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  • Undercover Posts: 68
    Stock Poster Undercover
    14 Dec 2019 02:29 PM
    It looks like the work on the new shop at Savage Suzuki is underway. There is a banner outside saying "Highway Harley Davidson" or something like that. I guess it'll be open in the New Year.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12135
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    14 Dec 2019 02:40 PM
    Quoting Undercover on 14 Dec 2019 02:29 PMedited: 14 Dec 2019 02:58 PM
    It looks like the work on the new shop at Savage Suzuki is underway. There is a banner outside saying "Highway Harley Davidson" or something like that. I guess it'll be open in the New Year.
    More than likely its a team moto owned shop
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    14 Dec 2019 07:03 PM
    I've noticed on Savage Suzuki's web site, they have quite a few HDs. 
  • GTEEZ Posts: 101
    WA
    Stock Poster GTEEZ
    15 Dec 2019 12:03 PM
    Quoting Bullant on 14 Dec 2019 07:03 PM
    I've noticed on Savage Suzuki's web site, they have quite a few HDs. 
    And the building next door is now painted in Harley orange and black...….
  • Retroman Posts: 1043
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    15 Dec 2019 12:32 PM

    It has all taken far too long I think. Widely known well before August .

    How much "business" have they lost in the long delay ?

    Should have ben ready to pick up the Frasers showroom and workshop traffic almost instantly I would have thought.

    Still what do I know ? SFA most likely ( Scottish Football Association !)

  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    15 Dec 2019 04:43 PM
    Quoting Bullant on 14 Dec 2019 07:03 PM
    I've noticed on Savage Suzuki's web site, they have quite a few HDs. 
    Quoting GTEEZ on 15 Dec 2019 12:03 PM
    And the building next door is now painted in Harley orange and black...….
    Yeah? Was the building a Mazda car yard before Frasers years ago?
  • BLKDG Posts: 20
    Perth, Western Australia
    Stock Poster BLKDG
    05 Jan 2020 05:34 PM
    Highway Harley-Davidson due to open next month (February), with shop fit-out nearing completion. Corner of Stanhope Gardens and Great Eastern Highway in Midvale (Previously Burson Auto Parts). Australia’s newest H-D dealership by Savage Motorcycles, with Bunbury H-D in the South West to reopen in a new location shortly.
  • GTEEZ Posts: 101
    WA
    Stock Poster GTEEZ
    05 Jan 2020 06:58 PM
    Bunbury to re-open!! That's news. I thought Perth HD closed it to open the one in Rockingham. So they will have 3 dealerships in WA. Monopoly..
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    05 Jan 2020 09:37 PM
    Quoting GTEEZ on 05 Jan 2020 06:58 PM
    Bunbury to re-open!! That's news. I thought Perth HD closed it to open the one in Rockingham. So they will have 3 dealerships in WA. Monopoly..
    I think he means what you said GTEEZ, as they moved from Bunbury and reopening to a new location in Rocky.
    I'm going by memory here, Fraser's old location, was a car dealers, Mazda I think.
  • BLKDG Posts: 20
    Perth, Western Australia
    Stock Poster BLKDG
    05 Jan 2020 09:44 PM
    Quoting GTEEZ on 05 Jan 2020 06:58 PM
    Bunbury to re-open!! That's news. I thought Perth HD closed it to open the one in Rockingham. So they will have 3 dealerships in WA. Monopoly..
    You’re partly correct. Sorry if I confused you. The mob that own Perth H-D closed Bunbury (South West) H-D awhile back and have since opened Rockingham H-D in it’s place.

    Frasers was purchased by Savage Motorcycles and as previously mentioned setup shop in the other unit within the same building in Midvale (Midland). Now KTM/Suzuki dealer in Bunbury is doing the same which without my knowledge I’d safely assume is affiliated with Savage, correct me if I am wrong.
  • Retroman Posts: 1043
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    05 Jan 2020 09:45 PM

    Frasers Morley operation had been a Nissan dealership until the early 90's

    The new Midland shop is not affiliated with the Perth HD "chain" as far as I know.

    I certainly hope not ! Competition improves the breed

  • BLKDG Posts: 20
    Perth, Western Australia
    Stock Poster BLKDG
    05 Jan 2020 09:56 PM
    Quoting Retroman on 05 Jan 2020 09:45 PM

    Frasers Morley operation had been a Nissan dealership until the early 90's

    The new Midland shop is not affiliated with the Perth HD "chain" as far as I know.

    I certainly hope not ! Competition improves the breed

    No Savage Motorcycles (Midvale) is locally family owned and not part of the other franchise.

    Bunbury H-D is opening in a new location under new ownership which I’m assuming is linked to Savage merely because they’re a KTM/Suzuki dealership much the same as Midvale with the announcement timing etc.
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    08 Jan 2020 12:53 PM
    I was in WA, back in August and didn't realise how close HD was to Wayne Patterson little old house dealership in Bunbury.
  • bigfella236 Posts: 107
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    11 Jan 2020 07:44 PM
    Quoting BLKDG on 05 Jan 2020 05:34 PM
    Highway Harley-Davidson due to open next month (February), with shop fit-out nearing completion. Corner of Stanhope Gardens and Great Eastern Highway in Midvale (Previously Burson Auto Parts). Australia’s newest H-D dealership by Savage Motorcycles, with Bunbury H-D in the South West to reopen in a new location shortly.
    i went past yesterday and did not see any HD banner other than KTM???
  • DarKasH69 Posts: 122
    C.O.U. WA
    Stock Poster DarKasH69
    12 Jan 2020 02:15 PM
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  • bigfella236 Posts: 107
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    12 Jan 2020 07:19 PM
    Quoting DarKasH69 on 12 Jan 2020 02:15 PM
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    ok thank you Darkash
  • DarKasH69 Posts: 122
    C.O.U. WA
    Stock Poster DarKasH69
    12 Jan 2020 08:18 PM
    Quoting DarKasH69 on 12 Jan 2020 02:15 PM
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    Quoting bigfella236 on 12 Jan 2020 07:19 PM
    ok thank you Darkash
    Copy. 
  • bigfella236 Posts: 107
    Perth
    Stock Poster bigfella236
    13 Jan 2020 12:50 AM
    Quoting DarKasH69 on 12 Jan 2020 02:15 PM
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    Quoting bigfella236 on 12 Jan 2020 07:19 PM
    ok thank you Darkash
    Quoting DarKasH69 on 12 Jan 2020 08:18 PMedited: 12 Jan 2020 08:18 PM
    Copy. 
    rogie
  • Rivo Posts: 71
    Chiang Rai Thailand
    Stock Poster Rivo
    14 Jan 2020 10:51 PM
    My memory may not be the best ?.......................I recall a Highway Harley Davidson dealership in Perth many years ago on Albany Hwy in Kenwick ?...............like mentioned earlier competition is good for the customer
  • Retroman Posts: 1043
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    14 Jan 2020 10:57 PM

    Yes there was indeed another Harley dealer south on Albany Highway. I bought my first 1995 Dyna from them new.

    In reality they were just a 'sub-dealer" for Frasers and got all of their bikes and parts from Frasers.

    This allowed Frasers to dominate WA , indeed Frasers supplied every other WA dealer with bikes and parts.

    Geraldton/ Kalgoorlie/Albany ( and probably more !)

    Happy days for Frasers then , importer/distributor/retailer all at 100% full retail price.

    NOT the business model of the last few years ! 

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