they can recommend parts to me for my bike but when I go up to the sales team to discuss pricing and ordering the parts the sales person is clueless and has never heard of such a product or company. They did seem more than happy to talk about dirt bike accessories but I was interested in V-Twin parts.
So, are the metric dealerships going to start figuring out that their customers are going to customize their bikes whether the dealership has anything to do with it or not? Recently I found out that there is a new partnership between world champion metric builder AFT Customs and a Sacramento, California Honda dealership that gives me a little hope for the metric shops.
AFT Customs is going to come into Elk Grove Cycle Center and customize a couple of their VTX 1300’s to show Elk Grove’s customers what can be done with a bike by just bolting on some accessories. This is becoming a new trend, one that is very exciting. By partnering with local builders like AFT Customs, dealers stand to increase their accessory sales and AFT Customs stands to increase the visibility of their building services and their accessories. It really is a win win for both parties.
So, to celebrate the relationship, Elk Grove Cycle Center and AFT Customs is hosting an open house at the dealership this month. They are going to have great deals on parts, accessories and even the 2008 line of bikes. AFT Customs’ owner and builder Jim Giuffra will be attending with his award winning VTX 1300 and his 750 Aero bagger. In addition, the AFT Girls , Jim’s modeling agency, will be modeling the new line