Yamaha Dealer Closures

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Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Whatsisname » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:53 am

Probably more bike-related. Yamaha are cutting their dealerships nationally. Keys in Worthing are the latest victims, allegedly because they didn't owe Yamaha money! He advises go online for a better deal.

http://www.motofire.com/2017/09/news/eu ... g-closure/
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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by barker » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:52 pm

that's not good news as I was going to buy a scooter from them

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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Z750Jay » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:34 am

I think nationally there is a lack of dealers for most bikes these days. Some cities will have a few, most none. I have to go 25-30 miles to get to my nearest which means I normally service the bike myself as they are a pain to get to via public transport. Nearest Suzuki to me is about 30 miles away and about 3 1/2 + hours via bus/train/bus. Slightly closer is a Crescent that used be a Suzuki but changed to another and the Suzuki got moved to the Crescent at Ringwood, another 20 miles further.


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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Mister Paul » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:05 am

The plus is that there are dealers who will deliver nationally for free. For excellent, trustworthy service, Hunts of Manchester can't be beaten. They valued my PX from pictures, collected it when they delivered my new SH (to North Somerset), and beat the best price I'd been offered.

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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Whatsisname » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:16 am

Z750Jay wrote:I think nationally there is a lack of dealers for most bikes these days. Some cities will have a few, most none. I have to go 25-30 miles to get to my nearest which means I normally service the bike myself as they are a pain to get to via public transport. Nearest Suzuki to me is about 30 miles away and about 3 1/2 + hours via bus/train/bus. Slightly closer is a Crescent that used be a Suzuki but changed to another and the Suzuki got moved to the Crescent at Ringwood, another 20 miles further.


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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Z750Jay » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:03 pm

Lol


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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Ralph » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:57 pm

When I had the Burgman they closed my local'ish dealer
and sent me a letter giving me the address of the nearest
open ones and a voucher for £20 or £30 to spend on anything Suzzy.
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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by Maxsymuppet » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:25 pm

I think it's because bike and scooter sales in this country are so low, especially in comparison to other countries, that it is simply impractical to have so many dealers. That's my theory anyway.

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Re: Yamaha Dealer Closures

Post by kishan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:59 am

i think it depends .

like harrow had a Yamaha dealer and it got shut down purely because harrow is not a biking town and demand for a bike is low in harrow compared to in Brent and other busier towns.
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