Hey Ammo, I have my thought's that the Dealers here in australia must be laughing all the way to the bank. I also would like to see the breakdown in cost's. I have done the sums and if i fly to the states buy a Cross road with all the add ons, ride around for a week and get the bike shipped home and pay all the shipping import plus tax I am still thousand's of dollars ahead plus i have had a holiday. I did alot of ringing around to find out all the cost's so here in Austrilia we are getting riped off. All the Best John.
Vics are made in the US. They have to be exported to get to OZ. ANYTHING exported cost more. Simply logistics. Now, one may be able to debate the cost of shipping but when was the last time you contracted for a US-OZ container? Also, the dealers in OZ have to have some way to recoup their investment, right?
Back in 1980 a guy bought my 1978 Bonneville and shipped it to NewZealand from California. I believe he told me back then it was either $500 or $800 to ship it over there. It was many years ago sorry about the brain fartt, can't remember everything. Are they doing the same thing on prices with the Harleys? Harley does have other factories around the world so maybe they are cheaper???
Hey Speedblue, Yes HD's are even $15,000 to $20,000 more.Some shops sell for more and some sell for less, so shipping can not be to blame if the same bike from two shops can be thousands of dollars apart in price, i forgot the GREED factor
Or, you come to the states buy a used one with the minimum miles to classify it as used, ship it home and pay half the taxes on it. When we used to race sprint cars we sold all kinds of parts, including tires to Aussie sprint car owners. They told us it was 50% cheaper that way, on taxes alone.
Dealer said since your not a us citizens that you can't buy one to ship home due to some agreement with polaris. I have further details to give you. I can basically have you a new cross roads shipped out to you for less than 3grand overthe motorcycle cost. Check your private messages.
Thank's to all of you that have posted, and as there is only 5 victory shop's In this Big country, the lack of place's to get a Cross road serviced I have decided to give it a miss and stick with my 1700 vulcan nomad, most of the add on's you pay for on the XR are standard on the nomad. So once again I thank you all cheers john.
hey johney the problem of importing the bike is getting it registered, it would have to comply with ADR and state road worthyness. right now there is a guy trying to get a kingpin registered 2years and still not done. Reason, there is no one certified to do victorys.
I have a 2012 CrossRoads. Just noticed the tail light sometimes goes out on the bottom section so only the top 4 bulbs are lit. Probably something loose? It comes and goes. How hard is it to take the light apart and check?
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