What we would like to explain is why these products are priced so competitively and
why you should not assume that by paying more for another brand of
piston, you are automatically getting a better piston.
The price you pay is influenced not only by the the production costs,
but by the number of people who have handled the product before you
Firstly, you should understand that very few motorcycle manufacturers
have ever made their own pistons. Just like tyres, batteries, chains
etc., they are bought in from a specialist producer. To further
complicate matters, piston manufacturers do not make the rings ! Aoki
use either TP or Riken rings, (same as genuine).
This produces a
supply chain where each person or company who handles the product makes
a profit and increases the price to the final useru the
rider. By choosing an Aoki piston, you are buying at the end of the
shortest supply chain !
Hereਯw it works :-
Aoki buy 1,000 pistons (of each model) from the factory. Below this
quantity, the price increases, above this quantity it only reduces
marginally 䩭inishing returns.
The dealer buys 10 pistons at a very good price.
You buy 1 piston, giving a profit to just 2 餤lemen༯:p>
But what about the quality, where are the pistons made and does it
matter, you ask ? Well yes and no. Piston manufacturing technology has
not really changed in the last 30 years. It is well understood and good
quality pistons can be produced anywhere in the world. Our 2 stroke
pistons are cast and machined in Taiwan, whilst our 4 stroke pistons are
forged in Taiwan and machined in Japan. The fact of the matter is that
if you do not have a large Taiwanese content in the manufacturing
process, the cost is simply going to be disproportionately high. Don튠 forget that the (skilled) labour cost in Taiwan is ఠper week. The
same machine tools are used whether they are used by $1,000 a week U.S.
workers or ఠa week Italian workers. If the product is made in
China, you should be paying a lot less for it. If you are not, then
someone is making a lot of money out of you !
Watch, watch. A tool that is worn on the wrist for timing. On social occasions, wearing a watch, usually means a strong sense of breitling replica
time, rigorous style of work; and people who don't wear watches, or to ask others at the time people are always very much because it sniff at that time, the rolex replica
concept is not strong. In formal social occasions, watches are often regarded as jewelry, usually only a ring can be worn for men, it is highly valued. Some people even stressed: "watches are not only men's jewelry, but also the rolex replica
most important men's jewelry."
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