Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Remembering Tracy Paules and Manny Taboada

Remembering Tracy Paules and Manny Taboada 


It's not often that I reflect on the lucky breaks I got in life. I gave a store a price break to help out a student at my Alma Mater the University of Florida today. I had to search around for a store that would help him on the labor, but I helped him out with the parts. It's not the first time someone calls us with a special set of circumstances just that this one hit close to home.

I remember being a new student at UF and not having a lot of money so if a store was willing to pass it on to a student I'm thankful.


Back when I went to school we didn't have too many scooters on campus, I was probably the only guy I knew who had a part time job selling scooters at UF. 



There were less than 400 units out there, but little by little I convinced all my friends to get one. These days there's something close to four or five thousand scooters running around a small college town. 

If I wasn't selling scooters I held odd jobs from working events to being a DJ over the years, but I would never had made it past my first few months without the cash given to me by some very special people. Mainly the parents of Tracy Paules and Manny Taboada who helped me by paying for my books my first year of college. I was reminded of that today by the student telling me how his scooter was the most important thing in his life. The scooter was his only form of transport to work, to class, and he couldn't afford a car. Given all the struggles we've had the last few years even here at MRP with the economy, the banks, the ups and downs of the scooter industry it reminded me that I too was once this student. I can't do this for everyone and most shops have a business to run, but I know most owners try to help out when the circumstances are right. It reminded me I only finished school thanks to the help of some very good people.

Tracy Paules was a student at my high school in Miami. She set the standard for an overachiever. There is no telling what she could have done. She was from what I gather the homecoming queen, president of her class, the cheerleading squad captain, a blood drive chairman and the editor of the American High school newspaper. I tried my best and even got a few national scholarships, but I was never close to achieving what she achieved back in High School. She set a standard that we should all aspire to at that age. Her story was still on the minds of everyone at school when I transferred there in 1993.

Manny Taboada went to a school nearby and when I remember how he died trying to save her it still brings tears to my eyes. I would have liked to have met him and in a sense he died a hero.

I missed the anniversary of the tragedy in August this year, but I was reminded today. Time just goes by so fast and it's been years since I have been invited to speak to new students or a graduating class back at American High. Still I would like to tell them sixteen years later meeting the parent's of Tracy and Manny helped change my life. It was just books, but knowing I was able to pay for my books meant the world to me my freshman year. It was like winning the lottery. 

The Tracy Paules-Manny Taboada Fund has since split and it seems Miami Dade County now handles the scholarship, but I think this is a worthy cause that should continue. I'm going to reach out to them and see how I can help.

Back in 1990 I wasn't even living in the United States. I was attending school abroad I had no idea where Gainesville was or that I would end up going to school there. I met the families six years after the tragic murders by Danny Rolling. It was two years later I went to the first memorial with Beta Theta PI at the 34th street wall. Since then I haven't heard much, but everyday I'm at work I know I'm where I'm at in life because the parents of Tracy Paules and Manny Taboada who took their time to help students wanting to attend UF. They're more than likely retired now, but wherever they are I wish them and their families the best.

Back in college I would have never thought in a million years it would become the scooter stronghold of Florida. I never thought I would be talking to a student looking for a break on scooter parts because he needed help getting to class. Life comes at you in circles sometimes.

To the parents of Tracy Paules and Manny Taboada once again thank you. I finished school, I went on to start a business, and I never would have gotten this far without your help my first year of school.

The Scooter Maven

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Monday, October 29, 2012

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MarketWatch Scooter Sales World Wide Part 3 for 2012

Back to International Dealer News and the state of the worldwide industry. We just got the latest issue at MRP and we highly suggest getting the magazine. They have featured MRP in there mag several times when we acquired some of our competitors, but overall its a just a really well written mag.



The latest issue features the headline story about Italian sales and scooter registrations being down for another year and ANCMA about to call for assistance. If you will recall the last few years EICMA and ANCMA have been promoting the new show in China as a way of helping exports, but they really haven't done much for the industry. China would have to buy containers full of Ducatis for any real effect to be felt in Italy.

Germany is the only positive news in the Eurozone. They have month on month of growth and this summer went extremely well for Powersports Industry in general.

Motorcycle Sales in Germany were up 2.25% in July followed by 18.09 yeay on year increase in August. While in Italy 50cc scooter sales have been down 6 out of the first 8 months of year compared to 2011 and if they were down during 2 of the best sales months June / July you better believe they will be down the last three months of the year. So Italy is at a loss for 2012.

So far all indications are that the US is rebounding. Will more brands come back to the US in 2013? This is anyone's guess, but the bleeding finally stopped apparently. 

MarketWatch Scooter Industry Worldwide sales part 2

According to International Dealer News sales in Germany are up, sales in Italy are down year on year.

Also, Chinese sales and exports are down Year on Year and Month on Month.

Our good friend Dave McMullan sent us this report on the state of China.


 Chinese Motorcycle Export Declines Y-o-Y & M-o-M Respectively
Chinese Motorcycle Output & Sales Destined to Plunge
The accumulative total output and sales of the Chinese motorcycle industry declined less than 10% for 5 consecutive months due to the influences of the economic growth slowdown of China, the European debt crisis and the worsened inflation of developing countries since the beginning of 2012. Judging from the current situation, it is a foregone conclusion that output and sales of the Chinese motorcycle industry will plunge. The recovery of the industry awaits the adjustment of China's policies and the improvement of overseas situation.

Motorcycle Output & Sales Remain Low, Chinese Motorcycle Industry Facing Gloomy Prospects
The output and sales of the Chinese motorcycle industry between January and August were 15.4992 million units and 15.6362 million units, down 11.44% and 10.82% year-on-year respectively. The total number of motorcycles sold in China was 9.6298 million units, down 8.77% from a year ago.
Motorcycle output and sales of the Chinese motorcycle industry in August were 1.9572 million units and 1.9905 million units, up 2.16% and 4.22% month-on-month respectively, down 11.44% and 10.82% year-on-year respectively. The number of motorcycles sold in China in August was 1.246 million units, up 9.08% month-on-month, up 4.03% year-on-year. Motorcycle sales in China in August saw great increase due to peak season sales.
The output and sales of two-wheeled motorcycles in August were 1.7649 million units and 1.7968 million units, up 1.87% and 3.78% month-on-month respectively, down 11.26% and 10.52% year-on-year respectively. August saw rapid growth of motor-tricycles sales. Motor-tricycle output and sales in August were 192,300 units and 193,800 units, up 5.00% and 8.42% month-on-month respectively, up 14.70% and 11.43% year-on-year respectively.
The total output and sales of cruisers between January and August were 8.7667 million units and 8.8295 million units, down 13.87% and 13.30% year-on-year respectively, accounting for 56.56% of the total output. The output and sales of cruisers in August were 1.1294 million units and 1.1371 million units, up 5.54% and 5.36% month-on-month and down 13.33% and 13.40% year-on-year respectively.
The output and sales of cubs between January and August were 3.0904 million units and 3.1274 million units, down 13.50% and 13.80% year-on-year respectively, taking up 19.94% of the total output. The number of cubs made and sold in August was 367,900 units and 384,600 units, output down 3.32% month-on-month, and sales up 2.75% month-on-month.
The total output and sales of scooters between January and August were 2.142 million units and 2.177 million units, down 3.95% and 1.46% year-on-year respectively, taking up 13.82% of the total output. The number of scooters manufactured and sold in August was 267,700 units and 275,000 units, down 5.07% and 0.95% month-on-month respectively, and up 0.15% and 5.93% from 2011 respectively.

