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Eaglerider of Salt Lake
(801) 433-1800
1360 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Hilltop Cycle
(801) 484-6581
2890 S. Main
Salt Lake City, UT
Makes
Vento, United Motors

Salt Lake Motorsports
(801) 478-4000
916 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Ducati Store,Service,Apparel and merchandise,Authorized D16RR Sales & Service Center

Harley Davidson Buell Of Salt Lake City
(801) 487-5505
2928 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Perry Brothers Honda World
(801) 572-9800
10764 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT
 
ATV Rentals of Utah
(801) 347-4115
2365 S. 2675 W
Salt Lake City, UT

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Hard 8 Powersports LLC
(801) 484-4273
1374 S State Street
Salt Lake, UT
Makes
Vento

Harley-Davidson of Salt Lake City
(801) 487-4647
2928 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT
Makes
Harley-Davidson, Buell

Suzuki of Salt Lake
(801) 486-5401
2354 South State St
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Honda Suzuki Of Salt Lake
(801) 486-5401
2354 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT
 
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Scooters & Trikes

Although they both appeared a half century ago, two old products are new concepts again. Both are aimed at the extremes of the powersports industry — the extremes in this case relate to the age of the prospective riders rather than the X Games. One market takes aim at the very young, the other, dare I say, is intended for older riders.

So what are these extreme products? Scooters and trikes! Huh? Bear with me.

Take a look at scooters first. That market has already shown explosive growth. The youth market is where brand loyalty is born. To that end, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have been nurturing the scooter market aggressively, while the Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese OEMs have been coming on strong (did you catch last month's MPN ?). Until recently most have had small engines, though we are now seeing scooters in the 500cc range from companies like KYMCO. Meanwhile their ads saturate the trade magazines as they attempt to entice dealers to carry their brand.

Why the renewed interest in the scooter market? Several reasons: First, the price of gasoline is never going to be as low as it was just a few short years ago. Scooters are, if nothing else, very fuel efficient. Next, today's scooter buyer covers several generations of riders, with the latest being the Echo Generation. This segment cares little about products with a "made in the USA" badge and even less about the macho posturing of big bike riders — they are looking for cheap transportation.

Scooters have always had some level of acceptance in college towns. That acceptance has continued to spread as traffic gets ever heavier. Parking a car or big bike can also be quite a challenge in major cities. Parking a scooter is much less so.

There is a bit of a cross-over with large displacement scooters and motorcycles. In fact, with Suzuki's new Burgman pushing 650ccs, it's getting harder to tell them apart in some instances. One advantage luxo scooters seem to have is storage capacity. Because of the difference in design, scooters can have huge storage bins under the seat. Many boast the ability to hold two full-face helmets.

Obviously there's an advantage relating to price, too. Only time will tell if the value of a used scooter will rival the value of a used motorcycle, but in the short term it is affordable transportation. Lastly, parents seem less reluctant to have their young, impressionable offspring riding a scooter than a motorcycle.

Now let's look at the other new market niche: Trikes. These three-wheeled vehicles have been with us for more than a half century. Remember the Servicar? Harley-Davidson made a 45-inch V-Twin trike used for delivery and police vehicles for decades.

A few years ago, Polaris struck an agreement with Lehman Trikes to produce a Victory-based trike. Lehman has been producing quality trikes for Harley's big twins and Sportsters as well as Honda Gold Wings and several Suzuki models. The Canadian company recently ann...

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