Touratech Canada Stealer in Montreal

Discussion in 'Canada' started by smeagol, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. smeagol

    smeagol Beemer Virgin

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    So Touratech Canada's new website is up and running. You can order online now. I checked the site and it appears that Moto-Internationale (the store where the TT dealer is located) has jacked up the prices since 3 weeks ago.

    I called 3 weeks ago and spoke with the TT manager there and he gave me quotes on like 20 different bits of farkle... Checked today, and prices jumped considerably...

    FYI for anyone interested in purchasing from here, it is cheaper (in Ontario at least) to order on the net from them and ship it than it is to go in and pick it up in Montreal. Saving on the taxes I assume.

    I also checked with TT USA and it looks like heading to the USA is cheaper a bit, but when you take in the state taxes or whatever there and the duty CBSA would undoubtedly make you pay (for a large order like mine anyway - $2500) you're better off saving the gas and time and just order from Montreal's TT Canada.

    Another example of the common man taking it dry :tush from the stealers :flip. Would have thought with the economy the way it is, prices would at least stay the same, not go up!!

    ...Bastids

    I'm done now, sorry for overreacting :baldy
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  2. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Hard to understand why they can justify price increase. The Euro has gone down against the Cdn $. I'd never buy anything from Quebec, on principle, not even maple syrup!. Plus, you save tons on TT USA even with exchange, and talk to someone you can actually understand.
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  3. John Stenhouse

    John Stenhouse Adventurer

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    Is this because the Euro v Dollar exchange rate has changed?
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  4. John Stenhouse

    John Stenhouse Adventurer

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  5. Uncledeadly

    Uncledeadly Been here awhile

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    I'm almost willing to bet that the TT Quebec/Canada is a dealer for TT USA. They probably had to jack their prices to combat the sluggish CDN $.
    R
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  6. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    I'm still digesting the fact that you spent $2500 on TT farkles - what the hell did you get? And since you mentioned it, you have to post pics once everything is installed.
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  7. homeontherange

    homeontherange Ochlophobiac

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    Isn't that the price for, like, one TT tankbag?:D
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  8. touche

    touche RidAventure maniac

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    What a nice Canadian specimen :puke1

    IT's hard not being politic when I ear such a jurk, I forgive you man, you sure are drunk sitting alone in you lumber camp... (See, we can apply some stereotypes too)

    More seriously, We should take care not to bring these attitudes on such a cool forum, we all ride adventure and should concentrate on it...

    If you ever come in Montreal I pay you a beer, so you will not need to buy it :freaky
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  9. touche

    touche RidAventure maniac

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    Before they had to order thru USA, at that time TT Canada was in Alberta and doing business with them was a nightmare.

    I know for sure that they now order directly from DE.

    Moto International was my dealer for 3 years and they really are sharp, nobody said cheap, but I always got good value for my money.

    But hey, that's only my opinion, me the poor Quebecer that can go see all that new stuff on my lunch time :evil
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  10. mhouck

    mhouck Been here awhile

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    I just checked out their site. Does not appear there is an online store. Am I not looking in the right place??
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  11. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    Cool, I look forward to having a beer next time I'm riding there.:freaky
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  12. Turkish113

    Turkish113 Beemer Virgin 2

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    That's the website for their webshop.

    http://www.touratech.com/shops/020/index.php
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  13. Turkish113

    Turkish113 Beemer Virgin 2

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    We are a little bit retarded... :wink: I pretty much bought the same gears then him. This is going to be an expensive trip and we're not even gone yet! :rofl
    The new bike, Rev'it! gears and lots of Touratech farkle... Can't wait to hit the road.

    But I must say it's frustrating when you spend so much of your hard earned money and nobody have the common courtesy to "Deal" a little... We both bought roughly 2500$ of touratech farkle, we both bought a spiffy new BMW and yet we hardly got a deal on the bikes and nothing on the Touratech. At least our fellow rider at http://www.beachmoto.com/revit/gear.php was kind enough to give me a good deal. Same with the dudes at Ridersdiscount for the Arai XD-3 Helmet.

    It is a good day indeed brothers!!
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  14. Turkish113

    Turkish113 Beemer Virgin 2

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    I must admit I am jealous that you can go drool over new gears at your leisure... :tb
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  15. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    I spent a couple grand with MotoInt in the last few weeks on TT stuff. They are good to deal with and ship quickly.

    D
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  16. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Zega Pro 45 litre with S/S racks for a 1200GS $2900.00 :huh

    What a good deal:rofl
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  17. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    Yes a bit insane. But, it is the only price I have seen thus far. I will be even happier now buying my OEM Adv panniers.

    D
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  18. leeky bootz

    leeky bootz Gravitationaly challenged

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    [quote

    If you ever come in Montreal I pay you a beer, so you will not need to buy it :freaky[/quote]

    Nice!!! Another fellow Canadian to drink beer with!! :clap
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  19. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    I drop in to Moto Int when I need a fix and they have come a long ways. I find for a large BMW dealer they still carry a not very complete selection of BMW clothing. I'd really like to try a Comfort Shell jacket but there aren't ever any around. Only 1 RP2 on a manequin.

    There wasn't really much in the Touratech display that I'd want. Maybe it'll take a bit of time?

    They do now carry Rev'it gear and had one jacket my size but it was $750 plus 15% sales tax. Beach Moto or Revzilla have the same one for $450US. Adding the exchange rate into the mix puts it up to $550. Then customs charges to factor in but I think there's still a lot of $$ to be saved buying online.

    They are offering off road riding clinics etc which is great. And this year I'll sign up for the BMW Off Road ride in September.

    If you want tires though, they are the guys to beat.
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  20. smeagol

    smeagol Beemer Virgin

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    I know it's kinda mad spending that much in one spot, but what the hell... may as well have good stuff that'll (hopefully) last...

    I'm glad to hear that others have had good experiences with Moto-Internationale, but sadly, my dealings with them haven't been the best... Mostly just that the staff working the sales floor and parts counter seemed a bit rude or unprofessional... Not that I am starving for attention, but when I went in it seemed as though they could give 2 shits that we wanted to drop 5 grand in their parts dept, and also were considering buying around $34,000 worth of BMW motorbikes.

    Maybe it's just me, or because they are a huge dealer and have lots of business, but if I owned a shop, I would try my damnedest to make sure my customers were taken care of... I just felt like they were saying "well, too fak'n bad pal, if you don't like it you can leave, there are a lot more people waiting in line"

    Pics to follow once the bikes and gear are delivered in April-ish!!
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