Some of these items you list seem to be very typical for certain motorcycle brands/dealers and very untypical for others. What dealer, other than HD will sell a $1,500 exhaust sytem to a new bike customer??
Originally Posted by Motodan
And what Ducati dealer will sell a $900 set of "panniers".
And knowing the desire of BMW owners to perform all of their service work, even for a new bike themselves - as evident in may other posts in this forum - a BMW dealer will not have this revenue stream.
Seriously, if making money with a bike dealership would be a walk in the park, I would do it. I had the chance. Crunching the numbers ,including the initial investment, which has to be financed, I decided against it.
Even considering that there was a restaurant in the mix which would have helped to spread the building overhead.
I admire motorcycle dealers for their bravery to stay in business and put up with us as customers who think they all are entitled to a better deal than the guy who was in the shop just before them.