By: ksk8te (offline)  Friday, 16 October 2009 @ 06:42 AM ICT (Read 2805 times)  

I live in the US, and will be retiring in Thailand in 3 yrs. I tried to explain to my wife that it would be less expensive to buy a YZF R6 here and pay import fees for the bike, than buy one in Thailand. My company will pay for shipping of my house hold goods.

   

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By: news (offline)  Friday, 16 October 2009 @ 04:18 PM ICT  

It is true, the Yamaha YZF-R6 is indeed much cheaper in the USA then in Thailand. But importing a YZF-R6 will be charged with 187% import duty, and getting your bike officially registered costs 60,000 Baht.

Then the 680,000 Baht for a Yamaha YZF-R6 (from a official Thai Yamaha dealer) is not that bad, also you get the full factory warranty...

   

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By: ksk8te (offline)  Saturday, 17 October 2009 @ 05:02 AM ICT  

Thank you, 187% is a huge mark up even with the used discount. I think I will just buy one now and sell it before I leave. I really want the bike. I'll just keep this info from my wife...:-)

   

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