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Motorcycle sales recovering

Motorcycle sales appear to be recovering after a very shaky start to the year with Harley-Davidson continuing to lead the road bike category. Sales were down 6.7% in the first quarter but, thanks to a slight recovery in the second quarter, they are now down 4.1% in the first half, according to the VFACTS report …

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Scruffy customer buys Harley with cash

Scruffy customer buys Harley with cash

This scruffy and elderly Thai mechanic was shunned by several motorcycle dealerships before he finally bought a Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster with cash. Lung Decha is reported by AsiaOne.com as being an “honest and diligent mechanic who has partially retired from work”. He does not smoke, drink or gamble and saved his money to buy his …

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Motorcycle sales crash in first quarter

Motorcycle sales crash in first quarter

Australian motorcycle sales have hit their first downturn in several years with a massive 13.4% decline to 21,794 in the first quarter of 2017. Road bikes had been performing best of all over the past few years, but were down by 15.5% in the quarter. Off-road bikes were down 15.3%, scooters again fell significantly (22.3%) …

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How to get the best deal on a motorcycle

After two recent controversial articles looking at improving the sales experience from the point of view of the customer and dealer, Motorbike Writer contributor and ex-dealer Marty Thompson gives his tips for getting the best deal: A recent discussion on Facebook after those two MBW articles from a disgruntled female potential bike purchaser has prompted …

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How motorcycle sales people should treat us

Have you ever been in the market for a motorcycle and found the sales man condescending, uninterested, ill-informed, pushy and male? Yes, that’s right – salesman. There are very few saleswomen in the motorcycle industry, which is unfortunate as they may be little more sensitive to customers. The two archetypal salesmen are the young skater …

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How you can score a good motorcycle deal

If you are a good customer, behave yourself, smell ok and act intelligently, you have a better chance of scoring a good deal. We have already given our top 10 tips to salesmen on how to treat customers properly. Now it’s time for customers to learn what salespeople expect and what will help you get a …

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Are world motorbike sales in a slump?

While the motorcycle sector is the fastest growing in vehicle registrations in Australia, there are mixed motorbike sales results around the world which will have an impact on what sort of bikes we will be riding in the future. The biggest growth is in Latin America which has increased by 7% annually over the past five …

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Motorcycles Glass's Guide sales hot spring motorcycle bargains sell recovering tax

Hot spring motorcycle bargains

Spring seems to be a good time to buy a motorcycle this year with several Australian companies offering discounts or extending their offers. They include – in alphabetical order – Aprilia, CFMoto, Honda, Moto Guzzi and Victory. This follows deals from Suzuki and Kawasaki last month (see stores below). APRILIA BARGAINS Aprilia Australia is offering …

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