BMW's doing the same thing. Ain't it the shyt when a corporation screws the very people who got them where they are? Especially HD which would have gone under without these "Mom & Pop" operations who carried them through the dark days of the 70s.To buy a dealership, it has to be appvoved by Harley corporate, and I believe you need a million bucks in liquid assets before they will even consider you as a buyer. Mom and Pop shops are dead. Harley is big business and they ran all the small-time operators out a long time ago.
Looks like Harley and Beemer are racing to see which can become the biggest snobfest.
Ha! HD still has to deal with their own snobby dealers who don't like carrying Sportsters, much less Buells.