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Counterfeit helmet line found in Calif.

January 21, 2016

Law enforcement officials seized $250,000 worth of counterfeit Monster Energy motocross helmets and arrested two people at a business last week, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department and After issuing a search warrant, police found approximately 1,000 counterfeit helmets... Read more »

Former dealership GM elected to AMA board


January 21, 2016

News release The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that Ted Cabral — a 38-year member from Penngrove, Calif. — has been elected to its Board of Directors from the Northwest Region. Cabral fills the seat being vacated by Northwest Region Director Perry King, who could not seek... Read more »

Research supports banning smartphones from meetings

January 21, 2016

In a study recently conducted by IMEX America in conjunction with MPI, 40 percent of professionals believe that smartphones and tablets should be banned from meetings, according to an article online in Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings. Pending messages and content has been found to disrupt people’s... Read more »

Powersports industry veterans join PowerLily mentoring program

January 20, 2016

News release Scot Harden and Cinnamon Kernes have joined an elite team of mentors who will assist female powersports entrepreneurs in developing business plans and product pitch strategies to prospective business partners as part of the Motorcycle Industry Council’s PowerLily Gas Tank program. Scot... Read more »

Lonski and Associates adds industry veteran

January 20, 2016

News release Lonski and Associates, LLC announced today the addition of Paul Reschke, RV, Powersports and Marine industry sales executive to the distinguished team roster. A native of Minnesota, Reschke’s diverse experience includes 16+ years in the recreational industry with ADP Lightspeed, KTM North... Read more »

DEI Powersports announces sponsorship

January 20, 2016

News release DEI Powersports announces that it will be partnering with The RoadRace Factory Team (RRF) for the 2016 MotoAmerica Road Racing Series. As the official heat control products supplier to the team, DEI will help keep the RRF prepped Yamaha YZF-R1 cool under race conditions. Piloting this effort... Read more »

Study finds Millennials’ “indifferent attitude” about cars

January 20, 2016

The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute released a study detailing that the number of Millennials who have a driver’s license is down more than 15 percent, according to an article in USA Today. “The exact figure — 76.7 percent — represented a sharp decline from 79.7 percent... Read more »

KTM AG posts fifth consecutive record year for unit sales, revenue


January 19, 2016

Mattighofen, Austria-based KTM AG has reported a fifth consecutive year of sales growth for its KTM and Husqvarna brands combined in 2015, with sales exceeded 1 billion euro ($1.09 billion) for the first time. Unit sales were 180,801, a 14 percent increase from 2014. Revenue was 1.02 billion euro ($1.093... Read more »

Motorcycle Industry Council names 2016/17 Board of Directors


January 19, 2016

News release Eric Anderson, Kris Odwarka and Jim Woodruff have been elected by the Members of the Motorcycle Industry Council to serve on the 2016/2017 MIC Board of Directors. Paul Vitrano has been selected by Polaris Industries Inc. to be their representative on the MIC Board of Directors. Eric Anderson This... Read more »

Polaris VP steps down

January 19, 2016

News release Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that Todd Balan, vice president of Corporate Development, has elected to leave Polaris to explore other opportunities after six years of leading the Corporate Development team. Discussions regarding Balan’s transition began mid-2015, ensuring... Read more »

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