Powersports Business Power Hour

Join Brendan Baker and Madelyn Hubbard, editors of Powersports Business magazine, as they interview movers and shakers in all aspects of the power sports industry.

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Episodes

7 days ago

Brendan Baker, PSB editor, visited with Denago Powersports in Southern California in early April to check out its new line-up of youth powersports vehicles, which included an electric ATV and several dirtbikes. The company has been on the gas since it launched last year and has big plans for the tuture. They call it "The Denago Difference." The machines are well built and offer high dealer margins.

Ep. 7 - Brands That Shine

Friday May 24, 2024

Friday May 24, 2024

In this episode of Power Hour, Brendan and Madelyn speak with Jessica and Gunnar of Brands That Shine and how they have navigated life on the road for three years now. They travel the country in their motorhome visiting with dealers and clients wherever they go. We spoke to them as they wrapped up Bike Week in Daytona, Florida.

Friday May 10, 2024

In this episode of Power Hour, Madelyn talks to Kade, who is the general manager of Macomb Powersports in Chesterfield, Michigan. This dealership was our Best-in-Class winner for Service Department excellence in 2023.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Brendan Baker talks to Blackman's Cycle in Emmaus, PA, about an interesting idea for selling a very rare motorcycle. Chris Line, marketing director for the dealerships along with his CFO have made a special token called an NFT (non fungible token) to go along with the sale of a rare Aprilia XTrenta 1100 superbike. The bike is #95 of 100 and the token was specially designed to authenticate the sale and ownership of the bike for the new owner.

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Editor Brendan Baker interviews Apiar Risk Management's Zach Materne to discuss the world of insurance for powersports dealers in today's risky environment. Zach comes from a powersports background and was a dealer principal before joining Apiar, so he knows the unique struggles dealers face and how he can help get them the right coverage.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Madelyn speaks with John Resciniti III, president of Motorcycle Mall in New Jersey. Resciniti shares how his grandfather started the dealership in 1975, how the dealership has grown since, what changes have been made to provide a career for employees and much more.  

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Brendan and Madelyn talk to Broward Motorsports' General Manager Anthony Bruno about their recent grand opening and the culture at the dealership. 

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Brendan and Madelyn sit down with the president of BRP's powersports and marine division to discuss the future of the brand and where they see electrification fitting into the company's strong portfolio of products.

About The Hosts

 

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Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker is the editor-in-chief of Powersports Business magazine. While he is new to PSB, having joined the team in March of 2023, he is not new to the industry. Brendan was the editor of another B2B powersports title for five years, then he was named editor-at-large. He was also an editor of automotive titles and was a technical editor. He has an automotive background having grown up in an auto parts store and started racing at 5-years-old. He’s been a race driver and crew chief and worked on professional racing teams for several years before turning his attention to publishing. He has been a B2B editor since 1998. Brendan lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife and two dogs.

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Madelyn Hubbard

Madelyn is a 2022 graduate of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. Following her graduation, she joined the PSB team in June of 2022. Like many of us, she has grown up in the industry and spent much of her childhood riding four-wheelers on trails just outside of her hometown. Madelyn especially enjoys listening to dealership owners and employees as they share their industry experiences and wisdom, then writing feature stories about these professionals so others can learn from them too.

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