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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Triumph Dealer in Litle Rock closed for good

Little Rock BMW, which sold Triumph, Ducati and BMW closed for good today - as far as I know it was the only Triumph dealer in Arkansas - now have to go to Memphis or St. Louis or Dallas - Bad day for great bikes in Arkansas
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Yep, that's the only authorized Trumpet dealer in AR. It's a tough time for m/c dealers all over right now. It's a shame they closed. Maybe another dealer will rescue Triumph and take over the line??

Good luck! (In the meantime, it's a great time to get a shop manual and learn how to do most of the maintenance yourself).

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Little Rock BMW, which sold Triumph, Ducati and BMW closed for good today - as far as I know it was the only Triumph dealer in Arkansas - now have to go to Memphis or St. Louis or Dallas - Bad day for great bikes in Arkansas
The same thing happened here in NW Arkansas a few years back.
Motorcycle International closed down in Fayetteville. Its sad. My closest dealer is in Tulsa. I've talked with other dealers in the area about picking up the Triumph line,however none of them are interested. The economy sucks and motorcycles sales are down,even the Harley dealer is offering all kinds of promotions to boost sales. As the weather improves sales will most likely increase,but for now it's pretty bleak.

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We need to support our local dealers any way we can. It is tough for them right now. GO visit the dealers parts and accessories showrooms before making that purchase on the internet.

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We need to support our local dealers any way we can. It is tough for them right now. GO visit the dealers parts and accessories showrooms before making that purchase on the internet.

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I totally agree. Buying on the net may be less expensive than your local dealer,however if they don't have our support they won't be around to service our bikes. When it comes to warranty work I understand that Triumph is real sticky about having regular service performed before they will honor any warranty work. IMHO its worth the extra $$$$$ to support my local dealer + it helps the local economy.

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I've been reading several favorable reviews about Triumph. Its has been reported that Triumph is going to stepup its ad campaign in the US. Plans are to attempt to increase its market share in America.
Hopefully someone in the Little Rock area will pick up the Triumph line. As the weather improves so will bike sales. Hang in there.

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The same thing happened here in NW Arkansas a few years back.
Motorcycle International closed down in Fayetteville. Its sad. My closest dealer is in Tulsa. I've talked with other dealers in the area about picking up the Triumph line,however none of them are interested. The economy sucks and motorcycles sales are down,even the Harley dealer is offering all kinds of promotions to boost sales. As the weather improves sales will most likely increase,but for now it's pretty bleak.

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I never visited the Fayetteville dealer but did visit the Little Rock dealer a few years back; sorry to them go. Didn't have alot in the way of Triumph accessories but that's the case in many stores.

The dealer in my previous location slid downhill so bad after it changed hands I hoped it would close down - I read where they bought property to build a new store so they must have made some changes? My favorite store has been sliding but I still give'em a thumbs up.
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that'll explain why their website was off-line. sad. Thanks for the clarification. I saw a month old ad for a nice new triumph at a reasonable price I was trying to contact them about and their website was dead.
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Old news it seems from a February 27 closing, but new to me. This is sad news. Saddest I'm sure for the dealership owners, but sad for their customers as well. The owners ran such a friendly dealership with an excellent service department. Has anyone heard if the triumph trained mechanics are working somewhere else that they could work on our bikes? What happened to the inventory?
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This is one of the reasons I get really mad when I hear somebody call a dealer a stealer. Most people who have never run a business don't have a clue what it actually take to be profitable. There are hundred of hidden costs behind the front door that the cusomer never sees and the owner has to cover them all. Then, be nice to the rude and crude to boot.

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