the old oil price and the exchange rate. Directly affects all our importing costs cause it affects the shipping, still cheaper than trying to bring it in yourself though. At least if someone like Kawa SA brings them in they get it through customs easier with less import tax plonked on than if you'd bring it in yourself I suppose.
And with the Rand (ZAR) currently in a bit of a slump (about 1 USD = 7.76 ZAR) and our treasurer speaking of a possible 2% interest rate hike to force (read scare) people to stop making debt, things aren't looking good for happy financial times at the moment.
But with that said, I'm sure the dealerships could keep the prices down a bit better
, but hey, if you do a country wide price increase and blame it on external factors your buyers don't really have many options. Still have to see a company that understands they will sell more if they have a better price, sell 4 at Rx, instead of 1 at R2x, they all to greedy. And the SA bike market is booming suddenly because the oil price is making the petrol and diesel so expensive...whoa I'm about to rant, so let me stop right there
, I'm a programmer not a financial analyst
ok well, I'm off home now, you all have a great day