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Good Help…

When an employee leaves your operation there are quantifiable costs that you can see, including running help wanted ads, recruiting fees, sign-on bonuses, relocation fees, etc.

March Wholesale Pricing in Review

March yielded a surprising mix in Average Wholesale Pricing (AWP) trends, which seems to suggest that typical seasonal peak may be muted or delayed in some categories.

Sullivans Inc.: A Backbone of Brands

If you know Bobby Sullivan or have ever seen his Triumph collection at the Sullivans Inc. headquarters just outside of Boston, you know he is one of the biggest Triumph enthusiasts out there.

Depends on What the Definition of ‘Is’ Is

Over the last few decades, I’ve ridden hundreds of different motorcycles.

OEM Update: ‘Made In Italy’

If you sold Ducati’s back in the day, you may have been selling radios, vacuum tubes or electrical devices.

Track Days Speed Your Sales

The doors to the track swing open at 7 a.m. Many of the attendees have been up since 5 a.m. to get to the track on time, and a hardcore group has been up most of the night working on their ride. The mandatory riders meeting is at 8:30 a.m. and by 9 a.m. the first group of riders is out on the asphalt, honing their skills.

Honda Service Check Short Service Connector

While many fuel injection diagnostic tools are expensive and complex, there are some that are simple and easy to use.

Mustang Seats 35th Anniversary Campaign Takes Flight

It isn’t every day that a company in the motorcycle industry celebrates its 35th anniversary, so when Mustang Seats hit this milestone this year, they really wanted to do something special.

Shifting Gears: Helmet Market Happenings

Helmet market happenings: Just in time for this issue’s heads up on helmets comes word that industry exec Frank Esposito is now heading up sales and marketing for Scorpion Sports. Most recently with Kendon, the stand-up trailer originators, Esposito has track record of integrity and results in the powersports industry. “We are extremely excited to

Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday

The old adage of win on Sunday and sell on Monday is not just lip service in the motorcycle industry, it’s practically built into our DNA.

Harley-Davidson Biketown

Whether franchised dealership or independent, motorcycle shops face a challenging retail environment that’s intensified by their customers’ ready access to parts and services online.

Insider’s Guide to Helmets

The motorcycle helmet has come a long way from the 1914 Isle of Man TT.