250 v 450 Pricing

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12/5/2018 8:55 AM

So, could be a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyways. Other than its obviously a bigger motor, does it really cost that much more to manufacture a 450 vs a 250? Where is the couple extra g's coming from for a 450?

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12/5/2018 8:59 AM

Bigger motor means bigger tooling for each part and more raw material. Also its the premium model in the line with more features(typically) thus you pay more.

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12/5/2018 9:54 AM

Not that it matters, but, the 250 ends up costing more, with motor rebuilds and mods to make it faster. In time...

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12/5/2018 11:54 AM

No it shouldn’t cost anything more.
These days the 250’s are more developed than the 450’s

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12/5/2018 1:24 PM

Arguably - the crank,piston, valves would cost bit more....

If I guessed at their level I would think under 100 dollars difference - realistically 20-40??

But like anything else it's "premium" bike for that bit extra

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12/5/2018 3:16 PM

But one could argue if the sales volume of 450s is greater than 250s piece part cost could be cheaper or on the same level.

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12/5/2018 3:43 PM

It's all down to what the market will bear. There is not much to it as far as manufacturing costs.

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12/5/2018 4:00 PM

indy_maico wrote:

It's all down to what the market will bear. There is not much to it as far as manufacturing costs.

BadaBOOM!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/5/2018 4:19 PM

That’s all I was wondering, iis that the manufacturing costs can’t be that much more. I get that we as consumers will pay more for a bigger bike, but the profit margins have to greater on the bigger bikes.

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