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BMW warranty and package deal sets standard

BMW Motorrad Australia has increased its warranty to three years on all new bikes and now offers discount package service deals on new and used bikes. While the car industry has up to seven-year warranties, the bulk of the motorcycle industry offers two-year warranties. Yamaha offers a five-year warranty on its Star cruisers and the …

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Two-year bike sales slump continues

Australian motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales have been in a continual slump since the start of 2017 with sales up to the end of the third quarter of 2018 dropping a further 6.2% to 68,494. That’s down a massive 10,743 or 13.5% on the five-year high of 79,237 sold in the first three quarters of …

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Aldi sale claims more safety and women’s jacket

Aldi’s annual motorcycle gear sale next weekend (August 18, 2018) claims accredited safety gear, the first leather jacket for women and an Australian-approved helmet for just $79.99. Each year the sale is so popular, riders line up outside hours before and many products are sold out within minutes. Fans of Aldi gear say it is …

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Motorcycle sales continue to tumble

Motorcycle sales continued to tumble in the first half of this year, down 5.9% on the first half of 2017 and 10.5% on the 2016 half-year result, according to the FCAI figures. It’s not good news for the industry, but good news for riders with July sales expected. The only good news was a 10.9% …

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EOFY discounts on new motorcycles

End of financial year, or EOFY, motorcycle sales are in full swing with thousands of dollars in savings and incentives across a variety of brands in Australia. While these sales are the result of continuing poor sales, they are a boon for riders. Some companies are offering direct discounts of thousands of dollars, others are …

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Bean counter may sell Ducati, say analysts

Financial analysts say the new VW boss is a bean counter who could put Ducati up for sale again to help recoup some of its billion-dollar losses from the diesel emissions scandal. It is yet another round of speculation in the two-and-a-half-year saga of on-again, off-again sales rumours. The ongoing dramas must concern Ducati fans, …

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Are motorcycle sales recovering?

Several brands have registered their first positive motorcycle sales results in more than 12 months, according to the latest industry figures for the first quarter of 2018. However, the increase is compared with the first quarter last year when motorcycle sales dramatically plummeted 13.4% to 21,794. It was the first downturn since the GFC. Australia’s …

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Is there truth in motorcycle pricing?

Have you ever wondered why motorcycle pricing varies across the country? Some are advertised as the ride-away price and others are the recommended retail price (RRP) and then there are cash back and manufacturer dollars to further confuse you. There is a host of factors included in the ride-away price of your motorcycle such as …

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Harley closes factory in global sales slump

The global motorcycle sales slump has forced Harley-Davidson to close one factory, while Royal Enfield sales cool and Indian Motorcycle sales boom. Harley will close their Kansas City plant which makes Softail, Sportster and Street models and move operations to their York, Pennsylvania, factory which assembles Touring, CVO and Trike models and makes parts such as frames, …

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Aussie Vincent Black Lightning sets world record

On Australia Day, an Australian speed-record-holding 1951 Vincent Black Lightning has set a world record at the Bonham’s annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction. The 1951 Vincent Black Lightning sold for $US929,000 ($A1,155,000, €748,500), making it the most valuable motorcycle ever sold at auction.  The record was previously held by a yellow 1915 Cyclone owned by …

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