Nick Beaulieu New King of Custom Builders

New King of Custom Motorcycle Builders Named

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday. “Winning such a prestigious competition is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a teenager,” said…

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales Slump

Harley Sales Numbers Slump

Harley-Davidson on Tuesday revealed gloomy sales ahead after soft results last year, due to weakness in the American market. The chief of the iconic motorcycle brand said he hopes to turn the company’s fortunes around by drawing in new, younger, fans, and introducing dozens of new models. Net profit for 2016 fell eight percent to $692.1 million, as motorcycle sales dropped nearly two percent, faltering especially hard in the fourth…

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USTR Proposes 100% Tax on Imported Bikes

USTR Proposes 100% Tax on Imported Bikes

Motorcycles and Bikes with 500 cc or smaller engines are caught in the crossfire of an international trade policy standoff, which could see their prices double due to a newly proposed tax. The dispute, which involves the Office of United States Trade Representative and European Union, stems from ongoing disagreements over meat products. During the late Nineties, the World Trade Organization requested the E.U. lift its standing ban on U.S….

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Triumph Breaks North American Sales Record

Triumph Breaks Their Sales Record in 2016

The final sales numbers for December are in and we have some incredible news to announce: 2016 will officially go down in the record books as the best year of retail sales for Triumph Dealers in North America in Hinckley Triumph history! For the month of December, Triumph dealers literally smashed the previous sales record with retails up a stunning 39% over the previous December record and up a jaw-dropping…

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MV Agusta to Relaunch in North America

MV Agusta to focus on North America

MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. and Urban Moto Group Pty Ltd signed an agreement related to the development of the US market. The partnership aims to create a new brand strategy in the US, in order to reinforce and consolidate the brand in a Country which is part of MV Agusta future strategy. MV AGUSTA USA LLC, the current vehicle for the sales of MV Agusta motorcycles in the US market,…

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BMW Unveils New K1600B Bagger in Los Angeles

2017 BMW K1600B Bagger Motorcycle

Developed for the U.S. market, and available midway through 2017, BMW’s K1600B  made its official debut today at the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles. The new bagger model is based on the Concept 101 Bagger we reported on in May 2015. Expect the base price to be around $20k, while a fully loaded unit will retail around $25k. Highlights of the new BMW K1600B: 6-cylinder in-line engine according to EU4 regulations with…

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Yamaha Moves Snowmobile HQ to Toronto

Yamaha Nytro Snowmobile

Yamaha Motor Co., has announced that effective July 1, it has moved its global headquarters for its snowmobile operations to Toronto from Japan in order to focus more of the ever growing North American Market. Yamaha recently took a similar approach with its ATV and side-by-side operations, now headquartered globally in Georgia. The new North American Snowmobile Division will take the lead in managing Yamaha’s worldwide snowmobile business, including product…

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Kymco USA Names National Sales Manager

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After distinguishing himself at every level of the powersports industry, from pre-delivery inspector, certified service technician, Service Manager, Sales and General Manager at retail level as well as District Sales Manager at OEM level. Mike Hancock has now assumed the position of National Sales Manager at KYMCO USA. A graduate of Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI), Hancock has spent 21 years in the powersports industry, the last 10 as KYMCO’S…

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