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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 »

Black Friday parts sales down across the country

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
January 4, 2016

CDK data shows 40 percent of dealers up; 60 percent down Black Friday weekend parts sales data from powersports retailers who use the Lightspeed DMS shows that it was a slow start to the holiday season in the parts department, according to exclusive data provided to Powersports Business by CDK Global... Read more »

State of the Industry webinar offers insights

Kate Swanson, Assistant Editor
January 4, 2016

Industry leaders reflect on key data points of 2015 The final of a record five Powersports Business webinars in 2015 certainly ended the year on strong note with four industry-leading speakers providing insights into the year that was, and a look ahead. Powersports Business’ fourth annual State of... Read more »

Suzuki dealers treated to EICMA trip

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Dave McMahon, Editor in Chief
January 1, 2016

Polaris turns to Milan for reveal of Scout Sixty U.S.-based Suzuki dealers had only experienced a few hours of the motorcycle extravaganza known as EICMA in Milan, Italy, and they were already in awe. Celebrating their award for winning a Suzuki sales contest, the group of dealers nearly two dozen strong... Read more »

Senior product manager joins Wasteland Performance

January 1, 2016

Wasteland Performance announced that Scot Taylor has joined its team. Taylor has more than 20 years experience working in the powersports industry and will bring front-end business skills to help bring Wasteland’s first production vehicle to market. Taylor led the powertrain team for Polaris watercraft... Read more »

Keener honored by national group

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December 30, 2015

Powersports Business managing editor Liz Keener was named one of 20 national finalists for the Association of Business Information & Media Companies | Software & Information Industry Association Emerging Leader Awards, sponsored by the organization’s Women’s Leadership & Networking Council. In... Read more »

EXO2 appoints Tekrider as heated clothing distributor

December 30, 2015

McDonough, Ga.-based EXO2 announced it has selected Canada-based Tekrider as its new EXOGLO heated products distributor for North America. In addition, Tekrider has been licensed to make heated products for the North American powersports market with FabRoc, EXO2’s proprietary heat technology. Tekrider,... Read more »

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