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Big business discounting is ‘hurting motorcycling’

Big business pushing sales through discounting is hurting the motorcycle industry in Australia, says a motorcycle importer and multi-dealership owner. James Mutton is the dealer principal of two multiple-franchise dealerships (Brisbane Motorcycles in Windsor and Caboolture), the Australian importer of Norton Motorcycles and a former British Superbike racer. Most notably, he is the son of veteran …

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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 …

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Indian and Victory invade Harley ground

The first Indian and Victory motorcycle dealership in Australia designed with both brands in mind has opened in Perth right next door to their nemesis, Harley-Davidson. Managing Director Peter Alexander earlier this year seemed very proud of the fact that the Perth Indian and Victory dealership is also bigger than its American neighbour. Indian and Victory now have Polaris-owned stores …

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