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Old 07-05-2011, 06:32 AM   #16
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990ADV in Israel - $40,000.

Parts work out equivalently expensive.

But it is import duty, vehicle tax, sales, tax, VAT, not KTM screwing us, maybe it is the same in Oz?

This has a lot to do with it. Many countries, including those in this post, have huge VAT, Import and other local taxes. Also, registrations are a ton of money. When I lived in Argentina, the cost of a US vehicle imported to Argentina was taxed 50% more than a domestic vehicle made in-country. This had nothing to do with Ford trying to screw the Argentines. It was the Government screwing everyone.

Those thinking this is all KTM's fault, should see if you can get the tax/import regs for EU vehicles and parts. Also, what does one pay for a KTM in ahhh.. Austria?

I am not saying lower volumes in a country don't mean higher costs, but it is a much smaller fraction of the mark up than you guys think.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:47 AM   #17
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Hope they're not Windows or you are guaranteed to crash.

No worries, replacement parts are cheap, apparently.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:15 PM   #18
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I too have recently discovered the huge price difference with the Australian market for parts especially.

I'm after some protection items for my SMT.

The Crash bars for the tank are over $AU 340 here in AU, but advertised in the states for $US 214.99 thats 58% more expensive here in AU. And considering the $AU is buying $US 1.06 that makes it worse!

Likewise the skid plate is $AU459, and advertised for $US 285.95 in the states. That is 60% more :(

I think I'll just buy after market parts here in AU that will work out cheaper and probably better parts.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #19
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Also, USA KTM dealers wont ship KTM parts to Australia, so for the most , we HAVE to pay Australian rip off prices.

WTF is going on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was Ausralian and other overseas dealers who couldn't (wouldn't)compete with U.S. dealers on price and bitched enough to Austria about it. I know some great dealers that did a lot of international business until the last year or so when the mandate came out of the factory that no U.S. dealers can ship internationally anymore.
A U.S. dealer that ships internationally now as I understand it can lose his franchise.


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Old 07-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #20
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there's always a way around the rules. There is no way i'd pay the Australian prices for KTM parts.
There are ways of getting parts from the USA, just PM me asking how.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #21
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Thumbs down ktm prices

So much for free trade beteen us/aus
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #22
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KTM NZ $220.00 for a uni filter. purchased direct for half price, Ktm 690 gear lever $109.00 plus freight...still looking for an aftermarket one aint nooooo way I'm paying that for a gear lever! Looks like another covert international purchase is on the cards

Does KTM really beleive with the advent of the internet and forums such as this that this sort of "Racertering" will go by unchecked? KTM owners of the world unite I say
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:52 PM   #23
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:03 PM   #24
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on buying ktm parts etc in USA
or anything if i can buy international cheaper. i'd say 80% i buy online international because AU is screwing us.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #25
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It was Ausralian and other overseas dealers who couldn't (wouldn't)compete with U.S. dealers on price and bitched enough to Austria about it. I know some great dealers that did a lot of international business until the last year or so when the mandate came out of the factory that no U.S. dealers can ship internationally anymore.
A U.S. dealer that ships internationally now as I understand it can lose his franchise.


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I have that in an email from a USA dealer
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #26
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May not save too much if you still have to pay customs upon arrival but worth a looksee........
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:11 AM   #27
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There are enough people on this board that through PayPal etc would be willing to ship things internationally to you.

I have done it personally but I am set up with a commercial UPS account so maybe that makes the difference.

Of course I have not shipped to Oz before either....
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #28
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It was Ausralian and other overseas dealers who couldn't (wouldn't)compete with U.S. dealers on price and bitched enough to Austria about it. I know some great dealers that did a lot of international business until the last year or so when the mandate came out of the factory that no U.S. dealers can ship internationally anymore.
A U.S. dealer that ships internationally now as I understand it can lose his franchise.
That's 'cos it's feck all to do with KTM Austria.
The KTM franchise in Australia is owned by AHG - http://wa.ahg.com.au/ahg-subsidiaries.php
In other countries there will be another parasite that owns the franchise.
Some years ago I needed an MPH speedo for a German bought Valkyrie.
It was 60 cheaper to buy it in Germany than the UK. The Germans had to order it from Honda UK as they had no need of MPH stock. Honda Europe imports all the parts for European models but attaches different prices to different countries. Just crap, aint it!

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:59 PM   #29
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A big part is the taxes bro'. VAT, and a shiteload of other BS taxes that those scoundrels implemented years before you were born. I worked in OZ for two years back in the day and the taxes were freakin' outta control... then they took all your guns away!

Start a coup d'etat and overthrow the government... that's what is gonna take.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #30
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Sounds to me like someone in the U.S. Needs to become a "used" dealer of brand new Ktm Parts and sell them 20% above retail and plus shipping to Austraila. I don't think Ktm could do anything about that.
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