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Old 4th January 2018, 01:27 AM
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KTM, Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki all have dealers, showrooms in Davao and have a range of bikes over 650cc. I ride a aHarley Davidson but cannot afford to ship it to Philippines as the customs duty is prohibitive.
I looked at the Kawasaki 650 Vulcan last year in Davao. I liked it and pretty reasonably priced at about P370K.
What cost to ship your Harley based on your visa? Only if I can ask, curious.

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Yes, The Royal Enfield (RE) Himalyan was made for the road conditions of India and the Himalayan Mountains. The Philippines has much in common with its road characteristics as Jaime Dempsey experienced riding throughout the Philippines in her show.

In my research, I found out that RE announced last year that they would have a Himalayan 750cc in production by mid 2018!!

I will still go to the RE dealership later this month to check out the 400cc. If it is satisfactory, then I would like to somehow get on their list of customers to receive one of the first new bikes shipped to the PI later this year. I have patience and I believe it will be worth the wait for the Himalayan 750cc.

This new bike may be the last bike I ever buy in the Philippines giving me great ability to ride the terrain on and off the roads with big bike power and low cost!!
They had some Husky 650 s at American Hardware here in Subic. I read that they are part of KTM now, and maybe discontinued, but still supported. I don't recall the prices but if anyone is interested in that type of big dirt / street bike, I can stop by.

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The Tusqvarna TR 650 looks like a fine motorcycle but unfortunately for me has a 34 inch seat height which is beyond my reach unless I lean on one side during a stop...LOL.

The Ace bikes look like real fine scooters too.

Perhaps one of this bikes would work out well for some people on this thread.

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What cost to ship your Harley based on your visa? Only if I can ask, curious.

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Hi Steve, the problem is not so much the actual shipping cost, which was estimated at approx $1k from Dubai. The real problem is the import duties, which can be 100% of the value that the customs people place on it.

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Found some good leads but it seems Motorcycles here are way over priced. Maybe their starting price is very high so they have room to negotiate?? I can usually negotiate with the best of them and I am good at walking away because there is always another deal somewhere to be made.
Those prices include duty and taxes, which serve 2 purposes. Government wants people to spend money on Philippine goods, or at the very least, built in the Phils by foreign companies. The other is squeeze the rich, especially for non-essentials.

Luxury goods are not way over priced. The price is based on duty, taxes and what the market will bear, because rich Filipinos will pay it. It's FAR cheaper than importing a bike you own, both in money, time and aggravation. At least according to the Harley owner I lived next to for 8 months who brought his bike to the Phils.

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