Western Power Sports

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD! Many companies can claim to treat their employees like family. Others proclaim their passion for the powersports industry or their ability to do things better than the competition. However, at some point it all starts coming across as contrived – or at least a well polished script. That is not the

Do You Pull the Band-Aid Off Slowly, or Quickly?

Do you prolong decisions or make a decision quickly and deal with consequences later?

Habits To A Highly Effective Sales Professional

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst published in 1990, Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the best-selling and most influential personal development books of all time. The Seven Habits themselves are a simple set of rules for life and powerful principles anyone can apply to improve their personal productivity and performance. In this article,

American Rider Ryan Sipes Takes Gold at ISDE

History was made at the 90th International Six Days Enduro in Kosice, Slovakia, Sept. 7-12 as Team USA/MSR rider Ryan Sipes became the first American to ever win the overall title.

CBR250/300 CRF250L Valve Clearance

The single cylinder engine that Honda debuted with the CBR250R is also the basis for the CBR300R power plant as well as the CRF250L. This engine is a DOHC type with shim type valve clearance adjustment. Unlike many engines of this type it has a handy feature that allows for quick shim changes without having to remove the camshafts.

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

The ‘new’ Husqvarna Motorcycles brand has returned to its origins and its iconic blue, yellow and white color-scheme. For 2016, “Husky” has unveiled a new range of motorcycles including its first street bike under its new ownership with KTM – the 701 Supermoto.

Let’s Talk Torque!

What the average Joe (or Josette) needs is torque. Unfortunately, an awful lot of advertising pushes high rpm horsepower. A big number is impressive, but is it the right number?

SEMA 2015

SEMA offers powersports dealers a one-stop marketplace for all the new products and services offered by some of the leading powersports manufacturers. It also offers automotive parts and accessory retailers and distributors new opportunities to add complementary cross-over products and services.

Can’t Find Good Help?

We will be the first to admit that good help can be hard to find, but you may need to broaden your horizons. Many employers in the powersports industry often overlook out-of-state applicants. That is a huge mistake!

Tucker Rocky Distributing

From Ed Tucker’s humble beginnings selling oil to dealers in Dallas in the late 1960s to Bob Nickell taking over in the 1970s and the acquisitions of leading competitors in the 1980s, contraction in the 1990s right through to last year’s merger with the Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG), Tucker Rocky Distributing has been deep in the heart of the powersports industry from day 1.

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson

Winners Don’t Think Small In Las Vegas the operative word is “big.” Everything in this town is larger than life, built to grand proportions and bling is king. The only way to stand out from the crowd is to be bigger, glitzier and louder than the rest. Well, Harley-Davidson dealerships aren’t generally known for Liberace-like

September Wholesale Prices in Review

Most Categories Return to Typical Seasonal Trends Seasonal Average Wholesale Pricing (AWP) began to stabilize in September. Metric Cruisers, Sport bikes and ATVs were only down slightly from the prior three-month average and Side-by-Sides were up. The MX category was down further and Domestic Cruisers continued to slide as new models entered the market despite