Why your Motoz tyres are going to get more expensive
The cost of importing tyres into Europe has sky rocketed. We give the low down on why and what this means for you.

This April 2021 the price of our Motoz tyres is going to go up.

It sucks, we know. We wanted to let you know what’s been going on in the tyre world and why you are going to be paying a little bit more for your fresh rubber. 

Lets skip back to Autumn 2020.

We ordered a container full of tyres from Motoz to be shipped to our UK warehouse. Motoz is an Australian company and their tyres are manufactured in Thailand.

This shipment was for approximately 1,400 tyres and tubes and it cost us $2088 to ship them to the UK.

They arrived a little bit late, November instead of October but hey, no real drama there. 

Fast forward to Spring 2021 and we are in a very different position. 

Covid, Brexit, Chinese New Year are just some of the factors that have resulted in a shortage of shipping containers and a European bottleneck at ports. 

We know how popular our Motoz tyres are with adventure and trail riders, and rightly so, they are some of the best tyres out there. So we made sure to get another order in to keep you rolling this year. 

However, we have just paid $10,900 shipping for exactly the same container load of tyres. You read that right, a 422% increase in shipping costs. Ouch. 

So, there is good news and bad news. 

The good news is that we have a healthy amount of Motoz stock now, and will have even more arriving this Easter 2021. If you need new rubber we’ve got you covered. 

The bad news is that on the 1st April 2021 you are going to see our tyre prices increase. Unfortunately it’s not an April fools joke. Like many other importers in the UK and Europe we simply can’t absorb these substantially increased shipping costs. 

Our advice if you want to avoid the price hike is to stock up on tyres before April. Take a look at a selection of our handy tyre info films below (and plenty more on here) to find out which Motoz tyre is right for you. 

If you want more info on how other businesses have been affected by the shipping situation this BBC article is a good place to start. 

Thank you. 



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