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Hey fellas,

I'm a newbie and was shopping for a new bike and saw the R3 and really liked it. I was going for the ninja before I found about his one. I know it will take maybe few months until it is released but I was wondering what was the best price before taxes, registration and such you got from your dealer. Since is it preorder everybody paid MSRP??? I was thinking to negotiate with my dealer if I pay all in cash and no financing but wanted to see what is a good starting point.

Let me know the best deals you've gotten so far. Your input is appreciated!

thanks!:D
 

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I would expect (hope) to pay less than 6k OTD. Down payments and pre-payments ensure paying retail plus full fees usually because you are stating you must be one of the first to have it and unfortunately the dealerships capitalize on that.


I'm interested in the R3 but since I currently have others to ride I don't need it right now. I will wait until it comes out and see what happens. When the Ninja 300 came out my local dealer had a short waiting list and couldn't keep them in stock at first but that subsided and they eventually had several sitting on the floor for weeks at a time and were finally ready to deal. I'm also the guy that buys most of my cars/bikes at the end of fall or in the winter here in the northeast for some really good deals, but that is a gamble as I don't always get to select exact options and sometimes colors.


In any case I can't wait to start seeing these new bikes show up on the forum here and see what people start doing to personalize them.
 

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I agree!. it is 5k MSRP so i don't want to pay no dealers fee, or docking fee, or you came to us fee, f- that.... basically i can get a 2014 ninja 650 for that price. Plus by the time it comes out it will be already mid 2015, 4
months after 2016 is out

its unbelievable what supply and demand does :|


I would expect (hope) to pay less than 6k OTD. Down payments and pre-payments ensure paying retail plus full fees usually because you are stating you must be one of the first to have it and unfortunately the dealerships capitalize on that.


I'm interested in the R3 but since I currently have others to ride I don't need it right now. I will wait until it comes out and see what happens. When the Ninja 300 came out my local dealer had a short waiting list and couldn't keep them in stock at first but that subsided and they eventually had several sitting on the floor for weeks at a time and were finally ready to deal. I'm also the guy that buys most of my cars/bikes at the end of fall or in the winter here in the northeast for some really good deals, but that is a gamble as I don't always get to select exact options and sometimes colors.


In any case I can't wait to start seeing these new bikes show up on the forum here and see what people start doing to personalize them.
 

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I was also looking into getting a ninja but after sitting on one, immediately i was hating it, realized that with other Ninja's i've sat on, not sure if you guys have noticed that as well.
 

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Norway (North Europe). Yeeh it sucks. Can drop another example, a yamaha R1 cost around 30.000usd.
Alot of taxes calculated on kw/hp, weight and co2 emission.

Its the same story for cars over here to.
Chevrolet Camaro 6,2L costs around 190.000 usd...... Its sick...
 

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Been calling local dealers within a two hour ride to get pricing... going to start having them compete for my business... but most only ordered 1 of each color...

got some reasonable quotes and outrageous ones but no exact numbers without bikes on hand... like one guy says they like to get creative with destination charges set up fees and what not... lets see how it plays out over the next couple weeks...
 

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$5400 OTD
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Although that's with some family discount.

There isn't much markup on these to really get much of a deal.
 

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$5400 OTD
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Although that's with some family discount.

There isn't much markup on these to really get much of a deal.

Local dealership in the San Francisco Bay area just marked down 2014 ninja 300s a thousand dollars of previous MSRP to new price of 4299...

im sure there still has to be some built in profit there otherwise theyre loosing money on the sale...

without getting a hold of a dealers invoice price we dont know how much the markup is and how much we can potentially save...

im going to start low balling people on craigs list.. i might be able to get a semi new ninja for half the price or the new R3... things are getting tight between Kawasaki and Yamaha
 

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$5400 OTD
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Although that's with some family discount.

There isn't much markup on these to really get much of a deal.

Local dealership in the San Francisco Bay area just marked down 2014 ninja 300s a thousand dollars of previous MSRP to new price of 4299...

im sure there still has to be some built in profit there otherwise theyre loosing money on the sale...

without getting a hold of a dealers invoice price we dont know how much the markup is and how much we can potentially save...

im going to start low balling people on craigs list.. i might be able to get a semi new ninja for half the price or the new R3... things are getting tight between Kawasaki and Yamaha
I know what the cost is. I didn't pay much above it. But taxes kill it here. USA and Canada don't compare.

I also won't buy a Kawasaki product but that's a personal opinion.
 

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I know what the cost is. I didn't pay much above it. But taxes kill it here. USA and Canada don't compare.

I also won't buy a Kawasaki product but that's a personal opinion.
Whats the invoice price?

it might be the same nation wide considering thats the price the pay yamaha for the bike... maybe everyone will save money now knowing the invoice price
 

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I have a deposit in for one with a semi-agreed upon price of $4690. $300 off MSRP. Semi-agreed because I haven't even negotiated yet. I told them I talked to another dealer and they lowered the price right off the bat. In other words, I will not be paying more than $4690 before taxes and fees. :) When it comes in then I will get down to get it hopefully even cheaper.

This also comes with the dealer offering the Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE for $3799...
I have been deciding all day over the $1000 price difference. but I will stay with the R3.
 
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