Archive for February 12th, 2009

Lowdown on the NCMDA Update: Dealer Expo

February 12, 2009

As was mentioned in an earlier post, now is the time for all powersports dealers to either join their state dealer associations or, if they already belong, start beefing up the organization.

With the recession running full tilt, the threat coming from CPSC regulations (here and here als0), the weakening or loss of state franchise laws, and the ongoing head butting with OEMs, dealers need strength in numbers, says Ed Lemco, executive director of the National Council of Motorcycle Dealer Associations (NCMDA for those who love unwieldy acronyms).

Lemco chaired a meeting of the group here in Indy during Dealer Expo with dealer association muckety-mucks or dealer principals from all over the country.The AMA was also present, apparently in a move to renew bonds between the motorcycle org and dealers. According to Lemco, back in 1986 a dealer division was nearly established within the AMA, but it ended up falling through.

But the main thrust is that only about 20 percent of the country’s (more…)

National Dealer Assn. Meeting: Follow Live

February 12, 2009

With the economy in the toilet, now, more than ever, is the time to join your state motorcycle dealer association. That’s the word at the National Council of Motorcycle Dealer Associations. Follow the meeting live over HERE.

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