Paying sticker for new bikes?

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  1. Supernoma

    Supernoma servus publicae OT Supporter

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    Im looking at getting a Buell Blast as my first bike. Not many locally used and I was looking at getting one new from a dealer.

    Sticker for a blast is just under $4600, alot IMO for my first bike.

    Do dealers accually deal with bike prices?
    What kinda tactics can I use to negotiate price?
     
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    yes they deal with bike prices. it depends on the demand on the bike. the higher the demand, the closer to msrp they will want to sell the bike.

    the less popular models or even last years models will go for under msrp.

    they say that a good deal is when you get an out the door (including tax, license, handling, destination, crate, or whatever other charges they charge) price that's the same as the msrp or less. this kawasaki dealer wanted 500 less than msrp out the door for a 2003 zx-6. but they wanted msrp out the door for the 2004 model.
     
  3. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    I found a dealer about 100 miles away that sells all their bikes under MSRP. :eek3d:
     
  4. sleev

    sleev It's sleep, life, and death It's speed, coke, and

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    might as well go used. you're probably going to dump it eventually anyway
     
  5. Supernoma

    Supernoma servus publicae OT Supporter

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    Yes... I've been looking at Nighthawks and Magnas. They're startin to grow on me... the prices cant be beat, get a nice bike for under a grand easily. Dirt cheap for a Buell is $2500 :hs:
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    I'm gonna get a 2004 GS500 simply because around here, I'd be paying just about the same damn thing to get even an F2. :hs:
     
  7. anemic

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    I sell bikes currently and the truth is that there really isn't that much markup to be made but we do sell bikes for less than msrp. One thing to consider is most dealerships (including the one I work for) have inflated dealer costs (frieght, assembly, etc.) so even if you get a 1000 dollar discount your still buying it for msrp + tax. Smaller places won't have quite the dealer costs because they don't have the overhead. Make sure you take into consideration jetting if your anywhere above sea level though. You would be surpised how many dealerships will sell you a new bike that isn't jetted for altitude. Other than that, know that if you have the dealership finance it for you they're going to make some money off that to make up for a bike that they've sold for cheap. So in other words, if your down to a low price and their financing you, they might adjust the financing end to make up for what you've talked them down to. I've got to run but if you guys have anymore questions let me know.....
     
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    good info guys, apprecated. :)
     
  9. 2jz

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    i paid 7200 for my '04 gsx-r600 (msrp: 8099). so dealers do go below msrp.
     
  10. Mischief

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    from where.

    on a side note: a kawasaki ninja 250r only cost 3g's brand new.
    get a semi used one for like 2 grand.
     
  11. 2jz

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    go to gixxer.com there are tons of people pay much lower than MSRP.

    im from the midwest (tulsa)
     

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