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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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In about 3 weeks I plan to purchase a new Honda 1000RR . I'll be paying cash-will that help me with the price? Can I go to a dealership in the country and get a better price than the city? This is my first time buying a new bike, and I don't want to get screwed. Any tips?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 02:23 AM
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I would say you should get better prices with a city dealership and get quotes from the sales people. Make sure you say you are shopping around to see what your options are, let the seeds of doubt brew over 4 days and you should see some nice offers or counter offers. Paying in cash does help a bit, but the price margins on motorbikes are so thin, don't expect thousands and thousands off the sticker price.

Even if you had a perfect credit score, low liability, 35+ years of age and paid in green backs, you still are only looking at maybe 1000 off the MSRP on a new new model 1000RR, specially a flagship model like the RR's. 1500 max. You can wait for the 2009 models and get a clearance price for the 08's, but again, don't expect too much off maybe another 500 off. They would most likely add other things in the deal like helmets, jackets, and tires.
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find a dealer that moves inventory. Those are the ones that need to make less on your purchase. Shop around and know what is and isn't a good offer from them. The new 1000rr is going to be a big bike this year from what I am reading about it. Being picked for bike of the year from lots of magazines. They may not move very much on the price because the next person that walks in may pay what they want. Watch for hidden fees. Alot of new bike purchases come with a crate fee or assembly fee. That shit is hundreds of dollars and all the dealership has to do is assemble a few parts like wheels and shit like that. It's a bogus charge.

Cash always talks with any sale. That will defintely help.

Be careful not to hurt the future relationships with a certain dealer near you. If you tell the dealer near you to screw themselves for not giving you the right price and you buy from a dealership 20 miles away, I can guarantee that dealership will remember that when you need a tire change or service done on that bike. There will be no hook ups.

If you really want to save cash on a bike, go for a leftover from a previous year. You can get those for a few thousand less than MSRP. All depends on what you want though.
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