Northbike is one of Nordics biggest Powersport dealerships, with state of the art dealerships in Sundsvall and Umeå, Sweden. They supply powersport vehicles for all four seasons including motorcycles, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, mopeds and jet skis, along with a range of accessories, including CTEK chargers.
Northbike offers a door-to-door home delivery service within Sweden, transporting up to eight powersport vehicles at a time in bespoke trailers, towed by a monster pick up truck.
But, with the delivery trips sometimes taking up to two weeks, depending on the route taken, they had been struggling with flattened batteries on the powersport vehicles when they arrived with their customers.
Northbike CEO Tom Brander said: “When we’re out on a delivery trip, we are often on the road for several days and, as we deliver all year round, sometimes face cold nights. In these conditions, the batteries on the powersport vehicles can discharge fairly quickly, especially Harley Davidson motorbikes whose sophisticated alarm and security system is continually drawing power from the battery, even when it’s switched off. Harley Davidsons also run thicker oil than other motorcycles, and the oil can get very thick in cold weather, making them difficult to start.
“A motorbike or other powersport vehicle is something our customers buy with their hearts and, with this level of emotion invested in their new purchase, they often want to jump on and try it out as soon as it arrives. So it’s absolutely vital that the vehicles we deliver are fully charged and ready to go, on delivery. "
“We’ve been using CTEK chargers at our dealerships for some years now, to keep the bikes and powersport vehicles charged up over winter, and we’ve always been impressed with CTEK in terms of service, product quality, reliability and price. And now, working with CTEK, we’ve been able to develop the perfect solution for home deliveries, that means we can charge all our customers’ vehicles on the go.”
Tom Brander, CEO, Northbike