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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Schlossman Triumph-BMW Closed?

It appears that Schlossmann Triumph-BMW of Milwaukee on Silver Spring Drive is closed. There is no dealer sign on the building, there is a realtor's for sale sign in front by the road and the building is empty. If I knew this would happen I would have not bought my Triumph Bonneville. Unless a new Triumph dealer opens up, it will be a negative to own a Triumph in a large populated area such as SE Wisconsin with no dealer support. The nearest Triumph dealer is in Janesville, WI., 75 miles away.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 12:30 PM
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How could they survive in the very heart of the HD beast ? Don't feel bad my nearest dealer is also about 75 miles away.

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I drove by the place a couple of weeks ago & noticed that too. Their website is still active though. I wonder if they will resurface, maybe attached to one of their car dealerships, the same way they started out. Team Triumph in Janesville will treat you right. They offer loaner bikes if you need to leave yours behind for work.
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My dealer is not 100 miles away, since the closer one I bought it from dropped Triumph from their lineup. Not a problem for me, I do my own work or can use a local non-dealer. But ... it would suck quite a bit if a bike were new and you needed warranty work.

Team Triumph is now "Team Motorsports" I see. Still carry Triumph of course. Good for them, diversifying is good. Triumph has been hard on dealers, good to have a fallback should that relationship break down for them.

Schlossmann was talking about the closure for months on Facebook, and were advertising a closing auction late August. Sad to see another dealership close. They did say in one post that they hoped to open a new BMW dealership at a new location in the future. No mention of Triumph that I saw.

It's not just Triumph though. I was looking for a dealer while riding home from Appalachia this summer. Once you start looking for them, you start noticing how many Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, etc signs hang over empty buildings. Lot of closed dealerships these days.
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I bought my 2008 T100 and 2019 T120 from Team Motorsports despite them being 90 miles away while Schlossmann's was only 15 miles away. Been to Schlossmann's on several occasions over the years and was never impressed. The sales people seemed to have little if any interest in Triumph, just BMW. I was also very underwhelmed by their knowledge of Triumph which didn't make me feel confident if any warranty work was needed. Team Motorsports was a Triumph only dealership, now include RE, and really know and love the bikes. Have always had great service from them. Personally, being 90 miles away makes it a great excuse to make it a day trip and check out some new very indirect routes getting there and back! As mentioned I've been able to try out some fun loaner bikes on occasion. Still, I'd rather see more dealerships than fewer.
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I bought my 2008 T100 and 2019 T120 from Team Motorsports despite them being 90 miles away while Schlossmann's was only 15 miles away. Been to Schlossmann's on several occasions over the years and was never impressed. The sales people seemed to have little if any interest in Triumph, just BMW. I was also very underwhelmed by their knowledge of Triumph which didn't make me feel confident if any warranty work was needed. Team Motorsports was a Triumph only dealership, now include RE, and really know and love the bikes. Have always had great service from them. Personally, being 90 miles away makes it a great excuse to make it a day trip and check out some new very indirect routes getting there and back! As mentioned I've been able to try out some fun loaner bikes on occasion. Still, I'd rather see more dealerships than fewer.
Nothing truer said then this! LAM I see your Bonnie from time to time as I live in the 'Burg as well.

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The dealership I bought my T100 from stopped carrying Triumph shortly after I purchased it. It was about 15mi from my house. They are a big dealer who carry many brands. I never was confident in their service. I found Hermys Triumph about 62mi from my house and ride there for my service, if I cannot do it myself. As LAM stated, I found the longer trip enjoyable. Plus it does not hurt that Cabela's is exactly a mile from their shop and they give loaner bikes if you want to ride down.
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Don03st, I need to update my profile as that beautiful T100 was recently traded in for an equally beautiful white and blue T120! In fact, I recently rode to Team Motorsports for the 500 mile service. Took the long way home via Madison and surrounding area, left at 9:00am and got home around 7:00pm with another ~300 miles on the bike. Consider it another successful "trip" to the dealership. Unfortunately, at this time of year that's about the extent of my riding.
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