Sporster 883 1999 26500 miles mint condition , dragpipes, K&N filters
Kuryakin , goodridge hoses, Silver Grey,
320,000 baht no book or 400000baht with book Call jerry 0866141903
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Wow,....$10K Cdn here (Alberta) will buy you a 2004 1200 sporty with under 10.000 kms...with a plate included. Should start exprting them to Asia, no one wants them here, as anything less than a big twin is considered a girls bike....!
The economics of it are this the bike was bought in california at auction for $3500 then shipped to Thailand in Pieces $605 then Thai import duty paid $2200 then reassembled $200 then inspected $500 then regitered legally $1500 total is $8505 + my business profit about $1500 for all that hassle thats 8 months work if i get full price .
Add in the costs of our buying trips , we send 7-10 bikes a trip but with all the hassle it is not a gold mine . On some new HDs we only make $2000 profit on a $30,000 bike once it is legal.
You are a very straight guy posting all your prices here - much appreciated to know the "ins and outs". If I win the Thai lottery within the next few months, I'll be tapping you up for the new Duke Hypermoto (feck me is that sexy or what????)
Its all to with Thai import duties and bureaucracy, A ford mondeo is £14,500 in UK here is £35,000 , Mini 1 car is £9999 in UK here £22,000
BMW 325 UK £31,000 Thai £53,000 ,big bikes are the same , if its imported its very expensive ,
If its made in thailand its cheap, EG, Pickup trucks and locally made Jap cars are affordable.
No big bikes made here except the new triumphs, but the Thai government has insisted that they all go for export .When Triunphh open a dealership here next year the bikes will be taxed as imports so non bargains,
which begs the question - why oh why does the Thai goverment insisit that Triumph export all the bikes out of Thailand.
i just dont get it.
as Triumphs have invested here why are they not allowed to sell into the local market, i can't imagine they would shift too many units, what difference would it make to them.
is it because folk would buy them cheap in Thailand then export them themselves for profit.
or is it because we have already seen 44 deaths and numerous accidents in this holiday period, and there is a notion that Thai people may aspire to bigger bikes and we would simply see more deaths and horrific injuries on the roads.
Captain Slash is correct , it is all about Tax and money, BMW assemble a few bikes here but have to pay full duty, HD want to assemble bikes here but the Government wants any sales to include luxury duties.