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Discussion in 'Australia' started by PomInAus, Oct 5, 2020.
a 100% orange ponytail marketing dept. scripted PR flog; from start to finish.
Not yet (apparently)
The rumour is they plan to build them in the future at the CFMOTO factory. The LC8c is still built in Austria. The 790 bike is built/assembled in the Philippines. The 890 bike will be built in Austria (most probably until they can tool up the Philippines plant ).
Some spectacular riding though ... suspect the ponytails were out of their league there
The sequences of Toby and Sam on the bike were spectacular... no question about it.
The PR scripted rhetoric in the workshop however...
It isn't just the headlight!
Think it would be a nice bike for anything other than single track. But I`m curious. For those that are longing for a single cylinder adventure bike, what is wrong with the AJP PR7 ?? I dont quite understand why more have not sold. I`m tempted. If it had KTM written on the side, would more be out there ?
I think that was me and I didn't say anything was built in China. The engine and bike are both built in Austria.
Yeah it will be a Chinese engine made in Melbourne!
What does a Russian hooker dab behind her ears to attract men? (highlight for answer --->) .................................................................................................................. Her ankles.
The AJP looks pretty good, but ... (a) it's about as rare as hen's teeth (as are dealerships), (b) it's not sold as street-legal in the US, (c) it's not clear the sub-frame is up for the rigors of luggage and/or a pillion. All of those matter to me, but if they'd at least fix (b) I'd be sorely tempted to buy one.
I don't think we have fucks to give about whether it's road legal in the UD
Buy a KTM and you get access to a worldwide network that supplies parts and mechanical work if required.
The AJP may be a good bike but they are a niche player, so spare parts and support are always likely to be playing on an owners mind.
Remember, the quality of the machine is only a part of the investment decision, the ability to keep it running and get timely access to parts is a real biggie, it's no good if it sits in the shed for 9 months waiting for a genuine whatsit that it won't run without. I've seen an 2 y.o. Aprillia 650 traillie declared a write-off when the board in the dash fried, the bike won't run without it - ever- and Aprillia only sold a small amount of that model globally so didn't find it worth their time to make any spares available for that bike-specific part. The poor bloke just had to walk away from his bike.
And Aprillia are a lot bigger than AJP.
There's a good rationale for sticking with the bigger players. I've walked away from a couple of desirable motos just because I knew they would be a shit to get parts for.
Where is your phone made? Where is half the stuff you buy in the hardware store made?
China can and does make rubbish but they also can make quality.
I’d even also go as far to say it also depends on the guy pressing the buttons and turning the wrenches at the factory.
The country is partly irrelevant.
I worked at Ford back in the 80’s.
Honestly you wouldn’t have wanted me working on your car.
I didn’t give a $hit about the new shiny vehicle in front of me.
If there was a short cut, I took it, near enough was good enough.
I just wanted my pay pack and spare time to look at the office girls.
crap workers are everywhere. I was one of them.
Probably still the same today.
I lived in Austria for 6 months.
I saw nothing special about folk there, that I thought wow these people are bred to build motorcycles..
a little bit of buy the parts network, not the brand comes into play for me when buying a vehicle.
Definitely points taken.
I`ve never let it bother me though. The spares issue that is.
Parts (funny enough) for my Aprilia`s when I need them come from AF1 America. Perhaps 2 weeks ?
Heck, even my Morini Camel parts are still available ex UK pre covid 3 weeks. I dont know, but how long do people wait for parts for a 10 year old jap bike ? Or Brit bike ?
Did you fit the door handles?
nah. Not my section.
But if your XF / EA / Laser etc. era’s Fords dash, steering column or radiator ever fell out while driving..
there’s a good chance I worked with guys that got fired for that.
I was never that bad, I only ever got reprimanded for drinking too much at lunch.
And that one time a truck exhaust took out the main workshop roller door.
Ahh.. the 80’s, when it was totally ok to drink at lunch and performance incentive, job time cards all made sense.
Don't get us started on Falcon door handles!