Texas Motor Sports, a motorcycle dealership in Harker Heights, sold a customer a CFMoto motorcycle, the first of its kind to be sold in Texas.
While selling motorcycles and other sports vehicles is nothing new for Perk Bearden and his team at Texas Motor Sports, last week’s sale of a Chinese-made CFMoto motorcycle to Fort Hood soldier Dillon Caponi, was special.
Caponi was the first to buy a CFMoto motorcycle in Texas since the Chinese company recently expanded to sell motorcycles in the United States, Bearden said.
“We had him on the floor for about two days and when he came in and saw him and decided that was it,” Bearden said.
Bearden is the owner, president and general manager of Texas Motor Sports, which has been in existence since 1973.
“Two weeks ago, we just entered 50 years,” Bearden said, “We are also the oldest Yamaha dealer in the state of Texas.”
About 10 years ago, Bearden got the license to start selling CFMoto ATVs and off-road vehicles, but the company’s line of motorcycles was just introduced in the United States last month.
“They were selling ATVs and off-road vehicles in the United States, but they had motorcycles in China and other countries for years,” Bearden said, “They just introduced their line of motorcycles in the United States. United for the first time at the MotoGP race in Austin.”
As for Bearden’s thoughts on CFMoto, he couldn’t be more positive.
“We are satisfied with the product. I’ve tried Chinese products three or four times since 2000 and almost always had to send them back because of poor quality, and when we got these guys back, we were shocked because they understood the quality that the public American wanted,” Bearden says.
Texas Motor Sports is located at 899 W. Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights.
CFMoto motorcycles range from $3,000 to over $6,500.