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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from a potential buyer in Taiwan

Hi there. I'm a Canadian expatriate living in Taiwan. I've been here for 9 years now and I'm enjoying it a lot.

My wife and I enjoy taking motorcycle rides through the mountains in Taiwan. We currently ride a 200cc, made-in-Taiwan Hartford HD-200S. It's okay but has its issues, particularly on longer rides. I'm in the process of researching our next motorcycle--which just may be a Versys--so that's how I stumbled across this discussion forum. That purchase won't be made this year, so I have some time to research my options and familiarize myself with everything. And, in case anyone is curious, Taiwan has a HUGE import tax on all vehicles, making a Versys about 418,000TWD (I'll let you convert that into your respective currencies just for added shock value).

Other than that, my hobbies are books, movies, coffee (roasting, making espresso), and straight razors.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:34 PM
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$418,000 TWD = $17,109 NZ, NZ sells a brand new 2011 ABS for $16,795 NZ so no shock value here. http://www.kawasaki.co.nz/kawasaki_c...650DBF&do=list

All the best with your search/research on a new bike.
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Wow. I thought we were the only ones. What kind of a discount have you seen at dealerships there?
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Wow. I thought we were the only ones. What kind of a discount have you seen at dealerships there?
Not much usually on list price but you may get a few free mods if you can talk the talk and hold your ground.
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It's about the same price for the Malaysian model, and we no get no ABS

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