Dealer prep and Freight
I can go to almost any store on the web these days and if I order a minimum amount, I can have free shipping anywhere in the US. Like a set of tires. Free Shipping. A GoPro camera.. free.. a motorcycle battery.. also free.. Virtually any motorcycle part can be bought with free shipping, provided the amount is sufficient.
So why does it suddenly cost $800 when you order a $12k complete motorcycle? Shouldn't that be free as well?
I order stuff from Hong Kong all the time because it costs 1/10th the amount, and it also ships free directly to my house. So what if I have to wait 3 weeks to get it. If it doesn't show up, I get my money back.
Why can't I order a motorcycle from Suzuki corporate, and have it shipped to my house for free?
I understand the dealer prep thing. That makes a bit of sense to me in some ways, but someone like myself, who can do basic wrenching, knows that blue Loctite is, and has a set of sockets handy, would be able to do the Dealer prep part easy enough. It would even be FUN IMO. Imagine a crate arrives at your house one day.. OMG.. what a blast..
I think everyone just gets used to paying this extra fee, and they don't think to argue about it anymore.
Curious.. for those who have ordered a new V2.. what did the dealer tell you were the "extra" fees? Dealer Prep, Freight, Documentation Fee, Tire recycle fees?