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Dealer Slump?

Postby Kermet » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:57 am

So now I'm on the hunt for a new bike, part of my field of search is , of course, the showrooms. After some quick visits of my local dealers I was shocked to see just how scaled back they have become.

A couple of them are no longer trading, the rest (with the exception of one) have bugger all on the floor, with next to no sports bikes at all, which is a real bitch coz that's what I want.

Has there been a trend in decreasing sales for a while or is it to do with Covid? The latter doesn't make sense as that has been a very recent thing, they wouldn't have lost 60-80% of floor stock in that time (this includes accessories, not just bikes).

Any clues?
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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby billwest » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:32 pm

My local kawi dealer tells me that bikes have been flying out the door, lots of buyers, especially used bikes.
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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby KiwiMat » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:30 pm

stats are showing bike sales are up 24%.
Motorcycle licence training is booked out for months, and has been flat out since covid hit.
So big demand on bikes and gear.

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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby pah » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:11 am

KiwiMat wrote:stats are showing bike sales are up 24%.
Motorcycle licence training is booked out for months, and has been flat out since covid hit.
So big demand on bikes and gear.

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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby billwest » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:28 am

They have big doors, and a landing pad.
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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby Wattie » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:54 pm

bike sales are through the roof. + there has been huge delays on getting new bikes into the country.
don't expect any sharp prices either.
supply v demand. :?
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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby Gosling1 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:01 pm

there was an interesting story on facebook today, about this exact issue. Apaprently as a result of covid and the issues with public transport - heaps of punters have been lining up to buy new or secondhand bikes - the lack of stock on some dealers floors is probably directly as a result of this.
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Re: Dealer Slump?

Postby billwest » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:35 pm

It only took 2 weeks to sell my ZRX, locally, at the price I wanted. I was surprised.

Initially I had to deal with someone who "works" for New Zealand Oil and Gas, and is only home once a month, but who liked the price very much (unseen) and had a courier ready to ship it to Queensland, which according to him, was overseas. He wanted my details in a hurry so he could pay me.

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