The Best of ‘Unknown Dealer’: Some Say Our Hero Has Struck a Chord

Who’s Got a MAP? (May 2015)  There has been talk recently about more manufacturers invoking MAP policies, which is Minimum Advertised Pricing. They set a price which they think is fair, and anyone who advertises their goods at below that is cut off from supply of said goods. I give kudos to those manufacturers who have

2015 MPN Feature Highlights

Throughout the 2015 calendar year MPN focused on a number of different topics to engage you readers. Therefore, it was an awfully tough task to pick some of the year’s top feature stories to highlight in this special issue. But here are the top 10 we chose.

‘Best of’ Confessions of a Customer

As 2015 winds down, MPN staff took a look back through Eric Anderson’s Confessions of a Customer and highlighted a few of the year’s best columns.

November In Review

November Average Wholesale Pricing (AWP) remained stable overall with some variance by vehicle category. Compared to the prior 3-month average most categories were stable, with a notable AWP increase in side-by-sides due to a more expensive product mix as well as a drop in snowmobile AWP due to a liquidation of older units.


I’m embarrassed to admit this, but a particular song lyric by Adele has been stuck in my head for a while. Although it seems fitting as we are rapidly approaching the other side of 2015, and with it, our first ever Year in Review issue where we take a look at some of the top news, features and commentary from our expert columnists.

16 Things To Watch For In 2016

…As We Turn the Page on a Solid Year [dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore we turn the page to 2016, it is important to take stock of what happened in 2015. There was no shortage of stories across the powersports landscape in the past year, including Harley’s struggles; Polaris’ inability to keep pace with the demand for the Indian

Top 5 OEM Updates of 2015

Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec (February issue) Yamaha Motor Corp., USA hosted a rather impromptu media tour in January ostensibly to highlight the company’s UTV manufacturing capabilities in its Newnan, Georgia, plant. It also provided a perfect backdrop to roll out the brand new 2016 Wolverine R-Spec model. Tough to tell which is more impressive! First, a

Destination Dealership Top 5

Bob’s BMW (February issue) One part motorcycle dealership, one part vintage motorcycle museum and one part online/mail order new, classic, vintage and used motorcycle parts store, Bob’s BMW located in Jessup, Maryland, adds up to a 100 percent successful dealership. Store owner Bob Henig started out modestly by selling used BMW motorcycle parts from his

Top 3 Tech Tips From 2015

Specialty Tools: The Right Tools Make for Correct Repairs (Jul. 2015) A knowledgeable home mechanic or professional technician can carry out the majority of their work with basic hand tools. A major dividing line appears when the service manual calls for the use of a special tool. The professional technician should have a large selection

Best of 2015 Pit Pass

Crashing Shoei’s Top Secret Hornet X2 Pre-Launch Party (January issue, page 56) A couple days before the North American premier of Shoei’s newest helmet at the International Motorcycle Show in Washington, DC, a “top-secret” pre-launch press event was held in the wilds of Southern California… literally. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park played host to

Shifting Gears December 2015

Our friends at MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com report a record year for the number of “Help Wanted” ads placed in the past 12 months. We have tracked some of the highlights of this year’s new hires going back to January.