Moto meccanica : serious dealer or not ?

Hi everybody, and sorry for my bad english,

I live in FRANCE and search to buy a new motorcycle HONDA 450 CRF.

I've got find a web site based on USA at the following address http://meccanica.4-all.org/ which purposes very cheap motorcycles.

Before making an order, I would like to know the advice of somebody who can testify the serious of this dealer.

By advance Thanks.

Chris

Hi everybody, and sorry for my bad english,

I live in FRANCE and search to buy a new motorcycle HONDA 450 CRF.

I've got find a web site based on USA at the following address http://meccanica.4-all.org/ which purposes very cheap motorcycles.

Before making an order, I would like to know the advice of somebody who can testify the serious of this dealer.

By advance Thanks.

Chris :thumbsup:

I would be extremely cautious using them. They say they are a dealer for over 40 years, but no where on the website do they have an address or telephone number. :thumbsup:

I would be extremely cautious using them. They say they are a dealer for over 40 years, but no where on the website do they have an address or telephone number. :thumbsup:

I agree. I did a google search on the name and it comes up with nothing at all. I'd stay away if I was you.

Email them.

They have an email address on the site, so write them and ask them to provide a phone number and address of their physical location. Tell them you'd like to come by the store and see how they react.

How that goes will determine your next move.

Good luck.

:thumbsup:

I call BS. $3500 for a 06' CRF450???

NO WAY....

What would you say ? According to you is it a real dealer ?

Thanks :thumbsup:

It is not a reputable US based company.

There is no way that the prices are correct for the USA.

Absolutely 100% sure on that. :thumbsup:

This is their real URL: http://www.muianu.ca/

Another caution - on the home page it says:

Motorcycle - ATVs - Parts

We Have them All!

40 years in Business and going strong!

YET, if you click the About Us it says:

About Us

A real business behind the web site...

With over 20 years in the industry, we were established long before the internet!

SO - which is it? 20 or 40 years?

I'd like to know if they're real or not... if those prices are true... I'm gettin a second bike - a fourfiddy this time :thumbsup:

EDIT: the one thing I just noticed though, they have no '06 KX125 listed. I was under the impression that they would be available most areas of the world EXCEPT the U.S. I don't know if that's a clue to a possible brick and mortor location or not.

NOW I'M ON A MISSION. damnit!!

http://www.muianu.ca/quotes.htm

Get a parts quote from them, and only leave your phone number as a way of contact. Make it a pricy part they'd be interested in selling you. This would FORCE them to call YOU!

Moto Meccanica

Client: Moto Meccanica

Address: 1111 Petaluma Hill Road

City: Santa Rosa State: California Zip: 95404 Country: USA

Phone: 707-578-6686 Fax: 707-578-7280 Toll Free: na

Email: Click here to send email

Website: Moto Meccanica

Location: Click here for map of location

Description: Moto Meccanica Sonoma County’s European Motorcycle Dealership.

We carrying exotic brands, such as Ducati, Aprilia, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and are now an authorized Gas Gas dealer.

Our boutique shop allows us to promote all of our European brands in a very welcoming atmosphere with something to see for every enthusiast.

http://scooterportal.com/db_clients/12.php

Who lives near Santa Rosa to check this out?

Moto Meccanica

Client: Moto Meccanica

Address: 1111 Petaluma Hill Road

City: Santa Rosa State: California Zip: 95404 Country: USA

Phone: 707-578-6686 Fax: 707-578-7280 Toll Free: na

Email: Click here to send email

Website: Moto Meccanica

Location: Click here for map of location

Description: Moto Meccanica Sonoma County’s European Motorcycle Dealership.

We carrying exotic brands, such as Ducati, Aprilia, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and are now an authorized Gas Gas dealer.

Our boutique shop allows us to promote all of our European brands in a very welcoming atmosphere with something to see for every enthusiast.

http://scooterportal.com/db_clients/12.php

Who lives near Santa Rosa to check this out?

I actually was a little concerned for this REAL company. From their website it appears they deal in European street bikes only and nothing to do with dirt. So, I put on my investigator shoes and gave the number a call. I talked with a gentleman in service and THEY ARE NOT the above listed company we have been inquiring about. I would have to say at this point that the original Moto Meccanica we have been looking at is a fraud. I only hope that they haven't done anything to tarnish THIS real Moto Meccanicas reputation.

