The Motorcycle Industry Council announced Rick Alcon, of Team R&S Powersports Group in New Mexico, as chairman of the Dealer Advisory Council.
Chair of the Motorcycle Industry Council Board, Paul Vitrano, presented industry veteran Larry Little with the Motorcycle Industry Council Chairman’s Award on Jan. 21, during the virtual AIMExpo Connect presented by Dairyland trade show.
Motorcycle Industry Council members elected Nicole Allen of Akrapovič, Jeff Brown of EagleRider and Tim Calhoun of Quin Design Helmets to two-year terms on the MIC Board of Directors.
The MIC is reporting a new-model sales increase for the third quarter of this year. Year-to-date sales of new motorcycles and scooters through September increased 10.2% compared to the same period last year.
It’s the powersports industry’s version of TV’s “Shark Tank,” and these are the five competitor companies chosen to present their business plans to industry leaders, media and influencers, in conjunction with the MIC’s AIMExpo trade show.
A unified push by the Motorcycle Industry Council, its member companies and their staffs and dealers has resulted in motorcycles, parts and accessories being left off the most recent round of European Union tariffs.
Off-highway motorcycle sales rocketed 50.3% in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year, while dual-purpose motorcycle sales jumped 20.9% in the same time frame.
The MIC team has launched the first powersports industry campaign in decades, and they’re asking you to join in a social media takeover next Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31.
Larry Little is retiring after more than 40 years and a variety of important work in the powersports industry.
The MIC’s government relations team worked with MIC members, testifying together before the USTR and the United States International Trade Commission. Letters were also sent to the agencies and to policy makers.
Helping dealerships meet those challenges, the MIC BankCard Program allows any dealership to set up a virtual store with contactless commerce using online invoicing and an online shopping cart, all for free.
Powersports employees, in manufacturing, distribution, sales, rentals and maintenance, are essential workers, according to newly revised federal guidelines released on Friday, April 17.