Progressive International Motorcycle Show: Revving Up Consumer Interest Before Q2

Events like the Progressive International Motorcycle Show are aimed at getting the general public to think about getting back on the road, dirt, mud, sand or water.

Technical Training Opportunities

The end of winter is in sight. To be clear, I’m talking about spring coming not the international scientific consensus on human influenced climate change and record high temperatures this past season. Anyway, service business is going to be booming with the warmer weather. This is a great time for technicians to catch up on

OEM Update: 2017 Snapshot

A Glimpse at What Has Been Released in the Market Thus Far Still just a few months into 2017, numerous OEMs have been announcing new models to the market, and some have even hinted at what’s in store for 2018 models. Excelsior-Henderson Some OEMs such as Excelsior-Henderson are using 2017 to try and make a

Can the OEMs Squeeze More Blood from Us?

I see that Kawasaki has a new program called KESE. They want to sell us display items that they believe will make our showrooms look better. And, on the face of it, this is a good idea. Some dealers have showrooms with all the appeal of a sinkhole in Florida; maybe for them it could

Throttle Threads Launches Redesigned ‘Just-In-Time’ Dealer Uniform Website

Dealers will now have all the tools necessary to visualize and customize staff uniforms online, creating a unique brand identity for their dealership.

Suzuki Puts The FUN in FUNky

New Models Aimed Squarely at the Entry-Level Market and Millennials Suzuki decided to crank up the heat for the summer months! In addition to rolling out several new motorcycles and ATVs in June and July, road-going favorites like the GSX-S750 and the redesigned SV650 made big splash, while word of return of the QuadSport Z50

Record Number of OEM Exhibitors Coming to AIMExpo

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is less than three months away and in just its third edition the long list of OEM exhibitors who will be showcasing new products this October 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando has expanded to the largest number yet.

Polaris Acquires Hammerhead Off-Road Vehicles Business

Polaris Industries Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (dba, Hammerhead). Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China.