If someone can prove otherwise, I'm all for it, those bike prices are ridiculous and I'd love to take them up on them.

However, here's a plug for Eli at the REAL Moto Meccanica - if you're in the market for a sick road bike - check out http://www.motomeccanica.com/ :thumbsup:

Keep on :bonk:

I sent request for pricing to the http://meccanica.4-all.org/ site and will share their response with you all. The request was for an out the door price on a 2006 Husqvarna TE450, an Italian made bike that goes for a bit more than 7 grand in California.



Hello,

  My name is Frank Conner and I am the Sales Representative for the motos &

quads

compartment.

  The final price with shipping and all taxes would be :

-4399 USD - 2006 Husqvarna TE450 - 0 KM

  The shipping is made using international express freight. The time of arrival

is

guaranteed to be between 3-5 days.

  The moto is a brand new model with a 5 days returning policy and a 2 years

full

warranty. The order complies with your local legislation and can be registered

without any

problems.

  The order is provided with complete documentation both in english and also

your

official language.

  The payment is made C.O.D ( cash on delivery ) but a 700 USD advance which

represent

the shipping charges from the assembley line in Japan are required.  This

advance can be

paid using :

- credit cards ( Visa and MasterCard )

- bank account transfer

- postal money orders drawn in USD

- bank money orders drawn in USD

- cashier cheques drawn in USD

- e-gold

Best wishes,

Frank Conner

Moto Meccanica

www.meccanica.4-all.org

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> Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by

>Â (Chuck@------) on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 17:01:00

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>

> your_name: Chuck

>

> through: other

>

> comments:Â Please email me an out the door price qoute for a 2006

> Husqvarna TE450. Just to let you know, I was unable to locate a phone #

> or address on your website.

>Â Thanks, Chuck

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Scam? I think so!

This is interesting. http://www.muianu.ca is registered to some woman in Matawan, NJ. Running a google search on the phone number as listed in the whois database returns a listing on the Aberdeen/Matawan Soccer League web site where she is listed as a "team parent". The domain was registered on January 19th of this year.

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Domain muianu.ca

Registrant Name Colonna Stephanie

Registrar Internic.ca Corp.

Renewal Date 2007/01/19

Date approved 2006/01/19

Last changed 2006/01/19

Description Individual

Registrar Number 29

Registrant Number 1414980

Domain Number 1414980

DNS1

dns.internic.ca

DNS2

dns2.internic.ca

DNS3

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Administrative Contact

Name Stephanie Colonna

Job Title

Postal Address Colonna Stephanie Stephanie Colonna Matawan NJ 07747 United States

Phone 7325831924

Fax

Email guta_mondialul@yahoo.com

Technical Contact

Name Stephanie Colonna

Job Title

Postal Address Colonna Stephanie Stephanie Colonna Matawan NJ 07747 United States

Phone 7325831924

Fax

Google search results on phone number

This all may well be legit, but I sincerely doubt it.

-B

Hi everybody, and sorry for my bad english,

I live in FRANCE and search to buy a new motorcycle HONDA 450 CRF.

I've got find a web site based on USA at the following address http://meccanica.4-all.org/ which purposes very cheap motorcycles.

Before making an order, I would like to know the advice of somebody who can testify the serious of this dealer.

By advance Thanks.

Chris

Bonjour

Fais gaffe....

Try to find a dealer in Françe who sells you the bike in a box (pas encore monté),

if you're looking for a motocross-bike, you can try to import them from another eu country, with less t.v.a. you certainly heard the stories about peugeot and citroen, cheaper in denmark and so on. the only real problem comes then, when you want to ride the bike on the street (legislation, carte grise). essaye le magazines de moto, parfois il y'a des promos.

salut

Eric

I did find this dealer:

http://www.motomeccanica.com/

Only they advertise for European motocycles only, but they do give an addtess and telephone number.

Jim

Jesus....complete scam. Check this out:

http://www.concordmotorcycle.com/aboutus.asp

-B

HAHAHAHAH.... nice pictures... they stole them from motomeccanica :thumbsup:

I did find this dealer:

http://www.motomeccanica.com/

Only they advertise for European motocycles only, but they do give an addtess and telephone number.

Jim

yeah... I called them and let them know about the other "Moto Meccanica" it's a few posts up... they also put a post in this thread thanking us for looking into this and looking out for them.

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