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BMW dealer in Indianapolis, IN closing

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by averagerider, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. averagerider

    averagerider averagerider

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    Just received word this afternoon that Falcone Powersports in Indianapolis, IN will be closing at the end of October. They currently sell Indian and BMW. As of November 1, there will be no BMW motorcycle dealer in Indiana. Closest one for folks in the central part of the state will be in Louisville, KY.

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  2. toolfooldan

    toolfooldan Need a witty/profound phrase to put here...

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    That sucks big. And I wuz pissed that I have to travel 60 miles to my dealer/service grunts.
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  3. stillwater0302

    stillwater0302 Been here awhile

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    Got the email today as well.

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  4. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    I stopped by while on a trip a few months ago. Nice shop but looked like they were struggling.

    Ended up buying an Enduroguard suit for @40% off.
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  5. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper Supporter

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    If memory serves, I think Bmw required dealers to be only Bmw some years back. Factory trained mechanics too I believe. We lost a great dealer that way in Deming. Oh well, they were on i10 and really helped travelers and customers.
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  6. wellcraft

    wellcraft Been here awhile

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    I think this may have been true in the past but not true today. There are two BMW dealerships, Cross Country BMW and Montgomeryville Cycle Center, that sell BMW as well as all three Jap brands, Ducati and Triumph.
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  7. brenter

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    I heard today that Bentonville, Arkansas BMW is also closing.
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  8. Eaglerider1967

    Eaglerider1967 Adventurer

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    Keep your fingers crossed I hear good things are coming to Indianapolis
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  9. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper Supporter

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    Isn’t Cross Country gone too? They were great while they were around...I’m thinking the big dealer in the Chicago land or Illinois area.. anyway, sad to lose any dealer..grow or die I guess..
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  10. wellcraft

    wellcraft Been here awhile

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    The cross country I'm referring to is located in Metuchen, NJ off exit 10 of the NJ turnpike. Not only are they still around they are growing, in addition to BMW they sell, Polaris, Cam Am, Triumph, Ducati, Piaggio, all four Jap brands and just added Royal Enfield. They started off just selling BMW but over the past decade or so they went from Cross Country BMW to Cross Country Power Sports.
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    steiny Been here awhile

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  12. PaulBarton

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    As I understand it, they don't have to be exclusive but they have to be separated in the showroom. Two of the three Puget Sound dealerships are BMW and Ducati. They have each isolated in their showrooms -- there is a Ducati showroom or showroom area and a BMW showroom or area. Never the twain shall meet.

    The third is a multi-brand powersports dealership that, in my experience, doesn't know much about BMW and it's not their primary focus. Not sure how they got it but BMW also has dedicated space in their showroom.

    Of course, the parts/service depts are shared at all three. I know it's a bit rude to post about our 3 dealerships in a thread about losing the only dealership in Indiana. Sorry.
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  13. mcrider57

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    Tried to trade my K1200LT to Falcone last year. Their said no, will not a take a BMW with servo brakes on trade.
    If the BMW dealer does not want it, who does?

    Sorry, I still am disappointed to lose any BMW dealer.
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  14. avrz10

    avrz10 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Bummer
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  15. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    The BMW dealer in Milwaukee closed too. What's up?
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  16. 2000RSV

    2000RSV Go Fast, Go Long Supporter

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    There are two additional BMW dealers in WI. Beaver Dam BMW / HD (extremely good) and Green Bay BMW / Ducati / Indian (not as good with BMW).
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  17. normalbill

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    Sportland Motorsports in Urbana Illinois is an option. They are an authorized BMW dealer as well as Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki.
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  18. clawdog60

    clawdog60 Long timer

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    Yeah not true but you have to jump through extra hoops for them.
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  19. cide1

    cide1 Been here awhile

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    I heard the same thing from them, apparently they ended up eating the cost of several servo modules at a few thousand a piece. Sucks, but I blame BMW more than Falcone for not making affordable repair options for a common failure.

    Also, it has been announced that Tom Wood is opening a BMW dealership near 96th and Keystone in the near future.
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