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How a lot will value tags enhance for 2024 year-model enduro and cross-country bikes? Which producers supply their enduro fashions in up-specced ‘particular version’ variations and/or cross-country guise, and the way do their costs examine? And what the hell is the distinction between ‘RRP’, ‘MSRP’ and ‘Journey Away’ pricing?

All good questions as a result of, lately, there’s a big and various vary of enduro and cross-country fashions now provided by six totally different producers – 5 from Europe and one from Japan.

So, to avoid wasting you from having to wade by a bunch of internet sites for pricing particulars (and/or pester sellers over the telephone), we’ve compiled all the at present out there 2024 costs on this easy-to-compare desk (the place producers seem in alphabetical order)…


What’s the distinction between ‘RRP/MSRP’ and ‘Journey Away’ costs?
RRP (Really helpful Retail Worth) and MSRP (Producer Instructed Retail Worth) are primarily the identical factor. RRP/MSRP solely contains GST. Journey Away costs, alternatively, contains GST, plus 12 months’ registration, all statutory prices, freight and pre-delivery costs (usually collectively known as “ORC” or “on-road prices”). In different phrases, Journey Away pricing ensures producers spotlight the total price of shopping for certainly one of their bikes, which suggests minimising the danger of shopper disappointment from having to pay for any ‘hidden prices’.

Why is a motorbike’s pricing is typically quoted as ‘RRP/MSRP’ and typically as ‘Journey Away’?
Current laws adjustments implies that the producers and their sellers are actually obliged to solely promote/promote Journey Away pricing when referring to any ADR-compliant bike. The media, nevertheless, tends to nonetheless check with bikes’ RRP or MSRP just because it makes comparisons with earlier year-models (previous to Journey Away laws, that’s) simpler – a greater apples-with-apples comparability, when you like. Nevertheless, it’s possible that media shops will more and more check with Journey Away costs over the approaching years or be obliged to take action sooner through laws.

How a lot additional is a motorbike’s ‘Journey Away’ value than its RRP?
That relies on the kind of bike, plus its capability and worth (as ORC is calculated on CTP insurance coverage and registration prices, that are affected by these variables). However the distinction between RRP/MSRP and Journey Away pricing for registrable enduro fashions is usually between $1300 and $1800. As rego-related prices in Australia fluctuate from state to state, producers calculate the ORC on the worst-case state of affairs – that’s, the most costly annual rego prices. That is designed to supply customers with a fair enjoying subject for Journey Away costs on a nationwide foundation.

What about non-registrable fashions; cross-country and motocross bikes? What’s the distinction between their RRP and ‘Learn to Journey’ costs?
For cross-country and motocross fashions, producers now consider pre-delivery and freight into their pricing to make sure there aren’t any hidden costs to the patron. For these fashions, it’s usually about $450-$500. Producers usually use the time period ‘Able to Journey’ value, somewhat than Journey Away value for his or her non-registrable fashions (ie, the place on-road prices are usually not relevant).

To summarise:

  • RRP/MSRP embody GST, however exclude PDI (Pre-Supply Inspection) & on-road prices
  • Able to Journey costs embody GST, freight & PDI
  • Journey Away costs embody GST, freight, PDI & on-road prices