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Discussion in 'Trials' started by CDN Rick, Sep 26, 2019.
It's always a treat to watch Geoff ride.
Nice basic 250 with Keihin carb. It's interesting to see a non trials rider presenting a trials experience to another crowd. That's something KTM brings to the table.
Marketing, it's something they are VERY good at. And that's what that (ahem) review was. Other than the medium it was no different from the so-called test on the 300TXT in last months' issue of Dirt Bike.
You underlined the word "very" but forgot to highlight it, bold it, and wrap it up in a neon sign.
1st and 2nd for the Rock Star Husky Team. Momentum is on their side!
Binder 4th just off the podium at Austrian MotoGP. Started17th so not bad.
And Rossi will announce his retirement this week.
Knowing Rossi he’ll take that near miss, as a sign from God to keep racing!
interesting, no mention of 2021 models in an August review. is they any news on 2021 models? $7600 for a new bike with an Ohlins / Tech fork is a great value.
I'm keen to see what Rieju does with the older Gag Gas models. Apparently they are revamping them, they'll still be made in Spain, and lot cheaper than the other brands.
A local Beta dealer just signed on with GG and has 7 2020 trials bikes in stock 4 300s and 3 250s - not sure he realizes there has never been more than 4 or 5 trials bikes sold in this region in a year across all the brands (Beta, GG, Sherco, Montessa) little lone one brand - bit of a head scratcher ???
I can remember years when our club would have no new bikes or just one or two. In 1995 I sold 25 new bikes, but I handled every brand. We have been pretty healthy most years now and I would say it`s around 20 at the most. That is including our out of stater`s who ride mainly our events. We have been lucky with the used market being so good. The old days it could take 1-2 years to sell a used trials bike.
That's just how KTM operates. The dealer doesn't get to choose what he puts in inventory. If he wants access to the popular bikes (EG 250cc and 300cc enduro bikes) then he must also take a good number of the less popular items (trials bikes in this case). I hear about it all the time from the local KTM and Husqvarna dealers. They end up selling the loser models at break-even prices or sometimes even less, just to clear space for the next batch of bikes coming in the door.
Yup, KTM made a friend close his door because of that. Motocross bikes are not popular here but KTM would load him up with MX bikes. All he wanted was the XC and XCW bikes but KTM gave him no choice. They are doing the same thing with the trials bikes.
Yeah but GasGas only has trials bikes this guys isn't a KTM dealer maybe they made him a deal that if he could sell 7 trials bikes they would him carry KTM (think he only sold a few Beta enduro's last year and no trials bikes as far as I know). He does sell other stuff like motor boats so maybe he can afford the "initiation fee" - all guessing on my part - hope he does sell them and they all end up at our events
Hope the dealer you are referencing sells all 7 to new riders..........
There must be more to the situation as suggested for them to take on 7 Gas Gas when if they wanted trials bikes they are a Beta dealer. The Beta importer must be a little puzzled.
Any how it is seven bikes that will make to riders at some point. Also good to have them on display at a large dealer.
Not really a larger (bike) dealer - he only has 1 Beta in stock. I was talking to the Canadian Beta distributor on Sunday and he was just shaking his head - doesn't make a lot of sense. Maybe there are a lot of people in that area of the province who are interested and I am simply not aware. Really hope they make a go of it: https://www.kijiji.ca/o-cobequid-mountain-sports/1017714746/listings/1?referral=organic
Who knows they may even become a large sponsor for our local events
He's at Sherco now.
He probably left as Gas Gas cannot find the right cable to the ECU.