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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


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


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


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


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 »

NICB: Downward trend in bike thefts continues

December 30, 2015

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2014.  A total of 42,856 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2014 compared with 45,367 reported stolen in 2013 — a decrease of 6 percent. This is welcome news for motorcycle owners, since... Read more »

Massimo Motors opens new production facility

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December 25, 2015

Massimo Motors in October hosted city officials, customers and employees at the grand opening of its newly expanded and updated production facility in Garland, Texas. Massimo Motors recently celebrated the grand opening of its production facility in Garland, Texas. The 340,000-square-foot facility features... Read more »

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