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.