Barret Marketing, Canada’s Husqvarna distributor for the last couple of years, is bankrupt.
Apparently, the company filed for protection from creditors in early February (more details here).
That has big implications for Husqvarna owners in Canada – it’s hard to get parts if there’s no distributors. Thankfully, a source tells us Husqvarna Motorcycles North America and BMW Motorrad Canada are currently looking at various options to ensure that there is no disruption to the Canadian business or existing retailers. Translation: parts are on their way. Hopefully, dealers will be able to weather this change smoothly.
Barret, of course, has been in the motorcycle distribution business for years; in the past, they’ve dealt with KTM, Husaberg, and Triumph.