AUSSIES PLEASE HELP ME with import understandings (taken from my last thread - MVAgusta.net
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
anothermvfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: melbourne, victoria
Posts: 2,802
AUSSIES PLEASE HELP ME with import understandings (taken from my last thread

ok so ive decided to buy my dream bike following the recent thread i started of which bike to add to the stable

so after much thought and persuasion after asking for opinions ive decided yep buying the dream bike ducati mh900e

now here comes the catch .... i think

turns out the mh900e that ive been eying off and to top it off there is a few of them at my price range are jap imports

now help me understand this.

1. peter stevens motorcycles has quite a few ducati imports seems they bring them in cheap sell them at somewht of a lower price but they are jap imports... so the bikes are legit

2. now, ducati is italian built in italy, if they go from italy to australia or they from croatia to italy, or if they to go japan , how are they any different. its still an italian ducati

3. so if it goes from italy to japan and then to australia whats the problem... did something hugely bad happen along the way

4. is the only difference that when or if and i hopefully not have to sell it am i only going to have to sell if for cheaper cos i bought it cheaper cos its a jap import

5. are they're any disadvantages to buying a ducati jap import, i just dont understand wht the problem is, and why peeps frown upon it.

any help would be great, if any aussies have a jap import ducati let me knw yr thoughts please
cheers
rob

________________________________________________

Sanity is the playground for the un-imaginative
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



2005 MV F4 1000S / 2006 Yamaha 50th anniversary R1 / 1998 Aprilia RS 125
1995 Suzuki RGV 250 / 2004 Cagiva Mito EVO2 / 2000 Cagiva mito
1992 Yamaha YZ250 / 1991 Kawasaki kr1s / 2010 Vespa GTS 300
anothermvfanatic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 04:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 568
Are you going to get this bike from Stevens?
bstar360 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Senior Member
 
revhead1957's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,596
Only issue with jap imports will be any mods that have been done to make it legal there. I am assuming that warranty would be questionable as the bike will not be on the Aussie importer register.
Are you buying to use it or more as a collectible?
revhead1957 is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
anothermvfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: melbourne, victoria
Posts: 2,802
bstar, perhaps as there are a few mh900e around at the moment i could get it from there but there are a few others.

revhead.. i just want it and hopefully will not have to sell it yes i will ride it, but like the others prob hardly ever

________________________________________________

Sanity is the playground for the un-imaginative
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



2005 MV F4 1000S / 2006 Yamaha 50th anniversary R1 / 1998 Aprilia RS 125
1995 Suzuki RGV 250 / 2004 Cagiva Mito EVO2 / 2000 Cagiva mito
1992 Yamaha YZ250 / 1991 Kawasaki kr1s / 2010 Vespa GTS 300
anothermvfanatic is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Established Member
 
F4Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bundaberg, Queensland, Aus
Posts: 119
This is a pretty well balanced argument - http://www.mctrader.com.au/news-and-...eid/67112.aspx

In the end, it is up to you, your money and your choices. The mh900e is available in Aus and therefore you should have no issues with parts supply...good luck and enjoy your new toy, whatever it is.
F4Pete is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 12:21 AM
Senior Member
 
george4337's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 301
I think the japanese have very strict horse power and pollution laws and as such any japanese import would have anti pollution,power restrictors and anti noise gear attached (couldnt swear to it though). You might find that these will need to be removed to really make the bike sing.

Call peter stevens and have a chat to them, they should be able to enlighten you.
george4337 is online now  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 12:31 AM
Senior Member
 
emmevi125s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,762
The arguments for and against grey imports are pretty straight forward and you can make up your own mind.

As I understand it, there are a couple of things to look out for with respect to Japanese bikes. One is the clutch which due to the nature of riding in Japan will often be worn out at a lower milage than would be expected in Australia. An easy fix but still a fix and a cost. The other is climate related. There are quite a few low milage Japanese bikes which appear badly weathered due to humidity and sea air and not having undercover storage (land is a premium in some places). Photos may not show the extent of the weathering so be due diligence is required.

good luck with the MHE.

rode one once and noticed either a long reach to the bars or a very high seat (I'm over 6') and from memory a very small tank so a limited riding distance before the need for ea refuel (around 180 km)
emmevi125s is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
anothermvfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: melbourne, victoria
Posts: 2,802
yep im conmfortable with all this, thats for the link f4pete
going to go ahead with it. bit more research and i think im good to go

________________________________________________

Sanity is the playground for the un-imaginative
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



2005 MV F4 1000S / 2006 Yamaha 50th anniversary R1 / 1998 Aprilia RS 125
1995 Suzuki RGV 250 / 2004 Cagiva Mito EVO2 / 2000 Cagiva mito
1992 Yamaha YZ250 / 1991 Kawasaki kr1s / 2010 Vespa GTS 300
anothermvfanatic is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 03:29 PM
Established Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: northern suburbs adelaide south Oz
Posts: 199
New Site Garage
Here is the view from one of Adelaide's Ducati dealers....

http://www.italian-motorcycles.com.a...t-ducatis.html

personally I think greys have helped stuff up the market for HD owners over here but hey, we'd all like to BUY cheaper wouldn't we?
albymangled is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome