The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) Board of Directors approved 36 new member companies so far in 2005 - the sixth straight year membership has exceeded the 300-member mark.
The MIC is a not-for-profit, national trade association created to promote and preserve motorcycling and the U.S. motorcycle industry. This is accomplished through its activities in government relations, statistics, communications, technical, and aftermarket programs. Members represent manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, parts and accessories, as well as allied trades such as publishing, insurance and consultants. While dealers, clubs and individuals are not eligible for membership, the MIC works with these groups on issues of mutual interest.
Manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles and those in the aftermarket / allied trades attain voting membership. Businesses who meet the requirements of one of the preceding categories but have not been in business for at least two years are granted Research & Development, or non-voting, membership.
Membership benefits include quarterly motorcycle, scooter and ATV Retail sales reports; technical notices, state legislative summaries, and government relations bulletins; owner demographic usage information; profiles and number of retail outlets; insurance and bankcard processing services; state and federal laws and regulations on CD ROM.
New, voting member companies include:
American Motorcycle Dealer Magazine
AXO America, Inc.
Big Dog Motorcycles
Foreign Parts Distribution
Gart Sutton & Associates
Larry Coleman Sales & Marketing
Millsite Engineering Co., Inc.
Paisano Publications, LLC
Paramount Custom Cycles
Pinlock USA, Inc.
Radiator Specialty Company
Red Baron Racing
Rucker Performance Motorcycle Company
Softek Software International (SSI), Inc.
Troy Lee Designs
Zipper's Performance Products
New, non-voting member companies include:
Automobile Club of Southern California
Boston Soap Works
Rose Advisors, Inc.
Team Hawg Racing Products
Traceable ID Sytems
Zoom Strategic Marketing
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