Originally Posted by CJL
PLEASE don't bang on about fuel economy! Most leisure users don't even come close to recovering the costs. The main drivers will be purchase costs, servicing costs,
Sorry I disagree as that depends on the user and hence varies from person to person as they all have different purchase criteria.
Many people buy Yams and Honda's because of their reputation , others dont think the premium price is worth it or can not afford it. Luckily for Yam and Honda many people do think the premium is worth it otherwise they would not sell many engines!
As for fuel economy, well again this depends on the person as our customers range from very few hours to over 300 and at the higher end of these it does make a huge difference so sorry we will need to agree to disagree. If it will not be used much i.e. very few hours then most buy 2nd hand as they would not make saving in fuel a new engine would give them.
Interestingly we also sell to various clubs and upfront money for a yam / honda is not a problem as this comes from a government grant ( loto funding for the last one that now has a Honda 150!) but the day to day running costs are paid for by their members so economy is vital to therm.