Anupas Announces The Closing Of Honda Dealerships In Phuket

Anyone travelling through Phuket, whether on their way to Similan Island Diving, or just passing through, might take notice of the Anupas Vividhkarn’s Honda dealerships, with four of them located across the island and Pang Nga, which have stood and operated in the area for over 32 years, long before Thailand boomed as a tourism hotspot in the ASEAN market.

However, those days are past, as Anupas has recently announced  the closure of its four-branch Honda dealership chain in the Phuket area on February 17, 2018, after more than 3 decades of operating in the area, and selling cars.

The announcement was made by Montri Hongyok, Anupas’s Managing Director, alongside Montawee Hongyok, Deputy Managing Director, at a press conference held at the Novotel Phuket Phokeetra Hotel.  It was there that Anupas, through its Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director, revealed that it would be stopping operations for its four-branch Honda dealership chain on the 1st of March, 2018, due to a recent change to its market strategy. Anupas says that it has plans to offer garages to motorists in the area, as well as starting up a new car rental service sometime in the future, once the dealership has been packed up and cleaned.

Montawee says that Anupas has been in operation for 32 years, and its four branches has managed to sell over 10,000 cars in that time frame. He adds that this closing was because Phuket’s market and economic environment had changed, with the tourism industry booming, leading to the increase popularity of Similan Island Diving, and related ventures. He says that these changes meant that the company had to adapt to the times. And thus, he says, the company decided that the dealerships had to be shut down, which they then announced soon after coming to a decision.

According to Montawee, the 3 showrooms located in Phuket, which was a total of Bt500M in investments, will be transformed into other businesses, which the company has already planned for. The staff, meanwhile, won’t have to worry about behind jobless, as the company can simply transfer them to its other business ventures, of which they have 15.

A New Concept From Suzuki To Be Released

During the Tokyo Motor Show of 2017, Suzuki made an announcement regarding their plan to launch the development of concept made for the SV650 Rally which was first announced at the same event back in 2016. Many of the Suzuki bike dealers are already excited about this new offering.

The new design has a model name SVG50X and it as created on a foundation of concept that was warmly accepted by the public because of its originality.

The concept motorbike features a bikini fairing that is old-fashion in style which is the main goal – to bring nostalgia through the 70s vibe. The handlebars have sporty clip-on while the set pegs are higher than usual thus the result would be a comfortable riding position that will give the rider a racy feeling.

According to Paul de Lusignan, the General Manager of Suzuki GB, the concept received a lot of positive feedbacks during its announcement in 2016. This only backed the fact that machines with retro styles are more popular motorbike riders.

He also said that the same concept was developed and the result is the SV650X. The concept will be able to show in details regarding the process required in order to make the production of the machine possible.

There is a higher chance that the bike will be in production sooner than everyone expected because Suzuki devoted time and effort in order to create a second concept for the motorbike.

In comparison to the previous concept which is SV650 Rally, the latest version does not consist of parts that are of unique varieties. The entire vibe is muted compared to the previous version. This is evident in the black frame, the casings of the engine, the wheels and suspension forks used.

One of the motorbikes from Suzuki that is expected to be released in Ireland soon is the V-Strom 250 which is a very small type. This will surely attracts novice riders and those that are young consumers. It will be available in Suzuki bike dealers and riders will be able to test out its parallel double engine with 248 cc capacity.

3 Top Considerations When Buying Honda In UK Motorcycles

Honda is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. This company was established in Japan and they started creating motorbikes in 1959.  Until now, Honda is still a leader in bike innovation and remains to be a popular choice among bike lovers all over the world. Honda motorcycles are on the top when it comes to reliability. Its designs are versatile, timeless and elegant. The units are also suitable for both men and women. There are a lot of models of Honda in UK motorcycles, both from online and offline sources. If you are wondering which model you are going to purchase, take a look at these ideas.


Before anything else, you need to determine how much you are willing to spend for your dream Honda motorbike. If you have a model in mind, search for it and determine its average selling price. If you have the money, buy the bike in cash so you won’t have to worry about monthly payments. However, if you are on a budget, ask the dealer for their available payment options. Aside from the unit, you also have to set aside budget for tax, insurances, motorcycle gears and optional accessories.


Conduct a research on the Honda model that you have in mind. Get important information such as its fuel consumption and built-in electronics. It would also be better if you would read Honda in UK motorcycles reviews to have an idea about the product. Aside from your preferred model, look for other units from Honda or even by other brands in order for you to have better and varied options. Pick a unit type that fits your lifestyle and your transportation needs.

Brand new vs. second hand

Another point of consideration when buying Honda in UK motorcycles is whether you are going to buy a brand new unit or a used one. You can rely on the quality of the brand new unit but it can be costly. If you would rather buy a used motorcycle, ask for money back guarantee and check the unit thoroughly before doing the purchase.