Amazon.com Kick-Starts Store with More Than 300,000 Motorcycle and
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2008--Amazon.com, Inc.
(NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of its Motorcycle & ATV Store
(www.amazon.com/motorcycle) - a single shopping destination for
hundreds of thousands of motorcycle and ATV parts, accessories and
protective gear. The store showcases a selection of more than 300,000
products from over 500 manufacturers, including top brands like Alpine
Stars, Yamaha, Fox Racing, Harley Davidson, HJC, Joe Rocket, Kawasaki,
Shoei, Suzuki and Tour Master.
"We are excited to offer motorcycle and ATV customers a huge
selection, great prices and the convenience of Amazon's unique
shopping experience," said Steve Frazier, vice president of Automotive
for Amazon.com. "No matter what style of motorcycle they ride, both
new riders and enthusiasts can find the tools, parts and accessories
they need to upgrade their bikes, prepare for winter riding, venture
off-road or perform routine maintenance."
After launching its Automotive Parts and Accessories Store in
2007, the expansion to include Motorcycle & ATV parts and accessories
was a natural one. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, in
2007, sales of scooters and dual-purpose motorcycles reached their
highest levels in 20 years, and data from the same organization shows
that the upward trend has continued into 2008. Amazon's Motorcycle &
ATV Store provides a valuable source for new and experienced riders to
easily find the right helmets, protective gear, bags and accessories.
The store provides all of the tools and helpful information that
Amazon.com customers have come to know and trust, including robust
product information, customer reviews, bestsellers, active customer
discussion boards, tag communities and image uploading. In addition,
many products are eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping or free
two-day shipping with Amazon Prime(TM).
Visit the new store at www.amazon.com/motorcycle.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in
Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers
Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its
customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers
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