New motorcycles sold in the UK (and a few other countries) are priced "On The Road", meaning all taxes, fees, licenses, etc. are included in the amount listed on the price tag, whereas new bikes here in the U.S. are priced as "MSRP, plus Freight, Set Up, and TT&L". In other words, you don't get to ride away on a new AT for the U.S. MSRP of $12,999... depending on the state you live in, you'll be adding at least $1000 to $1500 to that MSRP by the time you're actually riding off the dealers lot.
Wasn't aware of that, good to know, helps that Costco is as big as they are, since they're more than likely to make up for that cost elsewhere. Plus they get return customers like crazy... making a loss like that make up for itself in a short time frame.
No, they don't actually stock Honda motorcycles (or any other brand of powersports). What Costco offers is a buying service, which they do through certain authorized dealers. Also, I don't believe this Costco buyers service is available in all parts of the county... doesn't seem to be available in my area anyway.
Are the 2018 wind deflectors (upper and lower) available for order in the states yet? I looked but didn't see them. I can't seem to solve the buffeting problem even after numerous windscreens,various gadgets and even different helmets.
Just picked up my new 2017 manual AT yesterday. Original MSRP was $13,299 and I ended up buying the bike for $8,893. Of course the was the added BS "dealer fees" (freight $497, assembly $388, doc fees $499). I think $10,277 is still a decent price for a brand new AT.
Say I want to sell my 2017 Honda Africa Twin. I list it at $10,000 because I paid over $11,000 for it three years ago and I have a couple thousand worth of accessories I have added.
It shocks me when I look up in the blue book, to find the trade in value is $6490.
Yes the dealer resale is...