June 28, 2017
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Management Shakeup At Yankee Harley-Davidson

BRISTOL, CT – A recent management shakeup at Yankee Harley-Davidson here resulted in the installation of a new general manager and a new sales manager, and a vow by the dealership to “go back to basics” when it comes to the store’s relationship with customers. Jake Twombly has been promoted …

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ECS Merges With Hudson Valley Motorcycles

OSSINING, NY – European Cycle Services (ECS) is merging with Hudson Valley Motorcycles with ECS President Stephen Saucier becoming service manager for HVMC. ECS’s technicians are joining the Ducati-Kawasaki-Suzuki dealership as well. ECS was started in 2007 in Middletown, NY and has specialized in performance upgrades and restorations for Ducatis, …

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MOMS Buying F.B. Spaulding In NH

LANCASTER, NH – The MOMS chain of New England powersports dealerships is adding a fourth store. MOMS has signed a letter of intent to buy F.B. Spaulding Co., a Polaris and John Deere dealer that has operated in Lancaster since 1902. MOMS says the expansion will allow the store to …

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Hearing Set For CT Helmet Law Bid

HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee will hear testimony on a proposed universal helmet law on Wednesday. A hearing to consider bill No. 6048 as well as 23 other bills is set for 1 p.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building. Bill No. 6048 was introduced …

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More Support For CT Helmet Law

HARTFORD – It’s usually an extremely one-sided argument whenever a member of the Connecticut General Assembly proposes that the state implement a universal helmet law. The vocal “pro-choice” crowd repeatedly succeeds in snuffing helmet legislation. This time, though, there are some groups actually backing Bill No. 6048 that was introduced …

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Stamford Motorsports Adds Zero

STAMFORD, CT – Zero added its fifth dealer in New England (and second in Connecticut) last week when Stamford Motorsports was approved Thursday to sell the line of electric motorcycles. “We’ve already shipped them their first bikes. They should have them by

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Teutel Pulls Crowd To Springfield Show

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – Pleasant weather, a broad selection of exhibits and vendors, and the presence of celebrity bike builder Paul Teutel Jr. (pictured above with fans) of Paul Jr. Designs drew a large crowd to opening day of the 12th annual Springfield Motorcycle Show today at the Eastern States …

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AAA, CONREP Back Helmet Law In CT

HAMDEN, CT – On the heels of the introduction this week of a bill in the General Assembly that would require all CT motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets, AAA Northeast has come out in support of the proposed legislation. The non-profit organization has also

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Doug Danger Plans Rattler Jump

WALES, MA – Stuntman Doug Danger returns to Sturgis, SD this summer with plans to jump a vintage motorcycle some 120 feet over a pit of 2,000 live rattlers. The motorcycle? Of course, the 1972 Harley-Davidson XR750 once owned by Evel Knievel. The rattlesnakes will be prairie rattlers. When not …

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Two Fewer Triumph Stores In New England

BOSTON – The New Year has begun with two fewer Triumph dealers in New England. The closure of Performance Cycles in Shrewsbury, MA after 45 years and the move by Riverside Motorsports in Medford, MA to being a Ducati-only dealer has reduced the number of Triumph stores across the six-state …

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Second Wind BMW-Triumph Sold

MERRIMACK, NH – In a deal that closed last week, National Powersports Distributors of Pembroke, NH has purchased Second Wind BMW-Triumph here from owner Darrell Faulkenberry, jettisoning the

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