Only the Sales of 150ml Motorcycles Remain Growing Slightly among the Major Displacement Motorcycles
Among major displacement motorcycles, only the 150ml motorcycles remain a growth of 5.2% since the beginning of 2012, and the rest of them have had various decline. The 125ml motorcycles which occupy the majority of motorcycle output and sales had the most decrease. The total output and sales of 125ml motorcycles between January and August were 5.6361 million units and 5.6878 million units, down 16.80% and 15.87% year-on-year respectively. The production and sales of the 125ml motorcycles in August were 704,700 units and 710,600 units, up 3.46% and 3.77% month-on-month, and down 16.11% and 14.59% year-on-year respectively.
The output and sales of 110ml motorcycles are second to those of 125ml motorcycles. Its total output and sales between January and August were 2.6519 million units and 2.7013 million units, down 9.42% and 9.06% from 2011 respectively. The output and sales of 110ml motorcycles in August were 323,300 units and 338,800 units, output down 1.68% month-on-month and sales up 4.85% month-on-month, down 4.83% and 2.09% year-on-year respectively.
The 150ml motorcycle is the only model that maintains sales growth in 2012 due to the increased economic growth in Western China. The total output and sales of 150ml motorcycles between January and August were 2.7831 million units and 2.8111 million units respectively, up 5.20% and 5.97% year-on-year respectively. The production and sales of 150ml motorcycles in August were 387,800 units and 389,500 units, up 3.09% and 2.58% month-on-month, and up 10.98% and 6.79% year-on-year, showing obvious growth.
The sales performance of 50ml motorcycles was good in the first half of 2012. It's one of the few models that maintained sales growth among major displacement motorcycles in the first half of 2012. However, its output and sales plunged upon entering the second half of 2012. The total output and sales of 50ml motorcycles between January and August were 1.249 million units and 1.2569 million units, down 7.40% and 7.56% from 2011 respectively.
The month-on-month output and sales growth of 50ml motorcycles was great in August. Its output and sales both increased by about 10% respectively, but not as good as those of last year. The output and sales of 50ml motorcycles in August were 143,200 units and 151,600 units, up 7.06% and 10.39% from a month ago, down 21.94% and 18.61% year-on-year respectively.
The sales performance of 250ml motorcycles was not as good as that of last year due to the decline of Chinese motorcycle export in 2012. The total output and sales of 250ml motorcycles between January and August were 451,500 units and 449,100 units, down 7.14% and 7.11% from 2011 respectively, decreasing amplitude worsened a little. The output and sales of 250ml motorcycles in August were 72,300 units and 70,300 units, up 10.49% and 10.57% from a month ago, down 7.21% and 8.11% year-on-year respectively.

Output & Sales of Motor-tricycles Rebounded, Their Accumulative Decreasing Rate Lessened
Motor-tricycles are mostly used as goods transports by farm workers and dwellers of towns and small cities that run business. Due to the economic growth slowdown and soaring commodity prices in the first half of 2012, many consumers suspended or quit their motor-tricycles purchase plans which lead to the gradual decrease of motor-tricycle's output and sales. However, motor-tricycle sales rebounded greatly in August due to the seasonal peak period.
The output and sales of motor-tricycles between January and August were 1.5001 million units and 1.5022 million units, down 1.39% and 0.73% respectively from a year ago, decreasing amplitude shrank by 2 percentage points. As motor-tricycles are mostly used for transporting goods, so their displacements are mostly the 150ml (100ml
We can conclude that motor-tricycle sales rebound in August were mostly driven by the sales increase of 250ml motor-tricycles. This proves that farm workers and low-income group tend to buy vehicles with bigger load. The total sales of the above two displacements motor-tricycles between January and August accounted for 92.20% of the total motor-tricycle output.
The output and sales of motor-tricycles in August were 192,300 units and 193,800 units, up 5.00% and 8.42% month-on-month respectively, and up 14.70% and 11.43% year-on-year respectively. The output and sales of 150cc motor-tricycles were 126,200 units and 126,200 units respectively, up 7.40% and 9.46% month-on-month respectively, and up 9.08% and 9.34% year-on-year respectively. The output and sales of 250cc motor-tricycles were 50,600 units and 51,800 units, up 0.76% and 7.22% from a month ago, and up 20.20% and 7.27% from 2011.

Dachangjiang Continues to Take the Lead in the Industry
The top 10 Chinese motorcycle manufacturers in sales in August of 2012 were Dachangjiang, Loncin, Lifan, Luoyang Northern Ek Chor Motorcycle, Guangzhou Dayun, Jialing, Zongshen, Wuyang-Honda, Sundiro-Honda and Jianshe, and their respective sales were 164,900 units, 162,500 units, 130,900 units, 129,300 units, 90,900 units, 88,700 units, 88,500 units, 84,300 units, 82,400 units and 79,700 units. As compared with last month, apart from 2 motorcycle manufacturers which had sales decrease, the rest 8 of them all had various sales growths with Luoyang Northern Ek had the fastest growth. As compared with last year, 3 of them had sales slump, 7 of them had sales increase, and six of them increased by over 13% respectively. The total motorcycle sales of the above 10 motorcycle manufacturers in August were 1.1021 million units, accounting for 55.37% of the total motorcycle sales.

