Triumph Motorcycles America has announced its 2014 Dealer of the Year Award recipients, recognizing the top dealers in North America for their sale achievements and exceptional customer service.Southern California Triumph and GP Bikes, Inc. have been confirmed as the top retailers in the United States and Canada, respectively, while Triumph Manassas is the number one single-line Triumph retailer. A full list of all winners is below.
“The success and growth of the Triumph brand is directly related to the commitment of our dealer network,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America. “We’re thrilled to honor these nine dealers for not only delivering high retail sales but also delivering exceptional customer service.”All winners will be recognized through advertisement placements in select motorcycle industry publications, receive a customized gift and apparel package, and identified on the Triumph consumer website with a special icon.
No. 1 Retailer U.S.: Southern California Triumph / Tom Hicks / Brea, Calif.
No. 1 Retailer Canada: GP Bikes, Inc. / Jerry & Lorraine Ordanis / Whitby, Ontario
No. 1 Retailer Single Line Triumph: Triumph Manassas / Ken Davis, Jim Harman, & John Tisch / Manassas, Va.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!