Kaua'i Harley-Davidson picks up Kawasaki franchise

Publish Date: 
Jul 24, 2012

PUHI, Hawaii – Kaua‘i Harley-Davidson has taken over the local Kawasaki franchise and plans a new showroom to show off the new marque.

The franchise became available when Garden Island Motorsports in Lihu‘e closed July 14.

The deal still leaves three other brands -- Honda, Yamaha and KTM – unserved in the area. General sales manager J.C. Crouch told The Garden Island the dealer won’t pursue those brands, but may work with the OEMs to offer warranty service for them. Kaua‘i Harley-Davidson also bought the tools and equipment once owned by Garden Island Motors to service the metric brands.

The dealer will invest about $500,000 to complete a recent renovation and build the new Kawasaki showroom behind the service area, said William van den Hurk, president and CEO of Aloha Auto Group, which owns Kaua‘i Harley.

Posted by Holly Wagner