LOL “who cares”. Probably a couple of dozen dealers in North America for starters. Add to that a couple of hundred people who own a CRG kart.
CRG will probably follow the OTK model. Factory owned inventory stored and distributed out of a warehouse direct to dealers. Partner up with someone that has experience to manage it. CRG captures the importer margin and all the dealers pay the same price. To the racer- probably harder to get a “deal”.
It is no secret that CRG’s market share eroded substantially after they pulled the plug on PSL. I understand PSL’s biz has grown this year with Birel. It is also no secret that CRG dealers are having a problem getting the parts they need in a timely manner under the current arrangement.
RW is probably (my opinion) a stop gap and agreed to by more than just K1.
Total speculation until something solid is announced.
I do believe that CRG is making a major change. If this change happens and it improves parts availability and timely shipments it will be good. I was asking if anyone else has heard anything- I guess not.
Maybe Walt’s eloquent response is the best “who cares”.
Can’t imagine what CRG was thinking in the first place when they canned the PSL / CRG USA model. By my estimation it was the most successful deal they had going globally. Now PSL is selling more Birel product than anticipated and it sounds like CRG-USA will soon be Brand X-USA.