Motorcycle Exports Reduced 900,000 Units in the First 8 Months
Chinese motorcycle exports plunged as compared with last year due to the shrinking overseas demands.
The total motorcycle exports between January and August were 6.0063 million units, down 13.79% or about 900,000 units. The export value was USD 3.797 billion, down 0.55% year-on-year. The exports of motorcycle engine were 1.3124 million units, down 34.35% from 2011, decreasing greatly. Its export value was USD 201 million, down 19.39% year-on-year. The exports of ATV were 54,800 units, up 1.38% from 2011. Its export value was USD 128 million, up 23.96% year-on-year.
Motor-tricycle export has been growing greatly since the beginning of 2012. The total motor-tricycle exports between January and August were 155,100 units, up 32.94% year-on-year. The export value was USD 125 million, up 47.56% year-on-year.
The total motorcycle export value in August was USD 487 million, down 1.95% month-on-month, and down 9.64% from 2011. Motorcycle exports in August were 744,500 units, down 4.21% month-on-month, down 24.36% year-on-year. Export value was USD 409 million, down 3.52% month-on-month, and down 13.71% year-on-year.
The most exported motorcycle models between January and August were the 125 series, the 150 series, the 110 series, and the 50 series, and their respective exports were 2.1204 million units, 1.3782 million units, 825,400 units, and 718,400 units. The total exports of the above four major series of motorcycles between January and August were 5.4402 million units, taking up 90.57% of the total motorcycle exports.
The top 10 Chinese motorcycle manufacturers in export volume between January and August were Loncin, Lifan, Yinxiang, Sundiro-Honda, Guangzhou Dayun, Dachangjiang, Qianjiang, Guangzhou Haojin, Zongshen, and Chongqing Astronautic Bashan Motor. The total export volume of the above 10 Chinese motorcycle producers was 3.1026 million units, taking up 51.65% of the total motorcycle exports.
The top 10 Chinese motorcycle manufacturers in export value between January and August were Sundiro Honda, Loncin, Lifan, Guangzhou Dayun, Dachangjiang, Qianjiang, Zongshen, Yinxiang, Wuyang-Honda and Guangzhou Haojin. The total export value of the above 10 Chinese motorcycle producers was USD 2.031 billion, accounting for 53.49% of the total motorcycle export value.

Motorcycle Profit Down 15.24% Y-o-Y in the First 7 Months
The total profit achieved by the Chinese motorcycle industry between January and July was RMB 1.539 billion, down 15.24% from 2011, decreasing amplitude shrank 0.77 percentage point as compared with the figure between January and June. The operating revenue of the Chinese motorcycle industry was RMB 71.271 billion, down 1.58% year-on-year. The operating costs were RMB 62.674 billion, down 1.79% from 2011. The rate of return on sales was 2.16%, down 13.94% year-on-year. The administrative expenses were RMB 3.427 billion, up 8.49% from 2011. The financial expense was RMB 524 million, up 19.81% from a year ago. Of which the interest expense was RMB 492 million, up 43.79% year-on-year. The total assets value was RMB 95.625 billion, up 2.64% year-on-year. The floating assets were RMB 61.682 billion, up 2.91% year-on-year. The accounts receivable was RMB 14.719 billion, up 6.24% from a year ago.
The value of motorcycle manufacturers' inventory between January and July was RMB 10.036 billion, down 5.85% year-on-year. The value of finished products was RMB 3.909 billion, down 3.17% year-on-year.

Market Watch 2012 Part 1 Scooter Sales Worldwide

I usually have a problem when I see economic reports to investors like these which are extremely flawed. My favorite is when at the Piaggio USA dealer meetings sales managers ( I can't name any they are constantly changing from the last decade ) say things like they are in the top three OEMs or number 1 in sales growth. As compared to who?

They never use real numbers just MIC numbers. Nothing to do with reality like Chinese unit registrations. Anyways in todays annoucement

 On the U.S. market, the Piaggio Group consolidated its position as a primary scooter manufacturer with a share of over 25%.




I doubt this is even close to being true. One Chinese OEM can do 20,000 pieces a year and yet you don't see them mentioned anywhere in an MIC report. Ever not at the height or the bottom of the market in the last five years. It's like these companies live in a Bizzaro world of their own.


PIAGGIO SALES REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2012 IS OUT:
Some interesting numbers here.http://www.4-traders.com/PIAGGIO-C-SPA-169480/news/Piaggio-C-SpA-Piaggio-Group-first-nine-months-of-2012-15426305/


The drop in sales in Europe - where the two-wheeler market recorded an overall decrease of 12.8% in scooters and 11.7% in bikes compared to the first nine months of 2011


Piaggio & C. SpA : Piaggio Group: first nine months of 2012

10/26/2012| 12:08pm US/Eastern

Consolidated net sales € 1,112.3 million (1,200.2 million in the first nine months of 2011)
Net profit at 4.0% in terms of turnover (3.9% in the first 9 months of 2011) 
 Net profit € 44.4 million (47.1 million in the first nine months of 2011)
EBITDA margin at 14.0% (14.3% in the first nine months of 2011) 
EBITDA € 156.0 million (171.8 million in the first nine months of 2011)
EBIT margin at 8.6% (8.7% in the first nine months of 2011) 
Consolidated EBIT € 95.8 million (104.0 million in the first nine months of 2011) 
Gross margin at 30.3% in terms of turnover (30.6% in the first 9 months of 2011) 
Gross margin € 337.3 million (367.6 million in the first nine months of 2011) 
Net financial position € -365.3 million 

Mantua, 26 October, 2012  - At a meeting today in Mantua chaired by Roberto Colaninno, the Board of Directors of Piaggio & C. SpA has reviewed and approved the quarterly report of September 30, 2012.

The indisputably positive performance of the Piaggio Group takes on even greater significance when compared with the 2012 macroeconomic scenario -  extremely challenging and demanding for most industrial sectors - with areas of outstanding difficulty in the two wheeler and commercial vehicle markets and segments in which the Group operates.

Despite the difficulties presented by these scenarios, the performance of the Piaggio Group in the western markets highlights the continued consolidation of European leadership in the two-wheeler sector - with the European scooter share growing for the sixth consecutive quarter - and steady growth in the United States - one of the few western two-wheeler markets showing a positive trend. In Asian countries, the Group continues to reap the benefits of its strategy of investment globalization, productive assets and commercial activities, developed with the utmost determination since 2003.

Rigorous cost reduction and productivity improvement have maintained the high profitability levels of the Group, without slowing down the implementation of the global expansion strategies defined in the Strategic 
Plan 2011-2014. The focus remains the same: brand policies and premium price, and growth in emerging markets - which are the basis of the positive results today approved.

The consolidated net sales of the Group in the first nine months of 2012 amounted to 1,112.3 million euro, compared to 1,200.2 million euro in the first nine months of 2011.

In the first nine months of 2012, the Piaggio Group sold 475,200 vehicles around the world, compared to 512,200 vehicles sold in the first nine months of 2011.

In the two-wheeler business, the Piaggio Group in the first nine months of 2012 sold 321,300 vehicles, with a turnover of 706.3 million euro (compared to 332,800 units and 777.2 million euro in the first nine months of 2011).

The drop in sales in Europe - where the two-wheeler market recorded an overall decrease of 12.8% in scooters and 11.7% in bikes compared to the first nine months of 2011 - was partly offset by the Piaggio Group's increased share on the continent and by its strong growth in the Asia Pacific area, with units sold and Group turnover growing by 15.0% and 20.2% respectively, and in America, where units sold and revenue was up by 42.8% and 108.0% respectively.  On the Vietnamese scooter market, Piaggio rose to an 18.8% share in the automatic scooter segment - an increase of 0.8 percentage points compared to January-September 2011. On the U.S. market, the Piaggio Group consolidated its position as a primary scooter manufacturer with a share of over 25%.

The Group also consolidated its leadership of the two-wheeler industry in Europe, taking 19.8% of the total market and rising further to 28.2% in the scooter sector (+0.6 percentage points compared to the first nine months of 2011). The Poste Italiane order pushed the overall Italian market share up to 31.1%, increasing the Group's leadership by 3.1 percentage points compared to January-September 2011.

