‘Get a leg over a scooter,’ says Honda bike seller

Weekend Witness - - News - ALWYN VILJOEN

KZN deal­er­ships and sales staff fea­tured promi­nently in Honda Mo­tor SA’s re­cent Dealer Ex­cel­lence Awards.

The an­nual gala event, which was held at Em­per­ors Palace in Johannesbu­rg, hon­oured the per­for­mance of au­to­mo­bile and mo­tor­cy­cle deal­er­ships na­tion­wide. The Honda Auto deal­ers that walked away with the awards were Tyger­berg, Pine­town, Port El­iz­a­beth and Richards Bay, Zane Craw­ford at Honda Wing in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg is the best bike sales­per­son among Honda Wing’s small deal­er­ships. while Tyger­berg, Cape Town and Pi­eter­mar­itzburg were named the Honda Wing Deal­er­ships of the Year.

Top bike seller among Honda’s smaller deal­ers, Zane Craw­ford, told Week­end Wit­ness he mostly sells the rugged XR to farm­ers who dis­cov­ered cheaper Chi­nese bikes do not come with Honda’s level of parts sup­port. “I’ve been with Honda since 1981 and this is the only cor­po­rate I know of that of­ten fixes things out of war­ranty. This brand stands by its rep­u­ta­tion for re­li­a­bil­ity. Honda bikes may not be the fastest, but they are the most re­li­able and also com­fort­able.”

Craw­ford en­cour­aged com­muters to get a leg over a scooter. “One of my clients, a pho­tog­ra­pher, got 48 km per litre from the NP750 [scooter] on a re­cent road trip... This is the kind of fan­tas­tic mileage scoot­ers of­fer peo­ple.” Honda Mo­tor SA’s KZN win­ners:

PHOTO: ALWYN VILJOEN

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