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It's not clear to me why any of the existing V4 owners would want to take up any offer of a new TVS V4 at a discount. Surely they will just get their existing bikes fixed and brought up to standard if the claims have been approved by the administrator. If they were offered a straight swap yes but this offer is going to go down like a lead balloon surely?
 
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If they were offered a straight swap yes but this offer is going to go down like a lead balloon surely?
If the cost of the repairs exceeds the original purchase price by or more than the discount and the liquidators pay out £1 for every £1 of debt then it works, but the first bike has to be scrapped with no repairs. But a lot of ifs, especially the liquidator payout. I know there are rumours of excess funds from property but liquidators can rack up big bills especially when they are involved for long periods, a Covid emergency is a good excuse to inflate the bills.
 
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It's not clear to me why any of the existing V4 owners would want to take up any offer of a new TVS V4 at a discount.
Yes, especially when owners have no way of knowing if the NEW V4's will be any better, or suffer other issues.
I think there will have to be V4 reviews and road tests performed by trusted publications before any of us can be certain that the new units have an acceptable level of reliability and durability.
 

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Yes, especially when owners have no way of knowing if the NEW V4's will be any better, or suffer other issues.
I think there will have to be V4 reviews and road tests performed by trusted publications before any of us can be certain that the new units have an acceptable level of reliability and durability.
There were reviews of the old V4… all of them absolutely gushing with praise.

Dunno how SG did it but he had the worlds MC press eating out of his hand !
 
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There were reviews of the old V4… all of them absolutely gushing with praise.

Dunno how SG did it but he had the worlds MC press eating out of his hand !
I think that the desire was so strong for a the return of a British Norton that they couldn't help themselves ! Either could I , so I understand completely. But this time around it will be different and the press won't be as soft.
 
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I would hope/expect that a global player like TVS will soak test and put the miles in on anything they bring to the market.
Given the history (both good and bad) and today's ruthless publicity, can they really afford to push out a lemon??
Unless they're relying on T shirt sales :)
 

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I think that the desire was so strong for a the return of a British Norton that they couldn't help themselves ! Either could I , so I understand completely. But this time around it will be different and the press won't be as soft.
Fool be once, shame on you.............
 
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It's not clear to me why any of the existing V4 owners would want to take up any offer of a new TVS V4 at a discount. Surely they will just get their existing bikes fixed and brought up to standard if the claims have been approved by the administrator. If they were offered a straight swap yes but this offer is going to go down like a lead balloon surely?
Because it will be a totally different V4
 
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If the cost of the repairs exceeds the original purchase price by or more than the discount and the liquidators pay out £1 for every £1 of debt then it works, but the first bike has to be scrapped with no repairs. But a lot of ifs, especially the liquidator payout. I know there are rumours of excess funds from property but liquidators can rack up big bills especially when they are involved for long periods, a Covid emergency is a good excuse to inflate the bills.
Maybe, but BDO have been good bed fellows in the past, I wonder why.
 
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It's not clear to me why any of the existing V4 owners would want to take up any offer of a new TVS V4 at a discount. Surely they will just get their existing bikes fixed and brought up to standard if the claims have been approved by the administrator. If they were offered a straight swap yes but this offer is going to go down like a lead balloon surely?
The offer from TVS seems to be a straight swap for the totally re engineered gen 2 bike them TVS will try to recoup some of the cost from the liquidators.
 
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