Indian market sales of Vespa scooters, produced at the new plant in Baramati, amounted to approximately 13,000 units at 30 September of this year. They were introduced to this market in May.  The start up of this new and important area of Piaggio

Market Watch 2012 TOMOS MOPEDS set to close the factory

TOMOS MOPEDS set to close the factory

Wow this is news for all the US Moped Fans

http://www.pianetariders.it/2012/10/chiude-la-tomos-azienda-di-motorini-dellex-jugoslavia-produttrice-dei-mitici-a3-e-colibri/26557

This leads to bigger issues affecting the world wide two wheeler sales.
See our full marketwatch report.


We put some articles on our blog
http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/2012/10/market-watch-2012-part-1-scooter-sales.html
On the U.S. market, the Piaggio Group consolidated its position as a primary scooter manufacturer with a share of over 25%. This claim is untrue because its only MIC numbers.

PART 2 CHINA Exports are down month on month and year on year
http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/2012/10/marketwatch-scooter-industry-
worldwide.html
True - We predicted this as they cannibalized each other during the downturn by selling below cost for market share.

Part 3
http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/2012/10/marketwatch-scooter-sales-world-wide.html

Germany is leading the recovery but every other market in Europe is down. Spain and Italy are dragging down the two wheel sales.

Fall and Winter is a time for upgrades and accessories online

I just took this picture on Key Biscayne today. Its perfect weather for a scooter ride in Florida a nice 70 degrees, sunny, and you wouldn't know its freezing up in New Jersey. I have to cut it short because I have to rush to the office to take pictures and add about 200 new items to our offerings. We keep adding products every single day this time of year.

For me anything around sixty degrees is too cold, but for the majority of people its normal. So they get distracted by the weather and forget regardless of how warm or cold it is there is work to be done. I will likely talk to 30 to 40 stores today and I'm sure to hear from new business owners some will be telling they are laying off staff, or working part time. I think this is the wrong approach. Now is the time to focus on your business plan, your online business plan, and work harder than ever. Every year right before we start calling for Dealer Expo we will get numbers that cease working and bounced emails, I will get a letter saying we didn't do any business in December so we closed. Yes, in some situations its the economy or the weather, but in a good portion of them its because you didn't expand in the winter time. Even some of the biggest stores in the country are victims to this line of thinking. They have 20 employees and no eCommerce. They live all year long to pay General Electric flooring interest and then at the end of the year have to let people go. This isn't the way.

I say focus on upgrades and accessories. There is a myth that cutting costs in the winter time is the key to survival. I say go online. Focus on building your community and drop shipping things that are different. Nobody cares that you have Parts Unlimited or WPS because they don't offer anything different in the world of scooters. Its great for a snowmobile dealer, but it does nothing for your scooter shop. Focus on parts the other guys won't touch. If Dennis Kirk and Powersports Network are drop shipping scooter parts then you should be as well. Because none of these guys will focus on Taiwanese brands like PGO, TGB, SYM, or Kymco. GO WHERE OTHER PEOPLE FEAR GOING.

Drop shipping the same Chinese parts the other guy has also won't get you to the top of Google. Try new accessories, something different, and build up your following. There are 20,000 parts in our warehouse I don't even have time to promote it all. One dealer this week is doing a small fortune on the Honda PCX parts. We have a bunch of exhausts and variators for them. Our biggest dealer in Maryland is shipping Naraku parts left and right because there is nobody else online promoting Naraku like he does. So find your nich, focus, promote. You want to be the biggest CPI parts guy online, Take it! The world is yours! Do what the other guy doesn't now in the winter time is the time.

So its that time of year where dealers and riders should look at doing the service on their bike. Changing the belt, rollers, checking fuel filters. Maybe even adding a GIVI windshield or MRP luggage box like you see on the bike in the picture.

Just because its cold it doesn't mean you shouldn't be working. The biggest mistake store owners do is they don't use the slow season to work on their drop shipping website. Now is the time to do reviews, upload new product, stay active and promote your online sales.

Need help selling more online? Email me.

I will help you get 20,000 items online today. This is the time because once spring is here you will be too busy to do it.

Every year I hear from store owners that lament not having time to build a website or how their website has no eCommerce. Your goal is to never be in this situation again, to have year round online sales.

Call us, we want you to be as busy as we are.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Give them a call today.

Racing Qmb139 Scooter Parts

If you want high performance racing qmb139 parts then mrp is the source for all your upgraded parts for scooters.
Watch "QMB139 Racing Parts" on YouTube

Top name brands like Naraku, scooter ninja, gates, doppler, polini, malossi, all in one place. For parts for scooters visit mrp today.

Buying Vento Parts for Scooters

Buying Vento Parts for Scooters. MRP has the biggest lot of Vento Scooter parts in the USA.

Some stores find it difficult to find vento parts given that the company went out of business 5 years ago in the USA but just in one year they put out over 30,000 49cc units of the B08 and RX8 models under 5 different importer names. One year worth
140eqmb engines copies of the Yamaha Jog engine.

Watch "MRP offers parts for the QJ 50cc Scooters Keeway Yamati Strada SuperQ CMSI Xtreeme Diamo" on YouTube

Then the company folded and went back to Mexico. Leaving thousands of US stores and consumers scratching their heads asking what they could do with the bikes, parts, and invalid warranties.

The good news is MRP has parts for Vento scooters. More scooter parts than anyone so if you need Vento parts make sure to give us a call.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vento Scooter Parts

Dazon Buggy Parts

Kymco Agility Escape Racing, Performance Muffler

New CF MOTO Performance Muffler

China Scooter Parts

October Promotion for Wholesale Stores

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FALL SPECIALS Stock up on parts with The Golden Pineapple


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKK9Or-h8JE

FALL SPECIALS ARE HERE TIME TO STOCK UP!

MIKUNI HIGH FLOW FUEL PUMP CPI INSTALL TEST



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ2g5wvle1E

MIKUNI HIGH FLOW FUEL PUMP

College Football Players give scooters a bad rap

Is it me or does every year bring a new crop of football players at major Universities that seem unable to handle a 50cc scooter.
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/story/_/id/8431874/ucla-bruins-jordan-zumwalt-injured-scooter-accident

In Gainesville home of the Gators a single year can't go by without an athlete running someone over or crashing. Every single time this happens you hear the calls for more regulation, helmets, more education for riders, and parking spots. Then it goes away almost as fast as the injury heals.

Honestly, what we need to do is tell scooter riders on campus to stop rushing everywhere and give students more parking so they stop rushing to class. I remember when there were only 200 scooters up at UF how hard it was to find a spot, I can't imagine the difficulties of 5,000 registered scooters.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Why Scooter Stores Fail in the Winter in America


Its amazing after a decade in the industry the same questions keep coming at the Maven time and time again.
Doesn't matter how many articles are out there in the winter you get the same questions and same answers.

