Yes, I know that you're right. I was venting. I get kinda pissed off whenever I go into any of the dealerships here in San Antonio; their collective attitude sucks big-time. You can easily ride 10 months out of the year, here in SA. A lot of hardcore folks ride the year 'round. Remember, "cold" is relative. I grew up in NY, where "cold" means 15 degrees. Here in SA "cold" is 50 degrees. Anyway, being that you can ride year 'round here, the dealers never really have a "dead" season when they can't bend you over as far as price is concerned. They always have a bad attitude.
9 times out of 10, if you are trying to purchase a current year sportbike, not a leftover, they won't budge from the MSRP, no matter what. When I bought the Kat, it was actually a two-year old leftover and they wanted it gone. I got a decent deal, and got them to throw in about $180 worth of accessories for free. When I purchase my next bike, I'm going to have at least half the money in cash, this way I have some bargaining power. Leftovers is the way to go here in SA. The biggest dealer here in SA isn't even taking any more deposits on the new Gixxer. I talked w/the salesman that sold me my bike. (He's still pleasant to me even two years later...surprising....) He said that they are already "over promised". There's gonna be a few pissed off folks when they find out that their deposit was for naught. I'll continue to scoot around on the Kat for now. Honestly, I haven't outgrown it's speed potential yet. What I have outgrown is it's cornering ability. I know I'm no Nicky Hayden, but the Kat drags stuff too easily, and I can feel that I run out of tire sometimes before i run out of clearance. Can't do much w/that 150 rear!
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