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post #1 of 19 Old 04-09-2006, 08:31 PM
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GIVI Side Cases at discount

In Québec seems nobody will move off the suggested retail price. I get the impression of take it or leave it.
So I will be ordering from the U.S.
I am trying to figure out the taxes, and duties for Givi accessories ship to Canada from the U.S. (GIVI Side Cases)
Anybody knows about good place to buy at discount Givi accessories in Canada ???

Anybody knows about the duties in Canada for Givi motorcycle accessories ???

Thanks :wink:
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post #2 of 19 Old 04-09-2006, 08:39 PM
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Call the tax man, he will tell you.

Most motorcycle accessories are duty free, only GST and PST, but I am unsure if that is all Accessories, or just those originatinf from USA.
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post #3 of 19 Old 04-11-2006, 02:04 AM
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Clicform, you might want to check out Motovan.Com. They are in your province, handle a lot of stuff. I too could not make any headway with Givi or even Kappa luggage as no one would budge from list price at Zuk dealers. I am getting Shad luggage from motovan through a local Yammer dealer. The Shad side cases are 42 L each and come with an extra lock set in case you buy a top case later with an un-matched lock. The Shad are not nearly as dear as the others and I am sure they will be a pleasure to use. Check it out, looking is free.

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post #4 of 19 Old 04-11-2006, 06:12 AM
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Distributor of givi in eastern Canada

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post #5 of 19 Old 04-27-2006, 11:01 PM
 
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The duty free between Canada, the US and Mexico deal only with products produced domesticly within the country of exportation. In other words, ordering European products (including Givi) from the USA will be considered an indirect import from the country of origin (in Givi's case, Italy), and will be subject to a duty.

I have imported a Givi windscreen (D260ST) from Adventure Motostuff online (www.amotostuff.com - good service) and paid an inconsequential duty to my recollection. However I cannot remember the specific amount (or rate) as it was bundled with other products at the time.

I too have been in the market for Givi products (panniers). I have bought the V46 topcase from the local dealer here in Canada, as I receive a "valued customer discount" from the shop that I bought the Strom from. My discount ranges between 10-15% from retail. This discounted amount compares with the USD priced (at todays foreign exchange rates) online retailers of Givi gear (including www.casporttouring.com, www.twistedthrottle.com, and www.amotostuff.com). So, I went with the local distributor to avoid shipping costs.

I recommend, as someone else already has, to check with Canada Customs for the duty rate, and add that to the US$ Givi equipment off of the websites (at a FX rate of 1.15 - ballpark). I would not be surprised if you get close to full retail CN$. If it is cheaper, order away on line. Keep in mind, you will pay a small brokerage fee as well for Canadian Customs, shipping, PST, and GST.

Good luck,adn let us know how it turns out.


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Try pricing Kappa Luggage locally. Cheaper version of the Givi and not a knock off cheapie either :roll:

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post #7 of 19 Old 04-28-2006, 12:43 AM
 
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Night_Wolf,

Kappa luggage (OEM) for the Strom is actually MORE expensive for than the Givi. I checked that first when I picked up the bike. Now, if you get generic Kappa, that may be less expensive. However, the racks for the Strom are unusually expensive.
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I priced out Givi and Kappa, the Kappa was 2 bucks more. Priced out Shad luggage and ordered it. Quite a difference in price overall. No extra lock sets to buy as the side cases come with an extra set in case you get a top case or manage to break a lock set somehow.

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Generic Kappa will work with Givi racks and there is no way I would buy the Kappa produced Suzuki branded bags. :shock: Kappa wasn't much cheaper last year either & finding a dealer locally was a PITA so I ended up with the Givi E360 & E450 Top case. Price isn't an issue as I plan on keeping the bike for a while and amoratizing them over the life of the bike means they'll be cheap in the long run

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Night_Wolf,

Kappa luggage (OEM) for the Strom is actually MORE expensive for than the Givi. I checked that first when I picked up the bike. Now, if you get generic Kappa, that may be less expensive. However, the racks for the Strom are unusually expensive.

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Re: GIVI Side Cases at discount

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In Québec seems nobody will move off the suggested retail price. I get the impression of take it or leave it.
So I will be ordering from the U.S.
I am trying to figure out the taxes, and duties for Givi accessories ship to Canada from the U.S. (GIVI Side Cases)
Anybody knows about good place to buy at discount Givi accessories in Canada ???

Anybody knows about the duties in Canada for Givi motorcycle accessories ???

Thanks :wink:
There's a way to order from the states without paying tax, if you need more info, message me.
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