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Old 09-21-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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New F650GS

Since I have never purchased a "new" motorcycle from a dealer....ever...any advice?

What can I reasonably expect them to come down from the list price? 5%, 10%...

Should I negotiate stuff? (luggage, gear, accessories, etc)

Or should I just let my wife do her job and talk me out of buying a shining new blue twin cylinder BMW motorcycle with ABS, heated grips and a new-fangled computer.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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I bought a 2010 F650 GS this month. I got $200 off just for asking for a better price. I also got 10% off "accessories," like the center stand, hand guards, luggage, luggage mount...
Oh, and there's a $500 rebate from BMW if you're a member of BMW MOA (and some other listed clubs) as of June 30. The rebate offer expires at the end of this month. I think they call it the Summer of Love promotion.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:41 AM   #3
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I have an 09 and love it, best bike I ever had. I think your best bet is to work them for accessories, they do not make too much on the smaller models to come down in price. Especially a hot seller like the F650. There will be someone right behind you who be willing to pay the tagged price.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:15 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by boother
Since I have never purchased a "new" motorcycle from a dealer....ever...any advice?.......................
So why would you start now. Plenty of low mileage bikes out there.

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Old 09-22-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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I went the other way and didn't even ask for a good price on the bike. What i did was ask them to throw in free stuff, i got a bash plate and nearly 50% off the jacket and pants. They also gave me some other goodies like a shirt and a pair of Wylie X sunnies, cans of coke and a burger.
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