That's a REALLY good price, especially for one with ABS.
Are the import tariffs and taxes different on motorcycles than on cars?
I've noticed that cars in Oz are bloody expensive....
Yeah as our Industry is on its way out but semi protected.
Ford Au closing doors on the Falcon production
GM-H Holden ceasing in 2017 (Big 6&V8 RWD family cars/Muscle cars & Utes)
Exported to USA as Pontiac G8's.
Not sure if Flagship Statesman's are still going to the middle east.
The Holden V8 'Pontiacs' are cheaper to buy in the USA than they are here.
Price of a Corolla is $20k
Price of a 4x4 diesel Hilux is $50k
Don't even think about a Dodge Ram or Chev P/U, they are over 100k as not imported here (Yet)
Ninja 250/300 has been biggest seller for 30 yrs,
Its a market share that Honda and Yamaha want some pie too, so price is important.
Hard to compare prices between countries as wages, cost of living has to be balanced too.
eg a new 300 is less than 10% of the average annual wage of 75k
But an average house at $450k is 6 yrs wages.
1000cc bikes have come down to $16-17kAu for the Blade and ZX10,
New R1 is $23k being a new model, R1M is near $30k like a Panigale.
600's still expensive at $14-15kAu as they don't have the numbers.
On road costs are cheap in my State, 3% Stamp duty, and $250 per yr for a 300cc bike, no setup fee's etc.
My R3 will come under $6500Au. on the road ready to ride away 12 months lic, 2 yrs unlimited warranty, and ABS.
CBR300 Non ABS is $5400 Ride Away
Ninja 300 non ABS is $6200 Ride Away
KTM RC390 is $7800 ride away.
$1Au =80cents US
But don't get me started on the price to send my Hotbodies fairing here!
FedEx must be hiring a private Jet