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Old 01-11-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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Ive heard bad things about the main dealers here in Ottawa such as OGTC and Wheelsport. I can't recall specifics but i think what i read was about bad servicing etc, stupid salespeople etc.
So regards buying a new bike round here would any of you use any of Ottawas main dealers? Or is it a case of road trip?
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:08 PM   #2
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Ive heard bad things about the main dealers here in Ottawa such as OGTC and Wheelsport. I can't recall specifics but i think what i read was about bad servicing etc, stupid salespeople etc.
So regards buying a new bike round here would any of you use any of Ottawas main dealers? Or is it a case of road trip?
Ogtc will not budge from MSRP. They also charge over list for parts.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:27 PM   #3
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:36 PM   #4
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It might help if you inform us what brand of bike you want to buy. Price, to me, is the only concern. Service, etc you can get done anywhere after. So even if the dealership is full of idiots it really doesn't matter.

Buying a new bike south of the border might save a few bucks, depending on which brand and model your intending to buy.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:44 PM   #5
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It might help if you inform us what brand of bike you want to buy. Price, to me, is the only concern. Service, etc you can get done anywhere after. So even if the dealership is full of idiots it really doesn't matter.

Buying a new bike south of the border might save a few bucks, depending on which brand and model your intending to buy.
Im looking at a few at the moment Ted,
What you say there is what i was thinking. If i buy new all they have to do is PDI it surely and get it out the door then im happy to go elsewhere. It's just with the horror stories you read about some of these morons that i wonder if they can even PDi it right!

So if i go brand new one is a Yamaha and maybe a Kwak but probably the Yam
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:48 PM   #6
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:27 PM   #7
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Hey Sam,
Knapp's Yamaha in Prescott is easy to deal with, and he typically has the lowest prices but very limited stock.
If you don't mind ordering your bike and waiting a couple weeks, then it's not an issue.

For Kawasaki and Suzuki you can't beat Bob's Cycle in Cornwall.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:55 AM   #8
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Hey Sam,
Knapp's Yamaha in Prescott is easy to deal with, and he typically has the lowest prices but very limited stock.
If you don't mind ordering your bike and waiting a couple weeks, then it's not an issue.

For Kawasaki and Suzuki you can't beat Bob's Cycle in Cornwall.
thanks i'll have a look
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Hey Sam,
Knapp's Yamaha in Prescott is easy to deal with, and he typically has the lowest prices but very limited stock.
If you don't mind ordering your bike and waiting a couple weeks, then it's not an issue.

For Kawasaki and Suzuki you can't beat Bob's Cycle in Cornwall.
Heard good things about Knapp's, too.

Bad Time Center has always been just that. Wheelsport is a SMF, no clue how he's stayed in biz. Rockland Wheels for Kawi used to be decent, dunno if they're still around.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:40 AM   #10
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Hey Sam,
Knapp's Yamaha in Prescott is easy to deal with, and he typically has the lowest prices but very limited stock.
If you don't mind ordering your bike and waiting a couple weeks, then it's not an issue.

For Kawasaki and Suzuki you can't beat Bob's Cycle in Cornwall.
+1 on Bob's Cycle.

I went all the way there from Kingston to get my DRZ because the local sales staff in Kingston were less than desireable.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:15 AM   #11
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I've heard good things of Knapp's too. But iv never been there, even though they are 10 minutes from my house.

I bought a Kawasaki from Centre Town Motorsports in Renfrew, they had the best price for me at that time. Had to go to Montreal for a BMW, just because id rather hit my head on a door repeatedly than go in to OGTC.

Don't know about buying in the states now with the dollar difference. But there still may be a deal had if you spend the time searching.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:19 PM   #12
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Depending on what you are looking for, I have been very happy with Woody's Cycles in Perth. I have bought 2 bikes from him over the years. I find he does not move much on the price of the new bike (but he will price match), however he is very generous when it comes to the trade in. He typically does have some street legal bikes in stock as well.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:27 AM   #13
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Rockland Wheels for Kawi used to be decent, dunno if they're still around.
I bought an EX650 from Rockland wheels 3 years ago and the experience was good. I still get emails from them on occasion so they must still be around.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:22 AM   #14
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I've been very happy from the service/support I get from 613 Motorsports. Good prices on tires too!
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:00 AM   #15
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I'm a little bit biased, but Motorsports World is a great little shop. Super friendly staff and go out of their way regularly to take care of customers. The mechanics there are all very knowledgeable.

It's right down in Nepean by Costco.
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