Kawasaki to Kick Retail Sales into High Gear with GE Money Credit Program

Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA, and GE Money, the consumer lending unit of General Electric Company, have announced a new consumer financing program that will help rev up retail sales for the world-famous motor sports brand.

Colin Edwards Signs With Monster Yamaha Tech3 For 2011

The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team has announced that Colin Edwards has signed a new one-year contract to ride for the French-based squad in the 2011 MotoGP world championship.

Handy Industries Acquired By Newly Formed Jadeim, LLC

On August 13, Jadeim, LLC acquired Handy Industries. Jadeim, LLC is a joint venture between Joel and Mike Jansen of Sully, Iowa, and Tom Deimerly of Marshalltown, Iowa. Both Deimerly and the Jansens bring years of manufacturing and distribution experience to the new company.

Sean Finley Joins Digital Throttle

Sean Finley has joined the Digital Throttle ad network as president, Motorcycle Group. Finley is a life-long motorcycle enthusiast and has worked in the motorcycle industry for more than 20 years, most recently as group publisher of the Source Interlink Motorcycle Group which includes magazines and websites such as Dirt Rider, Motorcyclist, Hot Bike, Sport Rider and ATV Rider.

WPS Unveils Mobile Orders Website

WPS has rolled out a mobile version of its dealer orders website, www.wpsorders.com. Dealers with smart phones now have the ability to check inventory, look up items, view specials and closeouts, and place orders right from their mobile phone. Highlights include: •    Designed to work on smart phones such as the iPhone, Android and Blackberry

The Lincoln Electric Welding School Announces Its 2010 Fourth Quarter Schedule

The Lincoln Electric Welding School, which has instructed more than 120,000 students since its inception in 1917, announces its schedule for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Wisconsin To Give Harley $25 Million Tax Incentive

Wisconsin has offered Harley-Davidson a $25 million tax incentive for keeping its plants located in the state and to protect jobs, according to a report in The Journal Sentinel. The deal is aimed at protecting about 1,000 jobs at Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee area plants.

Record Turnout at Snap-on Tools’ Franchisee Conference in Orlando

More than 5,500 attendees gathered at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. for the annual Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) to learn about the latest in product innovation and technology, as well as information and tools for managing their business.

Two-Wheeled MINI E Scooter Concept To Be Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

According to MINI’s facebook page, the company is getting ready to show off its latest concept – an electric e-scooter – at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

Metzeler Moto North America Launches MetzelerMaps.com

Metzeler Moto has officially released MetzelerMaps.com to the North America market. The new website allows users to search, share and upload the best touring routes for motorcyclists, create a profile, save trips, maps, videos and photos and share adventures with other users who will be able to submit their own comments, reviews and suggestions.

Zero Motorcycles Appoints Team Of Motorcycle And Technology Industry Veterans

Zero Motorcycles has announced the appointment of Steve Salyer, Vice President of Operations, Richard Kenton, Director of Customer Service and Floyd Goshorn as Director of Developmental Purchasing.

Harley-Davidson Radical Paint Founder Goes Hog Wild

Cory Jahromi, head of Colormania’s design team and founder of Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s “Radical Color Shop,” has a reputation for selling out his limited series custom paint sets. He has created many designs and produced thousands of custom paint sets for H-D Motor Company and every single model sold out almost immediately.