The Best of Shop Talk: Even The Right Software Might Not Make A Difference

The powersports industry is predicting more financing in 2019 than they’ve done in a while. In theory, that should mean more unit sales and more profits.

PWC Update: The Groundhog Told Me To Stock My Showroom

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who did not see his shadow this year, declared that we would have an early spring in 2019. If we are taking that prediction to heart, it is time to dust off those summer display racks and start preparing for a new season of enthusiastic customers.

Destination Dealership: Big Success in Big D

In 1996 when Rick Fairless opened Strokers Dallas Custom Motorcycle Shop, business grew fast, allowing him to follow it up with Strokers Ice House Bar and Grill and, eventually, RF Custom Parts, Fearless Services Insurance and Big State Fountain Grill.

Diversity Driving Success for Ducati North America

Ducati, the quintessentially Italian manufacturer of beautiful motorcycles, is looking forward to another good year. Sales are up in many of its major markets, and 2018 saw North American sales drop only slightly from their 2017 peak.

2019 Powersports Industry Profile

For the past seven years, we have surveyed a representative sample of dealers to find answers to key questions about your businesses, covering topics that range from shop operations, staffing and supply to online presence, marketing strategies and industry concerns.

Powersports Auctions: Making The Most of Your Experience

Whether you frequent auctions often, you’ve never participated in one before or you are somewhere in between the two, auctions have a lot to offer powersports dealers who are looking to amplify their pre-owned inventory.

Apparel Pro: Full-Face Helmets

Protection and proper fit should be the most important factor for customers when it comes to choosing a helmet, however full-face helmets inherently have several other benefits that you can point out to them.

Tech Tips: Scooter Repair & Maintenance

With more and more scooters on the road racking up miles, there is a greater need for service work on these machines as they cruise most parts of the earth. From the super-simple two-stroke to fuel-injected ABS models, there is a lot of diversity in the scooter market these days. Here we will go over some tips