Archive for February 15th, 2009

Fulmer Helmets at Dealer Expo

February 15, 2009


Branimir Kvartuc shot this pic here at Expo. It rules. He rules.

Branimir Kvartuc shot this pic here at Expo. It rules. He rules. That's Miss Indiana 2008.

Jeremy Lusk Funeral Services Update

February 15, 2009

Just received the following:



Due to the outpouring of love, affection, admiration and sentiment regarding

Jeremy, please note that funeral services will be webcast simultaneously at


Monday, Feb. 16th, 2009 at 1 p.m.


Limited church capacity mandates that only family, friends and industry associates attend please. 


Taiwan Firms Aim for U.S.

February 15, 2009

I was asked to speak at the Taiwan Powersports Symposium during the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis.

The event included journalists and manufacturers focused on giving an insight about Taiwan’s powersports industry and how it may impact business here in the U.S. The comments below are my own, offered during the presentation.

“While it’s unlikely any of us were in the motorcycle industry during the early 1960s, I think it’s pretty well known how the first of the Japan-made two-wheelers to enter the U.S. back then were greeted by consumers and retailers who had, up to that point, only known U.S. and European brands.

Although the things said about those early Japanese bikes weren’t too flattering, the Big Four from Japan nevertheless grew to become the major players in the U.S. motorcycle market.

Well, nowadays, I hear some people speak dubiously about machines coming from other areas of the Far East. The thing is, I find most of the (more…)