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FlyDive Offers High-Flying Profit Centers for Dealers

FlyDive has been able to get entire powersports families into jet-powered fun, flying on a hydroflight board for much longer periods of time. Instead of jet fuel, FlyDive’s X-Board flies on jet streams of water supplied by a high-pressure hose connected to a personal watercraft pumping water through the hose and out the jet nozzles under the board.

‘Dog Days’ of August Brings Modest AWP Dip

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]emperatures during the “Dog Days of Summer” tend to be the hottest in August, and the opposite can be said for the “Dog Days of Powersports” when it comes to wholesale pricing. As 2016 continued its normal march, Average Wholesale Prices (AWP) declined further in August compared to the prior three months as the wholesale

Everyone Should Have Two Bikes to Ride

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ear Ma, I just returned from the 76th annual Black Hills Rally in Sturgis, SD. This was my 30th Sturgis Rally in a row. I’ve been every year consecutively since 1987. This year was good, although it was not as crowded as the last few years. My pal Joe T. bought a beautiful home up

Remember The Golden Rule

Simple Steps To Becoming A Star Employee [dropcap]R[/dropcap]emember the Golden Rule? “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” It seems like many of us may need a reminder on the law of reciprocity. I have managed employees for more than 20 years and I had been an employee for just as many.

Yamaha YXZ1000R SS Lives Up To The Hype

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ack in June we were invited to South Carolina to see several of the new 2017 Yamaha off-road ATVs and UTVs, and as our Editor-At-Large Robin Hartfiel pointed out, the YXZ1000R SS stole the limelight. But since it was just an introduction, we didn’t get a chance to put the machine to the test; the

Torque Specifications

1.Œ Tightening fasteners correctly is key in mechanical work. Most folks are familiar with torque specifications as the common form of estimating fastener tension by how much force it takes to rotate the component. The fastener tension can vary at an identical torque spec under different conditions, and it is the tension that matters. 2. The

Consumers Skittish, Market Volatile in July

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur latest survey of powersports dealers indicates that retail sales for dealers remained soft in July. The most commonly cited reason for the softer year-over-year sales results was a reduction in OEM promotional support sequentially, as well as tough comps in the ATV market. As a result, dealers finished the month with too much inventory

Apparel Pro: Jeans

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]evi Strauss & Co. made the first blue jean in 1873. While blue denim existed before the jeans company, Strauss’ idea was to make a pair of blue denim work pants that wouldn’t fall apart easily, putting metal rivets at points of strain. They were an instant hit. Seventy years later Wrangler jeans came on

From World Champion To AIMExpo Rookie

Kenny Roberts Jr. Becomes Show Champion at His First AIMExpo [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) named second-generation road-racing legend Kenny Roberts Jr. as “AIMExpo Champion” for the 2016 event. Roberts Jr. is the newest addition to AIMExpo’s growing list of legendary American racers and industry influencers that have served the role of official event

K&L Supply is on the Move

Growing partnerships, new products and a revamped website [dropcap]B[/dropcap]etween now and this time last year, K&L Supply has been busy, to say the least. In that time, the company has expanded its product line, revamped its website and moved its headquarters to a new, larger location in Santa Clara, CA. K&L has even found time

Southern California Motorcycles

To Stay at the Top So Cal Brings its A-Game Everyday [dropcap]S[/dropcap]outhern California is a hotbed of motorcycling. It’s a place where even wimps who hate rain and cold weather can ride all-year round. It’s also a place where there are motorcycle dealerships around every corner, and distinguishing your establishment from the den of the

Making Waves & Blazing Trails at Club BRP 2017

BRP’s three-pronged strategy for capturing untapped customers Three words summed up Club BRP 2017, BRP’s global dealer meeting held in Orlando in late August: Defiant. Precise. Powerful. While there were many new products and programs presented at the Orange County Convention Center (coincidentally held in the same North Hall that the AIMExpo is occupying in