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andy graham
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Tim’s right, its incredibly expensive to produce anything in Europe due to how much control the labor unions have.  That video Tim mentioned — notice how few humans are in the factory, it’s all robots….expensive?  Hell yes!!  But, OTK Group aren’t stupid, they did the fisability study and saw that human labor is more expensive than machine labor…thats a huge statement in my opinion, and means less jobs and more expense for he consumer…the economic situation in the EU doesn’t help us either, the tariffs paid for each unit exported is ridiculous…..So, if you want a new chassis, get out the check book and get ready to stroke a good one….FYI — Average cost of an mx bike (4 stroke) is nearing $10k these days….its motorsports, its costly, and if you want to be up front, that check book better be real fat!