Machine Racing is closing down in September.
A long-running motorcycle dealership in the Newmarket, Ontario, region, Machine Racing was well-known by generations of off-roaders after being in business for 39 years. In other words, they were around since the beginning.
As a result of the impending closure (they’re shutting it down in September), management now has a blowout clearance sale on. As you can see on racer Kyle Keast’s Facebook page here, the announcement is really hitting a lot of locals hard, as the dealership was the start of many riders’ careers.
In the past few months, there has been a pattern of turmoil in long-running dealerships in the GTA, whether it’s Dual Sport Plus’s sale (and near-miss with closure), Kahuna Powersports’ closure, or Parker Bros. Powersports’ closure, or others. The most likely culprit? Cross-border shopping when the Canadian dollar was close to par with the US dollar – not a problem dealerships have to deal with at the moment!