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Any recommended dealers around Massachusetts or New Hampshire for R3s with new inventory?
 

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I went to 2 dealerships when I was looking for my R3. Parkway Cycles in Everett - nice group of guys but can be a little pushy - can sometimes work with you on price but not much

I ended up buying my R3 from Cycle Designs in Phillipston- it's a good 80 miles from Boston but the trip up there is nice and the people there are just plain awesome , follow up calls and emails to make sure everything was good- they even stored my bike there for the winter free of charge

Check out their website
http://www.cycledesignonline.com/m_default.asp


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I purchased mine R3 from Cycles128 in Beverly. Not too bad of an experience. The thing I learned from this (first motor vehicle purchase) is go in educated. Don't rely on the sales person to do that. Know what you want/need before stepping in because you may just get caught up. But like -furbz- I also checked out Parkway Cycles early in my search and they were very cool over there. As far as recommendations I'd say visit 2-3 dealers and get an idea of what your working with in terms of sales people and environment. In other words feel it out for yourself!!
 

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Thanks guys. I was thinking about checking out 2-3 places as well. I have a friend who is also looking into getting one at the same time so it's going to be 2 sales (hoping we can get a better discount). Also, the other thing would be the inventory. I think the new matte grey 2016 looks sick! If that's not available then blue followed by red . As furbz mentioned, winter storage for free would be a nice perk to have since I don't have an indoor garage.
Also, when negotiating the price, do you negotiate the OTD price or just the bike and other fees are added upon later?
I am scared that once I agree to a price, they will then add the other fees to the agreed price which would mean adding additional $500-$800. Any feedback on that folks?


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Get the OTD price for sure, that's the msrp with all of the added bs fees combined. It doesn't hurt to call around and get the price from a bunch of locations, that way you can say you got a lower price at so-and-so dealer and use that to your advantage. Like you said, buying 2 at a time should help get the price down as well, or at least give you leverage to talk about free winter storage or even your first service for free. You aren't agreeing on the price until your John Hancock is on the paper work, and one thing to keep in mind if you plan to finance is to never discuss a monthly payment figure, always negotiate the final price. If you don't have a problem with traveling a little further I would suggest hopping over the border to NH where there is no sales tax
 

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Get the OTD price for sure, that's the msrp with all of the added bs fees combined. It doesn't hurt to call around and get the price from a bunch of locations, that way you can say you got a lower price at so-and-so dealer and use that to your advantage. Like you said, buying 2 at a time should help get the price down as well, or at least give you leverage to talk about free winter storage or even your first service for free. You aren't agreeing on the price until your John Hancock is on the paper work, and one thing to keep in mind if you plan to finance is to never discuss a monthly payment figure, always negotiate the final price. If you don't have a problem with traveling a little further I would suggest hopping over the border to NH where there is no sales tax


Appreciate the feedback. Yeah, me and my buddy will start shopping around soon.
We're both looking for the 2016 matte grey finish .
I was looking into NH option but I will have to pay the tax during registration (unless i have it registered in NH for 6 months).
 

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I thought about NH as well but yeah MA will hit you with those taxes once you get it registered. Other than that the important points were hit. Talk OTD for sure and don't let the excitement get in the way haha.

Where in MA do you reside?
 

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I thought about NH as well but yeah MA will hit you with those taxes once you get it registered. Other than that the important points were hit. Talk OTD for sure and don't let the excitement get in the way haha.

Where in MA do you reside?
Good point! I'll make sure to play it cool :)
I live in Marlborough
 

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Appreciate the feedback. Yeah, me and my buddy will start shopping around soon.
We're both looking for the 2016 matte grey finish .
I'm going to be looking for a 2016 Matte Gray soon as well.
We may have enough to possibly talk "Group Buy" LOL
 

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That's awesome.
I have some cash coming in late May/early June. I'll be looking to buy with cash in hand by the second week of June.
Can't wait


Haha! Totally agree with you @AesonVirus! Group buy of Matte Grays :)
Thanks @Chad for offering to help out. $5400 OTD is a good deal for sure! Me and my buddy are trying to find a dealer who would store our bikes during winter (preferably for free )
 

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First Post and Hi's !

Did any of you guys in MA have to wait for the bike? How does dealership inventories for 2016 look like?

So stoked to get one, I know the wait will be eating me alive :)
 

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Did any of you guys in MA have to wait for the bike? How does dealership inventories for 2016 look like?

So stoked to get one, I know the wait will be eating me alive :)
I've only been to Auburn and Shrewsbury so far but both shops still only have 15's in stock.
A very unfriendly individual with a clear lack of customer service experience in Auburn told me that he refuses to order a 16 until all 15's are sold. I told him that I wanted a Gray one which is only available in the 16 model and he didn't care. He told me to buy a 15... "It's the same exact thing"

I left.
 

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I've only been to Auburn and Shrewsbury so far but both shops still only have 15's in stock.

A very unfriendly individual with a clear lack of customer service experience in Auburn told me that he refuses to order a 16 until all 15's are sold. I told him that I wanted a Gray one which is only available in the 16 model and he didn't care. He told me to buy a 15... "It's the same exact thing"



I left.

It's ridiculous how some of these dealers are in business with clear lack of service.. I've been reading up on a few other folks who have had bad experiences with dealers (like dealer not caring to come talk to you) If they aren't keen on selling, just go elsewhere. Thanks to this forum and fellow members for sharing your experience.. Makes it a a lot easier for new riders like me to shortlist dealers who are worth 'dealing with' and won't take you for a ride
 

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Very naive question but I thought OTD price included all taxes, etc (sales tax). The dealer said that we will have to go to the RMV and pay the taxes there. Is that true?


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Ah, another Ma member! I'm telling yall. I got my Matte Grey '16 for a nice price... Lemme know when yall are ready. It was $5400 with taxes and everything.
Chad said he paid $5400 with everything included.
OTD typically means, registered, insured, ready to ride away with no further expense

My guess was that his dealer did enough volume that they were able to not charge the destination (freight) fee and doc fees. That was just my guess though.

Here's what Auburn charges
Bike- $4990
Freight- $407
Doc fee- $99.95
Total before taxes- $5496.95
Total with taxes- $ $5840.50
 

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Very naive question but I thought OTD price included all taxes, etc (sales tax). The dealer said that we will have to go to the RMV and pay the taxes there. Is that true?


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To answer your question though, it depends...
If you are just buying the bike and taking it home on a trailer or in the back of the truck, you simply pay the price of the bike. Taxes will not be paid until you go to register the bike. This is why we can't go to NH, buy the bike there and bring it home to save on taxes. They're paid when you register at the RMV.
If you plan on having the dealership register the bike for you, taxes are paid then and there, and it becomes part of the OTD price.
 
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