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Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    Has anyone noticed bikes in canada are so expensive? i live 5 minutes from the border, so i look thru their classifieds. the people seem crazy, trying to sell things off for 5-7 grand where as in the states the same bike would go for 2-3, maybe 4 tops. now i check the MSRPs. WOW, an sv650s msrp in the states is 5,450. in canada its 8,799 which equals 7,800 USD!!!! like wtf? are they crazy?

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    cause they get it

    ass hole for every seat thingy

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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    MSRP of the SVS is $6449

    I noticed that when I went to the bike show in Montréal, bike were expensive, and helmets were expensive but leather gear was cheap

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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    A few years ago i knew a number of people that would go to canada to but their bikes because they could get them cheaper and get colors that weren't released to the states. My ex got a good deal on a gix doing that.

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    but there bikes

    Originally posted by hessogood
    A few years ago i knew a number of people that would go to canada to but their bikes because they could get them cheaper and get colors that weren't released to the states. My ex got a good deal on a gix doing that.
    i don't understand

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    Re: but there bikes

    Originally posted by beet
    i don't understand
    what?



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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    because of GST / QST and import duty

    GST is 7%
    Import duty is 18%
    QST another 7.5% (in Quebec)

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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    Originally posted by snowborder
    because of GST / QST and import duty

    GST is 7%
    Import duty is 18%
    QST another 7.5% (in Quebec)
    is tax included in MSRP tho?

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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    Originally posted by RandyO
    MSRP of the SVS is $6449

    I noticed that when I went to the bike show in Montréal, bike were expensive, and helmets were expensive but leather gear was cheap
    oops. but still

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    Why are bikes so expensive in Canada?

    Originally posted by x2468
    is tax included in MSRP tho?
    Tax probably not, import duty yes.

    So MSRP US=6499 x 1.18 +7658 Canadian MSRP, thats pretty close to your $7800 figure. With some extra slop to account for exchange rate flucation between the yen, can$, us$ your there.

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