Originally Posted by Ginger Beard
I don't see a huge price difference as far as the market is concerned. Honda VTX1300 is 1,354,000 yen and a Sportster 1200 is 1,340,000 yen. Seems pretty competitively priced unless we are comparing a fully loaded touring HD and a 250cc Japanese bike.
Are the HD's heavily taxed after sale or during registration ?
Ok so 10x is an exaggeration... unless you take into account the buckets of chrome polish, tassled jackets, HD dog bowls and assorted "accessories"
Following pictures that seem familiar I get 2,700,000 and I bet that's not out the door. What's that, US$35,000 these days?
Yes we do pay a premium (especially on parts!) for non-J bikes...
I'm still riding kiddie bikes - mine cost 800,000 yen to get me on the road. But then, I don't need flashing blue lights and stereo systems to enjoy my rides ;)