Checker Taxi Cabs to Powersports
Libby’s Motoworld in New Haven, Connecticut is a rarity in today’s Powersports business world. As more and more family-owned and operated dealerships are bought out by corporate groups, Libby’s remains family-owned. In fact, the Libby family has operated the business for over 60 years and 4 generations!
Originally established in 1957, Libby’s started out selling and servicing Checker Taxi cabs before getting into the motorcycle business. Yamaha was added to their line-up in the sixties, followed by the acquisition of a local Honda franchise and then the Libby family added Triumph in the early 2000’s. Today Libby’s Motoworld sells and services Honda, Yamaha and Triumph motorcycles along with Polaris and Slingshot Powersports products.
With such a broad and diverse product range, Libby Motoworld customers cover a broad range as well. While mostly street-oriented, Libby’s off-road business has grown quite a bit in recent years. New Adventure models from Yamaha and Triumph add to the mix for a well-balanced motorcycle offering at Libby’s Motoworld.
When asked what they like best about selling Continental motorcycle tires, 4th generation and current parts and accessories manager, Brendon Libby responds, “Continental tires offer a reputable brand tire at a very good value, and Continental’s dealer support is top notch.” Brendon continues, “Free flat tire towing and a great range of test-winning tires make Continental an easy choice for our customers.”
As a top selling Continental Preferred Dealer, Brendon was given the opportunity to attend the US launch of the ContiSportAttack 3 at Continental’s Uvalde test facility which he characterizes as “once in a lifetime experience”. “Epic track riding followed by a helicopter tour along with great food and people- it was quite the experience,” Brendon adds. Brendon also says he was taken back by what a large company Continental is as are many “first timers” to the Continental Uvalde test facility.
Continental is proud to have the Libby family as part of our Preferred Dealer family of quality motorcycle dealerships and shops who stock and sell our motorcycle tires. Visit Libby’s Motoworld online and be sure to check out their Facebook page today.