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General Discussion / Re: Time for answers from Sherco USA!!!
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:56:08 AM »

The large dealer NTX - which was under Clay Stucky, had a big inventory of parts and sold a lot on line - essentially went out of business and got acquired.

This has got to be the best thing I have heard all year. We were running strong and had no intentions of going anywhere but did get a offer to sale the Sherco portion of our business and it was the right decision to make for us. Ron nor anybody at RYP had anything to do with the buy out of my store, that I can assure you all of. A very large KTM dealer near me decided they wanted to become a Sherco dealer. With me as a small one man operation it was completely dumb for me to try and compete with somebody that controls the local market, can put 30 Shercos on the floor and simply dominates the local race scene. One thing I can tell you is that I actually have time to ride on the weekends

Hi I met your outfit at Revlimiter last February and was really impressed. Are you selling any bikes now, Beta anything? Any dirt rider that has Kurt Cobain as an Avatar must be a great guy.

General Discussion / Re: Time for answers from Sherco USA!!!
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:09:57 AM »
I copied this from advrider:

Saw this thread and read some rumors which did not square with what I thought was the case. I called Ryan Young.

Ryan said, "I'm still a co owner and RYP is THE Sherco importer and still entirely based in Louisville, KY. It's all here and the same only Brad sold out his part to Ron Sallman (Texas), who has been investing a lot of money in the business, particularly the Enduro side. We are selling a ton of Enduro and trials bikes and parts and we are selling only to dealers now."

The large dealer NTX - which was under Clay Stucky, had a big inventory of parts and sold a lot on line - essentially went out of business and got acquired. I failed to ask - doh! - who acquired NTX. It's in Texas and I don't know if Ron Sallman had anything to do with that as well.

General Discussion / Time for answers from Sherco USA!!!
« on: January 13, 2020, 09:21:49 PM »
So who is now keeping this forum running? When does Sherco Enduro distribution move to Texas or has it already  happened? Does the owner of Sherco Factory One Race Team also own RYPUSA? Brads gone and Ryan is now an employee? The magazine gets it that the vast majority of dirt bike owners don't race, why can't Sherco France at least make an effort to understand the North American rider? Or is Sherco France just to arrogant? Why write off the Baby Boomer market? These are just some of the questions most prospective purchasers have and they are going to buy Beta instead if not answered. Sorry Sherco USA sure there is pride in owning a Cody Webb signature bike but spending millions on riders is not what most prospective owners care about. I think a Beta must have hired the right researchers to figure this out, it's called blinkers.

General Discussion / Re: 4 Ways to be a better dirt bike rider.
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:51:32 PM »
Sounds like everything Steve Hatch has been teaching for years. Two ways to be a better dirt bike rider: #1,Purchase Steve Hatch's videos and watch them over and over on your exercise bike and #2 take a Steve Hatch class. Great video of yours, the same things I tell kids that I see ride a Motocross track over and over making the same mistakes and not breaking it down to the basics skills and practicing them.

General Discussion / Re: 290 X-Ride
« on: January 07, 2020, 06:29:25 PM »
As to the question, "Is the X-Ride easy to kick start?" Yes just like a 250 2stroke Trials bike. Most trials riders don't even think about kick stariting bike over an over again. Now my old Gas Gas 321 took a jump to aid in starting but not the X-Ride. If you want to lower the compression, S3 makes the parts.

General Discussion / Re: Is the Sherco X-Ride 290 Still Being Made?
« on: January 07, 2020, 06:23:18 PM »
I answered your question here:

General Discussion / Re: 290 X-Ride
« on: January 07, 2020, 06:22:00 PM »
The question has been raised does Sherco still make the X-Ride? Maybe a more real question is did Sherco ever do more than one build run of the X-Ride as it never even got bold new graphics? Unlike other European bikes that get yearly updates the X-Ride has had none.  As to here in the USA you cannot even special order one anymore but parts are still readily available. I've only seen one used one for sale and it didn't have a clear title. As to my X-Ride, it for sure is my one bike I'll never part with.

General Discussion / Re: Sherco 2020 bike review video in German.
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:32:10 AM »
Thanks, I really appreciate your time in translating. There is so little information on the 500 out there that it adds some to the knowledge base. Sincerely thanks, :-)

General Discussion / Sherco 2020 bike review video in German.
« on: November 06, 2019, 04:46:24 PM »
Can anybody tell me what he says in this video?  A Sherco 500 and 125 review.Thanks

General Discussion / Re: Cody Webb to Factory One Sherco
« on: November 06, 2019, 10:03:16 AM »
Welcome Cody,I actually might go and watch a race this year.

General Discussion / Re: New Sherco 200cc
« on: November 02, 2019, 09:05:37 AM »
Looks like Mario behind the googles and he just won a race on a 125, so a Factory 125 makes sense.

General Discussion / Re: RYP's Answer to the pricey parts problem...
« on: October 09, 2019, 07:05:55 PM »
Bryan with ShercoUSA here:

It is about a small drop ship fee if the dealer asks us to send to their customer. Nothing more, nothing less.

I had much much more to say but thought better and removed the message.

If you want straight answers, call RYP or any individual directly instead of posting here Eric. I guarantee you will get better results.

800.310.2617 Main
800.310.2617 x 677 direct

I don't think anyone is trying to extort any different behavior out of ShercoUSA via the forum.  It is more of a comment about pricing and service.  I think you will find your time will best be spent on getting customers affordable pricing, aftermarket parts availability, and promoting the brand not composing forum posts that justify the high cost of parts.

Actually we are working daily with the factory to get them to reduce the high costs of parts, even to the point where we are looking to fabricate our own to significantly reduce parts costs. Plastics is one of the biggest that we are tackling right now.

Come on guys there is finally someone at ShercoUSA working to earn his pay, the rest are just clerking. I am guessing a big part of the problem is that Sherco France neither understands nor cares to understand the North American market. Sure Cody Webb helped Beta but a model called the RR-S with blinkers is what caused Beta to sky rocket and to take on KTM. Look at the BYOB, no way can ShercoUSA compete under their current outdated business platform. My closest dealer, 300 miles away, has decided to drop Sherco. A start would be if Sherco France would go back and read when Clay asked “What can I do to sell more bikes?”

When you buy a Sherco and jump on this forum you get the feeling of being part of a family. The current problem is that there is no father figure and grampa Clay is having to fill in and cover missing dad’s ass. Thanks Clay (we miss ya man) for trying to hold the family together.

General Discussion / Re: RYP's Answer to the pricey parts problem...
« on: October 04, 2019, 03:03:40 PM »
So my question is.....are big name racers winning on the brand you ride worth what it's now costing you?
No! Think I'll wait for Clay's bike.

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