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Hello, new here. I'm looking to buy an 08 Versys and was wondering what a fair out the door price would be excluding taxes.

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In NC, I paid $7000 OTD including tax and tags.
 

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Thanks, I was thinking around $6200-$6300. Going to look tomorrow at a couple of local dealers. (St.Louis area)
 

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$6380 OTD in durango, co. I saw some in cycletrader.com in mesa az for 5895, didn't specify other charges, but bought locally. saved a 900 mile round trip and a night at a motel.
 

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Hello there,
I just joined this forum and am from Penang Malaysia. wow u guys sure are lucky. Got my new V in March and it cost me a whooping USD14k...due to the high taxes for bikes above 250cc here...
 

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I just picked my Versys up last night in Windham, NH for $6926 out the door.

Hankles

08 Kawasaki Versys
05 BMW R1200RT
 

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Bought one at a local dealer for $6500 + tax. (Wood River IL) I found them cheaper online but would have had to travel. Going to pick it up this morning.
 

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Well it depends on your sales tax and doc fee, setup and freight. I paid 5975 for mine then after taxes set up and doc I was 7000 OTD. I would think anything under 7000 is a decent deal. In my opinion it's a lot of bike for the money.
 

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Hi Noelsch,

Which dealer in OR did you buy your Versys from?
Cyclesports?

Yeah, it was Cycle Sports here in Eugene. The Motorcycle Trader had an ad in the April 25-May 1 edition for $550 off. So I took the ad in and saved some money.

If you plan on talking to them, seek out "Caz". He was a no-pressure, intelligent and funny salesguy.
 

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Don't know how you are getting these prices when they are listed at 6,899.00+setup/handling/tax/title etc..
That more like 7500 out the door.
 

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Just a quick show of cycletrader.com shows advertised prices as low as $5899.
Usually they will try to add delivery ($500) and setup ($500) + tax and tags.
It is all negotiable from there.

That is why you should always ask for the OTD (Out The Door) price and if you buy from another state make sure you understand what you will pay when you return home. Those travel three states away for deal scenario's usually don't work out in the end.

Some states don't title motorcycles and taxes vary widely. So for example, I can go to one of those states and buy one, but here in NC you pay the taxes when you apply for a title. So no getting out of the taxes and titling fees if I plan on titling it here and putting a NC tag on it.
 

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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.
 
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