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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 »

California dealership adds Italian-branded location

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February 3, 2016

Fresh off of celebrating its 46th year in the business, Thousand Oaks Powersports (TOPS) made the decision to open a second location that caters solely to Italian brands: Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Piaggio and Aprilia. The original location serves as a multi-line dealership, carrying Yamaha, Kawasaki, KTM, Triumph... Read more »

Info-Link: November PWC sales continue growth

February 3, 2016

PWC sales showed a 15 percent year-over-year increase in November, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether Report. The Bellwether report tracks sales of PWC across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states... Read more »

ITP racers post banner year

February 3, 2016

ITP ATV and side-by-side racers had a banner year in 2015, winning 17 total championships in four different national racing series. “ITP ATV and SxS racers had an outstanding racing season, winning numerous championships and class titles,” said Rhett Turpin, ITP director of sales & marketing.... Read more »

Akrapovič commemorates 25 years of exhaust technology

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February 1, 2016

Slovenian specialists to unveil selected bike, car systems Akrapovič is marking an important milestone in the company’s history in 2016, when the Slovenian exhaust specialist is observing its 25th anniversary. This significant landmark will be celebrated throughout the year with various events and... Read more »

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