Two Jacks Cycles buys Rider's World

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Two Jacks Cycle & Powersports in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has taken the title of largest powersports dealer in Luzerne County with the acquisition of crosstown rival Riders World.

Two Jacks owners William L. Davis Jr. and Jacqueline R. Davis bought Rider’s World from the Volpetti Family Partnership Ltd. at the end of April and have already begun remodeling the store to make it their new headquarters.

The purchase brings multiple franchises under one roof, an expansion for Two Jacks. That company held franchise rights to Suzuki, Kawasaki and BMW, while Riders World had the franchise rights to Yamaha, Triumph, Honda and Can Am. The new Two Jacks will sell six of the seven brands, dropping Honda.

Two Jacks’ GM J Hanley told the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader over the next few months, they will close the Two Jacks building and move all of its inventory and operations into the site Riders World has occupied since 2001. Service will continue at Two Jacks during the transition.

Moving “just made sense for us to continue to grow and expand,” Hanley says. “We wanted to compete with the big boys and to do that we needed more brands.”

Two Jacks has been leasing its present site but owns the new property. According to county property records, the purchase price of the 25,414 sq. ft. building and the 2.9 acre property it sits on was $1.5 million.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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