Motorcycle Tax Increases!!!

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  1. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

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    This price list for 2013 was posted on Kawasaki Udon's Facebook Page yesterday.

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    Have msg them asking about the KX 250F and KX 450F.. If available and road legal.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  2. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

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    The KX bikes are race bikes and not something you'd want to ride on the road even if they were road legal.
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  3. NickyBKK

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    Thanks for posting. It seems that Kawa has taken the opportunity to increase the price more than the actual tax increase (or at least THE actual tax increase). Other brands seem to absorb some cost with their margin.

    Interesting strategy. Demand must be high.

    Good for the guys who bought a bike a few months ago.
     
  4. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

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    To be really honest.. The more I think about it.. Better off on the KLX..
    You use it and abuse it knowing it is a cheap bike (and reliable)..
    If the bike costs a fortune and you start worrying about the bike and damaging / replacing it.. The whole riding experience would change..

    There are kits to make these road legal for those interested.

    KLX ticks 95% of my boxes.. and just may be someone will come up with a bigger tank for the EFI.

    Only thing missing then is a bit more grunt up hills.. but that is no real biggie.

    Cheers
    Brian

    Update to post above.. Had a reply from Kawa Udon.

    Not road legal, no green book etc...
     
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    So Ducati Thailand has their 2013 prices up. http://ducatithailand.com/pricelist.php

    An 848 Street Fighter that last year went for 848,000 now goes for 868,000. 20K baht more. About 2% more. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. What's 2% more when you know you are already paying 100% import tax.
     
  6. NickyBKK

    NickyBKK Ol'Timer

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    Yes the 848 only increased by 20k Baht (for the moment). But....

    Diavel 799,990 to 899,990.

    Monster 1100 Evo 795,000 to 859,000

    Monster 795 (Made in Thailand) 399,990 to 419,990

    This is what I remember. I have the price list from last year at home and will post more prices later for comparison.

    But..yes another but. Ducati will increase its prices in 2 steps. 1st step 15 Jan and 2nd step 15 April (3 months later).
     
  7. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

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    Apparently jacking up the tax on motorcycles in Thailand isn't going to come close to paying for the Thai govt's ill-conceived first time car buyer scheme... :lolno:

    Comptroller-General short of funds to pay for car rebates in April

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    BANGKOK, 26 March 2013 (NNT) - Comptroller-General Manas Jamveha has revealed that the government does not have enough budget to pay those scheduled to receive their rebates under the government's first-car buyer scheme, for the month of April.

    Mr. Manas said the Comptroller General's Department does not know where it could get the budget from as it does not have sufficient funds to pay for the rebates scheduled in April.

    However, he said the department is looking to borrow money from other government agencies whose budgets have not been disbursed.

    According to the Finance Ministry, the government set aside just over 7 billion baht for the rebates in 2556, but the Department has an obligation to pay up to 38 billion baht for the scheme.

    The Comptroller General's Department has so far this year delivered nearly 7 billion baht worth of refunds to 99,000 buyers, leaving it with only 361 million baht, which is far less than what it needs in April to pay for refunds.

    He further said the Department needed another 30 billion baht to fund the scheme this year. He also assured that the government will fulfill its obligations.

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  8. KZ25

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    You could post this also under "fallabilities/funnies/stuff ups".... :)
     
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    Love it :clap:
     
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