Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand
Hey Barry and Ken, it gets worse across the ditch in New Zealand. A new 1300S FULLY optioned and registered to ride is about NZ$37000 but with a conversion of US$0.71 that works out at US$26,240. Anyone tell me the ride away price of this bike in the USA? BTW thats with two tone paint, quick shift, computer, traction, side cases and all the usual bits. I recently purchased Ohlins front and rear for NZ$3500. Thats US$2480. On ebay they were US$1900, but add duty and GST at 12.5% and the the 580 buck saving begins to erode. Plus, the shocks were set up beautifully for me by the NZ distributor with all sag levels within parameters and of course all the backup if needed.
Good luck with the PR2's Ken. They are great tyres. Personally I've stayed with the PR2 on the rear but gone back to the Power on the front at nearly $100 bucks cheaper [$220.00] and the same milage [about 10000km]. Wear levels were much the same with plenty of tread on top, and well worn on the edges. Keen to hear what you think down the track....
Remember, with Ohlins, you are not buying them, you are just renting them while they are on your bike. When you sell your bike you fit the old shocks and sell the Ohlins on ebay.
2002 K1200RS Ride #18. Owned from new. Pacific Blue of course. Suspended on Ohlins. 120,000+km
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
The cheapest is often the most expensive form of economy