Archive for February, 2013

Icon Variant Big Game helmet available April 2013

Icon Variant Big Game helmet available April 2013

Icon is releasing a couple new versions of their Variant dual sport helmet – the “Big Game” and “Battlescar” in a charcoal color.  This is one of the best choices available when it comes to comfort, style and excellent optics.

The shield is very optically correct, distortion free and has a wide peripheral view.  The interior is removable so when the stink gets too bad you can just take it out, give it a wash and you’re good as new!

Various styles and colors are available from the wild zebra print shown here to your basic gloss black, so there is a style to fit every taste out there.

Check out the range of Icon Variant helmets at Dual Sport Warehouse.  Most versions of the helmet are available right now but the new releases won’t hit the shelves until early April.  You can “pre-order” now and we will ship your helmet as soon as we get them in.  So don’t wait – you’ll just end up waiting longer to get the helmet you want.

  • Fiberglass/Dynema /Carbon Fiber Shell
  • Long oval headform
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined
  • Anti-lift visor to reduce glare
  • Multiple oversized intake and exhaust ports
  • Molded EPS nose reduces shield fogging
  • Quick-change fog-free shield
  • Removable Hydradry moisture wicking liner
  • Rear spoiler for reduced helmet buffeting
  • Removable chin curtain
  • Shown with included Dark Smoke shield

While you’re at Dual Sport Warehouse check out the Icon Patrol Raiden riding gear as well.  The Raiden suit is a high quality adventure riding jacket and pants that is waterproof and equipped with CE rated armor to keep you safe.  Icon incorporates some “flash” into the suit in their normal style.  Again, if you prefer a little less flair in your gear you can go with the standard Patrol gear in black or gray.

Icon Patrol Raiden Jacket

Icon Patrol Raiden Jacket

Icon Patrol Jacket

Icon Patrol Jacket

 

 

Each year Powersports Business dealer magazine picks 50 new, unique, useful and “cool” products in the motorcycle marketplace and highlights them to dealers in the industry.

CJ Designs Expedition Storage Box on KTM 950 Super Enduro

CJ Designs Expedition Storage Box on KTM 950 Super Enduro

Nifty50Winner2013  The Expedition Storage Box is designed to replace the left side exhaust can on KTM 950/990 Avdventure’ s and Super Enduro’s.  This will give you about 2 gallons of storage space for tools, tubes, cooking supplies or anything else you need to carry along on your travels.

These hot new CJ Designs products are in stock at Dual Sport Warehouse and you can get your own by simply clicking on the links below:

For the Super Enduro version click HERE

For the Adventure version click HERE

Be sure to check out all the rest of the great products at Dual Sport Warehouse while you are on the site.  We have things like the 2-1 Remus Roxx Exhaust systems you will need to be able to mount the Expedition Storage Box (your bike has to have a single side exhaust conversion and the storage box goes where your left side can was) and the CJD Liquid Storage Tanks (sister product to the storage boxes).

If you’re prepping your bike for the spring season, now is the time to check out all the cool, functional and real world tested products from Dual Sport Warehouse.

KTM Owner Buys Husqvarna Motorcycle Brand from BMW.

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – January 31, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The owner of offroad motorbike maker KTM (KTMP.VI) acquired rival brand Husqvarna from Germany‘s BMW (BMWG.DE) on Thursday in a consolidation move that helps shave costs as the industry copes with a slump in Europe.

12-02-17 Stefan Pierer, CEO KTMEntrepreneur Stefan Pierer, who owns a majority stake in KTM, told Reuters he was taking a page out of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) book by buying the Italian-based company, whose one-cylinder enduros and motocross bikes are dubbed “Huskies” by their fans.

“Almost ten years ago we started a small platform strategy just like what Volkswagen does on a far larger level,” he said in a telephone interview after the deal, declining to provide financial details.

“Even though this is a niche business, you have the same problem as in the car industry. Development costs for modern, sporty motorcycles are so high – especially for engines – that a small brand (like Husqvarna) can no longer shoulder them on its own.”

Pierer’s KTM also owns the Husaberg, a Swedish brand founded by two engineers in 1988 after Husqvarna motorcycle moved its operations to Italy from its Scandinavian home.

“I want to see Husqvarna sales double in five years time to 20,000 motorbikes,” he said, adding that his immediate focus would be on rejuvenating the ageing line-up of offroad models.

Instead of fully integrating both companies, Husqvarna and KTM will be managed separately, while reaping the benefits of using common components.

“This way we can use common engineering platforms to develop a variety of models that have completely different characteristics for each brand,” Pierer said.

Husqvarna generated roughly 65 million euros selling roughly 10,000 bikes, he said, while KTM sold 107,000 motorcycles with revenue of 612 million euros.

In a rare acquisition, BMW scooped up Husqvarna at the peak of the market in 2007 to improve its position in the field of light, sporty motorbikes and extend the range to include younger customer groups as well as the entire off-road and supermoto sector.

The market in Europe, however, has shrunk almost by half since the deal, and BMW never attained sustained growth of the business in the face of such harsh headwinds.

BMW said it was selling the brand as part of a strategic realignment of its motorcycle business to focus on urban and electric mobility “in the context of changing motorcycle markets, demographic trends and increasing environmental demands.”

KTM by comparison has a strong position in the segment in which Husqvarna competes, with roughly 30 percent of the global market share in motocross and 50 percent in enduro, according to Pierer.

When asked whether he was concerned the two brands might cannibalise each other’s sales, he admitted there would be a slight effect.

Overall, however, the Husqvarna brand would help it take share away from Honda (7267.T), Yamaha (7272.T), Kawasaki (7012.T) and Suzuki (7269.T).

“It’s never 1 plus 1 equals 3, but it’s certainly 2.7, and there are still four Japanese brands from which there’s plenty to grab.”

SOURCE: Reuters (Reporting By Christiaan Hetzner; editing by Andrew Hay)

 

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All Snow Apparel 50% Off!

Posted: February 1, 2013 in ATV, Snowmobile
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Coldwave Sno Fire Jacket

Coldwave Sno Fire Jacket

Coldwave Sno Blazer Jacket

Coldwave Sno Blazer Jacket

Arctiva Comp 6 Insulated Jacket

Arctiva Comp 6 Insulated Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

The secret is out…there is no snow!  So that means we have snow gear that really hasn’t gone anywhere.  Bad for us, good for you to save some money on new gear.  Stop into the store and save 50% on all snow gear in stock.  It’s not a ton of stuff but it is good winter snowmobile gear from Coldwave, Arctiva, Z1R, Baffin and Klim.

Phantom-Sno-Tron-Yellow-sm Phantom-Electric-Black_370x370Z1R Phantom Helmet

Z1R helmets MSRP $89.95-$139.95 – Now 1/2 of that $44.98-$69.98!  These are too good a deal to pass up.  Limited selection so don’t wait and miss out on your size.

Z1R Helmet, Coldwave Jacket & Bibs, Baffin Boots, Marshall Gloves

Z1R Helmet, Coldwave Jacket & Bibs, Baffin Boots, Marshall Gloves

All the snow apparel is on clearance so now would be the time to replace your beat up old boots with a new pair of Baffin boots or pick up a new pair of gloves at a great price!  You can get set up with a complete set of snowmobile gear for under $300.00 or pick and choose what you need.

If you want to have any of these items shipped to you just give us a call, they are not listed on the website so you have to call us and place an order – (262) 723-5518.