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Powersports Business - May 25, 2015

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www.PowersportsBusiness.com NEWS Powersports Business • May 25, 2015 • 3 HOTNEWS CONTINUED FROM COVER cent greater than plan, Conder reports. "Currently increasing production 25 percent and expect to catch up to demand by late September at the earliest." As for proposed side-by-side regulations from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Conder reports that a "final Off- Road Vehicle ruling is expected Q415 with implementation of any new regulations 180-365 days thereafter. Other possible paths (1) CPSC approves vol- untary industry standards, (2) pending legislation would defer any regulations until indepen- dent study is completed, (3) industry legally challenges any new regulations. Worst case scenario (1) higher costs for industry/consumer, (2) PII is able/best positioned to handle." KLOCK WERKS ADDS DUNWORTH TO STAFF Kevin Dunworth, of Loaded Gun Customs Motorcycle Shop in Selbyville, Del., has joined Klock Werks Kustom Cycles as a brand specialist, working with Drag Special- ties representatives and dealers to better educate in the retail space about everything Klock Werks. He will be support- ing regional events and dealer open houses starting on the East Coast this summer. "We are excited to add Kevin to the team. His experi- ence in the café and custom scene speaks for itself. His ability to network amongst builders and dealers will be a great addition to our family of motorcycle enthusiasts. Hir- ing 'value added' designers and motorcyclists adds to our core," said Brian Klock, Klock Werks' founder. "I am very excited to throttle my career in the motorcycle industry to the next level with the Klock Werks team," Dun- worth said. "Having friends, mentors and leaders like Brian and Laura Klock has been instrumental in my chosen path to this point. I hope to benefit the goals of growth that they and their team strive towards by working with them." LAWMAKERS AWARDED FOR SUPPORT OF RIGHTS, ISSUES Forty-two members of the 113th Congress were honored on April 28 by the American The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced that S&S Cycle, an industry leader in specialized engines and high-performance upgrades for the V-twin market, will become the newest exhibitor for the 2015 show, scheduled for Oct. 15-18 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The addition of S&S Cycle further expands the grow- ing contingent of V-twin exhibitors in the show's third year. Established in 1958, the Viola, Wis.-based S&S Cycle has grown to become arguably the most recognizable name in V-twin aftermarket performance. The "Go-Fast" mantra that was founded chasing speed on the Bonn- eville Salt Flats now defines the brand and its prod- ucts, which are aimed at maximizing the performance of V-twin motorcycles. S&S Cycle's participation at AIMExpo will be highlighted by its sponsorship of the Freestyle class at the new AIMExpo Cham- pionship of the Americas custom bike building competition, alongside Biker's Choice. The winner of the inaugural contest will advance to the AMD 2016 World Championship of Cus- tom Bike Building in Cologne, Germany, at the 2016 Intermot show. S&S Cycle and world-class bike-building events go hand- in-hand as a long time sponsor of the AMD World Champion- ship. With the introduction of the AIMExpo Championship of the Americas, it recognized the opportunity to expand its support of bike builders in its home market. S&S CYCLE BECOMES ONE OF AIMEXPO'S LATEST EXHIBITORS FINANCIAL NEWS 8 ... Steve Dodds 8 ... April Same Store Sales 8 ... Stock Market Watch OPINION 11 ... From the Editor 11 ... Online at PowersportsBusiness.com PSB: FOCUS Industry Leaders 13 ... Industry Leader: Brian Klock 14 ... Industry Leader: Tim McKercher 16 ... Industry Leader: Mike Webster 18 ... Industry Leader: Larry Little SOLUTIONS 22 ... Paula Crosbie 23 ... Steve Jones ATV/UTV 26 ... KingQuad 500AXi moves in March 26 ... Yamaha donates Viking to charity 28 ... Polaris releases new youth models MOTORCYCLE 31 ... Alpinestars, BMW team up 31 ... DEI's new fuel tank cover 39 ... 100,000th Spyder sold PWC 32 ... Dealer sponsors Pro Watercross Tour 32 ... PWC sales grow in March 32 ... Dealer offers certification course SNOWMOBILE 34 ... Polaris acquires Timbersled 34 ... Klim announces new partnership AFTERMARKET 36 ... Hot Products INSIDE EagleRider opens rental location at Chicago O'Hare EagleRider, amid massive international expan- sion, is opening a new dealership located nine minutes from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Chicago, of course, is famously known as the starting point for Route 66, one of EagleRider's most popular tours. The new facility marks the second EagleRider encampment in the city after the first Chicago Countryside Route 66 location met with extraordinary demand. "When you wear the EagleRider badge, every guest who enters the door already expects greatness," said Chris McIntyre, founder and CEO of EagleRider. "Everyone at Chicago O'Hare is excited to raise the bar even further and deliver dreams to this city and the amazing people in it." The O'Hare dealership will offer compli- mentary shuttle pick up from neighboring hotels and the airport, a locked storage closet for suitcases, free parking in a secured lot, apparel and accessories, one-way rentals to other EagleRider's locations, motorcycles sales and service and more. PSB Moose Racing continues as official riding apparel of EnduroCross The GEICO EnduroCross team announced that Moose Racing will continue to be the official riding apparel of EnduroCross. Moose has been involved with EnduroCross from the begin- ning, and several of the top pro and amateur riders choose Moose apparel, including Factory Husqvarna's Mike Brown. Moose also gets local dealers involved with EnduroCross and hosted more than 400 dealership staff members at the Las Vegas race inside the Orleans Arena in April. The dealers got to view the latest products from Moose and other key Parts Unlimited vendors at the Parts Unlimited Showcase event that took place before the race. "Moose Racing is an awesome company to work with on Endu- roCross," said Lance Bryson, director of sales and marketing for EnduroCross. "Moose takes an active role in working with the riders and dealers to showcase their great products and live up to their 'We Support the Sport' moto." Factory Husqvarna's Mike Brown is among the EnduroCross riders who choose Moose Racing apparel. PHOTO BY BRIAN JEFFRIES Motorcyclist Association for their support of motorcyclists' rights and issues of importance to motorcycling. "These lawmakers have demonstrated an interest in and support for the issues that most directly affect the motorcycling community, and we take great pleasure in honoring them for their efforts," said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations and a former U.S. senator and U.S. representative from Colorado. U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), former Arkansas Rep. and current Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin (R), and Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) were recognized as AMA Heroes. "Hero" awards are presented for extraordinary efforts to support motorcyclists and motorcycling. These four scored highest in the AMA's rankings on issues affecting motorcyclists, and each legislator assumed a lead- ership role. Walberg opposed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mission creep into motorcycle safety. Griffin co-chaired the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus and was an outspoken motorcycling advo- cate, hosting the first ever "Ridin' with your Rep" town hall meet- ing. Shaheen led the effort to ban the use of federal funds for motor- cycle-only checkpoints and sup- ported the Recreational Trails Program. Manchin — also a rider — tied for the highest score in the Senate and has been a staunch supporter of motorcyclists' rights for years. The AMA also recognized 15 "Champions" for outstand- ing efforts to motorcyclists and motorcycling. Another 23 law- makers received "Supporter" awards for their positions on motorcycling issues. The AMA "Champions" are Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon). PSB Kevin Dunworth of Loaded Gun Customs Motorcycle Shop, has been hired on as a brand specialist for Klock Werks Kustom Cycles.

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