Kawasaki products are back in the Goulburn Valley after a four-year break, with Konigs Shepparton taking up the opportunity to become the new dealers.
The gap in the industry and a want to break into a new market were the major reasons for Konigs becoming the newest Kawasaki dealers in north-east Victoria.
‘‘There was an opportunity due to the lack of representation in the motorcycle range in the GV. We were looking to break into the motorcycle and agriculture vehicles market,’’ Konigs Shepparton sales representative Graeme Duncan said.
Kawasaki Victoria/Tasmania sales manager Darren Holmes said the reason for developing a relationship with a Shepparton business was an obvious one.
‘‘Shepparton is a big agriculture and motorcycle area and therefore they are a PMA (prime market area). Konigs are a premium agriculture dealer, meaning they carry a larger range of MULE stock and agricultural units,’’ he said.
‘‘The Konigs facility suits where Kawasaki see dealers going for the future of motorcycles.’’
The full Kawasaki range, which is the main priority for Konigs, is for both on and off-road use.
‘‘We are looking to push the motorbike point,’’ Mr Duncan said.
Despite this, Konigs will also supply all models of ATV, UTV and RUV ranges as available, with the main interest being in the side-by-side UTV MULE range.
‘‘There has been growth in the Kawasaki MULE side-by-side range because of its reliability and a three-year warranty on parts and labour,’’ Mr Holmes said.
Not only is there a wide range of terrain and utility vehicles, there are many accessories available as well.
‘‘There is a good market for after-market accessories on the ATV MULES,’’ Mr Holmes said.
‘‘Add-ons and implements include weed sprayers, fertiliser sprayers, cultivator equipment, mowers and slashers,’’ Mr Duncan said.
For more information on the Kawasaki range at Konigs Shepparton, phone 5821 4411 or visit the store at 355 Midland Hwy, Shepparton.