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This article is a collection of literature (both academic and non-academic) having some connection to economic impacts of mountain-biking. In this article I attempt to analyze the literature and abstract data to the extent practical, to allow for some very rough, comparative analysis between regions, countries and times. There are no standardized baselines for comparison, so I used my own judgment to come up with categories that would hopefully make sense.

These articles, the analysis within and the methodology employed are rough and ready. Criticism and input are welcome. I’ve been told that the information has been  …  More

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The Ferrari market rises and falls in cycles influenced by the global economy, generational shifts and currency swings. The collectable Ferrari market was last a buyer’s market just after the double whammy of the real estate crash of 2007 and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in September of 2008. That market bottomed in 2010 and started a strong recovery, peaking in 2014. As we look back to the heady days of 2014, we then received only one or two calls or emails a day from people who wanted us to help them to market their Ferraris. There were more buyers than sellers. Today, we receive half a dozen calls or emails every day and the number is growing. The roles have reversed. Today there are more sellers than buyers.

With each call, we laboriously explain   …  More

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Tesla Motors Inc. appears to have missed its revenue target for the latest quarter by $315 million, suggesting the company is much better at selling cars than making them.

Breitbart News reported last month that Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had told a shareholders’ meeting last month that the company, despite never meeting production goals, will revolutionize the auto industry to increase production over the next five years. He predicted   …  More

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Ever since Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) resurrected the Indian Motorcycle nameplate in 2013, it’s been a David versus Goliath scenario against Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG). While no one expects Polaris to slay Harley, or even dethrone it as the big bike king, it’s clear the upstart has caused its industry rival to stumble.

At the end of 2012, Harley owned 57.2% of the heavyweight motorcycle market for bikes 601 cubic centimeters and larger, but by the end of 2015, that had shrunk to  …  More

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