Bike prices, Japanese Yen at record lows

FGR01
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8/30/2022 3:55pm Edited Date/Time 9/1/2022 11:18am
The Japanese Yen is at a 25-year low against the US Dollar. So why aren't the prices of Japanese bikes dropping? We've all certainly heard the excuse "oh the prices are high because the Yen is strong" before.


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8/30/2022 3:56pm Edited Date/Time 8/30/2022 3:58pm
Um it’s called Supply and Demand….If people keep paying MSRP and bikes keep selling out. Bike prices will not go lower.
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8/30/2022 4:13pm
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect that is the only reason prices have not significantly risen.
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8/30/2022 4:15pm
Not just 4 Japanese mfgs. Euro also lowest in 20 years against dollar.
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8/30/2022 4:17pm
nytsmaC wrote:
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect...
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect that is the only reason prices have not significantly risen.
This. Last I heard, the cost of shipping a container across the ocean has increased by over 5x since the pandemic started.
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8/30/2022 5:45pm
nytsmaC wrote:
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect...
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect that is the only reason prices have not significantly risen.
This. Last I heard, the cost of shipping a container across the ocean has increased by over 5x since the pandemic started.
Let me guess, you heard JT talk about it on PulpMX!?!? Guess what bud, we all did too.
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RCMXracing
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8/30/2022 5:54pm
Plenty o bikes at local stealerships near me
yak651
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8/30/2022 7:43pm
The Japanese need to eat bro
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8/30/2022 7:46pm
This. Last I heard, the cost of shipping a container across the ocean has increased by over 5x since the pandemic started.
Its been dropping quite a bit though this year.
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8/30/2022 7:52pm
nytsmaC wrote:
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect...
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect that is the only reason prices have not significantly risen.
This. Last I heard, the cost of shipping a container across the ocean has increased by over 5x since the pandemic started.
Let me guess, you heard JT talk about it on PulpMX!?!? Guess what bud, we all did too.
Why are all you pulpies saying this now?
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sandhills
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8/30/2022 8:03pm
Bikes are priced in dollars, not in Yen, so the price doesn't go up and down with the exchange rate...
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8/30/2022 8:03pm Edited Date/Time 8/30/2022 8:04pm
Where does Austria get its power from? Same place as powerhouse Germany next door..???. their powerr is up %1000 similar in Italy so European bike exports could get more expensive. Crazy times.
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8/30/2022 8:23pm
The 2023 250 fx I’m getting is only $150 more than the 22 I got for my son. I’d say that’s pretty good these days.
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8/30/2022 8:33pm
Motosport here in Oregon had 22’ Kx450’s for $7,499 OTD recently, thought that was pretty good. Shit dealerships like Power are still trying to get well over msrp.
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adams189
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8/30/2022 8:46pm
Everything is only worth what someone will pay for it. If you want it/ I want it, and you/I can afford it you’ll pay for it. If we all stop paying supply increases and prices drop. Manufactures have all the tools and analytics to support how many bikes are produced. No one is in business to have a negative.
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8/30/2022 10:56pm Edited Date/Time 8/30/2022 10:59pm
You get more per dollar in Japan, not in the the States. In the States, $1 =$1.
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8/30/2022 11:07pm
People bitch about the prices of bikes while paying $105,000 for an F350 or bragging about their new Craptor with a $15 k above msrp markup
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8/31/2022 1:52am
If only you Yanks knew how to build a dirt bike…
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8/31/2022 4:38am
nytsmaC wrote:
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect...
Cost of transportation has gone through the roof, amongst other costs of doing business. If the yen has dropped 20% since last year I would expect that is the only reason prices have not significantly risen.
This. Last I heard, the cost of shipping a container across the ocean has increased by over 5x since the pandemic started.
Let me guess, you heard JT talk about it on PulpMX!?!? Guess what bud, we all did too.
Actually no, I work in sales for a large manufacturer based in the Far East. Not sure what you are referencing.

I confirmed this by checking this website prior to posting.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1266618/china-eastern-asia-to-north-american-west-coast-container-freight-rates/

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R VanKamp77
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8/31/2022 6:14am
People bitch about the prices of bikes while paying $105,000 for an F350 or bragging about their new Craptor with a $15 k above msrp markup
I hope you find a way to be less bitter today
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9/1/2022 11:18am
People bitch about the prices of bikes while paying $105,000 for an F350 or bragging about their new Craptor with a $15 k above msrp markup
Or a large 2500 that they "Roll Coal" on everyone and then complain about Diesel prices. Didn't you just spend $4 to smoke out an old lady back there?
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