Honda/Yamaha of Troy Closes its Doors

January 31, 2011 10:15am
Throughout the '90s and into the 2000s, the Honda and Yamaha of Troy team was a fixture on the national motocross and supercross scene, winning countless races and several championships along the way. Known as "The Fifth Dragon" as they fought the then "Big Four" factory teams of the era, the team's champions included Ernresto Fonseca, Stephane Roncada, Nathan Ramsey and Jason Lawrence.

Photo: Simon Cudby

Today we learned that the Dayton, Ohio-based dealership has closed its doors for good as a result of the ongoing recession.  In a letter sent to customers and suppliers over the weekend, the dealership said, "The nationwide recession and resulting slow sales of motorcycles have had a devastating effect upon P&A Motorcycle, Inc., dab Southside Honda Suzuki Yamaha and Yamaha of Troy (the "Company"). After months of trying to find ways to operate the business profitably and to find a purchaser for the Company as a going concern - both of which efforts have proved unsuccessful - the Company has made the decision to cease operations."