*Our store is seasonal we survive off restorations and Christmas sales. How do we increase revenue.
EASY. 

Rentals, tours with hotels, sell coffee. See my articles on alternative sources of revenue.
Number one on the list start selling online with MRP.

*Our store has no ecoomerce, no drop shipping, how do we get started.
Easy we have a .csv file easy to upload with links to pictures and 20,000 items in real time inventory. So does Tucker, WPS, and Parts Unlimited. Easy to do by yourself or hire a web guru to do it.

*We are really busy and now in the winter we let everyone go that are summer temps so now I have no time to the site. Can I still buy a site?
Yes, you can. However a powersports network, mrp, any clone site is only as good as the time you spend on it. No site does anything by itself. If you don't spend time and effort on its a waste of money. So if you put up a site you need to blog, post videos, and talk about what you sell.

*We are getting lots of calls and emails since we listed MRP parts on our sites but can't answer the questions.
Ok this is a learning curve. You need to train your employees to open manuals and know brands.
Part of the reason chain stores have a high churn rate is lack of employee training. KNOW THY MARKET.
IF SOMEONE COMES IN OR CALLS ON CPI Your employee should know where the manuals are online for a CPI oliver. He should know the engines.
Buy the engine books, buy books on modern scooter brands. Force them to read and learn.

*We only know two or three brands of Chinese Scooters. How do we learn about Vespa or Cpi?
Read. Train. Invest. If you don't fix every brand in the Winter, if you don't sell online. Your survival skills go to zero.

In the last ten years 7 out of 10 shops have folded. There are some success stories out there but because the owners put sweat and extra hours into it. Half the Vespa dealers from 2008 are no longer around. Our company alone absorbed 10 distributors.
Make an appointment, call me we are here to help but be ready to make changes. Be ready to invest. If you're affraid of investing in parts. In a website. Then its not for you, but everyday you don't adapt its a day someone else does.

Call us we are here to help keep your store open and move into the new age of online sales. 
305 599 8993
Http://www.mrp-speed.com



Deliveries and Delivery contracts


Updated = So today a store that applied in February who had never purchased called to activate the account. Store owner is in a cold climate state upper NW carries Genuine, Lance and some Chinese scooters and does not have a website. I asked him why not and the answer was pricing.

I told him I had literally had this conversation on Friday and had just blogged about it today. He would be better off having a website and getting rid of a scooter. In the winter its just him and a part time employee. I don't want to tell store owners how to run a shop, but after a decade in the business you would think some stores would listen to this. The brands could care less if one store closes they will likely get another dealer in the area due to the service factor so all the hard work you put into getting more units in the road will only benefit someone else.

Nobody remembers the original Vespa Coral Gables or Vespa Miami 7 years later. They only know the new guy. Same for Vespa Gainesville. There's a new Vespa Gainesville and they are doing great. So if you are going to invest long term invest in making your store a year round shop. Its the only way to guarantee any success.

SEE THE YOUTUBE ENTRY FROM SEP 23 2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cmIGN9FVC0




I get many of the same questions by email over and over again year after the year and my best example of what works in the USA is to talk to someone who has seen it all so today I'm suggesting Pete form Sportique scooters. All round nice guy, if you hire him he will tell you what you need to do. Almost two decades of business experience he knows the brands and what works.

Step 1. Establish the Brand.
What is the store about? Build the scene around it.

Step 2. Make sure you have year round income. PARTS, SERVICE, ONLINE.

The biggest mistake and why so many CHINESE only scooter stores close in Canada and the USA is because they don't sell online, don't have alternative sources of revnue, and turn into seasonal shops. They hire in the summer, fire in the winter. FOCUS ON SERVICE, PARTS, AND ONLINE DROP SHIPPING.

Find a Mentor, talk to an expert like Pete over at Sportique Scooters in Boulder he would be more than happy to consult and help you set up a new franchise.
Phone #(303) 402-1700
http://sportiquescooters.com/

MRP has the largest selection of China 150cc scooter parts in North America. FOR ALL QMB 139 CHINA 50cc PARTS VISIT US. http://www.martinracingdealer.com

MRP sells Performance engine parts and scooter tuning accessories from Stage6, SSP, Motoforce, STR8, Malossi, Polini, Hebo, Naraku, Top Performances, Arreche and others. Racing cylinder kits, exhaust systems, clutches, variators, carburetors, drive belts optic tuning accessories and more.

Site: http://www.martinracingdealer.com/
Blog http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/MRPSPEED
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MARTINRACINGPERFORMANCE
OEM PDF Manuals for hundreds of scooters!
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Manuals.htm
Stocking Dealer locator
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.

We are the only scooter parts distributor in the USA that is solely dealer direct and we are happy to send any potential online inquiries to stocking stores. So any consumers looking for Daelim parts will have to go to a store with an MRP account or have their store buy from another dealer that has an account with us. We also sell top name scooter brands like SN Duro Innova Kenda Bridgestone Gates Powerlink

MRP distributes OEM parts for TNG (CMSI) select models of CF Moto Daelim Motors Korea ( parts should appear on website by mid July) Malaguti of Italy (www.Malaguti.com) Keeway Southeast (Keeway Vento QJ Andretti Yamati models) CPI Taiwan Powersports Factory Brands PSF Diamo Cubik (matches OEM Vento part numbers) as well as QJ and ZNEN (who manufacture bikes for a variety of scooter importers) such as FlyScooters Lance BMS Qlink models that were ZNEN corresponding to matching TNG parts.
Every scooter is someone's first ride we help the dealers and consumers find those hard to find parts. Doesn't matter what brand it is we've been doing the Chinese scooter parts thing since 2004 so we can help you find the right part.

Since January 2008 MRP has expanded by acquiring 10 closed US scooter parts distributors who have left the American market. The financial crisis caused many parts distributors to orphan thousands of vehicles on US roads as both dealers and distributors closed. Our company provides the largest service of its kind in North America helping dealers with orphaned brands. MRP has the inventory of United Motors of America, UM Global, Keeway Southeast formerly Cubik, BTB, Diamo USA / LS Motorsports / Italjet USA,CPI -- TAIWAN Atvs and Scooters, Powersports Factory the former importer of Yamati, Benelli, Andretti scooters, TNG Scooters -- CMSI Inc, and several Vespa / Kymco / SYM / Eton / dealerships that closed since. We might not have it all, but we are the best destination for hard to find parts such as Malaguti, pre-2003 SYM parts, RTX, and more. We have parts for MH Motorhispania of Spain RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zongshen Wangye MS UTVs and CPI Taiwan. In addition the company distributes performance parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Duro Bando Gates Powerlink Posh Maxxis Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP.

Products carried by MRP can be obtain exclusively at select Motorcycle Dealerships and Repair Shops in the USA. MRP is the one stop wholesale ONLY scooter buggy and ATV parts distributor. For a list of retailers visit www.mrp-speed.com http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gas Prices now on rollercoaster ride

Gasbuddy.com is reporting gas prices are on their way down as supplies should be up October 2012 for the USA.

