Used Suzuki motorcycles
Suzuki is one of the Japanese “big four” motorcycle companies that together hold more than ninety percent of the local market. The group includes Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Currently, Suzuki is considered the fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines with a 13 percent market share.
The motorcycle brand categorizes their models according to big bikes, underbones, scooters and backbones. Suzuki’s big bikes are equipped with some of the most powerful engines in the country. The 650cc Suzuki Bandit has a transistorized electronic ignition and a 6-speed constant mesh transmission.
Another, top performing Suzuki motorcycle line is the Suzuki Raider. The Raider R150, for instance, has a sporty underbone design inspired by the company’s GSX-R racing model. The latest model has a new muffler design and a sleeker seat contour.
Buying second hand Suzuki motorcycles
On average, the price of Suzuki motorcycles are similar to Yamaha’s, on a model-to-model comparison. Both brands, however, are still priced higher than Honda and Kawasaki. In general, most Suzuki motorcycle models have a high resale value as they are equipped with above-par engines and standard features.
When buying used Suzuki motorcycles always consider the twenty-percent-rule for most vehicles. Basically, it means that second hand units should be cheaper by 20 percent than brand new models.
If you have enough cash to spend on a used motorcycle, try to purchase it in one-payment and avoid installment plans. Not only does it save you the trouble of making up for monthly payments, but it also prevents additional charges from the dealer.
Tough competition from Chinese brands
One of the pressing issues that Suzuki and the three other Japanese motor brands face is their newfound competition from motorcycles imported from China such as Lifan and Kymco. According to local newspaper reports, the big four’s market share is slowly dwindling because customers, who are looking for value for money, are slowly shifting to Chinese brands.
Price comparisons between the Japanese and Chinese brands reveal that the prices of used or second hand Japanese motorcycles are similar to the prices of brand new Chinese units. On average, the price difference between the two brands is around P20,000.