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For you guys in Vegas, Pat clark motorsports is closing. This sucks, the only Triumph and Italian bike shop in Vegas (unless you guys know more). They were kind enough to show us where the closest dealers were for all continued warranty and maintenance work. 4.5 hours away for triumph, in Scottsdale Arizona. lol I was gonna do all work myself but now I guess I have no choice anyways.
 

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That's a bummer. I went in to the place I bought my bike from(Cycle Barn Lynnwood, Wa) and they have the exact same Triumph inventory as a year ago, no 2011 Speed Triple, no new Tiger 800, nothin. Sad times right now.
 

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Yea this sucks, and last time I went there about 1-2 months ago I asked about the new tiger and speed triple. They said they had no clue when they'd come in, and sadly they probably knew it was never. It was a nice store too and from my few experiences there, very nice people.
 

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What the hell? I was in there a couple of years ago while I was in town and the place was hoppin'! That's too bad, I can't believe such a major city can't support a single Triumph dealer. All I can assume is that they were a bunch of idiots, hopefully someone will open another relatively soon.
 

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What the hell? I was in there a couple of years ago while I was in town and the place was hoppin'! That's too bad, I can't believe such a major city can't support a single Triumph dealer. All I can assume is that they were a bunch of idiots, hopefully someone will open another relatively soon.
Vegas was/is hit REALLY hard with the economic breakdown. A lot of people prior to the collapse had moved out there to the suburbs on all kinds of real estate money and what have you. Now, even the casinos are struggling (compared to what they had been doing... I mean they aren't gonna go broke anytime soon) so it's not too hard to believe that the downturn really hit the places that service disposable income.

Maybe they were a bunch of idiots but I wouldn't rule out economic bitch slap either.
 

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My friend told me he saw them loading trucks with all their bikes, and then I checked their website, closed...and Doublen I'm with you on that, I don't get it, I saw quite a decent amount of street and speed triples around, when you usually see none!3 times I was on the highway, and a street merged right next to me! and last time I was there, they had a lot of bikes in for service...so idk
 

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Vegas was/is hit REALLY hard with the economic breakdown. A lot of people prior to the collapse had moved out there to the suburbs on all kinds of real estate money and what have you. Now, even the casinos are struggling (compared to what they had been doing... I mean they aren't gonna go broke anytime soon) so it's not too hard to believe that the downturn really hit the places that service disposable income.

Maybe they were a bunch of idiots but I wouldn't rule out economic bitch slap either.
I get that this economy is causing problems, but if a dealer can survive in Lil' ol Boise Idaho where there are few and far between Triumphs and Ducati's running on the streets and where you can't ride year round. Then it leads me to believe some poor business choices were made to not be able to survive in a town like Vegas. Not to mention, I can't believe they are they only one there. I could have swore there were a few in the phonebook when I was looking last? :hmm:
 

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I get that this economy is causing problems, but if a dealer can survive in Lil' ol Boise Idaho where there are few and far between Triumphs and Ducati's running on the streets and where you can't ride year round. Then it leads me to believe some poor business choices were made to not be able to survive in a town like Vegas. Not to mention, I can't believe they are they only one there. I could have swore there were a few in the phonebook when I was looking last? :hmm:
I hear you. But Boise wasn't quite the Boom town that Vegas was in the early 2000's. That said, that means a lot of foolish people were foolishly investing money in foolish things out there so it's entirely possible that someone foolish invested in a triumph dealership foolishly and now they are closed due to foolishness heheh
 

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I get that this economy is causing problems, but if a dealer can survive in Lil' ol Boise Idaho where there are few and far between Triumphs and Ducati's running on the streets and where you can't ride year round. Then it leads me to believe some poor business choices were made to not be able to survive in a town like Vegas. Not to mention, I can't believe they are they only one there. I could have swore there were a few in the phonebook when I was looking last? :hmm:
Yes, this may be true but price per sq/ft and cost of running an operation is probably much higher in Vegas then it is in Boise Idaho.
 

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Yes, this may be true but price per sq/ft and cost of running an operation is probably much higher in Vegas then it is in Boise Idaho.
Oh I suppose so. (Although Big Twin in Boise has a pretty badass location right next to the freeway close to the edge of town, you'd be surprised at how expensive lil' ol Boise Idaho actually is!) We can argue this till we're blue in the face and never get anywhere since none of us really have a clue why it happened.

Regardless...it's a sad day to see a beloved Triumph dealer go belly-up. :tears:
 

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yup, tis true. Pat Clark Motorsports was the best dealership in this country. (ok, i may have a biased opinion) but i really would have bet a large amount of money on it. some of you have probably read my other posts saying how great of a place that was. i heard the news a few months back, shortly before the new year. at that time, they didnt think they were going to even make it through the end of the year. but they did. so i had hopes that maybe it was looking up. no such luck. I saw the ducati semi and trailer there about a week ago loading up the remaining bikes (triumph included oddly enough).
for you locals, i heard rumor that arlen ness on boulder highway is going to take triumph. and bmw is going to take ducati and probably the agustas as well. only rumor though. i also heard bmw was taking over all of it. either way, unless they also hire all the same employees, no one will be able to compete with PCMS. i plan to get in touch with Chuck (the mechanic there) and have him still do work on my bike. hes the only one who ever touched it since day one and i dont plan on changing that.

sad times in vegas for sure though. but still love this place to death.
 

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I hope you're right, cuz I wanna buy an Agusta Brutale :nod:
Giggity :nod:

yup, tis true. Pat Clark Motorsports was the best dealership in this country. (ok, i may have a biased opinion) but i really would have bet a large amount of money on it. some of you have probably read my other posts saying how great of a place that was. i heard the news a few months back, shortly before the new year. at that time, they didnt think they were going to even make it through the end of the year. but they did. so i had hopes that maybe it was looking up. no such luck. I saw the ducati semi and trailer there about a week ago loading up the remaining bikes (triumph included oddly enough).
for you locals, i heard rumor that arlen ness on boulder highway is going to take triumph. and bmw is going to take ducati and probably the agustas as well. only rumor though. i also heard bmw was taking over all of it. either way, unless they also hire all the same employees, no one will be able to compete with PCMS. i plan to get in touch with Chuck (the mechanic there) and have him still do work on my bike. hes the only one who ever touched it since day one and i dont plan on changing that.

sad times in vegas for sure though. but still love this place to death.
I could never live there, but man do I love that city. My favorite place to go by far in the US. :thumbup:
 

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[quote sad times in vegas for sure though. but still love this place to death.[/quote]

I like vegas, but no good for riding,there are no fun roads. Tons of mountains around, but only federal roads with 35mph limit....Sometimes i just wish I could go on a ride on a nice canyon road, and red rock is not it!! That's why I signed up for my first track day, so I'll stop bitching!

Doublen, I'm sure roads are pretty fun in Idaho? and the Brutale is just a dream at the moment lol
 

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Is this the Pat Clark Motorsports that raced in AMA with Ben Bostrom? This may be his reason for closing....debt.
yes i believe so.

doublen: born and raised (a rare find in this town actually) and no plans to ever leave.

chris: i ride every day, rain or shine. plenty of stupid drivers, yes, but thats anywhere. as for roads to cruise, everyone does red rock and its become way played out. it gets old fast. lake mead is ok, but rangers will bend you over with no lube if you get caught. i like riding out to havasu or up to st george. going through the gorge is awesome. haha
 
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