Two weeks ago ABC was reporting gas could hit upwards of $6.

Watch "Gas Prices Soar in California; $6 Per Gallon Gas Forcing Stations to Close on West Coast" on YouTube

This caused a September spike in sales of US scooters on the West Coast. Talking to three Chinese importers of GY6 scooters we had all seen a trend of new dealers, new purchases, and tons of online drop shipping to the west coast. Seems like the boom is now slowing down.

Still the spike might have brought some much needed attention to scooters at the end of the year. Some hope this spike now that many stores re-ordered will last until November and Christmas sales.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thoughts on Intermot 2012 and EICMA 2012

A few thoughts going into EICMA from Intermot sales.

*Germany and Italy are the only markets that are still important in terms of market share. France is still steady but sales are dead everywhere else. Countries like Russia are rising quickly even in scooters.

*European Associations tend to measure a comeback and growth based on companies exhibiting. No real statistics or measures of distributors that closed or changed hands similar to US press.

*Press in Europe seems more concerned about advertising than actual news. They are going down the path of the US mags which I expect some industry trades to go digital only in 2013.


*Some top names in Taiwan are no longer selling in Germany or selling any relevant numbers since they switched importers like SYM and TGB. The only top ranked company in every single market across the board is Kymco. They are the undisputed 5th major now. PGO has basically zero sales in Europe compared to how well they do in the USA. Not much has changed on this front but smaller brands have left like HerChe and CPI.

*Derbi wasn't even showcased at Intermot. The factory in Barcelona Spain is a parts warehouse these days apparently. First time I notice Piaggio Group just left the brand completely out see video.

*US magazines covered the latest China shows and some are going to Canton but as impressive as the numbers are in Asia none of these brands have established themselves in countries that requre serious floorplanning, warranty state mandated compliance, real brand name recognition, or liability coverage.

*Most Chinese export growth now lies in developing countries where there is limited consumer protection laws, weak or non existent lemon laws, cash based purchases by dealers and consumers, and assembly plant requirements by local authorities.

*The biggest Chinese import group in Europe dissolved and not a peep from the US or European magazines.

*The biggest issues are still related to banks and financing behind the scenes with fewer national banks to turn to in each country. In turn the used scooter market is more important than ever.

*The Chinese vision has changed to the same strategy as the US flooding the market with multiple importers. Znen Motor who has 15 importers in the US is doing the same in Europe with multiple models being sold to several companies at the same time. So a distributor in Germany, Belgium, Italy all exhibiting the same private label models each expressing how theirs has better quality control when its identical to the others. It makes you wonder if any of these guys have a clue as to how there is no long term growth in this.

*Everyone in Europe is focused on Green bikes, scooters, and motorcycles. Only a few will survive. There is no consumer demand for 50 brands of ebikes or escooters. See article on this flawed investor driven scam. Once the German green credits run out these companies will fold.

New features and new parts this week

Dear Dealers,

We invite everyone to try our new easy to use search engine on our website. The new upgrade should make it easier to find parts. Check it out and give us some feedback.

Visit our site feedback is appreciated.

We have also been rushing to meet the requests of the Kymco USA dealers and Sunright dealers and finally we have some new items that should help you ramp up sales during the holidays. Call all those guys you sold a unit to and offer them some upgrades!

KYMCO 125cc RACE CDI

Increase your speed on the Super 8 125, Like 125, Agility 125

LINHAI 260 RACE VARIATOR BY NARAKU IN STOCK

Linhai 260cc Race Variator Faster Acceleration! Increases Top Speed!
New shout out this week!
Watch "Scooter Maven San Francisco Shout Out" on YouTube

Polini USA

Looking for Polini parts in the USA? Go no further MRP has the best wholesale prices for your polini scooter parts. Http://www.mrp-speed.com
Watch "POLINI PARTS USA" on YouTube

Hammerhead Offroad Muffler

Watch "GOKART BUGGY EXHAUSTS" on YouTube
Mrp has the only full range of Hammerhead kart exhaust upgrades http://www.mrp-speed.com

From 150 to 500cc exhausts MRP has it all for Hammerhead, Kandi, yerfdog, and Kinroad buggies.

V5 CFMOTO usa Shorty Pipe

New shorty pipe for your qlink, yamati, or CF Moto 250 automatic motorcycle or scooter. Smaller and loud gives you more performace. It is half the weight of the OEM heavy stock exhaust.
Watch "Shorty Exhaust 250cc N-MP-02075-2" on YouTube

New Scooters for 2013

A cool preview of new scooters hitting the market at Intermot
Watch "INTERMOT 2012 VESPA CLONES GALORE!" on YouTube

ModCycles Parts For Scooters

Looking for upgrades and Mod Parts for your China made gy6, qmb, cn 250, or 50cc two stroke scooter? MRP has the widest selection of parts for scooters in North America. Check out our video on Mods and Accessories for your scooter http://www.mrp-speed.com
Watch "Mod Scooter Parts" on YouTube

Best Price Chinese Parts for Scooters

Looking for Chinese Scooter parts at the best prices? MRP has the widest selection in stock for all the models from qmb, gy6, and much more. Visit us http://www.mrp-speed.com
Watch "Best quality parts for chinese scooters at the best possible prices" on YouTube

Airsal Top Performance Cylinder Kits in stock

If you want to upgrade your scooter with some of the best parts out there go no further than Airsal. The Spanish manufacturer makes some of the best kits in the world and we have them in stock http://www.mrp-speed.com
Watch "AIRSAL Scooter Cylinders" on YouTube

Friday, October 19, 2012

Best Source China Scooter Parts GY6, QMB139, 50cc scooter

Watch "Lowest Priced Scooter Parts GY6, QMB139, Malossi, Polini, Scooter Ninja in stock" on YouTube

Visit our website http://www.mrp-speed.com for the most complete list of parts for scooters from China. Gy6, QMB139 and more! More parts for your scooter than any company in North America. Call us 305.599.8993

MY GY6 Scooter Parts

Watch "2Xtreem TV GY6 150cc United Motors Scooter part 4" on YouTube

Looking to buy GY6 scooter parts? Never fear visit http://www.mrp-speed.com for the most complete listing of parts in north america.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

INTERMOT SHOW ELECTRIC SCOOTER EXPO



INTERMOT 2012 DEALER SHOW EV VEHICLE UPDATE

GY6 150cc $29 Disk Brakes $5.99 This week, 500 items under $1

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/GY6-150cc--29-Disk-Brakes--5-99-This-week--500-items-under--1.html?soid=1101623327333&aid=BpUxceTJR8o
GY6 150cc $29 Disk Brakes $5.99 This week, 500 items under $1http://conta.cc/OFaRvE
More items on Sale this month!
Get a truck load of part for little or no money!

