American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 236 March 2019 - Page 3

AMD •• AMD •• AMD MARCH 2019 (#236) EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ROBIN BRADLEY robin@dealer-world.com Comment - Hello Darkness, Harley’s New Friend? ........4 PUBLISHER If Harley thinks the $30k Livewire and allowing Private Equity to own dealerships is a panacea to its ills, Robin Bradley says think again and that "they'll have their ass handed to them" SONJA WALLACE sonja@dealer-world.com GENERAL MANAGER SARA VINEY sara@dealer-world.com MAG's newly minted CEO ..............................17-20 DESIGN & PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Robin Bradley interviews Hugh Charvat and finds a natural born leader, who has done his research, is undaunted by the challenges and who has an instinctive empathy for the powersports industry BEN OAG ben@dealer-world.com AMD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIRECTOR NEIL BLABER neil@dealer-world.com Tucker Dealer Show ....................................22-33 A selection of vendor company and product news from Tucker's January Fort Worth, Texas expo, accompanied by the always forthright thoughts of equally newly minted Senior VP Sales & Marketing Greg Blackwell PHOTOGRAPHERS ONNO WIERINGA MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY, NL www.madnessphotography.eu FRANK SANDER THUNDER MEDIA, DE www.thunder-media-service.de TOLL FREE… FROM USA/ CANADA: PROGUIDE: The new, the best and the must-haves ...................... 34-56 p.36 TEL: 1-866 849 5704 FAX: 1-866 521 0099 If for any reason you can’t connect via our toll free numbers then dial TEL: 01144 1892 511516 Fax: 01144 1892 511517 p.34 p.34 5, Rendlesham Mews, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2SZ United Kingdom TEL: 0044 (0)1892 511516 FAX: 0044 (0)1892 511517 DISCLAIMERS No part of AMD may be reproduced or used in any way without permission. The views contained in AMD are not necessarily the views of the publishers; the views of the publishers are not necessarily the views of any third parties. Every effort is made to ensure that all material included is as accurate as possible, however, neither the publishers or any third parties can be held responsible for any erroneous statements, facts, figures or just plain silly or honest mistakes or inaccuracies, howsoever caused. All trademarks, brand names and other key words are used purely for descriptive purposes. No approval, endorsement of, or involvement in the contents of AMD is implied by the use of these or any other words, names or marks associated with all or any companies. All trademarks are openly acknowledged by AMD and by any third parties included in AMD. All AMD editorial content is just exactly that, independently sourced, compiled and written editorial content for which no financial or other beneficial transaction or other kind of relationship, contractual or otherwise, has been entered into. No consequential losses or any other liabilities are accepted arising from content of any kind in AMD, howsoever caused. p.40 p.38 p.47 p.53 ‘World Championship of Custom Bike Building’ is a registered trademark of Robin A. Bradley, Dealer-World.com POST MASTER AMD (ISSN 1465-7627) is published monthly by Dealer-World.com, 5, Rendlesham Mews, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2SZ, United Kingdom. Subscription price $200 per year. Postmaster: Please send address changes to: AMD, Dealer-World.com, 5, Rendlesham Mews, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2SZ, United Kingdom or e-mail to sara@dealer-world.com Print by Warners Midlands bourne, lincolnshire, Gb ISSN 1465-7627 www.AMDchampionship.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - MARCH 2019 3