It’s the Japanese end of financial year and Honda Australia is joining Suzuki in offering deals to clear unsold floor stock.
If you buy Honda a CBR300R/RA or CB300F learner-approved motorcycle before the end of March, Honda will give you $300 to spend in store.
They call it “Honda Dollars” which can be used at the dealership on a wide variety of accessories such as helmets, gloves and jackets, for servicing, or as a credit toward the motorcycle purchased.
There is also a $2000 discount on 2016 CRF250R and CRF450R dirt bikes, 500 Honda Dollars on any ATV purchase (except TRX680) and 300 Honda Dollars on the CRF50F fun bike.
Honda’s deals are nowhere near as big or as frequent as Suzuki.
In January, Suzuki offered free on-road costs on all Hayabusa and GSX-R sports bikers and Boulevard cruisers, then this month they offered 0% finance on a range of bikes and a hefty range of discounts up to $2000 plus free fuel offers and more.
BMW has also weighed in with free on-road costs and extra accessories this month.
It all points to dealers being overstocked and a slow start to the sales year. That means more discounts should be on the way.