$5.99 the most common disk brake in America 90% of all China scooters use this
$1 Carb Spacer
$1 GY6 150, QMB139 Signal Button
$1 Race Jet for Honda, Dealim, others
$1 GY6 150cc OIL SEAL
$1 Variator 18x14 GY6
Triangle Slide pieces set
$1 Warning Switch

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cf Moto Shorty Pipe

CFMOTO Shorty Exhaust 250cc N-MP-02075-2




New Shorty Exhaust.

We had a lot of riders and dealers ask for a better sounding performance exhaust for their 250cc scooter if you have a scooter that uses the mp-02075 header such as the V3, V5, Xc, Redstreak, Tank Touring 250, or CF MOTO based 250cc scooters sold by PSF or Qlink then this is the exhaust for you.

Upgrade to a shorty exhausts, available now from Stocking dealers.

MRP sells Performance engine parts and scooter tuning accessories from Stage6, SSP, Motoforce, STR8, Malossi, Polini, Hebo, Naraku, Top Performances, Arreche and others. Racing cylinder kits, exhaust systems, clutches, variators, carburetors, drive belts optic tuning accessories and more.
Site: http://www.martinracingdealer.com/
Blog http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/MRPSPEED
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MARTINRACINGPERFORMANCE
OEM PDF Manuals for hundreds of scooters!
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Manuals.htm
Stocking Dealer locator
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.
We are the only scooter parts distributor in the USA that is solely dealer direct and we are happy to send any potential online inquiries to stocking stores. So any consumers looking for Daelim parts will have to go to a store with an MRP account or have their store buy from another dealer that has an account with us. We also sell top name scooter brands like SN Duro Innova Kenda Bridgestone Gates Powerlink
MRP distributes OEM parts for TNG (CMSI) select models of CF Moto Daelim Motors Korea ( parts should appear on website by mid July) Malaguti of Italy (www.Malaguti.com) Keeway Southeast (Keeway Vento QJ Andretti Yamati models) CPI Taiwan Powersports Factory Brands PSF Diamo Cubik (matches OEM Vento part numbers) as well as QJ and ZNEN (who manufacture bikes for a variety of scooter importers) such as FlyScooters Lance BMS Qlink models that were ZNEN corresponding to matching TNG parts.
Every scooter is someone's first ride we help the dealers and consumers find those hard to find parts. Doesn't matter what brand it is we've been doing the Chinese scooter parts thing since 2004 so we can help you find the right part.
Since January 2008 MRP has expanded by acquiring 10 closed US scooter parts distributors who have left the American market. The financial crisis caused many parts distributors to orphan thousands of vehicles on US roads as both dealers and distributors closed. Our company provides the largest service of its kind in North America helping dealers with orphaned brands. MRP has the inventory of United Motors of America, UM Global, Keeway Southeast formerly Cubik, BTB, Diamo USA / LS Motorsports / Italjet USA,CPI -- TAIWAN Atvs and Scooters, Powersports Factory the former importer of Yamati, Benelli, Andretti scooters, TNG Scooters -- CMSI Inc, and several Vespa / Kymco / SYM / Eton / dealerships that closed since. We might not have it all, but we are the best destination for hard to find parts such as Malaguti, pre-2003 SYM parts, RTX, and more. We have parts for MH Motorhispania of Spain RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zongshen Wangye MS UTVs and CPI Taiwan. In addition the company distributes performance parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Duro Bando Gates Powerlink Posh Maxxis Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP.
Products carried by MRP can be obtain exclusively at select Motorcycle Dealerships and Repair Shops in the USA. MRP is the one stop wholesale ONLY scooter buggy and ATV parts distributor. For a list of retailers visit www.mrp-speed.com http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.

INTERMOT GERMANY NEW SCOOTERS




INTERMOT GERMANY

Part 5 of our Travel for those of you who missed the show. All the latest in Scooter News from Germany.


Checking everything and anything at the Expo in Cologne Germany.
MRP sells Performance engine parts and scooter tuning accessories from Stage6, SSP, Motoforce, STR8, Malossi, Polini, Hebo, Naraku, Top Performances, Arreche and others. Racing cylinder kits, exhaust systems, clutches, variators, carburetors, drive belts optic tuning accessories and more.
Site: http://www.martinracingdealer.com/
Blog http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/MRPSPEED
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MARTINRACINGPERFORMANCE
OEM PDF Manuals for hundreds of scooters!
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Manuals.htm
Stocking Dealer locator
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.
We are the only scooter parts distributor in the USA that is solely dealer direct and we are happy to send any potential online inquiries to stocking stores. So any consumers looking for Daelim parts will have to go to a store with an MRP account or have their store buy from another dealer that has an account with us. We also sell top name scooter brands like SN Duro Innova Kenda Bridgestone Gates Powerlink
MRP distributes OEM parts for TNG (CMSI) select models of CF Moto Daelim Motors Korea ( parts should appear on website by mid July) Malaguti of Italy (www.Malaguti.com) Keeway Southeast (Keeway Vento QJ Andretti Yamati models) CPI Taiwan Powersports Factory Brands PSF Diamo Cubik (matches OEM Vento part numbers) as well as QJ and ZNEN (who manufacture bikes for a variety of scooter importers) such as FlyScooters Lance BMS Qlink models that were ZNEN corresponding to matching TNG parts.
Every scooter is someone's first ride we help the dealers and consumers find those hard to find parts. Doesn't matter what brand it is we've been doing the Chinese scooter parts thing since 2004 so we can help you find the right part.
Since January 2008 MRP has expanded by acquiring 10 closed US scooter parts distributors who have left the American market. The financial crisis caused many parts distributors to orphan thousands of vehicles on US roads as both dealers and distributors closed. Our company provides the largest service of its kind in North America helping dealers with orphaned brands. MRP has the inventory of United Motors of America, UM Global, Keeway Southeast formerly Cubik, BTB, Diamo USA / LS Motorsports / Italjet USA,CPI -- TAIWAN Atvs and Scooters, Powersports Factory the former importer of Yamati, Benelli, Andretti scooters, TNG Scooters -- CMSI Inc, and several Vespa / Kymco / SYM / Eton / dealerships that closed since. We might not have it all, but we are the best destination for hard to find parts such as Malaguti, pre-2003 SYM parts, RTX, and more. We have parts for MH Motorhispania of Spain RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zongshen Wangye MS UTVs and CPI Taiwan. In addition the company distributes performance parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Duro Bando Gates Powerlink Posh Maxxis Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP.
Products carried by MRP can be obtain exclusively at select Motorcycle Dealerships and Repair Shops in the USA. MRP is the one stop wholesale ONLY scooter buggy and ATV parts distributor. For a list of retailers visit www.mrp-speed.com http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.

Scooter News

Vespa Scooter Parts

Watch "Roller Weights 19 X 15.5mm Piaggio Vespa Aprilia CVT Rollers" on YouTube
MRP has the largest selection of Vespa Scooter performance parts. Make sure to visit our site and see all the Piaggio and Vespa upgrades.

