Black Book’s November Powersports Market Analysis

As we completed the market study during October the powersports market is cooling down just like the weather in most parts of the country. Just about all of the segments we cover are declining this month, even a few of those which are normally showing a little positive strength at this time of year. Much

Inside The Tire Market

Rubber 101

Ben’s V-Twins

For independent bike shops, success is homegrown

August 2014 Parts, Garments & Accessories Department Performance

In this month’s total store stats (Chart 1), we find that sales are still growing slowly, but steadily. Since they started the year in negative numbers, this is good news. Keep in mind that these are percents of change, not percent increase numbers. More good news is that overall store margins are up across the

How To Optimize Your Online Inventory

Hello MPN readers! It’s been a year since I’ve had the pleasure of writing for you, and I’ve got to say, I’ve missed you! About a year ago, I made the very difficult decision to leave my role as MPN editor to explore the opportunity to serve as the director of marketing at a Web

2014 SEMA Show Preview

Opportunity Knocks for Dealers Who Attend SEMA Nov. 4-7

Time to Wind Up or Down?

Run these 5 reports keep your service department rolling in slow and busy times

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Artic Cat’s Dealer meeting

Servicing Ball Joints

Front A-arms generally use spherical bearing ball and socket joints to connect to the steering knuckles. The steering tie rods connect to the steering shaft and knuckles with ball joints, and they can be used to connect rear A-arms to a stabilizer bar via a tie rod. These ball joints can be damaged and wear

16th Annual Sand Sports Super Show

Epicenter of the UTV Industry

It’s Show Time!

I was in for a haircut the other day and started talking to the barber about what I do. I usually go for a cut just before the “show season” begins. As we chatted about her collection of egg timers on the counter, I told her how we were “winding up” for our trade show

Printing All The News That Fits

  The AIMExpo will play host to the announcement that Ryan Keefe has been appointed to director of marketing for National Powersport Auctions (NPA), the world’s leading powersport remarketing company. “Ryan has developed a wealth of experience in our industry and has a proven track record in delivering success, which makes him a huge asset