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    Dealers giving up Triumph?

    Got notice today that two local Triumph dealerships have given the Franchise back.

    Triumph of Pittsburgh.
    Triumph of Windber, Pa.

    Wonder what's up?
    jason
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Got notice today that two local Triumph dealerships have given the Franchise back.

    Triumph of Pittsburgh.
    Triumph of Windber, Pa.

    Wonder what's up?
    jason
    Do you remember the BMW dealership in Windber?
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    When MC sales peaked in 08 then began to tumble many of the industry pundits postulated there would be the expected failures as a result of the declining sales; then went on to argue there would be an echo effect at the brand/dealer levels suggesting as sales increased (and beyond) in the future there would realignment and or consolidation of brands/dealers to deal with the new business climate.

    These may be examples of realignment to rationalize business models in the current market. It may be the result of a difficult but simple business decision. Each is a multi-brand/line dealer. Each product line yields sales and related expenses. The expenses may out way the potential profit from sales. Their agreements with Triumph may have come up for review and they decided to opt out rather than continuing.

    If that is to MBA for you maybe, like many of us did, they grew out of Brit Bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Do you remember the BMW dealership in Windber?
    Same family!
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    On the other hand, the large single-line Triumph dealer in Detroit has added a second location across town in the last year.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Same family!
    jason
    Same family as you or the Triumph dealership?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    same family as you or the triumph dealership?
    the same family that owned the bmw dealer years ago is the one that just gave up the trimuph dealership.
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    Or could it be pressure from BMW to have only single-brand dealers?

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