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November 27, 2017

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NEWS www.PowersportsBusiness.com Powersports Business • November 27, 2017 • 3 NICK KISTER New Company: National Powersport Auctions New Position: Southwest regional sales manager Previous Company: Motorwheels Previous Position: Retail sales manager At the season-concluding Motocross of Nations event, Broc Glover, Dunlop's senior manager of Off-Road, was awarded the prestigious MXGP Lifetime Career Award in rec- ognition of his contributions to motocross racing over the last 40 years. Among many racing accom- plishments including being inducted to the AMA Hall of Fame and a Supercross Life- time Achievement Award for amassing 50 AMA Motocross and Supercross wins prior to retiring in the late 1980s. Glover won six AMA National Moto- cross Championships, a record that stood for 20 years. The MXGP Lifetime Career Award recognizes Glover's many U.S. and international accomplish- ments on and off the track, and for setting an example for the next generation of racers the world over. Glover currently spearheads Dunlop's U.S. off- road racing program, and has been instrumental in its growth for the past 16 years. DRAG SPECIALTIES LAUNCHES 2018-19 OLDBOOK With the complete new lineup of 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycles hitting the show- room floor, Drag Specialties has shifted the Evolution Big Twin product to the 2018-19 OldBook. The catalog is now available from Drag Specialties. Gone are the different sec- tions unique to the previous OldBooks. Instead, the entire product line for all early-model Big Twins; Evolution, Shovel- head, Knucklehead, Panhead and Ironhead XL, organized in the same sections and product formats as the FatBook, so both Drag Specialties catalogs now have the same look. EVANS WATERLESS COOLANT DEBUTS INDIAN PARTNERSHIP Fifty limited edition Indian Scout FTR750s will come off the factory line filled with Evans Waterless Coolant. The coolant is specified for these custom, com- petition-only FTR750s because of its proven ability to prevent boilover on the track and for its lifetime corrosion protection which preserves engines. Traditional coolant in a 50/50 mix with water will boil at 223 degrees Fahrenheit at atmospheric pressure. With a boiling point of 375 degree Fahrenheit, Evans gives racers greater capacity to handle the high temperatures of perfor- mance racing without building pressure or boiling over. "Evans waterless coolant prevents overheating when it counts," said Mike Tourville, sales and marketing director of Evans Cooling. "Now owners of the special-edition Indian FTR750 can go all in for the win without worry of boil over." LINE-X UNVEILS POLARIS PARTNERSHIP LINE-X teamed up with Polaris to build one of the most unique powersports vehicles ever to appear at SEMA 2017. The Polaris DAGOR ultra-light tacti- cal off-road vehicle — usually only available to the United States Department of Defense and allied militaries across the globe — is now debuting for the general public as a civilian con- cept vehicle. The "demilitarized" concept DAGOR made its debut in the LINE-X booth at SEMA. Currently in use by United States military forces, the DAGOR has proven performance and durability in the most chal- lenging environments on earth. The concept DAGOR shares a similar engine and chassis, but has several machined compo- nents and is coated in LINE-X ULTRA, the company's top-shelf specialty automotive coating designed to withstand impacts, scratches and abrasions – as well as deliver unique textures and full UV protection. The concept DAGOR also features one-of- a-kind machined doors, roof and tailgate designed by famed custom and concept vehicle designer, Kenny Pfitzer, and his Zero to 60 Designs shop. "LINE-X has deep support and respect for the United States Armed Forces — many of our leadership team, employees and franchisees are veterans themselves," said Dennis Weese, president of LINE-X. "That is why we are thrilled to collaborate with Polaris on NEWS 4 Benelli, SSR introduce 2018 models 4 Calendar of Events 5 Indian unveils custom Scout in Italy 8 Kawasaki HQ awarded for design FINANCE 10 Polaris reports Q3 sales increase 11 Textron Q3 revenue up, profit down 12 Yamaha Motor posts sales growth 12 Q3: Fox Factory sales up 16 percent OPINION 9 From the Editor 9 Online at Powersports Business PSBFOCUS DEALER EVENTS 14 Ray Price Bikefest continues to grow 15 6th Annual Bob's Biker Blast returns 16 Power dealers share top events ATV 22 Polaris releases 2018 SE models 22 CFMOTO partners with NBA team SOLUTIONS 30 Mark Mooney 31 Guest column: Lauren Labunsky MOTORCYCLE 24 Dealer teams up on tech training 25 Industry icon Tom White passes 26 Harley tops search list on KBB.com 26 Suzuki expands 2018 lineup SNOWMOBILE 32 Snow Goer survey results PWC 28 Sea-Doo Trixx wins design award 28 NMMA: PWC registrations increase AFTERMARKET 33 Hot Products Content GLOVER RECEIVES MXGP LIFETIME CAREER AWARD MIKE CHRZANOWSKI New Company: Yamaha Motor Manu- facturing Corp. (YMMC) New Position: President Previous Company: YMMC Previous Position: Executive vice president To feature your recent hire, send a email to Dave McMahon at dmcmahon@powersportsbusiness.com ON THE MOVE TIM CALHOUN New Company: Helmet House New Position: National sales manager Previous Company: SpeedMob Inc. Previous Position: President Motorcyclist Advisory Council formed AMA's Mike Sayre to chair 10-member group The Federal Highway Administration has appointed 10 members to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, which will advise the agency director on infrastructure issues affecting motorcycle riders. Mike Sayre, AMA govern- ment relations manager for on-highway issues, has been named chair of the council. "This is an important step toward ensur- ing that motorcyclists are deeply involved in the planning and implementation of infrastructure changes and improvements and that motorcycles are considered at all stages, especially with regard to emerging technologies," said AMA president and CEO Rob Dingman. "We are elated that our own Mike Sayre is chairing this group. The Motorcyclist Advisory Council can become a powerful mechanism for promot- ing motorcycle safety." Sayre said he is looking forward to the assignment: "It's both an honor and a great responsibility to be a part of this council. Every member brings a high level of expertise to the discussion. And I am confident that we will provide meaningful input to the leader- ship at the Federal Highway Administration." Others appointed to two-year terms on the council include: James Baron, of the American Traffic Safety Services Associa- tion, Fredericksburg, Va.; Michael Crow, of the Kansas Asphalt Association; Fay Tay- lor, who is retired from the Ohio Depart- ment of Transportation; Dr. Chanyoung Lee, of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida; Eric Line, of the Safety Programs division of the Bureau of Highway Development at the Michigan Department of Transportation; Jane Lundquist, of the Texas Department of Transportation Design Division; Dr. Share McLaughlin, of the Virginia Tech Transporta- tion Institute; Joel Provenzano, of the Florida Department of Transportation; and Dr. Craig Shankwitz, of the Western Transportation Institute, Department of Mechanical Engi- neering at Montana State University. The first MAC meeting is Dec. 5 at the National Highway Institute in Arlington, Va. The council was authorized by the Fix- ing America's Surface Transportation Act, passed in 2015. The council's task is to coordinate with and advise the agency on such concerns as barrier design; road design, construction and maintenance practices. PSB HOTNEWS Broc Glover, Dunlop's senior manager of off-road, was honored following the Motocross of Nations finale. F.I.M. president Vito Ippolito (left) and Youthstream president Giuseppe Luongo (right) presented Glover with the MXGP Lifetime Career Award. Photo courtesy of Dunlop See Hot News, Page 4

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