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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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Is non-dealer bike servicing risky?

Should you get a non-dealer mechanic to do your motorcycle servicing? The Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 prevents automotive dealers from tying you into servicing or voiding your warranty if you service it yourself or have it done by a mechanic. Similar laws protecting consumers against restrictive trade practices, such as this, exist in …

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Should you do your own motorcycle servicing?

Most riders believe they will void their warranty if they do their own servicing or if they take their bike to a mechanic, rather than their dealer. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 prevents automotive dealers tying you into servicing or voiding your warranty if you service it yourself or have it done …

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