Australian riders have been urged to take part in an international survey on the quality and price of aftermarket motorcycle parts.
English company Investigative Research has previously asked MotorbikeWriter to appeal to readers to participate in the The Dynamics Of Motorcycle Crashes : A Global Survey of 1578 Motorcyclists .
Elaine Hardy says our article about the survey resulted in 127 responses.
Now she is once again asking Aussies to be involved in an international survey.
“We all know that sometimes replacement parts can be expensive and not always easy to find. So, it makes sense to ask riders about their experiences and the cost of getting their bikes repaired as well as finding replacement parts,’ she says.
The survey aims to identify the cost of motorcycle repairs, in particular those motorcycle parts sold by motorcycle manufacturers (OEMs), the independent sector and second-hand dealers or salvage yards.
The objective is to understand parts pricing in general as well as the cost of repairing motorcycles by dealers, repair shops or independent mechanics in different countries in order to compare the costs of maintaining a motorcycle.
For a motorcyclist, the replacement of any particular part because of wear or damage can be a costly affair.
What this survey intends to discover is where the cost of specific parts and repairs are the most expensive or cheapest to offer riders information so that hopefully they can get better deals.
There are 12 questions in this survey plus extra space at the end of the survey so that riders can give us their views and provide information that they think might be useful.
The survey is anonymous and none of the questions are mandatory.
The survey ends on 31st July 2022 and the findings should be ready to publish in October 2022.