We’ve all heard that a picture is worth 1000 words so in the spirit of making my New Year Resolution for 2017 I give you the saged wisdom of Moe, Curly and Larry, also known as the iconic Three Stooges. I can already hear the doubting laughter of those whom know me! I am sincere though in my desire to experience an (even) “better year” in practicing the ancient Japanese fable of the three wise monkeys. Only time will prove my resolve. I’ll take all the well wishes I can garner too!
Motos of Michigan has already received a blessing towards continued success in 2017 (and beyond) in becoming CSC Motorcycles first ever officially recognized CSC Motorcycles Service & Warranty Center. The full extent of the details are included in CSC’s blog announcing the collaboration. Here is the link to the news; http://californiascooterco.com/blog/?p=23660
We are genuinely excited about being a CSC Motorcycles Affiliate. What’s important to note is, CSC Motorcycles is completely shaking up the powersports industry. Their customer-centric business model totally eliminates the burdenous and disingenuinous and now all to common, “traditional” dealer network created in the 80’s by those whom I refer to as “Bankers in Pit Shirts”. In becoming a CSC Motorcycles Affiliate, our role is simple. We’ve agreed to make our personal RX3 available to prospective buyers for a first hand review. We can also answer virtually any questions one may have regarding all CSC models, spare parts, warranty claims and service. To learn more about all the CSC models and the exciting things they do go to their website at http://www.cscmotorcycles.com
In 2017 Motos of Michigan will keep the pedal to the metal as we continue growing our opportunities with SSR Motorsports. We are very pleased with the overall acceptance we’ve experienced with SSR Motorsports most recognized and known products. At Motos of Michigan we are proud to be referred to as “that pit bike place” by neighboring dealers of more commonly known brands. In less than 2 years we’ve now sold nearly 100 units of America’s #1 selling Pit Bike, the SR125. We have met so many wonderful people by being just “that pit bike place”. One such example is Jake and Kendra pictured here on their new SR125’s. When we have products that are affordable, reliable and as easy to ride as the SR125 from SSR Motorsports, it makes our goals of expanding the motorcycling community easily obtainable.
One source of our pride in representing SSR Motorsports is Jeff Willoh’s unprecedented WORCS Championship victory aboard his SR450S this past November. As many of our FaceBook followers know, Motos of Michigan actively promoted Jeff’s performance aboard his SR450S, built and tuned by Dustin Shanklin of SRE, throughout the 2016 WORCS season. Jeff’s and Dustin’s efforts payed off in becoming the first ever racer and mechanic team to win a majorily recognized race series with a motorcycle produced in China. Here’s an action shot of #216 Jeff Willoh.
For those who’ve visited Motos of Michigan you know we often refer to all the models we represent as “transitional” bikes. Meaning we offer affordable units that enable folks to “test the waters” so to speak before making the decision to invest heavily in an activity that can, on the surface seem to be very expensive. Here we present just such a case. Meet Travis, a beginning SR70C racer.
Travis had outgrown his Yamaha PW50 and had expressed his desire to race motocross. His folks decided on the very affordable SR70C as a replacement bike. Well the rest is history! By mid-way through the 2016 race season, Travis was doing so well he advanced to a brand new KTM 50. While Travis will have many race stories to tell later in life, they’ll always begin with how he won his first trophy on a SSR!
On the other end of the spectrum is Prentice. Having only owned three wheelers and quads, Prentice got bite by the bike bug after riding a borrowed Honda XR200 for a weekend ride in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Out of all the full size off road bikes Prentice could have opted for we couldn’t be more happy that he chose the SR450S from SSR Motorsports as his first motorcycle purchase ever! It’s so awesome being known as “just that pit bike place”!
As previously mentioned we are looking to expanding our opportunities with SSR Motorsports readily known products. One such unit is the SRU170RS Side by Side that is creating favorable buzz in the online forums. Priced thousands of dollars less than the offerings from competitors, the SRU170RS from SSR Motorsports is again a product we feel we can fill a need in the ever growing in popularity Side by Side market. Intended as a youth based model, many adults can easily be accommodated by the SRU170. Here’s a picture of the SRU170RS and the link to the SSR Motorsports spec page. http://www.ssrmotorsports.com/store/sxs/sru170rs.php
SSR Motorsports has been one of the industry leaders in the field of electric vehicles too. One particular new entry is the SRZ800 youth motorcycle. We are still gathering information on this new bike. Hopefully we can have models in stock in time for those parents seeking a means to cure their young riders cabin fever! Here is the SSR Motorsports link to the SRZ800 specs and details. http://www.ssrmotorsports.com/store/electric/srz800.php
Our primary business at Motos of Michigan will always be about the retailing, servicing and assuring parts support for the makes we represent. More importantly though is the very nature of our business. Our goal is to match prospects with products that enable them to create lasting memories while enjoying the positive benefits of including powersports as a part of their lives, not the only thing in their lives.
As always, God and Family, then Business!
HAPPY BETTER YEAR EVERYONE! – Mike from MoM