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Old 09-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Cheaper motorcycles in the winter?

Since a lot of people seem to view motorcycles as a seasonal thing, such as jetskis (I'm not one of these people but hey, to each his own), do you think it'd be possible to work a better deal on a new motorcycle during the winter months, when their business is probably down?
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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That's what people have told me.. just wait for the winter. they have better deals they say.

but then again.. I'm not buying bikes every year so I wouldn't know.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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definitely, but it's up to you to be able to haggle
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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I would guess during model year change. In Houston I would imagine pricing isn't much different due to our great weather.

I'd look at used for d best deal.
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:58 PM   #5
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I bought my bike brand new [ 2007 model ] in 2008 , september , got a good deal.
Just saying.
Sometimes you can get a good deal on a previous year bike that hadn't sold.
My bike had less tha one& half miles on it ,sitting on the showrrom floor.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #6
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #7
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OF COURSE, BUT I'll say that the winter season doesn't play nearly the same role as it does here in the south like it does in say, Chicago....cuz in TX we ride yr round, minus that 2 weeks of sub freezing temps.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:13 PM   #8
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Dear OP,

End of the month.
Rainy day.
Right before they close.
Cash/Check in hand and shown to dealer.
Don't let the dealer know what bike/color you really like.
Claim you want to finance, then pay cash <---"The Shocker!" +2 bonus points.
Have a list of other bikes/dealers you already brokered a good deal with.
Go with a brown/yellow friend to intimidate.

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Old 09-06-2011, 11:41 PM   #9
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i would say its probably cheaper in the summer.. since everyone is selling their bike.. more competition so cheaper? ive seen many good deals lately
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:03 AM   #10
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:07 AM   #11
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2011 ZX6r for 7899.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:15 AM   #12
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you might be able to get a deal like an exhaust put on or something included with the sticker price. Ive gone into Yamaha and seen new R1s with Akrapovics or Graves exhausts on the showroom floor.
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2011 ZX6r for 7899.
Good deal! OTD?
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Up north...places with long winters..Yes!
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