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15 hours ago, soihok said:

Makes me in the 10% then.

Bought a new Ducati Hypermotard this year, in Thailand, one time full cash purchase.

Think you need to chill out..

 

Thanks for the photos BBJ

Nice purchase. I was looking at the Hypermotard just yesterday. What are your thoughts?

 

I have a 2014 Streetfigter in Australia but Ducati have discontinued the model, heartbroken. I’m not a huge fan of the Monster and if I did purchase one only the 1200R styling tickles my fancy. 

 

I’m really liking the MV Brutale Dragster RR but 1mil฿ while affordable, do I really want to spend $40Kaud on a bike. Hmmm.

I relocate permanently shortly and I’m torn between Ducati & MV Agusta at the monent. 

 

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On 12/5/2017 at 8:44 AM, JonnyF said:

It highlights the amount that HD are overpricing their products in Thailand. Other imports are nowhere near 2.5 times the price so it appears HD are fleecing their customers. If you are considering one of their bikes in Thailand, it’s useful to know you are getting ripped off.

 

Why is it NOT relevant? Unless you are a brand loyal fanboy that is happy to get screwed by the HD corporation because you love the HD image.

 

 

Stop and think about it. Do you rally think these HD guys are pricing them high to scam buyers. If they sold them for less they would make more sales which equals more profit,not just on the original sale but on all the other products related to the bikes.

 

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Nice purchase. I was looking at the Hypermotard just yesterday. What are your thoughts?
 
I have a 2014 Streetfigter in Australia but Ducati have discontinued the model, heartbroken. I’m not a huge fan of the Monster and if I did purchase one only the 1200R styling tickles my fancy. 
 
I’m really liking the MV Brutale Dragster RR but 1mil฿ while affordable, do I really want to spend $40Kaud on a bike. Hmmm.
I relocate permanently shortly and I’m torn between Ducati & MV Agusta at the monent. 
 
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Bought the 939 motard March, have put 9000km on it, recently did the Mae Hong Son loop on it - fantastic.

No issues as yet...


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46 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

 


Bought the 939 motard March, have put 9000km on it, recently did the Mae Hong Son loop on it - fantastic.

No issues as yet...


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Enough K’s to form opinion which is great.  What was your longest stint and how was your behind? 

 

 

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Enough K’s to form opinion which is great.  What was your longest stint and how was your behind? 
 
 


I’ve done 500km in a day 4 or 5 times, it’s been fine - no issues with behind.

The only thing I’d say which may become an issue if you’re going somewhere remote is the range, 200-225km is about it with a full tank.

Performance is fantastic.


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3 hours ago, ajahnlau said:

Stop and think about it. Do you rally think these HD guys are pricing them high to scam buyers. If they sold them for less they would make more sales which equals more profit,not just on the original sale but on all the other products related to the bikes.

 

I don't work for the HD sales and marketing department so I have no idea why the price is so ludicrously high. Maybe trying to keep brand exclusivity? Maybe they figure they won't sell many at 1.2 million either so may as well take the extra 450k Baht? Maybe the head honcho is unqualified for the role but his subordinates are scared to point that out to him. Who knows? A lot of HD riders will only ride HD and would rather drive a pickup with a large HD sticker on it than another brand of motorcycle, so they might think they can charge whatever they like and fanboys will pay it.

 

My original point was simply that they are way, way overpriced here in Thailand. You can't justify that price tag based on taxes alone. Last time I checked it was 80% tax on fully built imported motorcycles which would make it 1,1xx,xxx Baht not 1,6xx,xxx Baht. If they assemble it here it will be a lot less than 80%. 

 

I read a while back HD is building a plant here in Thailand. If that happens you'll see CKD Harley's here and the price should drop substantially. Or maybe they'll just keep it at 1.6 million and pocket the extra profit?

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-harleydavidson-thailand/harley-davidson-plans-a-thailand-factory-to-serve-se-asian-market-idUSKBN18L0DA

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34 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

 


I’ve done 500km in a day 4 or 5 times, it’s been fine - no issues with behind.

The only thing I’d say which may become an issue if you’re going somewhere remote is the range, 200-225km is about it with a full tank.

Performance is fantastic.


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That’s good news. I plan on doing some fairly serious riding across the country so that is a plus. 

 

Range was was going to be another question I was going to ask, beat me to it.

 

Thanks again for responding, food for thought. Enjoy!

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10 minutes ago, JonnyF said:

I don't work for the HD sales and marketing department so I have no idea why the price is so ludicrously high. Maybe trying to keep brand exclusivity? Maybe they figure they won't sell many at 1.2 million either so may as well take the extra 450k Baht? Maybe the head honcho is unqualified for the role but his subordinates are scared to point that out to him. Who knows? A lot of HD riders will only ride HD and would rather drive a pickup with a large HD sticker on it than another brand of motorcycle, so they might think they can charge whatever they like and fanboys will pay it.

 

My original point was simply that they are way, way overpriced here in Thailand. You can't justify that price tag based on taxes alone. Last time I checked it was 80% tax on fully built imported motorcycles which would make it 1,1xx,xxx Baht not 1,6xx,xxx Baht. If they assemble it here it will be a lot less than 80%. 

 

I read a while back HD is building a plant here in Thailand. If that happens you'll see CKD Harley's here and the price should drop substantially. Or maybe they'll just keep it at 1.6 million and pocket the extra profit?

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-harleydavidson-thailand/harley-davidson-plans-a-thailand-factory-to-serve-se-asian-market-idUSKBN18L0DA

I have a feeling that the price would relate more to import duties, shipping, taxes etc. 

 

For example an MV Agusta Brutale Dragster RR is approx $26Kaud but to purchase sane model, same specs in Thailand is closer to $41Kaud. 

 

I’m fairly confident MV wouldn’t be making any more per sale than they would anywhere else it’s just the Thai import fees & taxes. My guess anyway. 

 

*edit* sorry I did see your comment regarding taxes I was just getting to my point about the manufacturer not making extra on sales in a round about fashion lol

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