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Offline Winger

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Tyres in the UK
on: October 31, 2016, 04:24:18 PM
If you need any I'd stock up now they all go up tomorrow between 8 and 10%

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 06:15:10 PM
Winger why/how do you know they'll go up?

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 07:18:52 PM
Why are they going up?

I knew they would do if the vote was leave because that's what the trade wanted,you will also notice that European tyre suppliers have gone to sterling rather than Euros so the UK biker is going to get screwed all roads up.

How do I know?
I was told today by various traders.

A pair of Road 04's at the new prices are going to be knocking a hole in 300 quid.

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 07:21:24 PM
 :005:  £300  fooooookin hell, i hope your jokin..!!!!!!
Therapy...

You'll never see a motorbike parked outside a psychiatrists.

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 09:03:23 PM
BREXIT related?

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 08:10:52 AM
Oh course!!! the motorcycle trade was desperate to vote leave so they could corner the UK market instead of us undercutting them by buying from Europe but the fall in sterling has stopped that anyway.

The buying public have short memories not all that long ago when the UK public voted with their feet over the price of UK crash helmets because we were being screwed and bought from Europe,Arai UK at one stage would not service or honour helmets purchased in Europe till the EU forced them too.

This tyre price hike is just the tip of the iceberg,thinking of buying a new bike next year I'd sort a price out now.


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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 06:13:47 PM
So a quote today from a BMW dealer for a pair of PR4's was £384. Sound right??

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 08:28:59 PM
*Originally Posted by XRJoe [+]
So a quote today from a BMW dealer for a pair of PR4's was £384. Sound right??

Sounds right for a BMW dealer

Try an independant tyre dealer and fitter you may save a considerable amount of money

My Roadtec 01 were £260 fitted to the bike and they are a more expensive tyre than PR4. I admit this was before the Euro collapse price rise but all the same.......
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 09:30:17 PM
Do people buy tyres from BM dealers :005:

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Re: Tyres in the UK
Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 07:39:37 AM
*Originally Posted by Redrick [+]
Sounds right for a BMW dealer

 I admit this was before the Euro collapse price rise but all the same.......

I guess we all think it's not a EURO collapse but more like a BREXIT initiated POUND devaluation?
Which in case makes it a lot more attractive to buy something in UK, when you do not reside there.