A lot of the problems dealers in Canada face is that they have to buy their products thru a Canadian Distributor that just does not care. Most of the manufacturers will NOT sell directly to the Canadian dealers due to the distributors exclusive rights in their contracts. This is very evident when you can go to just about any dealer and ask who they buy thru. All of them are the same. So they all pay the same price for the goods, which is way over what the average guy can buy the goods for, at full blow retail in the USA. Then they wonder why the Canadian Dealers go out of business. It would make a lot of sense if the dealers got themselves organized and found a way to purchase directly from manufacturers. Get rid of the monopolies that these distributors have developed over the past 40-50 years. But, most dealers say that they are too small to make a difference. No, they are just not being good savvy businessmen in the modern age. This has been an ongoing problem for over 40 years. A simple example I can quote was back in 1981, I had a nice little naked Honda GL500. I badly wanted a full fairing for it, but did not want what the local dealers in Vancouver had to offer. I saw exactly what I wanted at a dealer in Portland and checked out a bunch of adds in M/C mags (this was pre internet). I went to numerous dealers in Vancouver who carried the Shoei brand of small handlebar fairings and asked how much to get the GF-1 fulll size fairing. They all came in with pricing around $1500 and would have to wait at least 6-8 weeks for it to come thru the distributor in Toronto. I made a phone call to a dealer in California and had one delivered to my door in 4 days for under $500. Now can someone explain why the dealers in Canada needed to get an extra $1000 out of me and make me wait an extra 5 weeks or more? Now, that was 30 years ago. Today, it is even better for the consumer as we can check online in seconds to see if we are getting ripped off locally or not. I would prefer to buy locally, but I am not going to pay a premium to do so. I work hard for my money and if I can save 30-70% and get it delivered directly to my door. Guess who gets my sale? The dealers who go out of business only have themselves to blame. In our society, if you cannot compete, then you are doomed. They have to keep up with the times. The internet is here to stay and consumers are becoming more and more intelligent on how they spend their money. I am sorry to see some of these dealers go, but it isn't enough today to have a love of motorcycles to stay in business. You need to really know how to run a business in the modern age.