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post #1 of 20 Old 09-01-2007, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Tire prices in Canada

Well, it would seem that distributors and/or dealers are getting the message. As we Canucks all know, we have really been getting hosed on tire prices.

A local dealer is doing his best to provide better prices, I spoke to him and he realizes that guys are ordering tires online.

I just checked with Blackfoot Cycle in Calgary, and they are selling the Tourance for 185.00. Thats a good price, as the retail on the PartsCanada site indicates they retail for around 285.00.

I can buy a Tourance online for around 150 USD, and then about 15.00 shipping. So, the difference is negligable.

I have a pal on the road right now, and he will be stopping in and picking up that Tourance from Blackfoot.

Hopefully tire prices are indeed coming down, as I really do want to support my local dealers, but not if it means emptying my pockets.

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I just looked on their web site and it is nice to see decent prices in Canada.

I didn't see the Tourance listed when I did a search.. did you have to call or email them for a price?

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go to www.blackfootcycle.com

then use the online chat, if its "currently offline" use the leave a message feature.

generally takes them a day or two to respond

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Good prices! Good tip!

Re Blackfoot Motorsports of Calgary, to briefly change subject to helmets:

I've been looking for an Arai XD. Can get it from States for $400 US ($422 Cdn) plus shipping of $38 US ($42 Cdn), plus 14% Ont taxes: Total $523 (approx).

Parker Bros wants $689 plus taxes. Total: $785.

Difference: $260 plus!!!

Blackfoot: $475 plus 14% taxes. Total: $541 (probably less since an Alberta product should not draw Ont tax -- I think . . .).

Now I can live with a diff of $20!


ETA: seems to be only choice of Small in XD. Must email them Tuesday.

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It shows it pays to shop around, especially if dealing in Canada. Its about time we stop getting gouged by Canadian distributors.

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Re Blackfoot Motorsports of Calgary, to briefly change subject to helmets:

I've been looking for an Arai XD. Can get it from States for $400 US ($422 Cdn) plus shipping of $38 US ($42 Cdn), plus 14% Ont taxes: Total $523 (approx).


ETA: seems to be only choice of Small in XD. Must email them Tuesday.
Phoa! That's HUGE bucks for that kind of helmet. I went with the Airoh S4, which I ended up paying 214.00 US including shipping from Germany.

In my book it looks better than the XD, and you sure can't beat the price...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...irohhelmet.jpg

Sorry to get off-topic, but for Canadians looking for a decent price, not bad...

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Nice find, koobly. I just found a very positive review on ADVRider. Will investigate.

So, you've just changed my mind about the Arai. I don't see why a helmet (XD) has to list at $689, cheapest price in Toronto. Or a tire at twice to three times the U.S. price. Just outrageous.

Some good news on horizon in Cdn pricing:
MSRP prices are coming down more than $2000 and content going way up on 2008 cars, cf. new Chryslers. Could motorcycles be far behind?

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We (Porsche) reduced the price of our 2008 Sports cars roughly 10% to 12%..

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Nice find, koobly. I just found a very positive review on ADVRider. Will investigate.

So, you've just changed my mind about the Arai. I don't see why a helmet (XD) has to list at $689, cheapest price in Toronto. Or a tire at twice to three times the U.S. price. Just outrageous.

Some good news on horizon in Cdn pricing:
MSRP prices are coming down more than $2000 and content going way up on 2008 cars, cf. new Chryslers. Could motorcycles be far behind?

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 195,000+ km, 121,000 miles.

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When I finally found a pair of boots that fit they were $319.00 + GST. Bought the same boots in the States for 99.99 + tax on clearance. Regular price was $151.50 + tax. There is really something wrong with Canadian pricing. I think it is the Government and their brain-dead trade agreements over the years. We lose and everybody else wins.

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Just bought 2 rear Tourance EXP for 315.00 cdn and a front Tourance EXP for 152.00 cdn from MotoInternationale in Montreal. Only catch is they do not ship tires. Got a lot of strange looks from cagers with the three tires stacked up and tied to the back of the wee.
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