Originally Posted by crunchiespg
what sort of deals am i likely to be able to negotiate for a new F800GS from the dealer?
im thinking they wont be selling many bikes now with the snow just starting here in Calgary.
so has anyone got a good deal on the price? or extras thrown in?
ive never bought a bike new before so dont know how it compares to buying new cars in which you can often save thousands...
I ordered mine in Mar. '09 with ABS, OBC, Alarm, Center Stand, and prep with a discount of $865 CDN. This was part of an existing inventory order, but they did not yet have it in the store. At the time, they didn't have any ABS models left, only 2 non-ABS. They also offered $605 off of the F650GS. This was also 2 weeks after the Montreal Bike Show.
FWIW, I went in armed with local info on both Stroms and the Versys. I had a good idea of what was around and what could be had (lots of phone calls!). In the end, it was the 3yr warranty that sold me.
It won't hurt to ask, and just go in prepared with the right info (even prepared for them to say no).