Dealer new unit inventory concerns high for May-June

Powersports dealers who attended the Kenect custom live webinar hosted by Powersports Business on #WebinarWednesday once again provided unheard of amounts of engagement, with 48% participating in any combination of live chat, live Q&A or live polls.

Needless to say, dealers are wondering about what they are going to have to offer on their showroom floor as the calendar turns into peak selling season for many.

When asked:

How concerned are you about your daelership’s new unit inventory heading into May and June, the replies were as follows:

Extremely concerned — 49%

Very concerned — 29%

Somewhat concerned — 13%

Not concerned at all — 9%

That’s right — 1 out of 2 dealers on the call were “extremely concerned” about new unit inventory issues. And 3 out of 4 dealers on the call were either “extremely” or “very” concerned about future new unit inventory.

— Dave McMahon, editor, dmcmahon at powersportsbusiness.com