Just a quick note to our existing and future customers.
From January 1st 2024 we will be forced to raise the prices for most of our products (both onwww.perunmoto.comandwww.perunmoto.eu). The price increase will be in a 5 - 15% range. It is not something we are doing lightly, and we tried to avoid it.
But the reality is that all business-related costs (material, services, energy etc.) went significantly up during the previous period.
Also, there is one more thing with a heavy impact on this decision. I would like to mention it now, although it is a bitter topic not suitable for the holiday season.
Many fellow riders know that we design our products from the blank canvas, and we test them thoroughly. This is costly as it demands having the project bike, owning a lot of equipment (luggage, navigations etc.) and spending a lot of CAD and machine time on prototyping and testing.
In the past, we had a few years to make a profit on the product. Now, that time window is much smaller as there are other "companies" out there just waiting to copy our designs (and designs from fellow designers / company owners) and offer them as their own. As a cherry on the top, these "companies" usually steal our product photos too and just remove our logo. Uneducated customers will often buy a copy of our product without even knowing it. Even if the customer notices lower quality (which is hard if you don't have the original and the copy to compare directly), they will probably just use the product they received. This takes up a large share of our sales and has a significant impact on our business. We are fighting against it by constantly trying to innovate, but that leads to higher prices for the final products.