Is that Tariffs, or shipping that is driving up the price?Man it sucks to have to bring in bikes!!
For the V here in South Africa I am currently looking at:
64,500.00 ZAR = 8,308.77 USD
But I have to wait a month, and let's say worse case scenario there is a 14% jump then I'm looking at:
73,530.00 ZAR = 9,469.34 USD
I'm hoping around 10% though, dealership guy told me a week ago they already started getting price increase notifications, and by the end of the year they expect bike prices to be up by around 25%. :thumbdown:
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 :thumb:
That is a good deal!i also live in Las Vegas. i bought mine in april. Victoryofmesa ran special at the time for $5749. tax, prep, handling, 3 yr extended warranty comes to $7100. I drove round trip 10hrs to pick up the bike in Mesa, AZ. Well worth the trouble. go to victoryofmesa.com and call the toll free number, ask if they're willing to make you the same deal.
:funnypost:Plus you could also be eaten by a lion.
Everything I learned about Africa I learned from Tarzan movies.:funnypost:
Only if I manage to fall into their cage at the zoo! That actually is quite funny, a few years ago I was in a chat room speaking to someone from the US who insisted that there must be lions and giraffe and stuff that sometimes disrupt our airports here. No matter how I tried explaining that you only get those animals in nature reserves or zoos,he just wouldn't believe me, eventually I gave up and told him his right, we all fence off our yards so the rhino's stay out of our vegetable patches . Now I realize that when most people not from South Africa speak of "Africa" they see the untamed wild in their minds eye... but to get to the nearest nature reserve where I can experience that is quite a few hours drive away from Cape Town.