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After a 3 year layoff and saving up all my pennies I've decided to jump back into the world of sport bikes.

Without a doubt the bike thats got my eye is the new ZX-6R - my problem is I've never bought a bike from a dealer. I know msrp is like $8000 - any of you more experienced fella's care to comment on what I might be able to work a dealer down to on a new bike? Typically how close do you pay to msrp on these types of machines? Any help would be tremendous!!

Thanks - TW

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It really all depends on what you put down... do as much as you can and the payments will be way lower, but good luck as all dealers can be asses... I have been burned before! I know you will enjoy it when you get it!

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Also looking at new bikes - found a local dealer with 3 y2k 6Rs (all red) that he marked down to $6966 and that is supposed to include the taxes and title. Not sure if there are any hidden fees. Let me know if you want their name and phone #. You can always use a quote to negoiate with a local dealer. I am going to do just that myself.

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Wow $6966 sounds unbelievable! I've read of people paying higher than list!

I wonder whether difficulty moving the "red" ones played into that - (I'm all about green) or whether that dealer is "full of <insert expletive>"

As stated above dealers for the most part are asses.

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I got my 6r for $8500 out the door. It was like pulling teeth. But, whatever I paid, I love this bike! I got it yesterday, and I'm breaking this bad boy in.

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Got mine 2 months ago. Paid $8,000 out the door. Cash talks...remember there always another dealer somewhere that will deal sooner or later. Keep looking till you find one.

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better get it now before eric wins the 600ss championship for brand k. most dealers will come down, but not a lot. but that 600ss championship seems to help the dealer's cause.

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I hear ya - I caught the Pikes Peak race the other day, but it didnt occur to me that Eric winning the Champ. might strike a blow to my cause. Dealer scum will use anything to their advantage.

The best I've been able to do so far is $8400 out the door (for a seemingly tough to find green one)

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A dealer in Lincoln, NE, said he had two or three ZX-6R's left, and they would go for $7400. He said OTD price would be about $7500. I beleive they were all firecracker red.

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Thats about right on par with what I'm finding. I had a dealer around here down to $7499 (for a green one) over the weekend but that didnt include taxes, freight, tags, title, oxygen fee, vasoline, blah blah. All said and done the OTD price was over $8400 (just out of reach). He called me back today and I managed to get the OTD price to $8000 even (not sure what he dropped) so I'm going for it tomorrow!!

Strangely I'm finding a ton of red ones around so I consider myself lucky to find a green one at this point :)

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I'm in the market for a new 6R myself. I really would like a crack at the two color schemes that are unavailable to the US market right now....the silver/black or the red/balck.

With Eric about to win the 600SS championship, I have a good feeling that all colors will be available to us next year..I hope.

Anyone have any insight?

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Let me know if anyone wants me to hook a few dealers. Been shopping around a lot in the last month. The best price so far for cash not including taxes and other bul$hit is 6850 but they are all red. Also found a dealer with a 6E for under 6100.

A written quote or even a verbal and a name/phone # is great to bargin with.

I found one I will buy in a few dayas real cheap.

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Here in Louisiana, I have several dealers at $7100, I've had 2 quote me 100 over MSRP, I just laughed and left. Before I was out the door they stopped and asked me why I was laughing, "You're beat by almost a grand, I'm going to spend $40 in gas to get it." and walked out the door. Kinda funny because 3 years ago I walked into same shop and got the same runaround, bought a '97 Mustang GT 2 days later. Guess they'll never learn.

cyclebytel has a quote referal service, and they can get the bike for $7200 +TTL and shipping.

Just my 2 cents.

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Thanks in good part to the posts in this thread I was able to get a dealer in NJ down to $7139 on a green one - OTD price of $8000. I picked it up Saturday and without a doubt its worth every penny!!!

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Enjoy it,man, I have one as well, a '99, but I love it

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I paid $7100 plus tax etc for my 2000 ZX6R. It worked out to about $7600 out the door.

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Well, it is now October and i think i will be asking the dealers for $7800.00 OTD for the Green/Black 2k6R. Any higher than that and they can shove it all.

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