Originally Posted by tortoise2
On the other hand, the Pep Boys affiliation with Baja Motorsports
still seems to be working.
Scooters are not driving Pep Boy's business, so in effect you just proved my point. There are scooter shops that make it around the country, but most have a primary engine that drives their business, like internet sales of parts, motorcycle sales, etc.
The OP wants to open a scooter shop and exist solely on the sale of new, second tier scooters and service of same. If he mirrors the strategy of hundreds of other shops that have tried that recipe, his outcome will likely mirror theirs too unless he has built a business plan that includes other revenue streams.