New Royal Enfield motorcycles becoming available in California is big news. It's interesting that some of the businesses chosen to represent Royal Enfield are already local legends in their home towns.
Case in point: there is a very complete interview with Art Guilfoil, co-owner of Doug Douglas Motorcycles on the Dealer News web site.
"There’s a sense of history that oozes from the 47-year-old shop that sits at the base of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, in the city of the same name. It’s the thing that makes this Triumph and Royal Enfield shop feel more like a clubhouse and less like a dealership," according to writer Dennis Johnson.
You'll find a link to the complete Dealer News article on Jorge Pullin's blog, My Royal Enfields.
It's well worth reading. Not only do Guilfoil and co-owner Danny Manthis revere the history of their store, they've survived into the very difficult motorcycle market of today, and they have a plan to go forward.
This seems like a very good sign for Royal Enfield.
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