Pure speculation on my part Capt, but I doubt you'll see a price drop. I recall reading or hearing somewhere that when Triumph initially proposed to build factories here, they stuffed up with the BOI and did not get permission to sell in Thailand at a reduced rate to reflect that the bikes were not imported. Therefore, on paper at least, despite the fact that the bikes are made here, they have to be "exported" then "re-imported" and this attracts the tax that hikes the price up. Like I say, no concrete fact on that one though.Captain_Slash wrote: So its true then, they are assembling lots of them here, if thats the case they should be able to sell them a lot cheaper like Kawasaki do. Perhaps if people hold off buying until the price drops it might happen but then again as T I T the price would go up because they have fewer customers buying them
Hmmm, I guess that's why the Kawasaki ER-6n is booked solid for the next 30 days countrywide? There are only 50 ER-6n's available per month for sale in Thailand and the waiting list is now over 2 months long!JohhnyE wrote:
In summary it repeats what I said - there is no point any company incurring the costs required to sell 50 bikes per year. In fact I don't want to sell my stuff domestically either.