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Old 04-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Okay I was thinking of a 2012 KLR, but then came across the Versys.
I'm thinking the Versys may be a better fit fit for my need.
What's a reasonable "out the door" price for my location in Georgia?
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:27 AM   #2
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The more important consideration is the quality of the dealership.

Good dealerships are worth their weight in gold, but bad dealerships really suck.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the norm, but go for what you can get.

Again, the quality of the dealership is worth your attention.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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The more important consideration is the quality of the dealership.

Good dealerships are worth their weight in gold, but bad dealerships really suck.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the norm, but go for what you can get.

Again, the quality of the dealership is worth your attention.

I have to disagree . my dealer experience lasted all of 30 min and I've never needed them since . .

MSRP on my 2011 was 6299$ i got my bike out the door at 5000$ cash . My advice is forget the local dealer and look online .i found mine on ebay and it ended up being from a dealer anyway but for 1000$ less then what they had on the sticker in the showroom . I had to drive 3 hrs to pick her up but it was well worth it,


what could you possibly need the dealer for anyway? we work on our own bikes here .Parts are always WAY cheaper online even with shipping and to be honest most of the dealer mechanics I've met don't even know the basics about our bikes (ie Doo, oil burning issue, deep hole issue) Get the bike the for the cheapest you can find it .. a new bike is a new bike . If i were buying USED on the other hand i would want to be able to trust the dealer had gone over it thoroughly, but that's about it

MSRP is 7899$ on this bike this one is "buy it now " for 6000$

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...item3375cc514e

within 200 mi of you
looks like you don't have many options over there
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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what could you possibly need the dealer for anyway? we work on our own bikes here .Parts are always WAY cheaper online even with shipping and to be honest most of the dealer mechanics I've met don't even know the basics about our bikes (ie Doo, oil burning issue, deep hole issue) Get the bike the for the cheapest you can find it .. a new bike is a new bike . If i were buying USED on the other hand i would want to be able to trust the dealer had gone over it thoroughly, but that's about it[size=4][color=Lime]
I have to respectfully chime in here
Good dealers are just one more resource, one more support system to have on your side

I get a standard across the board discount from my dealer because I buy most of my parts from them
There is almost nothing in the regular supply chain that I can't get cheaper from my dealer
My discount on OEM parts is like 30%
On aftermarket they typically beat best price out there and I don't pay shipping
They refund no questions if I return anything
no hassles

I get access to their shop when I need service
I learn alot from observing, asking questions
They don't mind

They've done doohickeys (advised me about it when I bought the bike)
They've done 705s, 685s, Thermobobs
At least two of their mechanics know how to port a head, tune a carb, etc.

It's a good relationship

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If somebody is in a position to do all of their own service and work, then dealerships become a matter of negotiating the best price, OK. But motorcycles are very complex vehicles, requiring very exact maintenance and repair, and, for those who could not be in a position to do all of their own service and work, a good dealership can help to keep things working the way they should.

Yes, dealerships must make a profit, or they go out of business. But a good dealership can help to keep to keep a motorcycle up and on the road.
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