Thought I’d start a new thread on this topic since the only one I could find was started in 2010 with the latest posting being close to a couple years old...
I’m planning on getting my bike (T120) by the end of the year (moving back to So Cal from Denmark this summer) and am hoping to get some advice.
I looked at Doug Douglas who was recommended and they are still in business (and is about 1:20 from where I will be living in Lancaster).
Newport is farther at 2:07, but has the most recent good reviews I can find, and Del Amo Motorsports in Long Beach isn’t that far from them.
Simi Valley Cycles would without a doubt be the closest and most convenient for me (only about a half hour away) but I haven’t been able to find any recommendations for them (and a couple less than stellar reviews on google, but they are pretty old).
I’d say for me, good competent service after the sale is more important to me than the final price of the bike, but the best of both worlds wouldn’t hurt.
I am also trying to figure out when the best time to buy is. Not sure if I will be patient enough for possible end of year sales. Don’t know when the 2019 models come out (with the possibility of getting a better price on a 2018).
If I could manage to get one for around retail out the door and a discount on accessories purchased with the bike I’d probably be very happy (have read there isn’t much margin on new bikes)... Will be needling riding gear for my daughter and I and whatever else I can afford from day one (thinking installed cruise control and bar end mirrors at least).