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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2015, 07:45:15 PM »
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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2015, 08:46:02 PM »
Piaggio sells quite a bit of vespas, MP3's and Aprilia's, so they can afford to have a boutique brand in their portfolio.  That being said dealer support for Guzzi's isn't that strong, likely due to those low sales volumes and Guzzi's spotty warranty honoring (complaints I've heard from dealers).   I think with a bit of marketing and dealer incentivizing you could sell allot more units.  Though production capacity may be a limiting factor.


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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2015, 08:58:23 PM »
Joking aside. I might not even see more Ducatis around than I do Guzzis, but part may be where I go...
Holy crappola, here in Tampa Ducati's are every where. The dealer is not far from me and they must be setting sales records.
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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2015, 11:01:00 PM »
These are interesting and believable numbers. BUT if I take the ratio of Ducati to Guzzi production I get 45k/7k = 6.43, and I'm absolutely certain I've seen way more than 6 times as many Ducatis as Guzzis on the road here in the U.S. It must be that Ducati exports a higher proportion of its worldwide production to the U.S. than Guzzi.

Of course it might be a matter of differential perception, put down to the fact that every single Ducati is painted bright red!


I'm sure it's location dependent, but I wouldn't doubt that Ducati sells way more than 10% of its bikes in North America. 

I'd imagine it's 25%, or better.  That would make the ratio more like 15:1, Ducati over Guzzi in The USA.

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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2015, 11:35:54 PM »

Of course it might be a matter of differential perception, put down to the fact that every single Ducati is painted bright red!


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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2015, 08:27:00 AM »
A local BMW, Suzuki and Triumph dealer about a mile away from me just got rid of Triumph. Owner said he had a lot of problems with  reimbursements on rebates, and warranty items and various customer service issues. Sound familiar? I told him he should consider MG and he cracked up , I guess I can understand why. But last summer when I went there to get a wiff of that new motor cycle smell, I was in his showroom and it started raining out,  I look out and he's pushing my griso under the canopy on the front of his dealership and when he comes in he told me how he loves that motor cycle and didn't want to see it get all wet. Had to laugh seeing that 09 griso parked in a line up of 30,000 dollar BMW's.

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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2015, 08:40:21 AM »
I just bought a Custom 1400 from dealer in Pensacola. They sold 21 Guzzi's last year and were in the top 5% of dealers.

How do they even stay in business, Guzzi that is.

Micky

Memory isn't all that good but in 1986 we sold 7 or 8, mostly 650s, and we were one of the top dealers or so we were told. And no, we didn't stay in business.  ::(  :BEER:
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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2015, 07:11:55 PM »
Speaker's Cycle sold MG and Ural near me. In 2007 they were the #2 US dealer. MG gave him a Ford F350 and a couple of other perks. A few years later he was out of business.

 Yes KTM has passed BMW. Probably would have done it sooner if they had given bikes to Ewan and Charlie!

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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2015, 02:44:17 PM »
My memory wasn't too far off, except maybe Ducati, I'm a little surprised there.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-news/statistics/motorcycle-sales-statistics.htm


2014

Ducati - 45k
BMW - 123k



Can't find 2014 Triumph numbers, but they broke the 50k mark for their  7/2012-6/2013 financial year (they run a July-June Financial year):

https://rideapart.com/articles/triumph-motorcycles-hit-50000-sales-worldwide

Ahh, wait a little more digging 2013-14 = 54k

http://www.statista.com/statistics/419363/sales-of-triumph-motorcycle/



We plowed this ground pretty thoroughly last year.  Here's the thread:

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=67552.0

In 2013 China produced 22.9 million motorcycles.  The numbers we see from our favorite marques (other you Honda and Yamaha fans) don't even register by comparison.

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Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2015, 07:55:06 PM »
My educated guess is RoseFarm Classics is in the top three, and perhaps the top.  They have increased sales each year they have been in business.
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Re: Re: How many new Moto Guzzis are sold in the USA (annually)?
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2015, 08:21:23 PM »
My educated guess is RoseFarm Classics is in the top three, and perhaps the top.  They have increased sales each year they have been in business.
Who knows, but half a decade ago I think it was

1. Moto Int
2. Speakers
3. MPH

I think... And the numbers fell off quick after the top 4-5.
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