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I'm currently riding a BMW 650gs and I've got the Wee bug bad ;)

A local dealer has the 650 (no ABS) for what seems like a remarkable price
of $6199. It is a brand new 2009 model. I called today to ask the sales guy
I was previously talking with why so cheap. He was saying that they've got
almost 150 sport bikes coming in over the next few weeks and they are trying
to clear out the inventory to make room. While it is riding season year round
here in southern Ca, he said that spring is still their busiest season for sport
bike sales. Sounds reasonable, but I'm still skeptical...

Any thoughts?

Thanks



p.s., what a great site! I've been searching the posts for hours now.
 

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If he brought it in before january or so then it is under the old pricing which was $7000 IIRC, therefore your deal is a good one but not "too good to be true"
 

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Howdy all,
I'm currently riding a BMW 650gs and I've got the Wee bug bad ;)

A local dealer has the 650 (no ABS) for what seems like a remarkable price
of $6199. It is a brand new 2009 model. I called today to ask the sales guy
I was previously talking with why so cheap. He was saying that they've got
almost 150 sport bikes coming in over the next few weeks and they are trying
to clear out the inventory to make room. While it is riding season year round
here in southern Ca, he said that spring is still their busiest season for sport
bike sales. Sounds reasonable, but I'm still skeptical...

Any thoughts?

Thanks



p.s., what a great site! I've been searching the posts for hours now.
How many has he got and where is it? I am in the market as well, please tell me he has 2 :)

Cheers
TS
 

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Did you happen to ask what other charges will be applied before delivery? Sometimes it can be quite shocking what kind of surprises dealers try to spring at delivery. If none......good buy. Sure you don't want ABS though?
 

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Did you happen to ask what other charges will be applied before delivery? Sometimes it can be quite shocking what kind of surprises dealers try to spring at delivery. If none......good buy. Sure you don't want ABS though?

We didn't even get that far yet. I was trying to do a simple test drive and
apparently there are crazy rules here in CA where you need to buy the bike
first then they give you 5-10 miles of test drive and you can return it after
that if you don't like it.

Before I get into the details financial with them I wanted to actually test drive
it. I'm trying to find someone at work who has one.

They did have another one right next to it. It was just a different color and had ABS.
It was more in line with MSRP though. So it might be the case where this is a newer
model I suppose.

As for do I want ABS or not? Not really sold one way or the other. The BMW is
the first bike I've owned with ABS (I've been riding since I was 9 years old,
good grief, that's like 28 years!). And it doesn't rain much here in San Diego,
and if it does I usually don't ride.

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Scott
 

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Now that wouldn't be very sporting of me, letting you get my bike before me ;)
Of course I understand, that was why I asked if he had two, I would not want to deprive you of one :)

Anyway, I arrive in LA next Monday afternoon and have a few bikes to look at in California, but would like the opportunity for a new one if it is available.

Cheers
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Howdy all,
I'm currently riding a BMW 650gs and I've got the Wee bug bad ;)

A local dealer has the 650 (no ABS) for what seems like a remarkable price
of $6199. It is a brand new 2009 model. I called today to ask the sales guy
I was previously talking with why so cheap. He was saying that they've got
almost 150 sport bikes coming in over the next few weeks and they are trying
to clear out the inventory to make room. While it is riding season year round
here in southern Ca, he said that spring is still their busiest season for sport
bike sales. Sounds reasonable, but I'm still skeptical...

Any thoughts?

Thanks



p.s., what a great site! I've been searching the posts for hours now.
What is the name of the Dealer. I'll tell you if it's good. Some will low ball the number then tack on BS. So what's the bottom line? 2008 non ABS and a few (early models before the price increase) were going for $6199 out the door for some of the dealers. That included all taxes, licenses and other tacked on BS ($6199).

Walk in with $6199. Walk out with a bike, pink slip, taxes paid, req paid for the year. Done deal.
 

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What is the name of the Dealer. I'll tell you if it's good. Some will low ball the number then tack on BS. So what's the bottom line? 2008 non ABS and a few (early models before the price increase) were going for $6199 out the door for some of the dealers. That included all taxes, licenses and other tacked on BS ($6199).

Walk in with $6199. Walk out with a bike, pink slip, taxes paid, req paid for the year. Done deal.
North County House of Motorcycles. They have the one I'm interested in at $6199.
I've also been to Escondido Cycle Center. They have the same color that I'm interested
in at the standard 2009 MSRP.
 

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If he brought it in before january or so then it is under the old pricing which was $7000 IIRC, therefore your deal is a good one but not "too good to be true"
Are there any major differences between the 2009 model released in 2008 and
the 2009 model released in 2009?

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Just the additional $500 they tacked onto the already $300 price increase. Call it the deflation of the almighty $$$
 

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Thanks for the info.

I plan on going tomorrow morning and negotiating with them. I've got the cash
in my pocket that is burning a hole.

In my research (mainly from this site), these were the accessories I plan to add
if they can give me a good deal. If not, I saw enough alternatives or other places to buy them and install myself.

center stand
hand guards
heated hand grips (possibly, only really need them 6 weeks of the year and $250 s a bit much for 6 weeks, but I've really come to appreciate those few cold morning with them on the BMW)
luggage (top case)


Any other recommendations?

Thanks again for all the help everyone.
 

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Skip the suzuki heated grips, they don't work very well according to what I've read.
 

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Recommendation: As soon as you get your new pride and joy home, whip off the shift lever and Loctite the mounting bolt. Takes three minutes.
(Either that, or carry some circlip pliers and spanner and be prepared to do a quick fix on the side of the road when the bolt works loose and falls out.:( which it will, and sooner rather than later.)
Then just ride to your heart's content and enjoy one of the best motorcycles on the market today.
 

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North County House of Motorcycles. They have the one I'm interested in at $6199.
I've also been to Escondido Cycle Center. They have the same color that I'm interested
in at the standard 2009 MSRP.
But what's the bottom line with North County House of Motorcycles? If's it more than $7299 out the door keep looking or if you are willing to travel to Orange/LA Counties shoot me a PM.
 

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Wanted to send a quick note to thank all those who replied with info.

I picked up my new baby this morning ;)

 

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Wanted to send a quick note to thank all those who replied with info.

I picked up my new baby this morning ;)

Congrats, what was the final damage? Was the deal as good as it looked? $6199.00 OTD would have a been a relative steal...Ride safe.
 

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If it isn't taboo, I'm happy to chronicle the whole 4 hour ordeal,
including numbers ;)

I got what I wanted price wise on the bike, but they had plenty
of other opportunities to rape me with other goodies.
 

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I don't think it is taboo...one of the moderators would let us know if it was though. Share your story, I'm sure many people would have an interest, I for one would. Thanks and ride safe.
 
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