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    BMW Motorcycles of Pittsburgh Closing?

    Saw this banner on their website this morning. Iím a new BMW rider - but been riding Jap bikes for 46 years. The sales guy - Dennis - at this dealership was an awesome fellow - the owner left somewhat of a bad taste in my mouth. Due to this I have already had service done in New Philadelphia Ohio. Any insights into this dealership closing leaving a major market with no BMW motorcycle dealership?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkahle View Post
    Saw this banner on their website this morning. Iím a new BMW rider - but been riding Jap bikes for 46 years. The sales guy - Dennis - at this dealership was an awesome fellow - the owner left somewhat of a bad taste in my mouth. Due to this I have already had service done in New Philadelphia Ohio. Any insights into this dealership closing leaving a major market with no BMW motorcycle dealership?
    I have never been there but I think perhaps you answered your own question when you said, "the owner left somewhat of a bad taste in my mouth", and went elsewhere for service.
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    Dealership sold

    Was in the shop this week. They sold to Mosites in Western Pittsburgh. (North Versailles) https://www.mositesmotorsports.com/

    Supposedly opening a repair shop next spring. But the Wexford place is not going to stay. Bummer too. Was close to home. Bought 4 motorcycles from that store over all those years. People there have been fantastic. Guess I have to find a new home.

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    This is a real loss

    I've been going to European Motors/BMW of Pittsburgh since I arrived here back in 2004. Dennis, Glen and all the people there were exceptional. Couldn't ask for better people to work with. Lee sold the business to Mike a few years ago, and I heard it was up for sale, but I never thought it would close. I've heard that it's now part of Mosites Motorsports, a large super store (motorcycles, ATV's, water sports, etc.). I've always dealt with small, dedicated BMW shops wherever I've lived. I heard that BMW killed a deal with Kissell BMW because they wanted to move the dealership from just north fo Pittsburgh to just south of Pittsburgh. Now it's moved an hour away and merged with a mega-store. I'll check Mosites out but I'm not happy. I'll also see if there are any BMW dealerships reasonably close in Ohio. I'll really miss BMW of Pittsburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ITZNUTHIN View Post
    I've been going to European Motors/BMW of Pittsburgh since I arrived here back in 2004. Dennis, Glen and all the people there were exceptional. Couldn't ask for better people to work with. Lee sold the business to Mike a few years ago, and I heard it was up for sale, but I never thought it would close. I've heard that it's now part of Mosites Motorsports, a large super store (motorcycles, ATV's, water sports, etc.). I've always dealt with small, dedicated BMW shops wherever I've lived. I heard that BMW killed a deal with Kissell BMW because they wanted to move the dealership from just north fo Pittsburgh to just south of Pittsburgh. Now it's moved an hour away and merged with a mega-store. I'll check Mosites out but I'm not happy. I'll also see if there are any BMW dealerships reasonably close in Ohio. I'll really miss BMW of Pittsburgh.
    I remember the dealership moving from Winber (East of Johnstown) to near Monroeville, then Mckeesport (Heritage) and then on the westside of Pittsburgh. Change is the only constant.
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