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News   February 18, 2011   by Auto Service World

Powersports Addition to Catalogue Standard Database Marks Aftermarket Opportunity

Ready 2 Ride Bike List Becomes Part of the AAIA Vehicle Database


The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) announced the release of a complete set of powersports applications as part of the industry standard vehicle configuration database.
Vehicle data for street and sport motorcycles, utility vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft is now published as part of the Aftermarket Catalogue Enhanced Standard (ACES) vehicle database with cooperation from Ready 2 Ride, makers of the X-ActFit powersports electronic catalogue.
Ready 2 Ride, of Georgetown, Ind., is the maker of the industry-leading X-ActFit aftermarket parts software search tool used by powersports distributor Tucker Rocky, and hundreds of other powersports retailers.
“We believe that adding the Ready 2 Ride bike list to the AAIA standard opens doors for makers and distributors of powersports parts and accessories,” said Jamie Longacre, president, Ready 2 Ride. “It’s an on-demand, online world, whether you are sourcing parts for your car, truck, jet ski or motorcycle. And we are excited to contribute to the extension of the aftermarket standard look-up table.”
The AAIA vehicle configuration database is a component of ACES and is available with monthly updates on a subscription basis. The powersports configuration data lists the year, make, model number, model name and engine size for multiple segments of recreational and powersports vehicles. Applications extend from the current model year back to the 1930s in the case of Harley Davidson.
“AAIA is delighted to partner with Ready 2 Ride to bring their robust data set to the automotive aftermarket,” said Scott Luckett, AAIA vice president, technology standards. “Ready 2 Ride is the unquestioned leader in providing electronic parts and accessory cataloguing to the powersports market. The addition of their vehicle list to ACES adds great value to the standard and creates tremendous opportunities for our subscribers.”
To view a sample of the powersports segment of the ACES Vehicle Database, visit www.aftermarket.org/technology/aces. For more information, e-mail aces@aftermarket.org.

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