Consumer Confidence

I received a copy of the Consumer Spending Report the other day, which is geared toward retail chain stores and restaurants.

Dishing the Dirt!

Dirt is for taters, at least according to conventional urban street bike wisdom.

SpeedMob Inc.: Passionate Group of Enthusiasts Take a Different Approach

It is hard to believe that SpeedMob, Tim Calhoun’s newest powersports venture, is only nine months old.

SHOT Show in the Crosshairs for Powersports?

SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show fills the entire Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas with more than 1,600 exhibitors, covering more than 630,000 square feet.

We’re All Fed Up!

Having been in the industry for 40 years, and a dealer principal for the last 21, I’m pretty much fed up with how we’ve been treated by the major motorcycle manufacturers.

January in Review

Average wholesale pricing (AWP) started off 2015 on a softer note than usual. Dealers report optimism mixed with a “wait and see” attitude for spring 2015.

Shifting Gears: Printing All The News That Fits

Here is the latest dirt from around the off-road market: Motocross legend Mike Bell is on a roll … literally.

2016 Wolverine R-Spec

Last month, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA hosted a rather impromptu media tour ostensibly to highlight the company’s UTV manufacturing capabilities in its Newnan, Georgia, plant.

Sales or Service?

A person in his mid-20s walks in your dealership looking for a sales job. He is well-dressed, speaks well and gives a good first impression.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Jackshaft Assembly

Big Harley-Davidson motorcycles are tough on starter motors and starter system mechanical components.

Bob’s BMW

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.