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post #1 of 10 Old 09-07-2008, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Where to find a 2008/2009 DL650 with ABS?

I am new to this site, but not new to motorcycles. I live in Lawrence, Kansas and I am trying to find a Suzuki dealer that has an ABS model DL650.

So far a dealer in Grandview, Missouri and Topeka, Kansas have both quoted me prices on a 2009 DL650 without ABS even though I specifically and emphatically (but politely) stated I wanted the one with ABS. I have told both that I very much want the ABS equipped model, but no go. The Missouri dealer offered the DL1000 on the floor now or he will have one in within a month that is a 2009 DL650 without ABS.

The former (Missouri dealer) offered an OTD price of 2009 MSRP ($6,999) plus $169 freight plus $100 fee for the setup, checkout and test ride for an estimated total of $7,268. There will be $416.09 additional to pay for the sales tax so adding that it would be an OTD with tax of $7684.09. The latter (Kansas dealer) offered MSRP plus $521.43 sales tax for a total OTD of $7520.43.

I have contacted other Kansas Suzuki dealers to see what they say about getting the ABS equipped DL650.

Is it just next to impossible to find the DL650 model with ABS in Missouri or Kansas dealerships? Do I just have to go to the Suzuki website and look up every dealer in every state and call them until I find one that has the ABS equipped model in stock or can order or dealer to dealer transfer me in one?

Yes, I realize that the 2009 models are just now coming out and supply is slow in coming. However, given the two Suzuki dealers I have talked to so far, even if the Missouri one sounded willing to work with me, neither seemed willing to get an ABS equipped model for me.

I would appreciate suggestions on how to go about this. Thank ya'll ahead of time for your help.

Also, if this is in the wrong area, please move it to the appropriate one. I am not exactly certain where it should go.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-08-2008, 01:14 PM
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Alot of folks are "hopeful" Suzuki will increase the ABS number of 09. To date, finding an 08 ABS (CONUS) requires time, patience, and money.

Supply and demand are not in the buyer favor. There have been many threads in the short time I've been following this board. Stealerships are marking the price up the the ABS gems to include total msrp, destination, assembly, anything they can legally get away with. All price items that would be waived for a non-ABS version.

For example, my 08 (non-ABS) purchased 3 months ago, got out the door with added center stand installed, and tax for less than listed MSRP.

Only time will tell if the 2009 will have better ABS numbers.

Local dealerships can see and trade with other dealers... Problem is ALL dealerships know and ABS Wee will make them money.

Good luck, and hunting!

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-10-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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here's one!

if you don't mind buying used, here's a 2007
https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=30113
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-25-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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I've got an '09 with ABS (DL650AK9) on order. Shipments of the 2009 non-ABS models were slated for "Sept/Oct" 2008, with ABS models arriving "Nov/Dec".
Since the non-ABS ones started hitting the streets in the first days of September, I'm hoping the ABS ones arrive on the early side too.
List price for ABS is $7500. Mine's running $7000 + tax + 20% off accessories ordered with the bike. No hassles, straight up. Cleveland Ohio.
Happy shopping!
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-25-2008, 04:14 AM
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There are (3) 08 DL650 abs bikes available in Ca. at Honda of Hollywood

http://www.honda4u.com/
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-28-2008, 01:57 PM
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I found Many places avertise having ABS Wee's in stock.
None of which actually had one.

Make a phone call before getting excited.

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-21-2008, 11:41 PM
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ABS in Hollywood

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There are (3) 08 DL650 abs bikes available in Ca. at Honda of Hollywood

http://www.honda4u.com/
Yep, they are there. Saw them the other day when I was getting the sad news about my Ninja (Suzuki dealer also sells Kawasaki)
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-22-2008, 04:44 PM
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My dealer close to me got one in the day. I was coming to look at a used 2006 model vstrom.
I test drove the 2006 but put a down payment on the 2008 vstrom to hold it. It is black with ABS. I didn't want to go through suzuki financing since they wanted to charge me a arm and a leg.
So I am trying to go through a cheaper alternative. but will find out tomorrow morning. If they are gonna play. If not this shop might have one for sell :P

This is North Georgia though!

Last edited by clank; 10-22-2008 at 10:50 PM. Reason: Forgot my location.
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 10:22 PM
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I searched a lot in the Ohio area this summer. Could not find one. Quite a few non abs bikes were passing through but not the abs bikes I ended up finding a nice 2006 non abs. If ou find one, I would jump on it.
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