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If you do just want to increase sales all you need to do is read this section on BurgmanUSA and listen to those people called customers, remember them they are those people who actually keep you in business, you know the ones you think you can do without or snub when they contact you because they just happen to not speak Japanese or fit your idea of the perfect rider for your equipment because they just happen to be taller than yourselves and twice your weight.
So it's over to you to turn around the current trend of your declining sales. oh and make it worthwhile for dealers to be loyal to your brand by giving them incentives to temper their greed and poor service.
 

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I don't think that holds water.
They do listen to the customer, but the customers aren't in America, Australia or the UK

China has far more than 10 times as many motorcycle customers than the US
India nearly as many
Indonesia is about 5 times as many
Japan itself is about 4 times as many
In the western world Italy is the biggest market bigger than the US but still only half the customers of somewhere like Thailand!

To put some numbers to that:
I am in the UK where there are 1.5 million motorcycles and declining.
China has 98 million and climbing.

Why would a multinational company design for the smaller less important market at the expense of the huge important ones?
 

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Have you seen a Sumo wrestler? Well neither have I on a scooter. But otherwise almost all the OP said is off base ...

I have been to Japan twice, lived there a number of years, and traveled to the UK too!.. America's scooter market is not so big. And many of us need to loose some weight :D

Suzuki makes two great scooters.
 

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France have 1.5 million scooter, Italy over 5 million scooter.

How many thousand scooter in Canada & USA ?
 

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My comment was tongue in cheek LOL
Great feedback though and yes china is the new market of today but like us they just love the crotch rockets or small scoots that run on the smell of an oily rag. given their population though i would never ride on their roads unless i wanted to play russian roulette.
 

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>>China has 98 million and climbing.<<

Somehow I don't see the average Chinaman buying a Burgman Executive though. :)
 

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I really don't see too many things I would change my 400. Sure the cig lighter/power plug up-against-the-door is idiotic. But it runs fast and true, and stops real well. Not much to complain about here.
 

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I really don't see too many things I would change my 400. Sure the cig lighter/power plug up-against-the-door is idiotic. But it runs fast and true, and stops real well. Not much to complain about here.
hear hear I agree
 

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I too have ridden a scooter in mainland China & even taking into account all the horn "tooting" multi passengers & literally thousands of them on the road, they are much, much more polite than road users here in Oz. To see them on the roads is to understand the aforementioned quoted figures, it is mind boggling & I doubt if anyone can ride faster than 15 mph in traffic. We are lucky we can enjoy the mountain roads & highways on a scoot with seamless power, great stoppers & fine handling.
 

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One of the reasons I bought my scooter was because of its rarity. I have done my research and I think I am smarter than my biker brethren.

I don't want all of Canada and US on scooters, but a fee more would be good. ( and let's get rid of those electric things, they bug the crap out of me)

Blakers
(And I haven't even ridden my Burgman yet)
 

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Maxi scooters a still a minority here in Australia .There more 50cc scooters around because you don't need a bike licence to ride one only car licence.The 250 to 400 market has seen an up surge in older riders who don,t want a big bike but still want to be on 2 wheels
 

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Maxi scooters a still a minority here in Australia .There more 50cc scooters around because you don't need a bike licence to ride one only car licence.The 250 to 400 market has seen an up surge in older riders who don,t want a big bike but still want to be on 2 wheels
Heck iin Indiana you don't even need a drivers license. That's why we have a bunch of kids and adults who lost their licenses from a DUI riding them with no training, their scary on those 50cc's.
 

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I really wish maxi scooters would start building toward people like myself with long legs. The tall keep getting crammed into smaller cars, bikes, and even trucks! I would like to at least once feel I would not have to mode something to fit in it or on it.
 

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Heck iin Indiana you don't even need a drivers license. That's why we have a bunch of kids and adults who lost their licenses from a DUI riding them with no training, their scary on those 50cc's.
In Virginia, you don't need a license but you have to be eligible for a license. That eliminates things such as DUIs.
 
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