Re: Suzuki cancelling the contracts of over 20% of it's deal
BTW: For what it's worth, the first time I had ever seen a Triumph dealership was back around 2005. There was a small dealership on a small road in the middle of no where on the outskirts of Jacksonville NC. The building appeared to be about 100 years old, and it was located in a gravel parking lot. A few years later I went back, and found they had lost their dealership agreement with Triumph.
A few miles away a new company picked up the Triumph dealership for that area. Shiny clean building with paved parking lot, well lit, professional looking, proper service department, etc. An employee there told me that the other company had lost its license mainly due to the location and that it didn't relay the image they were going for in the company. (I have also read online that one of the owners of the other company had gotten into a bad wreck, and there was a dispute between the owners there afterwards, so take that with a grain of salt).
I've talked to the owner of both dealerships, and while the guys in the new dealership were friendly and professional, I really like the guy I spoke too from the back roads dealership. He was friendly, very personable, and seemed to really love Triumphs. I would have purchased from either company without hesitation. In the end, I guess Triumph had an image they wanted to convey to buyers.
Today Triumph has a much larger presence in the US than they did back in 2005, and has expanded their product line quite a bit since then. I wouldn't be toooooo concerned about what Suzuki is doing just yet.