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Yet another one bites the dust

October 7, 2019

Corazzo

This turned up in my inbox Monday morning.

I’m sad, but I’m afraid I’m not surprised.

Here’s the email, in its entirety:

It is with great sadness that we announce the closing and liquidation of Mods & Rockers LLC, the North American distributor of Corazzo riding gear.

This was not an easy decision to come to and something we have been discussing for a long time. Initially when we took the brand on, we had time to dedicate to growing the business and brand but now that Nici and myself are both working full time in other careers, our ability to dedicate the time and attention the brand needs has been greatly diminished.

What’s next?

Within the next week we will begin our store closing sale. We will also continue to look for potential candidates to take over Corazzo’s North American distribution so all of our current customers can enjoy Corazzo products and support.

In order to make either of these things happen we need your help. If you know of a company that you think Corazzo would be a good fit for or someone who you know needs a great deal on a riding jacket, please send them our way.

Direct all distribution inquiries to sales@corazzo.net and individual customers to https://www.corazzo.net/

Effective immediately, we will no longer be accepting returns or exchanges on anything as our goal is to liquidate every last piece of inventory before the end of the year.
If you need something we no longer have in stock, you will need to order it from Corazzo direct from Australia. Any warranty questions will also need to be directed towards them. They can be found at http://www.corazzo.net.au/

We have loved working with all of our passionate customers and dealers to further our goals of increasing rider comfort and protection with Corazzo’s full line of rugged and stylish products.We hope you continue to ride and enjoy them as well.

Peter & Nici

Mods & Rockers, LLC

In a nutshell: Corazzo was founded in Portland in 2004 by Bradford Duval, who wanted to fill a void in the moto apparel world by designing and manufacturing stylish riding gear better suited to scooterists. In 2015, Mr. Duval sold the company to its Australian distributor, who appointed Peter Lundgren, owner of Piston Ported Scooter Parts, as North American distributor.

I was, and remain, a big fan of Corazzo’s (Italian for “shield”) products, and rocked a 5.0 jacket for many years (I outgrew it. Don’t judge.). Corazzo Design International, based in Sydney, NSW, Australia remains in business.

It’s tough to make a living in the powersports biz, as the many closures of long-established dealers in recent years will attest. It’s obviously still early days as to what will finally become of Corazzo in North America. If you decide to jump in to fill the void, lemme know…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sean L. permalink
    October 9, 2019 1:46 pm

    This does stink. I have their Speedway and Ventata jackets. I really like the look of the Postale, but it only gets cold enough here for a handful of days to enjoy that jacket.

    I was a fan of Cee Bailey too and had bought five screens from them. Found out they were closing up when I tried to order a sixth.

    Really wish these good vendors would get the recognition and support they need to thrive. The product costs a bit more, but you really so get your money’s worth!

  2. October 9, 2019 3:03 pm

    Indeed.

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