By: Anonymous: David () Friday, 15 June 2012 @ 01:21 PM ICT
Very clever comment.
Make any valid criticism here and 'leave the country' is the usual response, usually by those who don't mind being screwed.
BIKERS ARE GETTING SCREWED IN THAILAND.
AND 'NO' I WONT LEAVE THE COUNTRY. I WILL SIMPLY NOT BUY A BIG BIKE.
By: Anonymous: R () Friday, 15 June 2012 @ 08:58 PM ICT
The Triumph Explorer is just over £11000 in the UK. Swingeing import duty on luxury goods is responsible for the high prices here. Not sure but I think that a bike has to have 80% of it`s value from parts produced in Thailand to avoid the big tax hit. As far as I know it is the Bonneville that is assembled at the Chonburi factory. Bit of a let down for Triumph`s customers to have the Union Jack waving heritage model bolted together in Asia but it`s all down to labour costs nowadays.