We’ve kept you in the loop regarding Johnny Pag’s imports to Canada, but little has happened the last few months.
Sven Bernard of WC Distributing says that’s changing, though; according to him, the 320 cc models are due to pass EPA testing in December.
Also, Bernard hinted that Johnny Pag will be selling more than choppers. The company sold a naked bike a couple years ago, and now they’ve got another one in their lineup, the 320 cc Leopard. They are also looking at bringing a fully-faired 320 cc sportbike to Canada, the Falcon. They’re waiting for Transport Canada approval for these models.
Here’s more interesting news: Last we heard, the company was trying to bring in bikes with a 600 cc single-cylinder motor.
Well, that’s changed – Bernard says Johnny Pag is now looking to source a BMW-derived 650 for some of their lineup. It makes sense – BMW’s thumpers are built in China, and the company that makes them has already been seen selling other bikes with that motor elsewhere.
In total, Johnny Pag is hoping to bring seven new models to Canada in 2013, after bringing no new bikes to Canada in 2012.
MSRP for the Leopard and Falcon is still up in the air, but Bernard says the 320 cc versions of the Malibu and Ventura will cost $5,495; if they bring in the 650 cc or 600 cc versions, they’ll be $6,995. There won’t be 650 versions of the Falcon or Leopard.
These bikes won’t be available for viewing at the Toronto shows, as Johnny Pag has terminated all their Ontario dealers (they’re supposed to be adding new dealers in the spring). For now, they only have bikes out west, so they’ll be at the Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary shows, with the Falcon and Leopard introduced at Calgary.