The Smoke Out Rally is “the” Chopper Show

The 14th Anniversary Smoke Out comes together at “The Rock” in North Carolina. The Smoke Out is about choppers, about builders, from professional builders to those bloody-knuckled guys (and ladies) burning the midnight oil in an unheated shed to build a chopper they can call their own. Chops of all makes are featured, American, British,… Read more »

Race support: Still a viable business strategy?

Publish Date: Feb 20, 2013 Source: Dealernews By Bruce Steever WIN ON SUNDAY, sell on Monday. It’s the long-held adage of the performance sector. But in the post-2008 powersports market, OEMs and dealers alike are forced to make critical evaluations on how to spend their constricted budgets. It seems that many business owners in our… Read more »

Product Updates from 2013 Dealer Expo

Biker Pros attended the 2013 Dealer Expo while working the 2013 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. The Advanstar extravaganza included combining Dealer Expo and the International Motorcycle Show, creating America’s largest bike show, ever. Listed below are a few products that new, innovative and interesting. Voztec debuts top-hinged helmet, enhances rider safety Unlike conventional helmets,… Read more »

Twitter’s 6-Second Videos Could Be Huge – The Vine Phenomena

Vine: a mobile service from Twitter that lets you capture and share short looping videos. Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. Now that you can easily capture motion and sound. Biker Pros Commentary: We are using vine to showcase custom bikes at the Ultimate Builder. WIRED MAGAZINE… Read more »

Why Facebook posts are Memorable?

Dr. Laura Mickes, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick

Source: GizMag All articles by Antonio Pasolini The success of social networks such as Facebook may provide clues to the type of information the human mind tends to favor. New research suggests human memory prefers spontaneous writing favored by users communicating online to grammatically polished text found in edited material. This the gist of the… Read more »

Dealers who blog find connection with customers

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House of Harley-Davidson, Laidlaw H-D see results Source: Powersports Business Blogs are everywhere these days. People blog about technology; they blog about shopping; they blog about things most people don’t even care about; and of course, they blog about powersports. Yet, very few dealerships host a blog, and dealers who do say their non-blogging counterparts… Read more »

Cancelled: October 2013 Dealer Expo

Dealer Expo

The October 2013 Dealer Expo, announced in September, will not be held, an Advanstar official confirmed. So the industry’s major trade show lineup as it stands today is: 2013 V-Twin Expo, Feb. 2-3, Cincinnati 2013 Dealer Expo, Feb. 15-17, Indianapolis  2013 American International Motorcycle Expo, Oct. 16-20, Orlando 2014 Dealer Expo, Sept. 26-28, Indianapolis 2014… Read more »