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New/Old Stock 2012 Versys

I found a local dealer that had a 2012 Versys (new/old) stock. Since this is my first bike I figured I would go check out the bike and see what kind of deal they would offer. The bike was Black on Black which was not my first choice in color but I figured it would be easier to walk away from if the numbers didn't work. So I found the experience to be very similar to buying a car. The salesman to the base price of the bike, added about $1,500. for incidentals such as assembly, taxes, shipping, doc. fees etc. WOW! Then said they didn't have much room to negotiate. Needless to say the search will continue. Always open to suggestions if anyone has any.
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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keep looking there are deals out there.

Don't get me wrong, it may take a while. Salesmen are paid to make money. But the first rule no matter what anybody says, you can and should get up walk away don't stop, the first second something sounds like B.S.. Your job is to get the best deal that you can afford or make depending on your skills. Oh yeah. get your own financing up front, from a lender of your choice and basically write your own deal. Lots of nice bikes on sale here sometimes and I think a nice 2011 on advrider.com in flea market. Might take a fly and ride to get it depending on locations. Oh by the way, what is your color preference?
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Was able to find a deal on cycletrader.com for a new/old stock 2012. It ended up being about $1,400 off MSRP plus a $250 processing fee. All in all, it was worth waiting this extra year to save a little cash. Can't wait for the warmer weather to take it out!
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Re: New/Old Stock 2012 Versys

Congrats on your purchase. Enjoy the bike. Woo hoo.
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A dealer should have some room to negotiate within $1,500 worth of fees. As for the price, dealers don't have as big a mark up as some people think, so there may not be much negotiation room there. UNLESS, the manufacturer comes up with some discounts for dealers to move old stock.

I bought a new 2009 in 2010 that Ma Kawi had set a $2,400 discount on. Maybe watch Kawasaki's website, see if any price reductions are in play or coming soon. Good luck.

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For a comparison, REM... I picked up a new/old 2011 Versys from a dealer in Florida for $7125 out the door. Tax, Tag, Fees, nothing else to do. That was in October 2011... so I'm thinking anything more than about $7k for a new/old 2012 in March of 2013 might not be the best deal out there.

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Are you a Costco member? For awhile you could get a nice discount on Kawasakis... don't know if that's still the case.
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they sell them in twin-packs.


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I decided to do some research on this. Looked up CL and CT and negotiated the heck out of a few dealers using KBB and used bike prices. Got a few to hangup on me as I was "extremely unreasonable". They originally quoted me $9700 for a 2013 Versys in blue/black.

The lowest they would absolutely go is $8500 OTD on a black/black Versys 2012. They refuse to budge from $9k for the 2013 one. They were happy to let me go, didn't even ask for a phone number to call.

I don't know where you are REM, but this is in Northern California.

My experience is that the Cali bikes/cars are generally $0.5k to $1k more?

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Not that this is a Versys, but when I was on the hunt for the Honda NC700X, The MSRP was $8999 (DCT) and I worked a deal for $8711 OTD, $8099 + fees. This was a cash deal, I was going to sell the V and take the rest out of savings. I decided to keep the V but the dealer had agreed to my offer before I put my V on the market. I don't know what Honda may have been offering the dealer as far as incentives.

DCT NC700X $8,099.00
Sales Tax
$242.97
Dealer Documentation
$99.00
Setup & Freight
$250.00
Title Fee
$19.00
Transfer Fee
$2.00
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rand Total OTD
$8711.97
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I would think in this economy, it's a buyer's market.

That said, I'd think the better deals would've been at the beginning or middle of winter.
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Cap, don't mean to start a V vs nc700x but it seems to me like Honda is having a hard time.moving the nc700. The dealer I bought from was also a Honda dealer, and he without asking offered the Honda at msrp otd because they had a rebate. I bugged a few people to talk about rebates and there is none for the versus. There is one for ninja I think.

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Not that this is a Versys, but when I was on the hunt for the Honda NC700X, The MSRP was $8999 (DCT) and I worked a deal for $8711 OTD, $8099 + fees. This was a cash deal, I was going to sell the V and take the rest out of savings. I decided to keep the V but the dealer had agreed to my offer before I put my V on the market. I don't know what Honda may have been offering the dealer as far as incentives.

DCT NC700X $8,099.00
Sales Tax
$242.97
Dealer Documentation
$99.00
Setup & Freight
$250.00
Title Fee
$19.00
Transfer Fee
$2.00
G
rand Total OTD
$8711.97

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I would think so too, here in the bay area our biggest and historic import dealer who was famous for gouging customers went out of business. (Golden gate cycles) Bankrupt. Many shops are in line for the same game so they're willing to eat destination and handling but not move on price.

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I would think in this economy, it's a buyer's market.

That said, I'd think the better deals would've been at the beginning or middle of winter.

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Cap, don't mean to start a V vs nc700x but it seems to me like Honda is having a hard time.moving the nc700.
Quite possible. I backed out because of cold feet.. Twice.
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I really considered the nc700 for three reasons
1. Lower entry price
2. High MPG
3. Low and super comfortable like my BMW f650 vs

Once you ride it you'd never buy it. So boring, it is basically half a Honda fit. Dont want to fall asleep riding.

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Quite possible. I backed out because of cold feet.. Twice.

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