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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-12-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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I did it!!

Finally stopped waffling and laid down the credit card. 2009 silver model purchased..let the games begin!!
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Right on! That silver with black frame AND black exhaust covers looks awesome. You used the credit card just for the down payment?

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Yep. $500 down, the rest upon delivery. Ended buying it out of town (45 min) as the local Ottawa dealer's "bottom line" price was MSRP plus $345 freight plus taxes!! oooh what a deal, do I feel special!
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In this economy?

It's a good thing you made the trip down the road.

Congrats and enjoy!

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Thanks! No kidding re: "in this economy?"!! I asked squarely what their best price was and was told very clearly that there is no negotiation on their prices. I immediately told them they were not trying very hard and thanked them for their time and letting me sit on the bike in the showroom...what can you do? Bye the way, the "small town dealer" I bought it from said they could deliver it to my house as they come into Ottawa quite frequently (free of course...). Talk about a no brainer!
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Forgot to mention - I haven't even gone down the road yet!! They gave me the quote via email and I bought the bike over the phone - never seen the place (yes, it is a Kawasaki dealer, I checked!!!)
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Turnbud,
Was that Rockland Wheels? (I live in Ottawa too, so I'm just curious.)
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Sweet! I also bought a grey one today to. Funny thing is I to had to drive almost an hour away (Guelph to Vaughn). My local dealer was 1200 otd more than what I paid. The drive was worth it I would say. Happy riding...when it warms up!
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Interesting....my 45 min away dealer saved me about 1200 otd as well...

Versuvius, the dealer I used is the one in Renfrew. How many other Ottawans are on the Forum?
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I didn't like dealing with Ottawa Goodtime Centre before either. I then saved a lot getting my new 1990 ZX6 from a dealer in Gatineau. OGC were known to overcharge for parts as well, and has recently lost their BRP dealership... A friend worked at Rockland Wheels a while ago when daredevil Eric was operating it.
I actually saved a lot on a leftover 2007 Versys a year ago by having it shipped from Goulet Moto Sport in Ste Therese near Montreal. I paid about $6000 including GST plus $450 to have it transported to me in northern Ontario.

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Interesting....my 45 min away dealer saved me about 1200 otd as well...

Versuvius, the dealer I used is the one in Renfrew. How many other Ottawans are on the Forum?
Turnbud,

I know that shop as I drive through Renfrew several times a year on my way to my buddy's cabin near Bancroft. I think they sell Suzuki too, don't they?

I can't say for sure how many Ottawa owners are on this forum, but there are at least 2 others on the UK forum. Maybe we should organize a spring ride.
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hey turnbud...congratulations!......that colour u got is nice...
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Nice to hear this info as I'm currently shopping around. I found a Versys and an er6n advertised in the autotrader at Kahuna in Vaughn. I called immediately because the prices were so good - '09 er6n $6999, '09 Versys $7599. The salesman apologized and explained to me that he had just recieved a fax from Kawi Canada and he had to increase the prices. What a bunch of BS. I honestly believe they put those adds out there to see how much interest was out there eith no intention of selling at those prices. I found an '07 Burnt Orange Versys at Warp 9 which had just been sold before I called. I've checked the websites at every dealership in ON and everbody is listing at MSRP. I haven't started any serious haggling for any one bike 'cause I'm still up in the air about what I'm gonna buy. But nobody is even asking my name when I call! Is interest so high that they don't feel like they have to do any work to sell these bikes?

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I didn't get much of a deal when I bought mine 2 years ago but it was a new model at the time ... and I just had to have it.
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Newguy Kahuna is where I bought by 09 on Thursday. The best price I could get was 7648.98 and that is with the Kawi gas card turned into cash. Breakdown of invoice was MSRP $8649, Sale Price $7649.94, $195 Pre-del expense(assembly), Freight $195= $8038.94 Taxes=1045.06, License Trans 10.00 GRAND TOTAL $9094.00. Hope that helps for some actual numbers.
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Absolutely it does. I love these two Kawi's and will likely end up buying one but Suzuki is making it hard on me. Found an '08 sv650 with ABS brand new for $6200. A wicked deal for a good bike but a bike I wasn't really looking at. Back to phone and some hardcore haggling..........

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hey newguy....check out the prices in Quebec..u mght get a better deal..thats where I bought mine....only cost a couple hundred bucks to ship it to ontario....
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Invader bought a bike there too hmmmmm......

To be honest my french kinda sucks but a couple of the guys I work with might help me out there. It's worth a shot, I'll post the results.

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Hey, I have no idea where the dealership is in Renfrew - never been in it! bought it via email and phone...Do they sell Suzuki? Dunno.

Re: Ottawa yep, gotta do a spring ride.
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Centre Town Motorsports - Kawasaki/Suzuki dealer, 34 Argyle St S Renfrew Ontario.
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