but is this the future for independent dealers?
Nil Satis Nisi OptimumHalf of what I say is meaningless.
There is a decent range of Triumph clothing and accessories but its certainly not at the expense of other brands of clothing.
WHO CARES WINS
There's rumblings in the industry that it's only a matter of time before Triumph insist on their dealers being solus.
Solus as in no other bike franchises (a la Honda) or clothing too?
This isn't limited to Triumph is it?Honda, BMW, Harley, Ducati, all do this.How many new car dealerships are multi-franchise, & sell generic parts and accessories?
Yes, as per the Harley Davidson set up.
............... but I do find the Triumph magazine a bit nauseating, full of pictures of posing metrosexuals affecting coolness.
Interesting. Can't blame them I suppose. There's much bigger margins in clothing and accessories than in new bikes.
Cousin Jack wrote
Massive understatement ! The first of the new format magazines barely mentioned bikes, the second was a little better, but still nauseating. The marketeers have taken over.And Triumph is now officially a "cool brand". Yuk!
But the Japs??????????,......................not so sure!
Perhaps that's why the dealer mentioned preferred to move away from Triumph, maybe he likes dealing with bikers!!!!!!
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