One more thing to think about, and this is my personal logic which may or may not apply to you.
I like having a dealer near my house. I do almost all of my own mechanic work, and buy much of goodies on line. However, I like to be able to stop buy, pick up an oil filter, maybe a new pair of riding gloves and be able to physically look at the new models.
If I want them to be there for me, I need to be there for them, so if at all possible I buy locally. Not to mention any warranty issues, I have a window to throw a brick thru.
Now with that said, I had two dealers (100 miles apart, both in NC) quote the OTD for me (I always include Tax, title, transfer, doc fees, setup). OTD means everything.
It makes it tough to compare on here as states, taxes, etc vary.
I got one quote for $7000 the second was $8300. $7000 seemed fair to me, I didn't even calll the $8300 dealer back.
But you see the game, I don't remember what taxes and tags are in NC, but let's say $400. What dealer #2 did was (rounding here) $6900 list + $500 delivery + $500 setup + $400 taxes and title.
BTW, Dealer #1 is the smaller dealership, don't be fooled by the "volume" dealer, big showroom, we sell by the hundreds bunk. These volume guys will advertise in your area (advertising cost money) with low prices then add on $ at the end. Make sure you ask these questions.
No doubt there are some deals out there, just make sure you ask these questions.
No doubt I could have saved probably another $300 if I had shopped more, was willing to pay the gas to go get it at $75/tank, and invest the time, but I think my deal was fair for me and fair for my local dealer who I have leverage with on issues.
2008 BMW R1200RT
2008 Kawasaki Versys
2002 BMW R1150RT
2002 Suzuki VStrom DL1000 (Gone)
2002 Harley FXDWG Wide Glide (Gone)
2002 Harley 883 Sportster (Gone)