and all recent buyers. If you don't mind me asking: what year did you get?, where did you buy it?, and how much was it OTD?.... (Here in Austin)
Reason I'm asking is because around a year ago, I was EXCITED to buy my first bike when I saw the R3 and its "$4,999" price.... Little did I know "some" dealers here in Austin turn that $5k number into a $7k+ number really easy..
Thanks in advance for your repplies.
I paid $5,700 OTD for a Raven 2015 from Woods Fun Center in North Austin. I know they currently have a red 2015 at Cycle Country in New Braunsfels that they quoted me at $5,800. But that was before trying to haggle or deal.
My salesperson tried to justify the higher price, saying that if it had been a 2016, she would be selling it for $6,400 out the door. Which is ****ing outrageous. I think the dealer pays $4,400 for the bike from Yamaha, everything past that (aside from taxes and stuff like that) is them trying to make a buck. $250 for assembly, other stuff they will pile on top to justify their price. (They charged me $250 for assembly, and they got the bike pre-assembled from another store, ****ers).
Honestly, in the end, I think I paid a fair price, but could have gotten a better deal if the 2016s had come out, and the bikes were more readily available. Unfortunately, they aren't, so they can get more for them here in Texas.
Personally, I was tired of waiting for the 2016, and since there is literally 0 difference between the two years, I said to **** with it and just grabbed a 2015.
Most people will tell you to avoid Woods (a.k.a. Hoods) if at all possible, and I wouldn't disagree with them really. But honestly, it is a dealership, just like any dealership, they will try and get as much money as possible from you.
Just find 2-3 dealerships with the bike you want, and pit them against each other. If one says $5700, get the other to go down to $5600. If they do, tell the other dealer and get them to beat it. Lowest price wins.
You can also try and negotiate for free gear or free break in service.