Dealer news, Dec. 5: Dealerships sold in Florida, Maine

  • Dealernews wires
  • Dec 05, 2017

ELMHURST, IL and ORLANDO, FL – iMotorsports, a pre-owned vehicle dealership in the western suburbs of Chicago, has acquired Indian Motorcycle of Orlando from EagleRider.

iMotorsports was co-founded by Tim Walter and Haider Saba. It is expanding its showroom in Elmhurst in anticipation of an Indian franchise. Walter and Saba recently purchased St. Pete Powersports in St. Petersburg, FL.

Indian Motorcycles of Orlando (shown; photo courtesy iMotorsports), established in 2014, has a 20,000-square-foot facility offering new Indian bikes as well as pre-owned Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha and BMW motorcycles. It will keep its business name under the iMotorsports corporate umbrella, and will remain at 1150 Jetport Drive.

The transaction was facilitated by George Chaconas of Performance Brokerage Services, who represented the buyers. Chaconas had assisted Walter and Saba on a previous acquisition. Tim Walter, iMotorsports’ co-founder, told the Daily Herald that the owners have a goal to purchase two additional dealerships in 2018.

iMotorsports was named a Dealernews Top 100 Dealer in 2014 and 2015.

LEBANON, NH – Seacoast Harley-Davidson, a longtime Top 100 Dealer in North Hampton, NH, has purchased Granite State Harley-Davidson in Lebanon and restored its original name – Twin States Harley-Davidson.

The sale “makes Seacoast and its co-owners, Al Contois and Shawn Lillie, the largest Harley-Davidson distributor in New England,” the Valley News reported. Contois and Lillie also own dealerships in Rochester, NH and in Revere, MA.

Granite State’s former owner, Staci Baker, reportedly will remain at Twin States H-D as general manager.

ALBEMARIE, NC – Over Thanksgiving weekend, thieves broke through a fence at Crossroads Yamaha-Suzuki-Polaris and removed more than $100,000 worth of vehicles – side-by-sides, Polaris RZRs, a Yamaha YXE 1000 and a dirtbike, according to owner Jason Ramantanin.

Ramantanin and authorities told local media that the thieves rolled the vehicles into U-Haul trucks and drove away. “Somebody knows something; they’ve had to talk…they would be very recognizable moving seven or eight big pieces together,” Ramantanin said.


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