Christmas shopping just got easier for Yamaha riders and their families. For the first time, Yamaha is giving consumers the ability to purchase its apparel and accessories at a single online destination.
Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., has launched a new e-commerce website – ShopYamaha.com.
Western Power Sports, a nationwide distributor of powersports industry brands and products, will be an exhibitor at the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo, scheduled for October 16-19 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
WPS will present the latest products from brands FLY Street Gear and Sedona Tire & Wheel, in addition to their high-end newcomer in the U.S. helmet market “Kabuto Helmets”. The lineup of 2015 protective gear, tires and wheels will be showcased at the WPS exhibit space on the show floor.
The Cycle Gear booth at the 2013 AIMExpo has some high-end off-road riding gear we haven’t seen before. BiLT Explorer gear is available in several iterations, but two stood out to us – BiLT Explorer H20 and BiLT Explorer Air.
Made for wet weather riding, the BiLT Exprer H20 Jacket ($399.99) features zip-entry ventilation panels up front with fold-away feature. Long zip-entry vents on back feature multi position airflow control, while a rear pocket comes with rubber tab pullers. The H20 pants ($359.99) feature hip pockets with rubber tab pullers and long zip-entry vents on the front thighs. As well, the pants have an elastic waist with pull through adjusters and rubber grip strip.
Looking to beef up its apparel market share, Polaris acquired Teton Outfitters, LLC, which designs, develops and distributes KLIM Technical Riding Gear. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but KLIM is anticipating 2012 sales in the neighborhood of $30 million.
“The KLIM acquisition provides yet another growth opportunity for our PG&A business, a key contributor to Polaris’ top-line growth and profitability,” says Steve Eastman, Polaris’ vice president of PG&A. “KLIM is an established leader in the powersports apparel market with a strong track record of providing innovative, premium technical riding gear to a broad range of consumers. Adding an outstanding brand like KLIM, whose strengths complement our existing business, gives us a more complete PG&A product lineup, one which will flourish in the global market. We are excited to welcome KLIM employees into the Polaris family. With our common culture and vision, we believe this will be a mutually beneficial partnership for everyone involved.”