>How do you expect dealers to stay open?
Honestly? I don't. Sorry, but you're increasingly a relic.
Except for a few top end hoonmobiles and the very occasional new model, bikes just don't change significantly. A 2012 SV650 is no better than a 2003 bike, for example: where's the incentive to buy a new one? I'm not alone in thinking this, new bike sales are in the toilet and 2011 was another record low year. But you don't make money on new bikes anyway.
Trading used bikes has always been where dealers make money, but I wouldn't pay a bent penny in return for a joke 3 month warranty that's supplied for novely purposes only. The only dealer within 50 miles that I've ever heard anything good about regarding warranties closed down last year, and it's only the Dodgy Dan "catching fire is characteristic of that model" outfits that are left.
It's not like there's a shortage of used bikes on eBay and Gumtree for now, and I'd rather look the current owner in the eye when buying anyway and see him twitch when I ask how often it's been serviced. Heck, if I'm going to take a gamble on a bike where I can't grill the owner face to face, I can buy off eBay from anywhere in the country and have it delivered to my door for £100, way less than a dealer premium.
So, sorry, but do I think your days are numbered. MOTs and servicing are really all you've got left to offer.
Of course, ten years down the line we'll all be saying "What happened to all the cheap used bikes?" and the answer will be that there were very few new bikes from about 2008 onwards, but that argument has no bearing at all on whether anyone is actually going to go out and buy a new bike tomorrow.
By the way, the MCIA sales figures for all of 2011 are out, and Suzuki might be in real trouble. For most of the year, they were fighting for 6th or 7th place with titans like Lexmoto and SYM. Their September "£1 off per cc" offer bumped them back up to 2nd place, but as soon as that ended, they dropped right out of the top 10 and didn't re-appear. I think they've essentially been forced to run that offer again until the end of April as a bet-the-farm measure, but there's a real risk that they've permanently devalued their bikes and never be able to put the prices back up, leaving them worth less than the equivalent Hyosung. Oh dear.