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Sorry to see Bowkers will be closed unless a buyer is found before Christmas. My seond time buying a bike from a dealer I always found them excellent and often used the very nice diner.Bowkers have Porsche, Maserti, BMW (car & bike) & Mini dealers as well as trucking.
Can't help wondering if the Manchester Harley Davidson dealership was a little too close to Preston & they were both competing against each other
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It wouldn't be the first time that dealers of whatever (established years ago) ended up too close to each other in a more modern setting where people are willing to travel farther to meet their needs.

But HD has put a strain on it's dealers to keep pumping money (like most businesses these days) every single month. The buffer between success and failure (money reserves) are much smaller these days and the insatiable investors need to be fed.

Sorry to hear of another dealership biting the dust. Especially if they did the job right but still could not succeed.


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