We went through this in the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the 21st century.Looks like Honda is starting to pull its head out of its ***. They have been adding multi line dealerships around Ontario after the powerhouse disaster.
I don't think Snow City has added other Honda equipment (ATVs, generators) in their inventory, so Honda may not be pressing, or requiring, dealers to carry more of their products.I just hope GP isn't required to sell Honda Power Equipment or ATV's. They're a motorcycle shop, and that's their strength and competitive advantage. I wouldn't be surprised about the ATV's, but I would be disappointed.
I spoke to them today, yes it is true. The area for Honda will be in the back where the accessories are, for now. (the room where the service counter is)Still waiting for this to be confirmed. Honda is going to want a large amount of floorspace and I don't see where they have room unless they drop something.
I think there is enough market share for both GP and Snow City.We went through this in the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the 21st century.
Honda smartens up, then the next round of marketing geniuses comes in and decides to push hard on the dealers.
I worked at a shop where we carried Honda motorcycles, outdoor power equipment and portable outboards.
Honda leaned hard, we took on Yamaha. They leaned hard again, we took on Suzuki.
The folks at Snow City must be p*ssed. I hope GP cut the deal on their own terms and don't take any cr*p.
Those who don't understand history are doomed to repeat it.
Oi. I'm not keen on the ATV, Marine and power equipment stuff. GP has established itself as a motorcycle shop, taking on weed whackers and outboards muddies their brand and blurs the focus. Not to mention ATV's, although at least they may sell some volume of them and they are at least rideable for recreation.New post by GP
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