Motorcycle and powersports distributor Visionary Motorsports is in receivership.
Visionary, “Canada’s largest independent PowerSports distributor” according to their website, sold lines of both off-road vehicles and street-legal motorcycles. They were the distributor for the Pitster Pro line, which mostly consisted of dirt bikes but also included the XTR200 Supermoto (previously known as the Konker KSM200 under another importer, when CMG tested it) and a cool 125 cc monkey bike that was supposedly street-legal. Visionary was also supposed to distribute the Cleveland Cyclewerks line.
Visionary went into receivership on December 19. You can read the legal documents surrounding that affair here. We’re not sure what will happen to the company, but if you’re waiting on warranty work, we’d guess you should make other plans; if you need parts, start by looking on forums like MyChinaMoto or ChinaRiders, or check eBay or China Parts Depot.
There’s no official word on what will happen to the Pitster Pro or Cleveland Cyclewerks lines. The Pitster Pro supermoto (a QingQi made machine) is one of China’s more solid products, based on the Suzuki DR200; it’d be a shame to see it disappear from Canada. Hopefully a distributor will pick it up and continue to offer it at a reasonable price.
As for the Cleveland Cyclewerks line – we’d be surprised if there’s not another announcement of a new distributor soon. The company has been on the verge of breaking into Canada for a few years now, but never made the final leap into mainstream availability in our market. Maybe a new distributor will be what the brand needs to make it widely available.
Have you been affected by this closure? Are you a dealer of Visionary’s products? Let us know what you think.