Hi from Norcal, and a price question
First off, thanks for the wealth of information on this forum. I've been lurking and researching here for a while and am convinced that the Wee is the right next bike for me.
I'm partial to ABS bikes, and though I'd prefer to find a nice low-mile used bike I haven't been able to find one and will likely end up purchasing new.
So... what sort of prices are people getting OTD for 2011 650 ABS bikes? My local dealer is quoting MSRP ($8,099) + ~$600 in "fees" + tax/title. He's telling me that the bike is in high demand and he's selling them at this because he can. FWIW- I've bought two previous bikes from this dealer and he's generally been OK to deal with. Not great, but eventually been able to reach good deals. It seems like there's adequate inventory of the bikes. This dealer just sold one off the floor yesterday, and they're getting two more in the next few days, so while they're in demand I don't think there's a shortage of them.
What sort of prices OTD are folks getting on new Wee's- are people getting deals below MSRP, or is the market truly commanding full retail at the moment?