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Kevin Mahoney

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Re: List of Dealers
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2017, 10:34:21 pm »
Triumph Seattle presents the RE's in a nice way on their site I think. IMHO it can really be a conundrum to name a dealership after the brand you sell. John Doe's Motorsports covers a lot of territory while XXXbrand of XXXX is very limiting. What happens when you fall out of love with that brand?

The big brands don't make you name your dealership after them - or at least Triumph, Piaggio, Ducati to name a few. On the other hand it states clearly where your interest lies. With the current algorithm Google uses you don't need the brands name to get placement. 

Some of our former dealers used RE of XXX and then URAL of XXX etc. until they had a name for every brand. In the long run they all found it to be a mistake.

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Re: List of Dealers
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2017, 04:22:16 am »
I visited Motorcycles of Dulles a few months back to talk to the service department. The shop foreman told me they'd sold about a dozen bikes. This was in late August or early September so that's probably gone up a bike or two.

MOD sells BMW and Triumph primarily. The dealership is one building but it is sort of split in half with BMW on one end and T on the other. Used bikes and the RE bikes are sort of displayed in the middle. The RE brand still feels a bit like an afterthought or experiment in my opinion. They aren't really displayed and they don't sell any shirts or branded gear. Not that they need to go bananas with the stuff but a shirt or two would be nice.
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Re: List of Dealers
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2017, 10:00:40 am »
Cycles of Silver Spring has shirts in stock right now.  Also have a green GT, squadron Blue c5, army green c5, and a chrome and graphite c5 in the store.  At least as of Friday.  It's only about 45 min to an hour from Dulles...You should stop by and say hay!

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« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2017, 04:02:41 am »
I've been to the Marylnad shop. Stopped in awhile ago and bought a few parts. Nice little shop.

As I've said it is a shame RENA couldn't work something out with Winchester Motosports.
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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2017, 06:17:48 pm »
Both of those dealers were/are really good dealers. They weren't our biggest dealers but they had happy customers which was our benchmark for who we wanted and who we didn't. Thus far I am hearing pretty good things about the new RENA dealers. I notice of late they are putting in some "Mom and Pop" stores which bodes well.
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« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2017, 07:37:23 am »
Last time I talked to Mike at Winchester about them retaining the RE brand I got the distinct impression that Carl was fed up with RENA.

Carl had been selling RE for a long time. Said he sold 10-12 bikes a year and had people bring bikes in for service from PA, VA, MD and DC. Maybe he wasn't the biggest dealership but I think he represented the brand well.
 
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