January 13, 2016

The new BomBoard PWC appears to be gaining steam, and it’s doing so with Harley-Davidson CFO John Olin serving as an advisor of the Wisconsin-based company, according to the company’s website at bomboard.com. The BomBoard has found success on its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which sold out of... Read more »

Manheim Specialty offers another wholesale option

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Liz Keener, Managing Editor
January 11, 2016

With 14 powersports sales per month, buyers and sellers have opportunities One of Manheim Specialty Auctions’ goals is to put powersports dealers who want to buy and sell pre-owned units together, making the process as easy as possible for both along the way. “We consolidate powersports inventory... Read more »

Naples Harley-Davidson GM guides charity event

January 11, 2016

With the help of more than 1,000 motorcyclists and local fundraisers, the Southwest Coast Division of the March of Dimes raised an estimated $138,000 through the 15th annual Bikers for Babies fundraiser in Florida. Donations raised throughout the event contribute to research and medical services relating... Read more »

Pre-owned warranty boosts sales, confidence

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Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
January 8, 2016

Dealership finds success with 12-month unlimited mile warranty for used bikes What better way to help customers add to the excitement of buying a pre-owned bike than to offer a warranty as part of the purchase? Eurosports, a Coopersville, Pa., dealership that specializes in European motorcycles, began... Read more »

UTI reports fiscal year results

January 8, 2016

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. reported revenues for the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 of $90.7 million, a 4.9 percent decrease from $95.3 million for the fourth quarter of the prior year. Including the impact of a $12.4 million goodwill impairment charge, net loss for the fourth quarter was $9.8... Read more »

Tainan trip provides inside look at supply chain

Liz was given the opportunity to ride TGB’s 1000cc utility ATV at the TGB test site in the Taiwanese mountains.

Liz Keener, Managing Editor
January 6, 2016

A journey discovering Taiwan’s impact on the powersports industry Speedometers, LED lights, goggles, scooter brake discs, continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), ATVs and more are all manufactured for the global powersports market by Taiwanese companies. That’s the message the Taiwan External... Read more »

Brown & Brown acquires MBA Insurance

January 6, 2016

J. Scott Penny, chief acquisitions officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. and Bert Alanko, the sole shareholder of MBA Insurance Agency of Arizona, Inc. announced that MBA and Brown & Brown of Kentucky, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., have entered into an agreement for the acquisition... Read more »

Snowfest 3 celebrates snowmobile riding, films

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January 4, 2016

Snowmobilers headed to downtown Wahkon, Minn., on Dec. 12 for the third annual Snowfest. Snowfest 3 is a celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival. “Snowfest features the best snowmobile action films. This year’s films literally bring the art form to a higher level with... Read more »

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