Archive for May, 2011

Service Manager required for Adelaide

Monday, May 30th, 2011

With the current expansion of our service facilities, Peter Stevens Motorcycles are looking for an experienced Service Manager in the Adelaide City branch. We are a multi franchise dealership that deal with premier franchise brands including Harley Davidson, Triumph, Hyosung, Vespa, MV Agusta, Honda and Suzuki.

The role as Service Manager will entail leading a large team of quality technicians and advisors, across the two Adelaide Service Centres.

The applicant should ideally possess the following skills;
- A high degree of people and business management experience.
- A high level of customer focus.
- Proven high achievements of service CSI and KPI.
- Excellent team and leadership skills.

Reporting directly to the Dealer Principal and Group Service Manager, you will be responsible for the supervision of the daily activities and workflow of the service department as well as the application of company policies and procedures in the Service Department.
Previous successful experience in the automotive trade or similar preferred.

We offer an attractive wage with generous bonuses.

For further info please contact our SA State Manager, Peter Forster.

Peter Stevens Motorcycles
221 Franklin Street
Adelaide
SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8212 1494

Triumph turns back the clock!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

100 Years ago, Villa Parma at Hepburn Springs was host to the first group of Triumphs imported into Australia and purely by coincidence the Dealer Conference and New Tiger 800 Launch was held in the exact same location (it wasn’t until after the venue was booked and confirmed that it was made known to Triumph Australia.) Spooky Hey?

The photo above right was taken all those years ago to document their momentous journey. (It took those guys a day and a half to get from Melbourne on their primitive machines.) Below right is the image of Triumph Australia staff in the same spot 100 years later. These days it only takes about an hour and a half to do the same trip.

Representatives from all Dealers Nationwide attended the Conference in order to see and test ride the New Tigers for the first time. Peppers Retreat hosted the event and on the first night we welcomed everyone including Darrell Taylor Triumph UK’s Product Planner who came over to present the new models. The next morning after a quick breakfast, dealer s were divided into groups; some for test r ides and some for information sessions.

The test riders were also divided into separate groups, some did the off-road course to experience the remarkable handling of both the Tiger 800 and the Tiger XC and as usual the Victorian weather obliged by throwing four seasons in one day at us, which made for some really interesting riding conditions. For all others that had missed out on previous ride days it was an opportunity to get onto the new Speed Triple, America, Speedmaster and Thunderbird Storm for a nice twisty ride out to Newstead.