Cariboo Motorcycles is closing
I know they aren`t a sportbike dealership, however still sad to see another shop close.
Saw this ad on Craigslist:
After serving the motorcycle community in British Columbia for the last 44 years Cariboo Motorcycles is closing it's doors for good effective August 28th 2010. Until that time we are clearing out all remaining inventory.
SAVE 50% - 90% OFF NEW REPLACEMENT COST ON ALL REMAINING ;
- new ' take-off ' parts
- used parts
- new ' take-off ' seats
- new ' take-off ' wheels ( spoked and cast )
- new ' take-off ' paint sets ( tanks and fenders )
- new ' take-off ' lower fork slider sets
- chrome lower fork slider sets
- factory service manuals ( new and ' shop worn ' )
- store fixtures and displays
a tough economy hits the m/cycle industry hard ... they're bought by discretionary dollars, most of the time.
I don't think this is economy driven. The Wildman's have been at this so long, it's just time.
Dave Wildman was one of the first racers at WMRC and was instrumental in establishing racing in BC.
Great people, I have bought several BMW's from them when they had the dealership.
When I had a Harley (forgive me) that had issues, the mechanic would come to my house on his Saturday lunch break to work on it.
When my previous husband was terminally ill, the Wildmans covered his hospital room with motorcycle posters. I will never forget their kindness.
Happy Retirement Dave and Pat.
The Wildmans are classy people, with a rich racing heritage at Westwood and the Isle of Man. I purchased a BMW from them and had great service. I know they lost the Harley dealership because Harley wanted them to build a mega dealership alongside Hwy 1 or some other main highway, as is the corporate 'line', they decided not to I guess.