PowerSports Business

August 14, 2017

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the store experienced a decline with the failing economy. Gary Surdyke and wife Linda Sur- dyke have 10 children, all of whom grew up in the Harley-Davidson business. As an attempt to pass the business onto their children, Sur- dyke offered the dealership to his daughter Rebecca and her husband Matt Waterkotte, who changed the name to Waterkotte Harley- Davidson in 2014. "After receiving many announcements of Harley-Davidson dealerships that George Chaconas and Performance Brokerage Ser- vices had sold over the years, I reached out to him to help my daughter and son-in-law sell Waterkotte Harley-Davidson," Gary Surdyke said. "It was a very complicated and difficult transaction, and I want to thank George for his perseverance, profes- sionalism and commitment to seeing the deal through to closing." Cabaness, meanwhile, had acquired Camp- bell's Harley-Davidson in 2007 from Linda Campbell and later renamed it Black Dia- mond Harley-Davidson. "This deal would not have happened without the involvement of George Chaconas from Performance Brokerage Services. Having worked with George in the past, he reached out to me about an opportunity in my mar- ket," Cabaness said. "George is a good guy to know in our industry. He was very professional and persistent and helped immensely in us buying Waterkotte Harley-Davidson." Waterkotte Harley-Davidson will operate under its new name Roadhouse Harley- Davidson and will remain at its current location at 205 North 44th St. in Mount Vernon, Illinois. NPA ADDS RSM FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST National Powersport Auctions (NPA) has expanded its footprint in the Pacific Northwest by hiring Trevor Nicely as regional sales man- ager. Nicely most recently was with Clem's Enumclaw Powersports in Washington. "Trevor is a proven professional, but more importantly he has been on the other side of the counter at key dealerships in the region," said Mike Murray, NPA director of sales. "His understanding of what works — and what doesn't work — for dealers in the Pacific Northwest is invaluable when it comes to increasing revenues utilizing NPA's tools and services." "It's incredible that NPA has almost every brand and model bike under one roof," Nicely said. Having worked at Destination Harley- Davidson, Tacoma Motorsports, Pro Cali- ber of Bend and Clem's, Nicely is a fan of all brands and styles of rid- ing. In fact, his current stable of powersports vehicles includes a KTM EXC, a Yamaha V-Star and a couple of Ski-Doo Summits for the winter. "I have been hooked since I started riding my 1992 CBR600 F2," he said. After beginning as a lot attendant, Nicely worked his way up the ladder as a service writer and parts specialist before going into sales, sales management and finance management. "Working at dealerships has been a huge part of my life and I'm happy to share my pas- sion with my friends and former co-workers in the Pacific Northwest," he said. Nicely is now calling on dealers in Wash- ington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska. OEM SUPPLIER GETS NAME CHANGE DS Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsid- iary of Lincoln Industries, located in Pine Island, Minnesota, announced it will operate under the name of Lincoln Industries effec- tive immediately. The name change marks a continued strengthening of Lincoln Industries' position as the nation's leading supplier of exhaust tubes in the U.S. after acquiring DS Manufac- turing two years ago, the company said. "When Lincoln Industries acquired DS Mfg. two years ago, we were excited about how the people of DS would impact our success," said Lincoln Industries CEO and chairman Marc LeBaron. "The acquisition allowed us to leverage DS Mfg.'s capabili- ties in small diameter tube fabrication and further strengthened Lincoln Industries. As a growth-oriented company, we are look- ing forward to expanding our capabilities and our workforce at Pine Island. Since the acquisition, we have increased our workforce by more than 30 people." For more than 65 years, Lincoln Industries has been nationally recognized as a major pro- vider of manufacturing, fabrication and metal finishing services. "Changing the name of DS Mfg.to Lincoln Industries will allow us to present a unified company image and unambiguous brand www.PowersportsBusiness.com NEWS Powersports Business • August 14, 2017 • 5 HOT NEWS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 TREVOR NICELY See Hot News, Page 7 ATV/side-by-sides. "This year, we're expand- ing the ATV line again with the all-new Kodiak 450, a mid-size multipurpose ATV bridging the gap between the entry-level customer desiring comfort and confidence, and the experienced rider seeking precise handling and class-lead- ing off-road versatility." Dealers also will benefit from accessory sales from the Kodiak 450. It's designed for easy installation of genuine Yamaha accesso- ries, including a new highly-integrated winch and mounting plate kit — with wiring already pre-installed by the factory on the Kodiak 450, custom over fenders, gun boot mounts, rack extensions, cooler carriers and more. Over half of all Kodiak 700 and Grizzly buyers have had a winch installed on their machines. Nearly 30 factory accessories are available. The Kodiak 450 will join the assembly line at the company's factory in Newnan, Georgia. PSB KODIAK 450 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4

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