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who works in the motorcycle industry?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by mc250, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. does anyone here work for any motorcycle businesses?

    i have worked in the motor vehicle industry for a while now, and i'm considering moving into the motorcycle business

    any help would be appreciated.
  2. what do you want to know?
  3. Why would you want to take a pay cut? You paying too much tax?
  4. whom do you work for?

    whats business like in winter months? depend on state
  5. it's long hours, and dealing with lots of idiots :(

    but the good customers make it worth it, and knowing someone that has something perfect for their needs is good :)
  6. I've worked in the industry for over 30 years, retail & wholesalers. Positions from the start include...

    '73 Part time junior at a Suz & Bultaco dealer in Mordialloc.
    Journalist for dirtbike magazine Trail & Track, 2 years.
    Run Spare Parts at Frankston Yamaha, 2 years.
    Second in charge of Spare Parts at Yamaha Aust, 2 years.
    Ran own bike shop in Cranbourne for a couple of years.
    International motorcycle racer, 6 months.
    Managed Frankston motorcycle wreckers for 4 years.
    Second in charge of Spare parts at Honda Aust for 6 years.
    International motorcycle racer, 1 year.
    Spare Parts - Dallas (Texas) Yamaha dealer, 1 year.
    Sales Manager for Derbi motorcycle scooters, 2years.
    Service Manager for Moto Guzzi & Benelli, 4 years.
    Now, Sales Manager for Benelli, TGB & Thumpstar (now TerraMoto).

    The bike industry can be good & bad, it doesn't pay the best and it is a small, tight-knit industry; you lose your credibility, you're out.

    You want to get into it, it's easy, just start at the bottom, you will progress quickly if you have half a brain and work for a fair company.