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Hi all, first post for me here at Stromtrooper. I'm shopping for a 650 but still undecided about whether to buy new or used, mostly because there seems to be pretty much no used Stroms available where I am at - South central Idaho. I have the cash to spare to buy new plus gear (I'm returning to riding after several years), but not averse to saving a buck on a lightly used machine either.

My local dealer has a brand new '14 DL650 in white sitting in his showroom. He says with the current incentive programs available from Suzuki, I can get it out the door for $8300, including Idaho sales tax and the bullshit dealer fees. That's a few hundred bucks cheaper than the MSRP on Suzuki's website.

I would be paying cash with nothing to trade in.

Do you guys think this is a good deal? Is there anything I should be looking out for?
 

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I would jump on that if it is a true out the door price.
 

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Not to hijack...but I was wondering the same on new pricing with dealers.

So I've stopped into several dealers lately as I'm considering moving to a Wee. I'm continually amazed at how clueless many of them are about their own products. I always seem to have to inform them about their own bikes and the industry in general... Why are they there? Most don't even seem to show a passing interest in motorcycles.... how else could the be so clueless??

I've bought all my bikes used so never tried to deal with a dealer. So do they all play this "dealer fee" and other BS game? Had one I called about a leftover '13 Wee and she quotes me basically MSRP for what a '14 should be. She seemed to have no desire to try and give me any sort of deal. WTH??

I guess I'll just stick to buying a good used bike if this is how all the dealers are...:headbang:
 

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It really comes down to the individual sales people. I have been successful getting OTD prices via the phone. Idaho currently has $500 customer cash on the DL650.
 

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I just picked up my '14 650 on sunday. I went to my nearest dealer just to get an idea of pricing and they quoted $9150 OTD. My girlfriend is in the M/C industry, so she had one of her customers get me their best deal. I got it for $8200 OTD.



Hi all, first post for me here at Stromtrooper. I'm shopping for a 650 but still undecided about whether to buy new or used, mostly because there seems to be pretty much no used Stroms available where I am at - South central Idaho. I have the cash to spare to buy new plus gear (I'm returning to riding after several years), but not averse to saving a buck on a lightly used machine either.

My local dealer has a brand new '14 DL650 in white sitting in his showroom. He says with the current incentive programs available from Suzuki, I can get it out the door for $8300, including Idaho sales tax and the bullshit dealer fees. That's a few hundred bucks cheaper than the MSRP on Suzuki's website.

I would be paying cash with nothing to trade in.

Do you guys think this is a good deal? Is there anything I should be looking out for?
 

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There is a 2013 advertised Canadian $.
Sale Price: $6,879.99

Location: Riverside Motosports
Year: 2013
Manufacturer: Suzuki
Model: V-STROM 650 ABS
New/Used: New
New Usage Unit: 0
Primary Color: BLUE
Condition: Excellent
Title: Clean
Stock #: SM100491
VIN: JS1VP56A2D2100491

Hard to believe couldn't be OTD for under $8000 Cdn.

I know question was about 2014, but this seem a really good price. Not sure of changes from 2013 to 2014.
 

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I went back to the dealer this afternoon and got an OTD price in writing: $8190! I think I will be back in the morning to close the deal :)

He said he only sells about 1 Strom per year - explains the utter lack of used ones in the area I think. This town is very much Harley and dirt bike territory.
 

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nm dealer has a 2014 dl650 adventure ,$8500,NO freight no set up only
taxes.I love my 05 wee though???In black
 

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I purchased a new '14 DL650 for $7249 out the door. In Oklahoma, you pay the excise tax on the purchase when you get your new tag in 30 days. That should add another $250-300 to the final price.

 

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gsjo: No, I purchased a non-adv model. The dealer had one in stock, but I didn't like the cases and how far they mounted off the bike. I think the ADV model only comes in black in 2014 (?)
 

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Oh man... you got my white one.... :headbang::thumbup: Congrats and thanks for the info. on the dealer.

I've spoken to the dealer in Fort Smith and they sure don't seem to willing to offer much of a deal.

Actually still trying to sell my Tenere... but will be keeping that red one in mind if and when I sell it.

If none of this 2015 models for Suzuki or Yamaha come true and I haven't sold the Tenere, maybe I can find someone here wanting to trade....
 

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Wow thats a steal there. Around here in CA there are virtually no 2012+ Vstroms on the used market and all the dealers around here have crazy fees. After taxes and fees OTD is pushing $10k.
 

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AlphaLima: Thanks, I was surprised that the dealer was willing to deduct the usual freight charge on the bike. The dealer was very easy to negotiate with, and knowledgeable about the bikes they sold. Definitely would recommend them to anyone in this area.
 
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