German aftermarket parts maker Touratech has announced a new Canadian distributor, as well as a Canadian retail store as well.
While Moto Internationale formerly was the Touratech distributor, that work has been taken over by Dominique Lemaire of Bromont, Quebec. Lemaire met Touratech founder Herbert Schwartz back in 2010 at the GS Trophy event in South Africa; they struck up a friendship that led to this business announcement.
Lemaire’s not content with just shipping Touratech parts out in boxes across the country; he’s also selling parts to walk-in customers from the company’s new Bromont location, which opened earlier this month.
Lemaire says Touratech is going to be busy sponsoring several Canadian events in the future, such as the upcoming Rocky Mountain GS Challenge in Alberta, and the Orange Crush Adventure in Quebec.
That’s good news, but adventure riding fans will also like what they hear about Lemaire’s background. He’s not some Johnny-come-lately to adventure riding, sucked in after watching The Long Way Down. He’s been trail riding since he had his first Honda XL70, competing in enduro, endurocross and motocross. He was gainfully employed for years in the real estate business, but we’re guessing he’s going to be focusing on selling farkles from here on.
Not familiar with Touratech? Check out their Canadian website here; they’re best-known for their adventure bike accessories, which they’ve been making since 1990.