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post #1 of 8 Old 12-04-2007, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone advise what would be a good discount for purchasing a factory demo bike. Seems like it would be the second best option -buying used being number one! This being early december, seems like the stars might be aligning for a good time to buy.. yes/ no ?

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When I was at the Triumph dealer they said $1/mile off. Didn't see like a good deal to me with like 800miles on the demo bike. I figure most bikes lose at least $2k with the first mile.

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I remember the local Honda shop selling an RC-51 off the floor at the end of the year for about $9000. Had 100-200 miles on it. So that would be about $2000 off list. Not sure if that helps you.

That was a year after I bought my RC for $10200 after a guy I knew there gave me the best deal he could... grrr.

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the dealer will get a certain kickback for putting that bike into the demo program, so it should be well below invoice! if it's $10k msrp, i wouldn't go anywhere above $8k, full warranty and all. and i sell 'em.

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Thanks for all the replies.
Bike X costs $13,900 -They list it as used on website at $12,900 - I call to confirm status -turns out its a demo.
I decide to explore the "trade" option fully aware that I may not get kissed before they... extend an offer. Here it is -out the door price of 11K. Thats allowing about 2 k for a very nice 2003 919 w/ low miles. Oh well , plan b doesn't look bad at all....
Thanks again for all the input, D

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do what now? an otd of $11k is probably giving you 4ish for your 919, maybe 3500 and then selling theirs for near sticker. (kbb trade value is $3545) 13,9-3500 is 10,4, plus tax and any other dealer fees. so you're getting ZERO discount on that. i would tell them 10,5 for theirs, minus what your trade value is (say $3500, you won't get over book this time of year) put you at $7k plus tax and fees. don't let them charge you more than 2-300 in fees, those are pure profit, but on the flip side, if you get a deep enough deal, let them make a little bit of money, they'll treat you better if you give up a little too. anything more than $8k OTD or so is probably not worth it. this is all not factoring in any payoff you may have on your 919

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do what now? an otd of $11k is probably giving you 4ish for your 919, maybe 3500 and then selling theirs for near sticker. (kbb trade value is $3545) 13,9-3500 is 10,4, plus tax and any other dealer fees. so you're getting ZERO discount on that. i would tell them 10,5 for theirs, minus what your trade value is (say $3500, you won't get over book this time of year) put you at $7k plus tax and fees. don't let them charge you more than 2-300 in fees, those are pure profit, but on the flip side, if you get a deep enough deal, let them make a little bit of money, they'll treat you better if you give up a little too. anything more than $8k OTD or so is probably not worth it. this is all not factoring in any payoff you may have on your 919
Plan B is to buy the 2006 "mint cond." 950 sm from the nice lady in Ga. For 4.5K less than the SD, and keep the 919. I would have liked the extra grunt of the SuperDuke, but the sm is far more versatile... Thanks for the advice.

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ah ha! sounds like a plan to me! have fun with the new girl!

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