Their site shows them for $1800. Did you call to get them directly?
Yeah, I was going to chime in here. The pricing on those went up significantly (16%+) on Jan 1st. I only learned about it at the Dealer Expo last weekend.... I know that Ben was selling the RK wheels for around 1600 too ...
Yeah, the explanation I got was machining, material, labor, fuel/transportation costs all increasing. Sort of the usual suspects. I wasn't really surprised at some sort of increase, but the amount was a little shocking. I have my own personal opinion on why it went up, but it's just an opinion based on professional experience and financial implications of new product development. We can chat off line (PM) if interested.did they explain why they had to go up so much?
Good information to all, no problem and no worries on the thread jack.And I'm sorry to the OP (Evad101) for getting off topic-ish here. Not meaning to jack the thread.
I believe you, no reason not to. I was just was hoping for the same deal. Maybe I can e-mail them and do some haggling.I can show you my invoice if you dont believe! They were running a deal for US customers on the UP7 model, maybe the deal is up. Mine just came in the mail yesterday and got mounted today... either way 1800 its a great deal. I have some BST's and if I didnt already have Ohlins forks id take you up on a trade and buy a pair of these for my RC. Just throwing options out there for the masses. I know that Ben was selling the RK wheels for around 1600 too so there are options so you dont have to part with some un obtanium forks! But then again we already know that Ohlins for the RC isnt un obtainum forks anymore... as you can mod the FGRT814 or 817' for the Kawai to fit the RC!
cool deal on the forks, you got 2 pair of ohlins, or 2 pair with ohlins internals? If you have ohlins what model are they? FG832 or 322?