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Bentley Motorrad closing.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Mike Ryder, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh Supporter

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    Sad to see this.
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  2. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian Supporter

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    That is sad. I was in there many years ago and they were helpful getting a replacement faceshield for my helmet. (I don't live in the area but would pop in when riding through Kelowna.)

    All remaining parts and accessories 50% off -- says their website.
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  3. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    sad to see them go but I can't say my experience buying my Multi was very pleasant, I vowed not to return again.
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  4. dilrod

    dilrod Going all the way Supporter

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    Hmmm, interesting. So much for the boutique motorcycle shop idea.
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  5. HatesSnow

    HatesSnow Waiting for Summer

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    This is sad. I bought two bikes from them and they always treated me well. I don't live in the interior any more though so I haven't been back for a couple years. Their long-time accessories/assistant manager left at some point during that time which struck me as odd but staff turnover, especially in the parts and service department, has always been high. I always found those two departments to be their weak point. I always used to get a warm welcome, excellent service and great deals in accessories. Well, that was my only reason for stopping in Kelowna when in the area so I guess I'll just be continuing on through from now on.
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  6. KayDubbya

    KayDubbya Been here awhile

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    Really disappointing too hear this. I've used them for parts for my BMW for the last few years and their service has always been top notch.
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  7. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    Once Gord left, it was never the same. He is such a top notch tech that he brings everybody around him up a notch or two.
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  8. 'Bob'

    'Bob' Been here awhile Supporter

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    Bentley's closing is unfortunate but means several highly professional staff will be offering their services elsewhere. Hopefully in the Okanagan area.
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  9. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    I was trying to be a good customer, They couldn't supply the bike I wanted but as I own two BMWs and like to use OEM parts it was nice to have them close.
    Of course for some reason I always left the place slightly irritated. I do know customer service as my busy shop lives or dies by how we treat people. So I always wondered how long they would be around each time I left the store. Still it is sad to see any business close and force us to shop even more on-line
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  10. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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    Sad but not surprising.
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