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Old 04-15-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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Question Buying New Bikes from Overseas

I notice the Ferals Government is putting forward a proposal to now allow the purchase of new vehicles, by an individual, from overseas agents - as long as they comply with ADR's

Anyone done any research on comparable bike prices from O/S?
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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My knowledge on dirt squirts is rusty but there was a strong market in mx bikes being grey imported a few years ago, what was 12k here was about 8k there iirc.
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According to the ABC this morning its only for new vehicles ...
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:02 PM   #4
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I see you can get a Honda Jazz for half price from Thailand.

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Old 04-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #5
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For non Adr bikes like the mx bikes where you don't need import approvals etc it was a no brainer, you could land a brand new bike here cheaper than dealer cost locally.

Even before the dollar was strong it was a significant market according to the dealer who told me about it.

And mx bikes have an out of sight warranty so it's not like you're adopting risk.

Dunno, sb, the accc is probably just priming the market and letting the objections flow before implementing it.
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Yeh I heard this coming into work.

If it does get the green light, someone will probably set up a business to facilitate the transaction. And eBay would be full of new bikes.

Could also put a bit on downward pressure on the local vehicle market as well.

All good. Unless you're in the game now.
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All good. Unless you're in the game now.
And thats why I cant see it happening, once the big players get their lobbyists on the job I cant see it getting over the line
Mark, I'll put a Bewong burger on it not happening!
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I see you can get a Honda Jazz for half price from Thailand.

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Old 04-15-2015, 05:45 PM   #9
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And thats why I cant see it happening, once the big players get their lobbyists on the job I cant see it getting over the line
Mark, I'll put a Bewong burger on it not happening!
I tend to agree...
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Demonstrating they meet Aust ADRs will be the difficult part I would expect. Expect a significant cost there. Under the current arrangments with post 88 bikes that's been the most expensive aspect of importing bikes although previously they couldnt be brand new ;)
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I beg to differ.

Elton musk has already opened the gates a crack, it will come and despite all the lobbying the market players will refocus their business model and operations and move on.

It also overlooks the fact that to a dealer there is not a lot of margin in a new car, they reliably make up the ground through parts and service. That won't change regardless of who sells the car.

Purchase price is only one consideration in cost of ownership.

Re adr, I cannot see adoption of global standards being far away, it's occurred in most industries and now we don't have local manufacturers to protect the reasons not to adopt are scant.
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Re adr, I cannot see adoption of global standards being far away, it's occurred in most industries and now we don't have local manufacturers to protect the reasons not to adopt are scant.
We will also need to get all state governments aligned. Unless I'm mistaken, QLD now allows non-ADR helmets as long as they meet some other standard (DOT?), but don't get caught wearing you perfectly legal (in QLD) helmet in another state.

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