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Hey guys.. I'm looking into buying the 2015 model of the r3 and found several dealers selling them around $4,000 in California. I live in Colorado. About two months ago, I requested for the price of the new r3 of a dealer here in Colorado and they said $4,000. However, I asked again a few days ago and it was bumped back up to $5,000.. Is it reasonable to negotiate for $4,000?

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You won't get it OTD for $4,000. That is just a starting sale price. Dealers won't take less than $4,800. The R3 is too hot. I heard rumors they are the #1 selling bike for 2015. Dealers are advertising 2015 leftover R3's for $4,000.... but that does not include TTL and any fees they want to hit you with. Dealers want to get "setup" and "freight" charges. Usually a "doc fee" also. If you can get it for $5k OTD, you are doing good.
 

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$4000 for a brand new R3 sounds to good to be true. Maybe it's a demo model they quoted the price on. A good deal is usually about $5200 OTD.
 

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A 2015 r3 is a year old bike regardless if its still on the showroom floor. Trade in value according to KKB is $2700 retail is $3945, so how do you figure $5200 otd is a good price am I missing something?
 

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Hey guys.. I'm looking into buying the 2015 model of the r3 and found several dealers selling them around $4,000 in California. I live in Colorado. About two months ago, I requested for the price of the new r3 of a dealer here in Colorado and they said $4,000. However, I asked again a few days ago and it was bumped back up to $5,000.. Is it reasonable to negotiate for $4,000?

Again .. 2015 R3

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$4k is an awesome sale price it's just that bikes are unlike cars in terms of incentive deals from the previous years unsold models. Most likely that particular Yamaha dealer in Cali is struggling to sell the bike that they/have had for a year. Even if you get a $3k price, unless the bike is shipped from Cali the engine break in will be ruined unless you torture yourself alternating gears and rpm range with some engine breaking every 1 minute or so throughout the maiden trek. Even then it's questionable health-wise for the newborn engine to run continously for hours on end with virgin oil in its guts.

I am not a mechanic though I suggest buying locally.
 

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A 2015 r3 is a year old bike regardless if its still on the showroom floor. Trade in value according to KKB is $2700 retail is $3945, so how do you figure $5200 otd is a good price am I missing something?
It's a BRAND NEW bike that came out of a crate, and sat on a showroom floor for awhile. It is still a "NEW" bike, and dealers will get a premium because it is a "new" bike. Also... the R3 is HOT right now. Dealers will not discount them when they are still selling like hotcakes. You can get a little money off, only because the new 2016 models are coming out. But don't expect a big discount. If it's not worth it to you, don't buy it. Kawi dealers are selling the 2015 Ninja-300 for the same price. I would rather have an R3.
 

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There's a "$4150" 2015 R3 here locally, but I assure you the req'd mark-up puts it right back to normal price otd, at least here in California. When I put my deposit down today, that's the bike other people were looking at too, the R3. Also, FZ-07 seem to be flying off the shelf. I was told FZ-09 sells more than FZ-07.

KBB and NADA aren't the be-all end-all of motorcycle pricing.
 

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The FZ-09 is a nice engine in a clunky bike. Everyone knows it has jinky suspension. The suspension is so mushy, it reminded me of motocross suspension!
 

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Hey guys.. I'm looking into buying the 2015 model of the r3 and found several dealers selling them around $4,000 in California. I live in Colorado. About two months ago, I requested for the price of the new r3 of a dealer here in Colorado and they said $4,000. However, I asked again a few days ago and it was bumped back up to $5,000.. Is it reasonable to negotiate for $4,000?

Again .. 2015 R3

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$4K OTD or just the list price? if list price I would add another $7-800 to it. I'm sure the dealer will inflate the 'fees' to make it close to 5K. Still not a bad deal though if you can get it for $5K.
 

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Might I suggest the COSTCO auto buyers program? I had a good exp with it,plus COSTCO members get 15% off parts and accessories
 

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$4190 brand new 2016 Is what i was lookin at last weekend looks like they were trying to make room for "newer" bikes, no difference in the bike from 16-17 without abs, but aroud $1000 less why not!
 

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$4190 brand new 2016 Is what i was lookin at last weekend looks like they were trying to make room for "newer" bikes, no difference in the bike from 16-17 without abs, but aroud $1000 less why not!
Go for it, it's just a bike you'll get a another one when you've had fun on this. If it's there and waiting to get out of the showroom I'd say go for it, no point waiting weeks or month for a particular color. It's all about riding time and having fun... the sooner you get it the sooner you get to ride ... then upgrade after you get more experience. Some people just get too attached to the color of the bike (then end up dropping or totaling it), when it's the same 321cc at the end of the day as you can always upgrade or buy a second bike ;)
 

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yeah I'm still paying on my duke, I offered it as a trade but they wouldn't do it. Going to try and transfer the loan to someone who wants one more than me. should have gone japanese!!!arrgghhh
 
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