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Old 11-20-2017, 07:47 AM   #1
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Not sure how old this news is but I just saw the article today. Looks like the parent company of a WHOLE lot of well known brands and outlets is in big financial trouble:

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/new...-11-refinance/
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:07 AM   #2
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Reading that I thought, “how the hell does renthal lose money?” Then realized they’re the only ones to make money.

Honestly, I’m shocked it’s taken this long. Motorcycle sales are stagnant and the majority of bike owners now do very little to the performance of their bikes.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:59 AM   #3
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Sad, but not surprising. It isn't 2007 anymore. Nobody is buying motorcycles, therefor nobody is accessorizing motorcycles.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:12 AM   #4
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Sad, but not surprising. It isn't 2007 anymore. Nobody is buying motorcycles, therefor nobody is accessorizing motorcycles.
2005... but yeah. With me living 5 minutes from Harry's burger joint you would think the only bikes being sold anymore are cruisers. One guy in the area has a new style R1 that just sits in the front yard all year long.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:17 AM   #5
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Looking at the list of brands...

With the exception of Motorycycle USA and Motorcycle Superstore, they all appear to be cruiser/Harley focused.

I might be wrong. All I know is that I don't see any of my go-to brands there.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:07 AM   #6
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Looking at the list of brands...

With the exception of Motorycycle USA and Motorcycle Superstore, they all appear to be cruiser/Harley focused.

I might be wrong. All I know is that I don't see any of my go-to brands there.
Tucker Rocky is the #2 (just behind Parts Unlimited) parts and accessories distributor in the land. That's a big player to be taking a big hit.

And yes, the rest of it is dominantly cruiser-centric. Which makes it even worse. The sport bike market died a swift death, in 2009, when the banking industry crashed. 22 year olds could no longer finance sport bikes, so the cruiser market was the only thing keeping the industry alive. The accessory companies that feed the cruiser market being in financial trouble should scare the shit out of the entire motorcycle industry.
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I see a lot of places slashing prices or having deals. I've been eyeing this Bell helmet for a bit now, read the reviews and decided I was gonna get it but as usual I jut keep the order page sitting there from CG. This thread prompted me to take a look and it was listed as out of stock and won't be returning to stock......damn......so quick google search and I find that through amazon, MC Superstore has the helmet for $100 less than it was through CG. Add to that they had a package deal for a dark shield for an additional $39 + free shipping.

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Someone was telling me motorcycle superstore got bought out by JP cycles. He went to buy tires, did he sale through mc superstore and on payment it redirected him to JP
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Someone was telling me motorcycle superstore got bought out by JP cycles. He went to buy tires, did he sale through mc superstore and on payment it redirected him to JP
Yeah that's true, last couple times I went to buy tires I'd use their "tire finder" which was really helpful, now when you try to do a search it re-directs you to JP, and the usefulness of the prior MCSS portion of the site is gone.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:04 AM   #10
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The accessory companies that feed the cruiser market being in financial trouble should scare the shit out of the entire motorcycle industry.
I wouldn't have given the article too much thought had I not spotted tucker rocky and kuryakyn. If those two are feeling the industry slump, everybody's in trouble.
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