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Motorcycle sales person salary?

GreyGhost

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Mina brings up a good point. Margins are thin on vehicles. At least cars (normally) have a higher price so you get more dollars per sale as well as way more sales per year. You probably only have a good few months every year selling bikes.
 

Trials

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Assuming the sales guy does not own the business?
Sales dude only probably gets paid dirt poor but gets to ride really cool bikes.
Can you fix bikes too? your value just went way up.
 
Yes as I'm assuming the commission is on whatever the dealer sells for after MSRP. I tried new car sales for a bit like really short but maybe cuz where I was i hated the structure especially being the new guy.
 

bigpoppa

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Assuming the sales guy does not own the business?
Sales dude only probably gets paid dirt poor but gets to ride really cool bikes.
Can you fix bikes too? your value just went way up.
Really though?
I dont think technicians get paid much more.
Moral of the story: If you want to make money, dont turn your passion/hobby into a career.
 

Mina

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Yes as I'm assuming the commission is on whatever the dealer sells for after MSRP. I tried new car sales for a bit like really short but maybe cuz where I was i hated the structure especially being the new guy.
New car sales are tough and takes a long time to build a client base. Used is where it's at.
 

JavaFan

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I think you'd starve as a MC salesperson
maybe get by at one of the larger powersports dealers
selling quads, generators, sleds, outboard motors etc as well as the odd bike

GP Bikes makes me wonder
all those sales clerks
beautiful building and expensive property
lottery winner?
money laundering?
 
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johnsazzr

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toy sales are tough of any find...market dwindling due to changing economics and demographics...bikes are very seasonal and on a commission basis so....not for the faint of heart...or you could open your own bike/atv/sled shop and have Honda, Yamaha or Arctic Cat cancel your franchise...this is happening in most small and medium markets in Canada...
 

Wingboy

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Accessories and service are where the money is made for the dealer.
 

bigslimjim

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i sell bikes for a big powersport store in the gta and let me tell you. stay away lol...if you want to be overworked and underpayed basically less than minimum wage. the perks are you get to ride cool bikes and tell all your friends that you sell bikes but thats it. the managers treat you like a dog whereever whatever anything is always your fault. and im speaking from being one of the top performing in the field. comissions are always stolen by managers they will just always give you an excuse and the excuses never end. bottom line is. they will overpromise and severely underdeliver and expect you to do all the work while they cash in. and there is only 3 busy months after that you are literaly making less than minimum wage which is technicaly against the law but they can get away with it since its comission based only.
 

bigslimjim

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i can work on bikes too but its not going to pay more. im not a licensed tech but i can work on my own bike and stuff. we cant take away work from the techs either they are also starving. you cant be a sales person and a tech you have to pick one. its a big revolving door in the powersports business. lots of money to be made if you own the business but even the general managers get payed **** all lol. they just do it for the title
 

Trials

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Well there you go :| another broken system.

see now ... if I was your manager I would be putting you onto a training program to service bikes and get the government to pay a piece of your wages. Then you could be putting in full hours, better money, sell bikes easier ... and you should maybe recommend that to your managers boss ;) unless he's the owners grandson in which case you are !@#$%^
 
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JavaFan

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there was a story awhile back about an MC tech from Calgary think it was
Yamaha has an annual tech competition and this guy was flown to Japan for the finals
he won, best Yamaha MC tech in the world....and he barely makes ends-meet

self employed is the way to go in that industry
 

Trials

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You need to invent the first Canadian built electric motorcycle and have it turn out to be awesome, that's the ticket. Then you can refuse to sell bikes to that dealership.
 

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