Middle East Encountering The Motorcycle

R-Rated

Have Fun!
Aug 4, 2016
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I ride a
2014 Harley Davidson (FLHTK) Ultra Limited
Not to mention the prices you pay to own motorcycles. Jesus christ, walking away with a big ass tourer like an Africa Twin for 4000 pounds? Get outta here! You couldn't even find any used bike larger than 200cc in Singapore for less than 5000 pounds unless it's an old machine slated for the scrap yard in a few months time after the registration ends.

The funniest price whining are from the Americans on /r/motorcycles who would complain about a used Grom costing more then 1000 pounds on craigslist. Are. You. Guys. Serious? My heart would skip a beat at that price as I make a mad dash for the ATM and buy that shit. Paid in full. In cash.
Americans tend to be a whiny bunch, yes we do . . .err, at least those among us that have not experienced other parts of the world . . .or even lower socioeconomic parts here in America. Doubt many of the truly lower parts of the ladder will be worrying with complaining on Reddit about motorcycle prices.
 

Reize

2 Wheeled Islander
Jan 20, 2016
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DRZ400SM / Shadow 400 ACE / ZX6R
Ummm, the Africa Twin is £10,500.00 - £11,300.00 not £4k! (roughly 19790.66 Singapore Dollars)
Sorry wasn't very clear. I mean used. A used Africa Twin for 4000 pounds. I saw an ad for it when I was in London last year. Made me drool.

By the way a BRAND NEW Africa Twin in Singapore will cost you SGD 35,000. That's about 19.6k pounds.

So even that 11,300 pound price tag on a slightly higher end of it sounds mighty great to me.
 
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R-Rated

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Sorry wasn't very clear. I mean used. A used Africa Twin for 4000 pounds. I saw an ad for it when I was in London last year. Made me drool.

By the way a BRAND NEW Africa Twin in Singapore will cost you SGD 35,000. That's about 19.6k pounds.

So even that 11,300 pound price tag on a slightly higher end of it sounds mighty great to me.
I am curious, is that increase in price due to some sort of tax? If so, what is the point of the tax?

For example, back a few decades ago the US had an import tax on motorcycles to (a-hem) make the market more "equal" for American made bikes.
 

Reize

2 Wheeled Islander
Jan 20, 2016
575
282
63
Singapore
www.reizeprimus.tk
I ride a
DRZ400SM / Shadow 400 ACE / ZX6R
I am curious, is that increase in price due to some sort of tax? If so, what is the point of the tax?

For example, back a few decades ago the US had an import tax on motorcycles to (a-hem) make the market more "equal" for American made bikes.
Eeyup, pretty much almost half the price is in taxes.

15% tax on the first SGD5000 on the list price, 50% tax on the next SGD5000, and 100% tax on every dollar after that.

Not to mention a bidding system for the right to own it after above tax. Which currently sits at $6000 and projected to get even higher in the years to come. (This system is similar to the NYC Cab Medallion, limited supply, bidding to own one, gets circulated around).

Honestly the taxes have absolutely no reason, its just a luxury tax just to squeeze money out of us to pay the extortionist salaries of the cabinet.
 
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R-Rated

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Eeyup, pretty much almost half the price is in taxes.

15% tax on the first SGD5000 on the list price, 50% tax on the next SGD5000, and 100% tax on every dollar after that.

Not to mention a bidding system for the right to own it after above tax. Which currently sits at $6000 and projected to get even higher in the years to come. (This system is similar to the NYC Cab Medallion, limited supply, bidding to own one, gets circulated around).

Honestly the taxes have absolutely no reason, its just a luxury tax just to squeeze money out of us to pay the extortionist salaries of the cabinet.
Dang, that stinks.
 

TerroristBiker

Wannabie Member
Sep 8, 2011
19
11
3
I ride a
cruiser
dear admin I've got alert after my comment got deleted , sorry about blood , and inappropriate visual content , I hope these pics are ok to share :)

Polar bear challenge , middle eastern style :
winter 2017.BC , minutes before my arrest , for the crime of photography ; as you can see the actual polar bear spotted my stupid camera disguise

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cute bear cub broke my camera and even the camera mount , that video went viral since he accidentally filmed himself , he really did ..... anyway I had hours of footage on the memories , thank to moнаммed/jesus/satan's god , they couldn't discover the footage , then we ate pizza , watched the match and danced till the morning

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meanwhile ... the only kiosk in the country that sells outdated foreign magazine without discount . my bike is at the background

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all of the magazines have already been censored out . I bought one , for some reason there was a picture of a bikini model on cover of the computer-programming mag from microsoft , but it was just got "deleted" ! still you could see the head without scarf and toes without proper hijab , I have never understood the word appropriate

picking up a "chick" with 125cc and a lots off confident

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still life
 
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HippoDrone

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how do you mount your camera out of interest if you don't mind showing the set up? (don't if it could get you in trouble)
 

TerroristBiker

Wannabie Member
Sep 8, 2011
19
11
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Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Jingle all the way. Oh, what fun. It is to ride. in the Islamic bay ...!

muslim ladies last call , window shopping for christmas

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very Shy Santa - he turned away , right after he saw me

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around 3 weeks till Christmas (the armenian xmas)

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one melting ass Olaf on a motorcycle , reporting christmas eve from the Islamic capital , for whom that may give a banana

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