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Offline plonker

Cheap KTM'S
« on: February 01, 2010, 11:49:29 am »
I have just got some info via a friend that someone is importing and selling Orange bikes at excellent prices.Apparently all legit.Around 90k for a 990 (New).I have no numbers to contact as yet but comes from a reliable source.Any other folk hear about it. :)
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 11:56:54 am »
If it sounds too good to be true . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 11:57:03 am »
Sounds like the gumtree scam?
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 12:06:10 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 12:09:34 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...
Why would they turn away any business?

Honda, Suzuki, etc dont have issues with grey imports
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 12:14:44 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...

well 90k vs 140k = 50k is a lot of money to pay just for dealer support

i'll buy a brand new 990 at 90k without warranty if its legit  :-\
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 12:16:08 pm »
but then again i'll believe it when i see it
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 12:37:27 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...

well 90k vs 140k = 50k is a lot of money to pay just for dealer support

i'll buy a brand new 990 at 90k without warranty if its legit  :-\
Imagine the cost structure of a shop the likes of KTM Cape Town,If you dont make profits or provision for warranties you will close your door's FAST.
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 12:46:11 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...

well 90k vs 140k = 50k is a lot of money to pay just for dealer support

i'll buy a brand new 990 at 90k without warranty if its legit  :-\

My sentiments exactly.At 90 pops I'll take the risk.But apparently they have warranty.But I can't beleive KTM SA would allow this,but then again how can they stop it.
But no KTM dealer will turn business away.It sounds as if the person involved use to work for Katoom.If they get it right "cheers to them"At least someone fighting inflation.
 
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 12:49:20 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...

even on the official imports the local ktm boys tell your where to go  :pot:


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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 12:51:45 pm »
sounds like a grey importer. all's well until something breaks and the local KTM boys tell you where to go...

even on the official imports the local ktm boys tell your where to go  :pot:





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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 01:03:04 pm »
If it sounds too good to be true . . . . . . . . . . . .

Until I see it with my own eyes.

I wonder if you would be able to finance such a bike?
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 01:06:53 pm »
If it sounds too good to be true . . . . . . . . . . . .

Until I see it with my own eyes.

I wonder if you would be able to finance such a bike?

if they do the effort to import it i'm sure they would do the effort to get the finance approved

if you can finance crappy f*cked up cars they sell on voortrekker road you should be able to finance anything  :-\
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 01:08:10 pm »
I've also heard this from a few okes, yet to see the bikes though, sound like a crock of shit, I'm sure it's possible but would like to see with my own eyes first. I wouldn't mind a 950SE cheap.
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2010, 01:14:14 pm »
Buy a Goose toob for R 90 150 and get a bike for free :pot:
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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010, 01:41:13 pm »
I know someone who is in the process of acquiring such a bike.
Apparantly the bikes are at Durban harbour at the moment with Customs.

Around 90-something k for the 990R, and 60-something for a 950SE!
Problem is you have to pay cash before it is ordered, no finance.

My concern would be back-up support and then of course nobody knows what will happen with regards to Customs and import duties and of course E-natis registration?  ???

I will have my reservations on this until I see the bike before my very own eyes though...

 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 01:48:37 pm »
I think there will be a que of Dawgs cash in hand.Lets hope it works and they have ducks in a row.Should not be problem with registering it .......unless it is a left hand drive :imaposer:
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 01:54:14 pm »
when the first dog has one and can confirm all these rumors we might just have a huge rush

but there is a old saying

if it sounds to good to be true it probably is to good to be true

these bikes will come from EU - ie. euro's and the rand is not strong against the euro

if it was harleys i could believe it cause the dollar is so k@k at the moment  :-\
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 01:56:17 pm »
A couple of yeras back there used to be a dealer near Cresta here in Jhb (I think it was called Cayenne Sport or something to that effect) that had a whole bunch of KTM's that they brought in, they sold them at a much cheaper price and the KTM SA guys nailed the buyers when they wanted spares >:(

Now what happens if I decide to buy a KTM while I'm traveling around Europe and ride it back to SA, are they going to give me the same amount of grief because it isn't an official KTM SA bike?  Honda used to be #@%$ing irritating with spare parts and VIN numbers having to be provided but I see that they've stopped their kark
 

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Re: Cheap KTM'S
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010, 01:57:23 pm »
O ye of little faith.Go pay the FULL price then ;)