Bikers Edge expands with new 5,000-square-foot service center

10/16/2013 6:19 AM

10/16/2013 6:19 AM

WICHITA — Bikers Edge, a power sports dealership, is building a new service center next to its existing building at 1201 E. Central.

"We do everything from the front-end sales to the parts and apparel ... and we also do service as well," says controller Amber West. "It's a decent part of our business for sure."

The store, which is in about 13,000 square feet, sells Polaris ATVs and Victory and Triumph motorcycles. It does warranty work on what it sells along with other motorcycles that customers buy elsewhere.

"Currently our service center is attached to our building in the back now," West says. The new building is "going to be its own stand-alone building."

Whatever Bikers Edge displays in front of the store during the day then has to be stored in the service center overnight.

With the new service center space, West says, "They don't have to worry about anything interfering with that."

West says the 5,000-square-foot center should be ready in the next six weeks or so, depending on weather.

"We just want to give our service customers a nice, new facility."

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