Modcycles Parts For Scooters

Watch "China 150cc scooter parts" on YouTube
Looking for Baccio or Verucci parts? Go no further MRP has the biggest selection of scooters parts in the USA.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cool Scooter Booths of Intermot

INTERMOT NEWS

So this year we ventured out to Intermot to bring you the latest scooter news in the industry. More Chinese Vespa style clones on the horizon, more cool racing parts, all the latest and greatest from the biggest show in Europe. 

Check out our YouTube Page to find out more!
http://www.youtube.com/user/MartinRacingPerf?feature=mhee

From 3 to 7 October 2012 all eyes in Cologne will be focussed once again on just one topic: the joy of two wheels! For the second time at INTERMOT Cologne, three sectors - motorcycles, scooters and bicycles - will be merged into a unique mega-event featuring a business platform and an action-packed programme.http://www.intermot-cologne.com/en/intermot/home/index.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C9DhzAx9Z8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41luI7XQeWA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKOTBC6WxZU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUR8j6Jw0Y



Checking everything and anything at the Expo in Cologne Germany.

MRP sells Performance engine parts and scooter tuning accessories from Stage6, SSP, Motoforce, STR8, Malossi, Polini, Hebo, Naraku, Top Performances, Arreche and others. Racing cylinder kits, exhaust systems, clutches, variators, carburetors, drive belts optic tuning accessories and more.

Site: http://www.martinracingdealer.com/

Blog http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/MRPSPEED

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MARTINRACINGPERFORMANCE

OEM PDF Manuals for hundreds of scooters!
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Manuals.htm

Stocking Dealer locator
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.

We are the only scooter parts distributor in the USA that is solely dealer direct and we are happy to send any potential online inquiries to stocking stores. So any consumers looking for Daelim parts will have to go to a store with an MRP account or have their store buy from another dealer that has an account with us. We also sell top name scooter brands like SN Duro Innova Kenda Bridgestone Gates Powerlink 

MRP distributes OEM parts for TNG (CMSI) select models of CF Moto Daelim Motors Korea ( parts should appear on website by mid July) Malaguti of Italy (www.Malaguti.com) Keeway Southeast (Keeway Vento QJ Andretti Yamati models) CPI Taiwan Powersports Factory Brands PSF Diamo Cubik (matches OEM Vento part numbers) as well as QJ and ZNEN (who manufacture bikes for a variety of scooter importers) such as FlyScooters Lance BMS Qlink models that were ZNEN corresponding to matching TNG parts.

Every scooter is someone's first ride we help the dealers and consumers find those hard to find parts. Doesn't matter what brand it is we've been doing the Chinese scooter parts thing since 2004 so we can help you find the right part.

Since January 2008 MRP has expanded by acquiring 10 closed US scooter parts distributors who have left the American market. The financial crisis caused many parts distributors to orphan thousands of vehicles on US roads as both dealers and distributors closed. Our company provides the largest service of its kind in North America helping dealers with orphaned brands. MRP has the inventory of United Motors of America, UM Global, Keeway Southeast formerly Cubik, BTB, Diamo USA / LS Motorsports / Italjet USA,CPI -- TAIWAN Atvs and Scooters, Powersports Factory the former importer of Yamati, Benelli, Andretti scooters, TNG Scooters -- CMSI Inc, and several Vespa / Kymco / SYM / Eton / dealerships that closed since. We might not have it all, but we are the best destination for hard to find parts such as Malaguti, pre-2003 SYM parts, RTX, and more. We have parts for MH Motorhispania of Spain RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zongshen Wangye MS UTVs and CPI Taiwan. In addition the company distributes performance parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Duro Bando Gates Powerlink Posh Maxxis Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP.
Products carried by MRP can be obtain exclusively at select Motorcycle Dealerships and Repair Shops in the USA. MRP is the one stop wholesale ONLY scooter buggy and ATV parts distributor. For a list of retailers visit www.mrp-speed.com http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

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Part 1 of our Scooter Adventure to Intermot 2012

Checking everything and anything at the Expo in Cologne Germany. 
MRP sells Performance engine parts and scooter tuning accessories from Stage6, SSP, Motoforce, STR8, Malossi, Polini, Hebo, Naraku, Top Performances, Arreche and others. Racing cylinder kits, exhaust systems, clutches, variators, carburetors, drive belts optic tuning accessories and more.
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Blog http://martinracingperformance.blogspot.com/
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OEM PDF Manuals for hundreds of scooters!
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Manuals.htm
Stocking Dealer locator
http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.
We are the only scooter parts distributor in the USA that is solely dealer direct and we are happy to send any potential online inquiries to stocking stores. So any consumers looking for Daelim parts will have to go to a store with an MRP account or have their store buy from another dealer that has an account with us. We also sell top name scooter brands like SN Duro Innova Kenda Bridgestone Gates Powerlink 
MRP distributes OEM parts for TNG (CMSI) select models of CF Moto Daelim Motors Korea ( parts should appear on website by mid July) Malaguti of Italy (www.Malaguti.com) Keeway Southeast (Keeway Vento QJ Andretti Yamati models) CPI Taiwan Powersports Factory Brands PSF Diamo Cubik (matches OEM Vento part numbers) as well as QJ and ZNEN (who manufacture bikes for a variety of scooter importers) such as FlyScooters Lance BMS Qlink models that were ZNEN corresponding to matching TNG parts.
Every scooter is someone's first ride we help the dealers and consumers find those hard to find parts. Doesn't matter what brand it is we've been doing the Chinese scooter parts thing since 2004 so we can help you find the right part.
Since January 2008 MRP has expanded by acquiring 10 closed US scooter parts distributors who have left the American market. The financial crisis caused many parts distributors to orphan thousands of vehicles on US roads as both dealers and distributors closed. Our company provides the largest service of its kind in North America helping dealers with orphaned brands. MRP has the inventory of United Motors of America, UM Global, Keeway Southeast formerly Cubik, BTB, Diamo USA / LS Motorsports / Italjet USA,CPI -- TAIWAN Atvs and Scooters, Powersports Factory the former importer of Yamati, Benelli, Andretti scooters, TNG Scooters -- CMSI Inc, and several Vespa / Kymco / SYM / Eton / dealerships that closed since. We might not have it all, but we are the best destination for hard to find parts such as Malaguti, pre-2003 SYM parts, RTX, and more. We have parts for MH Motorhispania of Spain RX Loncin Lifan Linhai Zongshen Wangye MS UTVs and CPI Taiwan. In addition the company distributes performance parts from Athena Malossi Turbo Kit Innova Vee Rubber Duro Bando Gates Powerlink Posh Maxxis Namura Scooter Ninja Slipstreamer and MRP.
Products carried by MRP can be obtain exclusively at select Motorcycle Dealerships and Repair Shops in the USA. MRP is the one stop wholesale ONLY scooter buggy and ATV parts distributor. For a list of retailers visit www.mrp-speed.com http://www.martinracingdealer.com/locator/index.php
or go to http://www.CycleGear.com with the MRP part number and order from any national Cycle Gear location.