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Price hike?

Post by moto al » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:39 am

Yesterday I popped into my local Honda dealer,in chat I was told my ,AT 1000 ,will have gone up over £1000 in price since last year .how can a company justify such a Hike???
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Re: Price hike?

Post by qcnr » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:45 am

Because they think people will pay, regardless.
Make something to sell for £100, then after a while find out people would be willing to
pay £150 without making changes. Announce the new version for £150 and it will still sell.

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Re: Price hike?

Post by Brenhden » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:09 am

Its popular so they can charge more and maybe the weak pound has made a difference?
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Re: Price hike?

Post by Boggs » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:16 am

Bike prices are ridiculous now,£15'000+ for the latest adventure bikes,Explorers/GS's/KTM's etc,my bike (Versys 650 GT) was listed for £8'200 and is regarded as a budget bike these days lol :laugh:

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Re: Price hike?

Post by petecam » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:20 am

Weaker pound (wonder why?) ;)

They will use that as justification anyway........

I have a friend who specialises in Japanese imports to the UK, he's been hit hard recently.

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Re: Price hike?

Post by motorbike » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:30 am

weak pound ..probably due to current situation..(bloody mess) :angry:

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Re: Price hike?

Post by ollydog » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:55 am

where i live, you can have 2 pubs and 2 very different prices, the more expensive place is packed with the trendy people who think they are getting summat more but not

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Re: Price hike?

Post by pinball1008 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:16 am

Perhaps they need to cover their costs for rusty spokes and dodgy switch gear on the "old model" It certainly wasn't going to come from Honda's own pocket was it?
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Re: Price hike?

Post by Cone » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:25 am

My brother just sent me a link for a 2002 triumph daytona with 30k miles and the asking was 2200. The market has gone mad by the looks of it. In 2012 i brought a 08 plate cbr 600 rr for 3.5k but sold it in 2015 for 4k. What is going on..

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Re: Price hike?

Post by BIG BILL » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:25 pm

I remember the Japanese Imports in the nineties when the prices went through the roof, I had one a VFR800 and it never missed a beat in 40k.
I can see it coming again.
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