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post #1 of 14 Old 05-25-2007, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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07 Purchase pricing -- what gives?

Hey guys,

I'll be lurking at this site for the next two years or so -- till some old debts go away... yeah I know. I'm having a great time reading about your adventures in V-strom spotting and touring and stuff. Vicarious pleasure is still pleasure. I've done all the arm-chair research I need and it looks like the Dl650 is for me. Anyway...

I've been monitoring the dealership purchase pricing on the 07 DL 650 here in Ontario. The range of pricing is quite dramatic. One dealer has the bike, freight included, at $7400 and another is closer to $9000 (and a bunch more for the ABS model). I must be missing something.

How could there be such a huge price difference?

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-25-2007, 12:40 PM
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According to Suzuki.ca the Manufacturer Suggested Retail on the 07 Wee is $8,999 but what a dealer will actually sell for can be quite different.
It all depends on the competition,the volume they can sell, overhead etc. Or the deal you can make with them.
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That must be Canadian, cause here in the states, its $6,669, which is what I paid.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products...7/Default.aspx

When I convert US dollars to Canadian, I get $7200.52, that is of course, without F/H on both.

It would be perhaps cheaper for you to cross the border and buy down here...
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Make sure you know what the dealership is charging for freigt and PDI etc. There is a dealer here locally that consistantly advertises bikes for less than most other dealers, but when but when it comes down to brass tacks, their freight/pdi is almost double other dealers.

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$7,395.00 at Newmarket Suzuki in March of '07
I paid $8,000.00 in March of '05.
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I'll bet the "cheapest" price is from a dealer that also sells Cars If so they don't "have" to make as big a profit on the bikes as thier cars are what keeps the dealer afloat. One thing to remember, is the service dept in a "car" dealership may not have the expertise that a true "bike" shop does. Then again getting an appt anywhere can be an adventure. Good thing the Strom rarely needs anything done

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Hey guys,

I'll be lurking at this site for the next two years or so -- till some old debts go away... yeah I know. I'm having a great time reading about your adventures in V-strom spotting and touring and stuff. Vicarious pleasure is still pleasure. I've done all the arm-chair research I need and it looks like the Dl650 is for me. Anyway...

I've been monitoring the dealership purchase pricing on the 07 DL 650 here in Ontario. The range of pricing is quite dramatic. One dealer has the bike, freight included, at $7400 and another is closer to $9000 (and a bunch more for the ABS model). I must be missing something.

How could there be such a huge price difference?

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-28-2007, 12:00 AM
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Only if you have cash :rolleyes:

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It would be perhaps cheaper for you to cross the border and buy down here...

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-28-2007, 01:47 AM
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Brocku, that dealer is alleged to go low on the price but stack the extra charges. It might come out a bit cheaper still. I bought my '07 wee at Cycle World for about $8400, plus freight, PDI, taxes.

I saw a grey Wee at Newmarket Suzuki's stand at the April motorcycle show with a $7500 sticker. I called up my dealer and told him that that's a price I couldn't ignore. He responded that he gets this type of call several times a week and says the dealer is low-balling the price but recovers some of it in the extra and higher charges. He told me to get a price from them and he would see if he could match it. It was my guess too that they would recover some cash in extra charges -- I have experience in the auto industry. But I live downtown and didn't want to deal in Newmarket.

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-30-2007, 08:43 PM
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Howdy,

Factory dealers (such as Brampton and Newmarket, selling both cars and bikes), notoriously compete between each other for customers. Considering MSRP of 8999 (9499 w/ABS), it does seem that they’re offering the best deal ie. 7399 for regular Wee and 7999 for ABS one. Adding approx. 600 (maybe even less) for freight, PDI, admin fee and then taxes on top of that should be rock-bottom price one could pay for new Wee.

Other dealers like Cycle Worlds, Miltons etc, who don’t enjoy same privileges from Suzuki motherhood as factory dealers, will be charging as much as they can get away with but may never be as competitive as the first two. Anyone remembers what happened to McBride's dealership?
While it does make sense to support local dealer as you may need some factory accessories you can get better deal on if you bought bike from them, and/or maintain your bike there and/or they’re just close to you, you can get a lot of farkles or gas for a grand… Not to mention that used ones, while rare find, are going for same price as new ones - go figure ?!

Had I known how much pleasure riding a Wee is :mrgreen:, I’d jump on one much sooner than I have…

Good Luck shopping!!
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did i pay too much

8499 , but after tax ,pdi, battery and tire levys out the door price was 9837 thats with 500 off list price[dl 650 7k non abs]

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