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    RPM Cycles Dallas Is Closed

    I've been trying to reach RPM Cycles several times today, busy signal each time. I checked online and it says they're "Permanently Closed" They dropped Aprilia last year. Looks like no dealers are carrying Aprilia in the DFW area that I know of. I've had an minor issue with my Shiver, most likely a blocked vent line. I'm taking it to EuroSport Cycles in Fort Worth to have it checked out, 250 mile round trip. They no longer carry the Aprilia line, but they'll do the work. I'm grateful for that.
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    My nearest dealer is 2 hours away, I just deal with it. Price I agreed to pay for owning one. :P)

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    thats actually where I got my shiver. Arguably, they kinda jipped me on some insurance repairs so I don't miss it. The service manager guy was nice, tho.

    Next I'll be stopping by AF1 or Houston Superbikes in a couple years(I hope).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-Shiver View Post
    I've been trying to reach RPM Cycles several times today, busy signal each time. I checked online and it says they're "Permanently Closed" They dropped Aprilia last year. Looks like no dealers are carrying Aprilia in the DFW area that I know of. I've had an minor issue with my Shiver, most likely a blocked vent line. I'm taking it to EuroSport Cycles in Fort Worth to have it checked out, 250 mile round trip. They no longer carry the Aprilia line, but they'll do the work. I'm grateful for that.

    At least as of a year ago or so Cycle Center of Denton was carrying Aprilias. Maybe give them a call.
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    In my opinion these dealerships are shooting themselves in the foot. Stupid high prices for servicing (over $100/hr) brings out the DIY in more people. $800 and "8" hrs of work + $parts feels like a huge price gouge for a motorcycle that initially costs $9k or less. Or even worse a manufacturer defect or wear item costing bookoo bucks to fix at the dealer. ESPECIALLY for a luxury/entertainment item such as a motorcycle. Most people use these for leisure and will put repairs and maintenance costs to the wayside. The motorcycle isn't a primary mode of transport for most rider... the car is. The car gets you to work to buy food and pay the mortgage... not the motorcycle.


    Thus these dealers lose business. That's my opinion anyway. I bet if they dropped service prices by half then servicing becomes more of a business sustaining cash flow and sales are bonus.

    Let's start a rant shall we? Maybe AF1 will hear our cries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalTireSkid View Post
    At least as of a year ago or so Cycle Center of Denton was carrying Aprilias. Maybe give them a call.
    Called them, they stopped carrying Aprilia a couple years ago according to them. It'd be really bad for Texas owners if it weren't for AF1 Racing. They're 5 hours from me, but they ship free for any domestic order over $49.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalTireSkid View Post
    In my opinion these dealerships are shooting themselves in the foot. Stupid high prices for servicing (over $100/hr) brings out the DIY in more people. $800 and "8" hrs of work + $parts feels like a huge price gouge for a motorcycle that initially costs $9k or less. Or even worse a manufacturer defect or wear item costing bookoo bucks to fix at the dealer. ESPECIALLY for a luxury/entertainment item such as a motorcycle. Most people use these for leisure and will put repairs and maintenance costs to the wayside. The motorcycle isn't a primary mode of transport for most rider... the car is. The car gets you to work to buy food and pay the mortgage... not the motorcycle.


    Thus these dealers lose business. That's my opinion anyway. I bet if they dropped service prices by half then servicing becomes more of a business sustaining cash flow and sales are bonus.

    Let's start a rant shall we? Maybe AF1 will hear our cries.
    While I sympathise with what you say, RTS, I suspect its the workshop that keeps bike shops afloat. I doubt they make much money on new bikes, and most people buy parts online.
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