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Howdy , I got a R3 two months ago and so far done 3 track days . I really like the R3 so I just got another one . Now I have one for street and track days and the other for racing only . I hope to see some other R3 riders at the track in Texas and Louisiana .
 

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Hey there,

Just moved to the Austin area and don't know anyone around here or what goes on.

Any suggestions on local riding groups?

And where do you go track riding at?
 

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Welcome to Austin, I'm not doing bike nights anymore or riding with any groups . I like to ride lime creek road and do track days at harris hill in san marcos ,TWS ,COTA and NOLA .
 

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Hope to see y'all on the road. Ride safe y'all. If you spot me I'm on a black r3 with blue rim tape and no decals. ????
 

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Greetings from North Austin.
I pick up my Raven R3 tomorrow.
I'll do my best not to crash into you.
 

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Given you said you're picking it up tomorrow - today - does that mean they worked something out with you after you posted?

I'll actually be by Woods tomorrow to pick my BMW up from warranty service.

I've had great luck with Woods. I've purchases two motorcycles from them and have nothing but good things to say.

If you do end up getting it, you should head out to Cycle Gear on Thursday. My fiance will probably be there on her R3.
 

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@msdss @R3771 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.
 

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Given you said you're picking it up tomorrow - today - does that mean they worked something out with you after you posted?

I'll actually be by Woods tomorrow to pick my BMW up from warranty service.

I've had great luck with Woods. I've purchases two motorcycles from them and have nothing but good things to say.

If you do end up getting it, you should head out to Cycle Gear on Thursday. My fiance will probably be there on her R3.
Yeah, I ended up working it out with them.
I'm going to reserve final judgment for when I pick up the bike (going in at 11am).

This is my very first bike, so I'm going to do what I can to learn and not kill myself.
I did plan on trying to make it up to cyclegear, I hear Pirelli is going to have a tire give away, and some of the GP guys are going to be there signing autographs. Not to mention free food and beer for anyone who is there. :)

Anyway, I'll be the guy on the black R3, wearing all black gear, probably hot as **** in the Texas weather. :)
 

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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.
Yup. This is why I hate dealerships. :|

The thing that irks me the most is when they put a last-year leftover "on sale", but when you ask for the OTD price, it's the same as it has been all year! They really do try to SUCKER people with tricks and BS. I hate that. Put the bike ON SALE, or DON'T! Don't try to play games with people! It only wastes the customers time, and makes people mad. Stupid dealers.
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Yeah, I ended up working it out with them.
I'm going to reserve final judgment for when I pick up the bike (going in at 11am).

This is my very first bike, so I'm going to do what I can to learn and not kill myself.
I did plan on trying to make it up to cyclegear, I hear Pirelli is going to have a tire give away, and some of the GP guys are going to be there signing autographs. Not to mention free food and beer for anyone who is there. :)

Anyway, I'll be the guy on the black R3, wearing all black gear, probably hot as **** in the Texas weather. :)
Badass!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. I'm not sure if my brother will be with us or not, but I'll be on my BMW S1000RR while my fiance will be on the R3.

I was actually at Woods for a bit today and there was a red R3 up there. Was thinking it was possibly you.

Congrats on the bike, by the way.
 

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Badass!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. I'm not sure if my brother will be with us or not, but I'll be on my BMW S1000RR while my fiance will be on the R3.

I was actually at Woods for a bit today and there was a red R3 up there. Was thinking it was possibly you.

Congrats on the bike, by the way.
I know they are trying to sell a red R3. It has a ton of wear and tear on it. 8800 miles, and lot of sun fade. They were trying to get me to take it for $5k OTD. But because I am not an idiot, I chose the brand new bike for $700 more.
 

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I tried, no one had them. :(
 

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@msdss @R3771 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.
 

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Hello. I live in Georgetown. I don't own an R3 yet but I'm on the lookout to pick one up next. I'm currently trying to sell my 14 super tenere ES first. I just got the trade in value from central texas ps and it was pretty good. I'm still going to try and hold off and sell private party and pick up a used R3 if I can find one. I don't really like buying new bikes. Is anyone on Two Wheeled Texans also?
 
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