Well where has the year gone it cant be twelve months since that little fat man came down the chimney, surely not. As is tradition the motorcycle trade gets a little quieter during the month of December giving us time to do a little house keeping. To be honest a well earned break becons and I must say we are all ready for it. However the years not over till its over and we are busy preparing for next season. On the weekend of January the 9th and 10th we will be exhibiting at the GMEX ( Manchester Central as it is now called ). We will have the Triumph exhibition trailer a good range of bikes, including hopefully some specials to be confirmed. The clothing department will also have some real bargins leather jackets, fabrics and merchandise. More imediatly we are in the process of errecting a bike shed structure at the rear of the Pendle St showroom of the type you had a snifty fag behind or the first taste of the opposite sex.
Most manufacturers will be showing price increases in the new year and some of the Japaneese look very heavy . Although Triumph and Piaggio are indicating small increases even with the additional VAT rise. They are going to look extremely competative next season. This can only help and allow us to grow our market share even further. We have invoiced a lot of bikes in December to fix the vat and current price obviously time is running out and anyone who is poised to do a deal would be wise to make it sooner rather than later.
You may have noticed some subtle chages to the website. We have tried to represent both branches equally and given the scooters a separate site. On this we have information on first owning a scooter and riding one. Hopefully by setting up a separate site we can encourage each segment and give it the attention required. Owning a scooter id often the first forray that customers have into two wheels and the more we can encourage this the better. Maybe at sixteen it seems a long way from an NRG50 to a Rocket Three but mark my words it comes round soon enough.
Thats all for 2009 wish everyone the best for 2010 and lets get some riding in EH !