Added reply in a thread ALTA - a question for Marc or any dealers in the know 2/1/2018 8:36 PM

I really don't want to be THAT guy and you know it's coming so I'll just say it. Roll off the throttle. How often do you get tired, pull in the clutch to avoid a whiskey throttle and then still hit the throttle while you're costing? My guess is probably ... more »

Added reply in a thread Huge price cuts from Alta 1/22/2018 2:41 PM

Have you contacted your local dealer to inquire about your concerns? This information will be released to the public when they're ready to release it, hence the "stay tuned" reply. What kind of question is that!?

Added reply in a thread Huge price cuts from Alta 1/22/2018 8:06 AM

Correct

Added reply in a thread Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb debuts at X Games Aspen.. wait, what? 1/21/2018 9:52 AM

Sure bud... Sales down 9% Q2 last year, down 8% in Q3 and down 2% in Q4. The north american motorcycle industry as a whole was down 5% in Q3. So no, youre not doing fine and either is the entire industry. Chill, you sound like you're fresh off of a FY2018 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Honda of Houston 1/18/2018 9:37 PM

The recent break-in was more of the straw that broke the camel's back. But the biggest factor was the motorcycle community as a whole in the Houston area, and you are going to see it continue to happen. It also didn't help that they were a single line ... more »

Added reply in a thread Huge price cuts from Alta 1/18/2018 12:44 PM

Absolutely! Batteries is always a huge topic of discussion when Alta comes up. These guys have figured that out. When I was in the industry I had a chance to ride the bike. I absolutely loved it. The biggest hurdle for me as well as many others was the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Huge price cuts from Alta 1/18/2018 12:23 PM

They are not cheap, yet... The battery has 1000 hour lifespan if I recall correctly.

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/17/2018 2:31 PM

Right, because there's is always another dealer that is going to whore out the bike to get the deal. Double edged sword.

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/17/2018 2:29 PM

Exactly

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/17/2018 1:03 PM

If you bought the bike at full price they made about $1000, assuming they charged you freight. I'm guessing it's a MX bike so I'm going to assume you got it pretty cheap Most OEM's practice hold-back. Meaning they hold roughly 2%-3% of the retail price ... more »

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/17/2018 12:30 PM

Same company, different entity.

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/17/2018 11:58 AM

You make some good points that I wish the masses would understand when they purchase a bike from a dealer. However, I can tell you from personal experience that the distributor is the manufacturer. We order Yamaha from Yamaha and they are distributed ... more »

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/17/2018 5:09 AM

Tell me more about you and your coworker's jobs at Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/16/2018 6:53 PM

I can confirm without a doubt that this is not true. Perhaps in some very rare instances, but not a normal occurance. Company policy is 25% off a new unit.

Added reply in a thread Production Cost of Making a Dirtbike 1/16/2018 6:51 PM

I can't speak on OEM margin but the dealer margin is roughly 10% depending on the unit. For instance, a 2018 yz125 has a dealer cost of $5900 and full retail is $6500. Then you can factor in freight which ranges anywhere from $195 (think PW50) to $895 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question for dealers re: security 1/16/2018 1:07 PM

A lot of them do not. We have burglar bars and a 3 ft high, 4" steel pipe rail along the other perimeter as well as the same piping gates that swing and lock into the doors. You won't be driving through those, however a few have tried. We also block ... more »

Added reply in a thread Your KX 250f bike mods 1/16/2018 12:58 PM

Yes, I did forget to mention the stock slider/guide being jink. Something Kawi has not seemed to care much aboit fixing. I second the Acerbis setup. My stockers were toast after 30 hours and the Acerbis bits have over 80 on them with a lot more life ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question for dealers re: security 1/16/2018 11:31 AM

I do know some OEM's do this, but I'm not sure about KTM/Husky. I know for a fact that Can-Am does this.

Added reply in a thread Your KX 250f bike mods 1/16/2018 10:34 AM

I have seen the new Pro Circuit boot online but I have no experience with it. I got a killer deal on the Moto Tassinari boot last year so that's what I went with. The Pro Circuit boot just wasn't available at the time. Below is the link for the tuner, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question for dealers re: security 1/16/2018 10:19 AM

That's pretty much what we've done and it seems to have worked so far. That's not to say they won't try and they probably will again soon. Heck, they're hitting dealerships in busy areas, right along highways in city limits with traffic passing by. They're ... more »