November 2016 AWP In Review

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]verage Wholesale Prices (AWP) showed surprising resilience in November, coming in above both the prior three-month average and last year’s November average. Even domestic cruiser pricing, which has been softer than usual the last few months, was up in November. This is partly due to the seasonal shift in dealer appetite for inventory as well

Consider These Trends for 2017 Growth

Dealers Can Drive loyalty and Instill confidence with New F&I Products By Glenice Wilder 2016 has been a year of change for powersports dealers. Post-recession, the industry saw some positive growth in the powersports space. This has been primarily due to independent dealer sales of pre-owned inventories over new motorcycle sales. New lenders entered the

’16 was not so Sweet, but ’17 Could be Better

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or most motorcycle and powersports dealers, 2016 was anything but sweet. In fact, we would venture to say that it was a year most dealers would rather forget. Much of the volatility that plagued the end of 2015, carried over into 2016 and pressured not only sales, but more importantly, weighed on profits. Issues that

Printing All the News That Fits: December

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted, “The only constant is change!” Seems like the entire powersports industry was in a state of flux in 2016. Mergers, acquisitions and simple cases of the ‘grass is greener’ wanderlust made it tough to tell who the players were without a scorecard this season. From industry veteran Greg Blackwell

Thanks For Everything, 2016

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e came up with this Year in Review idea two years ago because we thought it would be a good time to not only look back on the year, but also to look ahead a little with an outlook for what the coming year might entail. Of course, we also wanted to include some current news