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Arctic Cat Celebrates its 1,000,000th Snowmobile Build

Posted on 31 Aug 2010 in Snowmobile | 0 comments

With tree leaves on the brink of changing color, we are all in anticipation of what this winter season will bring for snowmobilers. Arctic Cat have something special to celebrate as they pass the time waiting for the snow to hit the ground. That is, they will mark their one millionth snowmobile built since the company was revived in 1983, with the 2011 Crossfire 800. The world renowned Thief River Falls, MN manufacturer will display this machine in their factory lobby and send it on show tours throughout the upcoming season for all to see. “This milestone is heartfelt in several ways; Industry-leading innovation is important, but its special knowing generations of Arctic Cat enthusiasts have enjoyed our products. These enthusiasts push us to innovate for future […]

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New Freedom Performance Shark Tail End Caps

Posted on 27 Aug 2010 in Cruiser-Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson | 0 comments

For those bikers looking to add the finishing touch to their exhaust system, this might be the ticket! Freedom exhausts have just released a new line of end caps for their upswept exhaust systems. The caps are available on our website and sold in pairs. Although Freedom Exhausts are not one of the most well know exhaust brands they certainly know how to use their chrome. These performance shark tail end caps are available in either chrome or a matte black finish. Fitment is easy via a couple of screws. More details are available at  

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Fall Riding Jacket Review: Arlen Ness, Icon, Hot Leathers, Joe Rocket, Easyriders, Alpine Stars & more…

Posted on 25 Aug 2010 in Cruiser-Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Scooter, Sport Bikes | 1 comment

At Dennis Kirk we have a large assortment of motorcycle jackets for all riding uses and styles. You can choose from brands such as Arlen Ness, Icon, Hot Leathers, Joe Rocket, Easyriders, Alpine Stars and more. We have traditional leather jackets, textile touring models and racing-inspired, stylish leathers too. Since fall is almost here, its time to gear up for the cooler temperatures and make sure you can still be out riding. Shopping our online store is easy, you can get a good idea of what you are getting from looking at consumer reviews posted below each item. By the way, if you review a product that you have purchased, you will automatically be entered into our monthly drawing for a chance to win a $500 gift […]

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Who the Heck is Dennis Kirk? A Little History Behind the Name…

Posted on 19 Aug 2010 in Powersports | 5 comments

There’s been much speculation recently on our social networks as to the origins of Dennis Kirk (the company) and who was/is Dennis Kirk. Here’s a quick rundown to set the record straight… Dennis (Kirk) Frandsen founded the company back in 1969. It began as “All American”, soon changing its name to Dennis Kirk to be more personable. The store began as a small shop in rural Rush City, Minnesota, selling Snowmobile parts. It quickly became an “on the way up north” stop for in and out-of-staters to get their machines ready for riding. As the years progressed and the business grew, new lines were added, Metric and Harley Motorcycles, and ATVS& Dirt Bikes  making Dennis Kirk 41 years later, what it is today. For the record, although he […]

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A Sturgis Recap from our President/CEO Bob Behan

Posted on 18 Aug 2010 in Cruiser-Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Scooter, Sport Bikes | 2 comments

I have just returned from the 2010 Black Hills Rally. Generally speaking the story of the 2010 Sturgis motorcycle rally was attendance. It was way up! It was easy to see and feel that attendance was on par with the rallies of 5 or so years ago which were the biggest of all time. It was good to see. The hotels were all booked full. The Buffalo Chip Campground reported 2 to 3 times the number of campers this year compared to last year. The Broken Spoke Campground came into its own after opening three years ago. This year they added the biggest bikers’ swimming pool in the world. Kind of different to see hot and tired bikers cooling off in a clear blue pool. The weather […]

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