Brisbane Motorcycles mum ad dad dealership events Norton Motorcycles

Mum and dad motorcycle dealers ‘squeezed out’

Small mum and dad motorcycle dealers are being squeezed out of the business by “conglomerates”, just as Bunnings did to Masters, says veteran dealer Brett Mutton of Brisbane Motorcycles. We recently published a couple of articles in which Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland said dealers were doing it tough. The articles met with a lot of criticism …

Read more

tax sale motorcycles novated lease buying selling tough times discounts

Why are dealers facing tough times?

Australian motorcycle dealers are doing it tough, with slow sales, tough franchise agreements and pressure from manufacturers, says Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland. “I don’t think there is a motorcycle dealer in Australia who wouldn’t get out if they could. It’s really tough,” he says. His comments follow a significant -41.% downturn in …

Read more

Harley Heaven Melbourne opening night dealers brain cancer Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers

Riders urged to support local motorcycle dealer

On the eve of the annual Aldi one-off motorcycle gear sale, riders have been urged to support their local motorcycle dealer. Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland says dealers are doing it tough and deserve rider loyalty. (Read more about why he believes times are tough.) However, he says there is no dispute with …

Read more

Harley Heaven Melbourne opening night dealers brain cancer Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers

Dealers list best and worst motorcycle brands

Dealers in Harley Davidson, Triumph and KTM are the most satisfied with the brands, according to the latest National Motorcycle Dealers Association survey in the UK. The least-valued franchises are Piaggio Group, Honda and Ducati. The biannual survey examines how dealers view the major issues currently affecting them, while also evaluating how these views are …

Read more

Scruffy customer buys Harley with cash

Scruffy customer buys Harley with cash

This scruffy and elderly Thai mechanic was shunned by several motorcycle dealerships before he finally bought a Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster with cash. Lung Decha is reported by AsiaOne.com as being an “honest and diligent mechanic who has partially retired from work”. He does not smoke, drink or gamble and saved his money to buy his …

Read more

North Auckland Harley-Davidson dealerships team

Auckland doubles Harley dealerships

Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island is about to double its Harley-Davidson dealerships when a new store is opened in North Auckland in a couple of weeks. Ray Pratt, owner of the existing Auckland H-D dealership, is adding the new store in Takapuna to better cater for the city’s North Shore population. Harley-Davidson Australia and …

Read more

Motorcycle industry dealer showroom deal customer

Are multi-dealerships good for the customer?

The motorcycle industry has changed substantially over the past decade with multi-dealerships and most of it has been in favour of the customer, writes MBW contributor and former motorcycle dealer Marty Thompson: I have been involved in the motor industry since 1987 and seen it change significantly, mostly for the benefit of the customer. These …

Read more

Motorcycles - riders benefit from industry agreements motorcycle prices - magazines import

Industry agreements benefit riders

Riders will gain some benefits from two recent automotive industry agreements. The first is an agreement between the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries and Australian Automotive Dealers Association to allow better access for independent repairers and technicians to service and repair information. That will give riders a broader range of choice on motorcycle repairs and …

Read more