April Sales Slow Down

Our latest survey of powersports dealers indicates the building retail sales momentum that powersports dealer have seen since late January came to an end in April.

Apparel Pro: Vintage Gear

For nearly two years I’ve been planning a cross-country event for women riders called the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride.

Cashing In On Cafe Racers

These folks are not an isolated phenomenon. Cafe racers are a worldwide trend. Today, cafe racers are being built from Ireland to Singapore by small shops and homebuilders. Streets in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are home to loud exhausts, custom tanks, bikini fairings and accessory seats.

The Urbanization Mode of Motorcycle Transportation

This social generation has ignited a new movement known as “walkable urban development.”

May Average Wholesale Prices Strong and Stable

Average Wholesale Prices (AWP) in May were strong and stable, coming in flat to slightly up over the prior three-month average.

Printing All The News That Fits

Company employees who are retiring or beginning new jobs in the motorcycle and powersports industry.

We Got To Fight…

We received an invite from Tim Buche, Motorcycle Industry Council’s president, to join them in D.C. for the third annual MIC Capitol Hill Fly-In late last month.

New Products Showcase at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering

The eye appeal of hundreds of stunning classics arranged on the putting green of a top-scale resort in the hills above Monterey, California has led many manufacturers to use the event as a backdrop to roll out new products.

Vintage Machines

What is the goal with the bike – a beater to ride or show queen?

Riding a Triumph Back Into the ’60s

Ma, you know I own a company called RF Custom Parts (www.rfcustomparts.com). Well, that company specializes in making cool custom parts for Victory Motorcycles.

Enough of Milquetoast Machinery

What about the brands that hang on forever even though they may be past their best use before date?

Centrifugal Clutch for Mini Bikes, Other Automatic Transmissions

The simple centrifugal clutch used on many karts (and mini-bikes) is essentially an automatic transmission that is activated by the increased rpm of the engine.