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Are 2011 Ninja 250R's prices set in stone? or can we deal them down a little? I just finished my motorcycle safety riding course and got my cert so i'll be off to dmv this week, but i went to our local Kawasaki Dealership, and was shown the 2011 Ninja 250R as a beginning bike. He gave me the price and all, but just wondering is there room for negotiation with the dealers prices? or can we say i'll pay that price if you include some gloves or boots or whatever... your thoughts and insights... thanks

oh and they had 3 250's there, a black one, white one, and a 2010 blue one...

any major difference between the 2010 model and the 2011 model?

thanks

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I have a feeling you might be able to negotiate it down some but I think it might be wiser to try and get them to throw in a free helmet/jacket.

As for the difference I don't know... I got a green/black ninja 2011 this past Monday
 

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I have a feeling you might be able to negotiate it down some but I think it might be wiser to try and get them to throw in a free helmet/jacket.

As for the difference I don't know... I got a green/black ninja 2011 this past Monday
yah i think you're right... plus a few hundred off isn't going to make a big difference when it comes to a monthly payment plan...
 

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Talking them down

I'd say the only way you could negotiate them down enough to make a difference is if you wave cash in front of their face because they won't have to go through all the trouble of financing. And use the phrase "that's not good enough." If your waving cash around and they don't make you a deal go somewhere that will. I wouldn't expect much without cash in hand though.
 

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Make sure you get all the closing costs up front. I got hit with a delievery and setup fee for $500.00 more added on to the bike. I would have just bought a used one if i new that was going to happen. They also charged me $50.00 to do paper work.
 

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Hey guys,

Just got mine or getting mine this week, Signing papers this week. Question is I got a price of $4600 out the door. I was going to ask for the lowing kit and and short kick stand for free, And would lower the price buy $360??
 

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^^^Worth a try. Go ahead and do it.

When I bought my 2011, the price was set in stone. Not only that, but when I was actually about to sign the papers for it, a girl came in and said she wanted to buy the same bike I was buying. LOL
The only thing the dealership was willing to hook me up with was a 10% discount on gear. I ended up buying a jacket, gloves & boots. I already had a helmet that I bought before taking the MSF course.
Anyway, my point is that for the most part, the prices will most likely be set in stone because the dealerships know that with gas prices increasing so much, eventually motorcyclists will jump toward the 50+ mpg averaging 250cc sportbikes, and if you don't want to pay their asking price, someone else will. I'm not saying it won't be worth negotiating a lowered price; however, if they won't budge, don't be surprised.
 

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If you didn't already get your bike its worth a try. I got mine (2011) for several hundred off the price they were asking. I was paying cash though and I also had told them I was looking at buying a 2010 brand new one. So.. The guy gave it to me for $100 more then the price of the 2010. Be firm with them and be willing to walk away if they wont give you what you want. Remember they arn't the only dealer out there shop around and if you have to drive a little ways to get a better deal it might be worth it. I honestly never thought to ask for free gear I already get 10% discount on gear. But thats a good idea.
 

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Well I went to a store in S.F. Bay Area (not sure its ok to name the shop)
List price of green 2012 250 is $4200. Then there was:


(prices are not exact but close enough)
Freight $300 (Freight??? WTF)
Assembly $259 (Ditto)

Registration (not sure but $75=100 ish
license $129
documentation $50
Tax CA state tax is about 8.5% so.. $500ish
Over $1200! Now this isnt a 10,000 or 30,000 item.
$1200 is amost 1/3 the price of the unit.

Yea I started getting REALLY TURNED OFF!! to buyin when I offered cash
and he hands me a $5400 price tag OTD.
Was told NO discounts. None. Ever.
"We dont care if you finance or buy it outright"


I wanted to buy at this shop but my appetite was ruined good and fast.
4 years ago I bought a new Piaggio Fly 150 MSRP $3,000. At Veracom.
I just looked at my reciept and I noticed Cash Price $2651. ROFL I didnt even haggle and he discounted it! And threw in a $100 Helmet.
So my $3,000 scooter cost uhhhh oh yea THREE THOUSAND.
Something advertised for $4200 should be well under $5,000 OTD
not pushin $6K. Dishonest and Insulting.

If the MSRP is that far off the OTD then whats the point of listing it.

Piaggio didnt JERK me around amd they have a MUCH tighter profit margin.
Kawasaki has jerked my chain 5 mins before i became a customer,so yea Ive lost faith.

Maybe ill just go get a KTM.
 
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