MAC? Make Away with your Cash?
Are they completely and utterly NUTS?
£8,000 to £10,000 for a four stroke single, that would cost no more to make than a Honda 125 that retails in Thailand for less than £600 (with a very substantial profit margin still), and they have higher duties and taxes there than here????
£800 would be chronically overpriced - especially as prices are set to fall dramatically into this deflationary Depression that's coming (and we will end up with the present Thai price for NGK spark plugs that are retailing at 53p - made in the exact same factories mind you - and iridium at just under 60p retail, looking like a chronic rip off).
We have been comprehensively taken to the cleaners for far too long in this Country (aided and abetted in this, sad to say, by our very own motorcycle press), and those days are now ending. The mentality that expects to be able to sell something that simple and cheap to make, at such an extortionate price, doesn't deserve to be supported.
It ain't 2006 any more Toto, and the quicker these rip-off outfits stop considering potential customers as a free lunch (and breakfast, and supper, and the bells and whistles jetset lifestyle entitlement attitude - what do they think they are? Politicians?), the more chance they have of surviving what approaches.
As things are, they are embracing financial extinction with open arms, and it's no more than they deserve. They do not deserve to succeed, and I for one will not be buying their products.