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post #1 of 11 Old 11-04-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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2009 DL650SE Purchase Consideration

I am looking at buying a '09 DL650SEA - brand new. My local dealer is asking $7,795 CDN (+ 850 freight/admin). The listed price was originally $10,499 CDN. Do you think it is possible to a better deal waiting until January to purchase (assuming the dealer still has it)?

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-04-2009, 09:11 PM
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Dealers get a bit hungry in Canada's winter

I think the $850 fee for freight and administration is very full of extra fat and profit. The figure to discuss is the bottom line, what my dealer here in Sarasota calls the Out-The-Door price, the total price you pay for the bike, including all fees and taxes.

I recommend you take your time, and show that you want the best deal you can get, and you don't much care who gives it to you. You might enjoy a jaunt up to London, because the Suzuki dealer there seems quite pleasant. When you get two dealers competing for your business, you generally come out ahead.

You are probably not in a big hurry for the Strom, and dealers only get hungrier as winter wears down their profits. A dealer who won't give you a good deal in November may be willing to try a bit harder in late December or in January.

When I was shopping, one dealer just did not understand that when I asked "How much money do you want for the bike?" I was asking for a number, and not for a runaround. When he didn't specify a price the second time I asked for his best out-the-door price, I said good-bye and went to the competition.

If you can pay cash, you can perhaps do a little better. If the dealer says that he wants $7500, pull seven lovely pink thousand-dollar bills out of your pocket and say, "This is all I want to pay, and I want to pay it NOW." That is an argument that dealers find difficult to resist. Here in the Yewess of Eh, bills over $100 have been retired, so I couldn't use that argument.

The Ontario Stromtroopers are a cordial and helpful bunch, so try to get them to identify dealers who offer good prices. I generally buy parts from Hillcrest Suzuki in Toronto, but I do not think that dealer offers bargains on new bikes.

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Thanks for the reply Keith.

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8K for the bike with full luggage is a good price in Canada. I would try to get the admin/PDI fee cut down and/or negotiate some discounted farkles...the dealers have a lot of room to move on accessories.

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Buy a bare bones bike at the best price and drive across the border for the luggage and farkles. Start crunching numbers and I'll bet you can save some serious change. I bought most of my extras here in the GWN and it was way too costly.

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-14-2009, 11:36 PM
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Qouted me for $7,626 US, here in Chico,Cal. That's Out the Door, and still find it a little bit too high for a 2009, which is almost over. Any suggestions from all of you here in California?

My next considered bike is the Suzuki GSX 650F, which is $6738 OTD, about $888.oo difference. I'm so confused.........................aaggghhhhhhh
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-15-2009, 08:23 AM
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My next considered bike is the Suzuki GSX 650F, which is $6738 OTD, about $888.oo difference. I'm so confused.........................aaggghhhhhhh



You obviously aren't that serious about a getting a V-Strom if you're looking at a GSX 650F and worrying about the $ difference.........
The only fair comparison between those bikes is that.........They're both Suzukis.

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I got an '08 650 Wee (not the sea model, though) last year at Inglis Cycle in London Ontario for $7100 + taxes & PDI... They charged me $400 for PDI...

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Those are ridiculously high prices for a DR. My friend bought an 05 used with 1800 miles like new for $2,800.00. I would find a good clean used one opposed to new.
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i think its a good price . about $500 less than a non abs with out luggage was in 2007 .

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