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    Metro Van Bike Shop Rumours

    I've recently seen a couple of big shops in Victoria merge, namely Island BMW and Savage MC. This shows if anything the change in ownership from retirement, changes in building lease costs [British Italian, Shail's MC] , perhaps municipal zoning changes which is bringing in high occupancy towers [GA Checkpoint as the last bike shop in Port Moody moving out] and other reasons [Modern losing Suzuki to Daytona].
    I'm wondering how many of us here would follow either manufacture location, or personnel relocation if movement of your local shop happens?

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    Seems like it would be a tough business. *Unless the hobby suddenly explodes or rents drop, closures and consolidations will continue. *The last few years have seen lots of bike stores fold up.
    I didn’t know holeshot lost/gave up Kawasaki. *They tell me it’s been a few years now. **

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    what's the rumour exactly?

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    I was over at Beachcomber Spas in Poco today and saw Mountain Motorcycles ...... a couple of guys working on Beta or GasGas trials bikes. Nothing big, pretty well trails guys and a Beta dirt bike ...... it was new to me.
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    Ohhh hut tubbing it!

    Some of those betas look nice. They make a couple dual sports I was considering as they were still basically full on dirtbikes. Kind of pricey though. *

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    Beta.............Hmmmm. They have a 125 Supermoto in their "Street Category". I dont see any signals, so maybe its not legal

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bartender View Post
    what's the rumour exactly?
    that this is an exciting and worthwhile thread.
    *** every move should be calculated ***

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    Most everyone on here is worth a laugh or has a good insight at one time or another, even syncro.

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    can we use this thread to start rumors ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by syncro View Post
    that this is an exciting and worthwhile thread.
    Such a meany

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekaz View Post
    can we use this thread to start rumors ?
    I heard one of them is starting a MotoGP team and rider tryouts are this spring on the S2S.
    Fill the house with bees.

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    It's true I already received my invitation.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by sAdam View Post
    Such a meany


    LOL

    Well. Ted sold Imperial MC. And he's working at Maple Ridge MS.

    Maple Ridge MS is taking on Suzuki, after dropping Arctic Cat.

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    The Island BMW/Savage Cycles merge was the result of good timing... both of the owners of these dealerships each was looking to get out (Augie of Island BMW moved back to Chicago, Alex of Savage wanted to retire) and there was a rich guy wanting to buy into the industry. Tom scooped up both (Motorrad first, Savage just recently) and has re-Christened them as Island Motorcycle Company. He's got deep pockets so good things are expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolDaddyGroove View Post
    Beta.............Hmmmm. They have a 125 Supermoto in their "Street Category". I dont see any signals, so maybe its not legal

    Sorry, won't be in canada that is for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve G. View Post
    LOL

    Well. Ted sold Imperial MC. And he's working at Maple Ridge MS.

    Maple Ridge MS is taking on Suzuki, after dropping Arctic Cat.
    WTF! get this stupid rock off me.. oh wait, i dont do motorcycle shops
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