Central Powersports Distribution is the new OEM Motorcycle Distribution Center opening in the heart of North America. Located in Watertown, South Dakota, “CPD” is made up of the same great staff that facilitated the growth of Torrot GasGas in North America up until the acquisition of GasGas by Pierer Mobility AG (KTM). Using their collective experience and knowledge, Central Powersports Distribution will work with small European OEMs and powersports accessories manufacturers to bring their products to the US market.
The staff of Torrot GasGas here in the USA was a crucial part in the resurgence of GasGas from 2016-2018, with revenue sales increasing by over 200% just prior to the financial constraints that affected the parent company in 2019. Mark Berg, the past COO of Torrot GasGas stated,
“We worked really well as a team for our parent company Torrot GasGas, and we will continue to do so as Central Powersports Distribution moving forward. Everyone here in South Dakota really loves what they do, and we have the experience and the knowledge necessary to help smaller European OEMs expand to reach customers in the United States.”
Central Powersports Distribution (www.cpd.direct) has reached distribution agreements with multiple OEM manufacturers, and we are excited to start building their brands in the US. CPD’s unique approach creates a strong foundation for brands looking to establish themselves in North America. CPD provides multiple noncompeting OEMs with shared facilities, staff, warehouse space, logistics, and distribution opportunities; CPD essentially acts as the “middle-man” between the manufacturer overseas and the dealers and consumers here Stateside. This creates better stability by covering the entire nation with solid representation for the dealer-network to the end-customer support, all while lowering overhead costs of each brand. CPD Dealers, in turn, can choose to work with as many CPD-represented brands as they wish, depending on their store and market trends.
The unique Central Powersports Distribution business model has already proven to be quite appealing! Here are the OEMs that we are already supporting: