By: Anonymous: pb1936 ()  Tuesday, 04 June 2013 @ 07:59 AM ICT (Read 8698 times)  

Bonneville T100, made in Thailand, price 580,000B.
The same machine made in UK, price 7,000GBP ( about 350,000B )

Total rip-off here.

By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 04 June 2013 @ 08:24 AM ICT  

I would be surprised if Triumph Thailand is still producing complete motorcycles in Thailand. Some time ago Triumph decided to move all motorcycle production to a new factory in India. The Triumph factory near the city of Bangalore in India is expected to be fully operational by 2015, after which the Thai production facility will be shifting its concentration to spare parts.

Even if Triumph Thailand is manufacturing the Bonneville T100 in Thailand, it's still subjected to high import duties as Triumph Thailand uses Bonded Warehouse Manufacturing (manufacturing operations without payment of TAX or duty).

Triumph expects to make by 2015 around 300,000 to 500,000 motorcycles that is ten times its current global production.

   

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By: Max (offline)  Tuesday, 04 June 2013 @ 10:19 AM ICT  

It's not Triumph who are ripping off consumers, other manufacturers also have high luxury tax tariffs placed on many of their machines.

   

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By: fred (offline)  Tuesday, 04 June 2013 @ 11:18 AM ICT  

Similarly the Honda CB500.

for example: CB500F, made in Thailand and shipped to US:

US price: $5,499 (167,000 Baht)
Thai price: $6,740 (205,000 Baht)

That is a $1,241 difference!

   

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By: Anonymous: Jeffrey ()  Sunday, 09 June 2013 @ 06:38 AM ICT  

Quote by: fred

Similarly the Honda CB500.

for example: CB500F, made in Thailand and shipped to US:

US price: $5,499 (167,000 Baht)
Thai price: $6,740 (205,000 Baht)

That is a $1,241 difference!



Oranges to apples
The US price is without ABS, Thai price is with ABS
The US price does not include any tax, freight, title, ert up fees, or license, The Thai price does include all

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By: Anonymous: A Carrick ()  Sunday, 24 November 2013 @ 08:49 PM ICT  

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The price of Triumph motorcycles in Thailand is naked theft. Kawasaki, Honda Ducati, perhaps others all manufacture in Thailand and sell these machines at prices that do not include the high import duties. Triumph manufacture here but still charge duties that they do not pay. They pocket your money if you buy one

QUOTE]Quote by: pb1936

Bonneville T100, made in Thailand, price 580,000B.



The same machine made in UK, price 7,000GBP ( about 350,000B )

Total rip-off here.

[/QUOTE]

By: Max (offline)  Wednesday, 27 November 2013 @ 08:21 PM ICT  

Quote by: A Carrick

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The price of Triumph motorcycles in Thailand is naked theft. Kawasaki, Honda Ducati, perhaps others all manufacture in Thailand and sell these machines at prices that do not include the high import duties. Triumph manufacture here but still charge duties that they do not pay. They pocket your money if you buy one

QUOTE]Quote by: pb1936

Bonneville T100, made in Thailand, price 580,000B.



The same machine made in UK, price 7,000GBP ( about 350,000B )

Total rip-off here.

[/p][/QUOTE]Triumph don't have the same agreement with the BOI as the other foreign manufacturers you mention as their production facility is in the duty free zone, meaning bikes produced there are still classified as imports and are subject to the same taxes as bikes manufactured outside of Thailand. Also, I believe that Triumph no longer assemble complete machines in Thailand as they are relocating that part of their operation to India. The Thai government is pocketing your money, Triumph are not.

   

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