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Old 11-08-2012, 04:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Judge which motorcycle company has the most money from its website?

So I was looking at the honda website naturally hoping to find some more info on the 2013 honda news. I noticed their site looked pretty good, so then I went over to the yamaha site to check around for the r6 2013 news (hoping it isn't discontinued) and nothing. Then something hit me randomly, why does the yamaha and suzuki website look like an amateur website designer from high school made it? Honestly, I always viewed yamaha as being one of the largest motorcycle sellers considering they have such a strong R and D division. Am I wrong?
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not at all. You live in Vegas, you judge value on the most superficial qualities - I think you've got things taped out perfectly.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not at all. You live in Vegas, you judge value on the most superficial qualities - I think you've got things taped out perfectly.

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No not actually, it just works opposite for most marketing. You have money, you invest in a nice site, it works out more because an appealing and eye catching site makes for more money. Simple business models.
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I think Honda is many, many times the size of their rivals, due to their heavy presence in southeast Asia. Other bike companies do cutting edge research on how to make bikes faster. Honda does cutting edge research in aerospace.
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No not actually, it just works opposite for most marketing. You have money, you invest in a nice site, it works out more because an appealing and eye catching site makes for more money. Simple business models.
or you invest in a simple site to make more money, to keep your simple customers informed.
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All of these I bothered to pull info from wiki on do things other than bikes.... but as companies in general, here you go.

Kawasaki: 30,563 employees - 1.3 trillion yen revenue
Honda: 179,060 employees - 7.98 trillion yen revenue
Suzuki: 52,731 employees - 2.6 trillion yen revenue
Yamaha: 51,747 employees - 1.26 trillion yen revenue
Triumph: 578 employees- 0.043 trillion yen

All in yen just to make it easier to compare and that was the easiest math conversion with most of them already being in it.

Regardless of all of that, paying to have a nice site made is not enough of an expense for any of these companies to care about. You can have a nice site made for less than their complimentary coffee budget.
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yamaha at least lets you download owners manuals etc.


I don't see what you find so "amatuer" about it. it looks pretty good in my opinion.
no one else has all this stuff online.

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Simply explaining your understandings to the gentleman about website design correlating with the size of the motorcycle manufacturer without getting butthurt would be infinitely cooler folks.

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Triumph has 578 employees?? Holy shit that's tiny.
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Triumph has 578 employees?? Holy shit that's tiny.
I think Triumph's web site is just SUPER!

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Made that "mistake" a number of times myself. It's like the worlds nicest 404 error.
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