Following the car manufacturers, Chinese bike assemblers have also increased the prices of two-wheelers, motorcycle rickshaws, and the bike loaders in the country.
Although rupee has been recovered against the dollar after the bailout package given by Saudi Arabia, Chinese bike manufacturers have elevated the prices citing the rupee depreciation as a reason.
These last days of October are the best time if you want to purchase a motorbike as the prices will increase in the month of November. The original prices are increased by the following amount:
|Vehicles||Engine Size||Prices Increased|
|United Motorcycles||70-125cc||Rs. 3000 to Rs. 4000|
|United Rickshaw||100cc||Rs. 5000|
|Road Prince bikes||70-125cc||Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000|
|Hi Speed Bikes||70-150cc||Rs. 3000 to Rs. 7000|
|New Asia Bikes||70-125cc||Rs. 3000|
|Metro Bikes||70cc||Rs. 3000|
|Kausar Automobile Bikes||70-200cc||Rs. 3000 to Rs. 10,000|
“These prices are increased due to the elevated cost of kits and parts of the motorbikes due to recent rupee devaluation,” said Chairman Association of Pakistan Motorcycle Assemblers (APMA), Mohammad Sabir Sheikh.
Although Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha have still not increased their vehicle prices, they might do it soon, our sources report.
Pakistanis are forced to buy cheap quality and outdated designs of the motorcycles. The government should sit with all the stakeholders and devise a policy similar to the one implemented for the 4 wheelers in Pakistan.