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Old 29-06-2015
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Perth is loosing Yamaha Dealers too, there is now 4 dealers from Mandurah to Geraldton
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Well they're back. Yamaha got their own showroom at Collie St. Fyshwick.

Not much stock in yet given the vast floorspace there, have only been open a couple of weeks but.
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So the word is that their only supplier is Yamaha Australia... So no aftermarket parts, only Yamaha apparel, etc.
No doubt this would be Yamaha Australia's wet dream, but it sounds like a fast ticket to bankruptcy to me. Car dealership mentality won't work for bikes...
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Who really cares about Yamaha disappearing. Their bikes are heavy boat anchors.

Look at KTM, Beta, or Gas Gas who are putting in the effort in new models, R&D, and making quality products. The Japanese attitude is the same with their consumers as it is with their dealers - our way or the highway.
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Yeah ..

Its a bit late now Yamaha to claw back your lost market share ..

Watched those Yamaha 60th anniversary Vids on Tube and I just ..

Same market share losses in Marine ..

Honda, Mercury, Tohatsu, and now Marine Tech (China) are smashing away at a diminishing market share ..
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So the word is that their only supplier is Yamaha Australia... So no aftermarket parts, only Yamaha apparel, etc.
No doubt this would be Yamaha Australia's wet dream, but it sounds like a fast ticket to bankruptcy to me. Car dealership mentality won't work for bikes...
...And less than 18 months later, they're closing down.
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So the word is that their only supplier is Yamaha Australia... So no aftermarket parts, only Yamaha apparel, etc.
No doubt this would be Yamaha Australia's wet dream, but it sounds like a fast ticket to bankruptcy to me. Car dealership mentality won't work for bikes...
There's none of that up here in Newcastle. Graeme Boyd MC and Chris Watson MC both sell Yamaha along side other brand bikes, parts and anything MC related.

Might be a good opportunity for you to open a bike shop
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Can't afford the franchise buy-in, and it does appear to be a challenging business model.
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...And less than 18 months later, they're closing down.
So it seems...less than 6 weeks away.

Oh well, was there long enough to get my WR. Yamaha's generous (lol ) 3 month warranty is up now & had no issues anyway.

Can get anyone I like to do any service or mechanical work that's out of my league but sure as hell won't be CMC if they get the franchise back.
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