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Just did an amusing currency conversion. Based on the Street 750 being 5 lakh in India (yeah, I know its actually cheaper than that in reality) - the bike should be about $8908 Australian dollars.

Interesting that we are only getting the 500 here & not the 750, yet we told our price will be somewhere between $10-12 thousand dollars.

Typical Australian ripoff, everything you buy here is overpriced to **** & it gets worse every year.

Im still buying the bike!:)
 

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Companies will just keep over charging you as long as you are willing to pay. Instead of complaining, just don't buy it if you think the price is too high.
 

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That's the on road price with registration and insurance in some states of India and in some to reach that figure one can include few optional accessories also.

It's actually for first time that we Indians are getting a product cheaper than USA price of an international manufacturer else we are used to pay high duties. True attributes of Made in India Tag.
 

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Just did an amusing currency conversion. Based on the Street 750 being 5 lakh in India (yeah, I know its actually cheaper than that in reality) - the bike should be about $8908 Australian dollars.

Interesting that we are only getting the 500 here & not the 750, yet we told our price will be somewhere between $10-12 thousand dollars.

Typical Australian ripoff, everything you buy here is overpriced to **** & it gets worse every year.

Im still buying the bike!:)

My understanding is that Australia is getting the 500 version first because of your LAM licenses (Learner Approved Motorcycle has limit of 650cc). And the price of 10,000-12,000 is your "ride away" price, what we Americans would call the "Out the Door price". Add sales tax, freight, dealer prep, doc fee, license, and registration to the USA price of $6700 on the Street 500 and we really pay about $8500 to ride the bike away. So if the price is $10,000 in Australia, that's only $1500 more than USA. Not as much of a ripoff as it seems at first.
 

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Then Street 750 at on road price including insurance registration and all taxes at Rs 445000 (U.S. $ 7420) in Punjab, India seems to be a real bargain.
 

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My understanding is that Australia is getting the 500 version first because of your LAM licenses (Learner Approved Motorcycle has limit of 650cc). And the price of 10,000-12,000 is your "ride away" price, what we Americans would call the "Out the Door price". Add sales tax, freight, dealer prep, doc fee, license, and registration to the USA price of $6700 on the Street 500 and we really pay about $8500 to ride the bike away. So if the price is $10,000 in Australia, that's only $1500 more than USA. Not as much of a ripoff as it seems at first.
You are correct about why we are getting the 500 (LAMS rules etc).I will be very surprised to see the bike hit the showrooms here any lower than $12,000 & even then I doubt it will be a ride away price. Heres hoping I am proven wrong.

Spoke to the dealer where I bought my 500 recently to see if he had any updates on delivery. He mentioned that the 750 may be available here as a special order. No more information available than that I'm afraid.

Did some calculations on the three main accessories I want with the bike as well. Here we go based on conversion to Australian dollars from INR.

Engine guard (black) $261

Screamin Eagle air cleaner kit $101

Nightstick muffler $448

How do these prices seem to you folks in the US?
 

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You are correct about why we are getting the 500 (LAMS rules etc).I will be very surprised to see the bike hit the showrooms here any lower than $12,000 & even then I doubt it will be a ride away price. Heres hoping I am proven wrong.

Spoke to the dealer where I bought my 500 recently to see if he had any updates on delivery. He mentioned that the 750 may be available here as a special order. No more information available than that I'm afraid.

Did some calculations on the three main accessories I want with the bike as well. Here we go based on conversion to Australian dollars from INR.

Engine guard (black) $261

Screamin Eagle air cleaner kit $101

Nightstick muffler $448

How do these prices seem to you folks in the US?
Can't look up accessories for the Street on Harley's USA website yet. But here are prices for comparable Sportster accessories.

Engine guard $214.95

Screamin Eagle stage 1 air cleaner kit $149.95

Nightstick muffler $329.95
 

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Don't ask about incomes. In India where incomes are low prices are touching the roof especially of these Multinational Companies!

We most of the times pay 2-3 times the USA price!
 

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Can't look up accessories for the Street on Harley's USA website yet. But here are prices for comparable Sportster accessories.

Engine guard $214.95

Screamin Eagle stage 1 air cleaner kit $149.95

Nightstick muffler $329.95
Good thinking sherri thanks for pointing that out so everyone has an idea for accessorory prices.

Are those the accessories you are interested in?
 

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Good thinking sherri thanks for pointing that out so everyone has an idea for accessorory prices.

Are those the accessories you are interested in?
Not necessarily interested in these. Posted this in reply to poster Revolution-X, who wanted to know USA prices on accessories.
 

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As of 2011, the most recent year for which I could find data, the median income in Australia for full time workers, meaning that income at which there are as many people above that income level as there are below, is $57,400 AUD. The mean income, which is the arithmetic average income, is $72,800. That simply shows that there are a group of Australians with very high incomes skewing the average towards the high side.

In terms of median wealth per adult, Australians are the wealthiest people in the world. Credit Suisse is showing a median wealth per adult for Australia of $219,505 US dollars. In terms of average wealth per adult, Australians are number two behind Switzerland.

The Australians call their country the "Lucky Country". Luck? Or hard work?
 

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As of 2011, the most recent year for which I could find data, the median income in Australia for full time workers, meaning that income at which there are as many people above that income level as there are below, is $57,400 AUD. The mean income, which is the arithmetic average income, is $72,800. That simply shows that there are a group of Australians with very high incomes skewing the average towards the high side.

In terms of median wealth per adult, Australians are the wealthiest people in the world. Credit Suisse is showing a median wealth per adult for Australia of $219,505 US dollars. In terms of average wealth per adult, Australians are number two behind Switzerland.

The Australians call their country the "Lucky Country". Luck? Or hard work?
Compare this to the USA. The median income for a full-time worker is $41,392 a year. I haven't been able to find a figure for the average income per worker. Median household income is $51,017 per year. The median wealth per adult in the USA is a measly $44,911, ranking us at #27 and below countries like Ireland and Slovenia. Although the USA has the most millionaires with 13.2 million people worth over a million dollars.
 

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Australia has mandatory retirement savings, called "superannuation" that figures into their high median wealth. In the US most people are net debtors, owing more than they own.
 

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so i guess even though their things are more expensive. life is not so bad! :p
I was on the verge of immigrating to Australia several years ago. What deterred me is their relationship to Great Britain, who's royalty and basic government I detest, and the continued presence of a British Governor General who is, according to the Australian Constitution "Governor-General appointed by the Queen shall be Her Majesty's representative in the Commonwealth" As such, the Governor-General is President of the Federal Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force, as well as Viceregal representative in the Australian Capital Territory. The functions of the Governor-General include appointing ambassadors, ministers, and judges, giving Royal Assent to legislation, issuing writs for elections, and bestowing honours.[2] The constitution grants the Governor-General a wide range of powers, but, in practice, they follow the conventions of the Westminster system and responsible government and, with rare exceptions, act only on the advice of the Prime Minister of Australia or other ministers or, in certain cases, Parliament. There has been one case in 1975 where the Governor General removed from office the elected Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam.

In other words Australia is not a sovereign nation. They remain subjects of the British monarchy and as such I could never live there.
 
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