A New “Endurance” Rally Debuts in Columbus Ohio

Columbus OH:  Endurance runs, or rallies have always been the stuff of Hollywood legends.  We still remember Adrienne Barbeau outstanding acting in Cannonball Run, and that unforgettable outfit.  Although it’s doubtful Barbeau will show up for this one, the AMA has sanctioned a new long distance motorcycle rally scheduled for June this year.  For $1,000 you can compete for a part of the $500,000 purse in the American Motorcycle Rally, a 7000 mile endurance run that begins and ends in Columbus.  Organizers plan to use GPS tracking devices on the bikes and the riders to hopefully avoid the controversy that has plagued other events of this type. For more info, visit American Motorcycle Rally


Mustang’s “Seats 101″ Course Goes Live

IRVINE, CA – June 26, 2011 – Mustang Motorcycle Seats is the latest leading brand to go live with an interactive online training program at Powersports University (www.PowersportsU.com. Unlike conventional sales seminars and training programs that require employees to leave the dealership, Powersports U enables staff to earn as they learn without missing work.

“We call this Motorcycle Seats 101,” explains Mustang’s marketing manager Marilyn Simmons. “Dealership personnel can now learn what it takes to sell the Mustang difference. Once you have an idea of what is involved in designing and building a motorcycle seat, you have a better appreciation of the importance of quality materials and the workmanship involved in creating a new seat for a bike.”

Mustang’s Seats 101 is divided into three distinct training sessions. Starting with “Birth Of A Brand” the first course provides a little history and the basics behind these world-class saddles. The second course elaborates on the features and benefits, highlighting the three pillars of seat building, starting with the seatpan, moving through the custom-molded foam and concluding with the cover. Course 3 answers the essential “why they buy” question.

“I’ll let you in on a secret,” says Marilyn. “Customers buy a Mustang seat because they sat on one! Our job is to get more butts on seats!” Of course, that is where the Powersport U program comes into play.

In addition to the three new Mustang modules, Powersports U’s roster of training courses currently includes Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, Renthal and Vance & Hines. These programs also dovetail brand‑specific, technically-oriented field training, conducted by Mustang at major events and rallies across the country.

PowersportsU.com is free to any user. To find out more and register, visit www.PowersportsU.com