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So ready to see them in the dealers. Decided to not place a deposit until I have a chance to see one, sit on one, touch one, stand on one, and smell one! :grin2:
 

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I'm worried that if I don't get my deposit down quick they may sell out of the initial allocation and I'll have to wait even longer! :-/

Pay day is Friday, so I'm thinking agree the deal on Tuesday, money down on Friday.
 

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Agree with Marc. I would prefer to at least sit on one before making a decision. In no hurry, so may even wait a few months for all those early buyers to iron out any teething problems.
 

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After talking with two sales guys at two different dealers a few weeks ago, I get the feeling the AT represents a strong seller due to the reviews and positive comments the AT receives.


Given the AT will sell at MSRP for the first year, one dealer said they would charge set-up, doc fee, and freight as well. Another dealer is going to charge $195 doc fee.


So, I am not very positive I'll have an AT this year. I get the MSRP, tax, and title, but beyond that, I can wait.
 
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After talking with two sales guys at two different dealers a few weeks ago, I get the feeling the AT represents a strong seller due to the reviews and positive comments the AT receives.


Given the AT will sell at MSRP for the first year, one dealer said they would charge set-up, doc fee, and freight as well. Another dealer is going to charge $195 doc fee.


So, I am not very positive I'll have an AT this year. I get the MSRP, tax, and title, but beyond that, I can wait.
Check in with Costco from time to time. Never can tell, the AT could show up on the available models list and you will get a satisfactory deal.

OTOH, there are some smokin deals on left over KTM 1190 Adventure's near Atlanta. Cycle Specialty http://www.cyclespecialty.com/ has 2014 1190's for $12K and 2015's for $12.5K. Maybe not hardcore dirt bikes, but good enough for most Adventure riders.
 

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After talking with two sales guys at two different dealers a few weeks ago, I get the feeling the AT represents a strong seller due to the reviews and positive comments the AT receives.


Given the AT will sell at MSRP for the first year, one dealer said they would charge set-up, doc fee, and freight as well. Another dealer is going to charge $195 doc fee.


So, I am not very positive I'll have an AT this year. I get the MSRP, tax, and title, but beyond that, I can wait.
Same here. We might even have luck with just having the fees we should only be charged just a few months or so after release. People who really want it badly are the ones to pay that, it's who these fees are for.
 

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I'm resigned to paying top dollar for it. The only thing that may make me hesitate is if I can't get even close to a low ball offer for my trade-in. My plan is for the trade-in offer to be the worst case scenario in case I can't get a private sale on it anyway. But if it's so low that I couldn't even accept it as a worst case scenario then that means I can't risk putting money down for the AT until I have sold my other bike.

I'm going to go see a couple of Honda dealers tomorrow, so we'll see then.
 

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Check in with Costco from time to time. Never can tell, the AT could show up on the available models list and you will get a satisfactory deal.

OTOH, there are some smokin deals on left over KTM 1190 Adventure's near Atlanta. Cycle Specialty http://www.cyclespecialty.com/ has 2014 1190's for $12K and 2015's for $12.5K. Maybe not hardcore dirt bikes, but good enough for most Adventure riders.




I saw them! Really got me thinking. Looking at the website, it seems those listed prices are to draw-in potential buyers. There is a message on their website that indicates additional charges such as the set-up and delivery. That makes the drive a no-go. Did I understand their message correctly?
 

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I'm resigned to paying top dollar for it. The only thing that may make me hesitate is if I can't get even close to a low ball offer for my trade-in. My plan is for the trade-in offer to be the worst case scenario in case I can't get a private sale on it anyway. But if it's so low that I couldn't even accept it as a worst case scenario then that means I can't risk putting money down for the AT until I have sold my other bike.

I'm going to go see a couple of Honda dealers tomorrow, so we'll see then.

Similar outcome here. I won't trade my Concours 14, so top dollar for the AT, to me, is MSRP, tax, title/license. Oh, maybe a free tank of fuel too.
 

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I saw them! Really got me thinking. Looking at the website, it seems those listed prices are to draw-in potential buyers. There is a message on their website that indicates additional charges such as the set-up and delivery. That makes the drive a no-go. Did I understand their message correctly?
They are warning prospective buyers that other dealers post low ball prices, then tack on charges to jack the price up, so I assume they don't. One way to find out:make a phone call to get the OTD price. If they will fax or mail you a signed Purchase Agreement, you can have all that settled before your leave the house.

You will have to pay state sales tax and registration when you go to the DMV, so plan on that.
 

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Dealer replied this afternoon. SCARY! It has $4,204 as a deferred down payment. (google that term!) The bike is still being sold at MSRP despite being listed at $12,495.
 

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Dealer replied this afternoon. SCARY! It has $4,204 as a deferred down payment. (google that term!) The bike is still being sold at MSRP despite being listed at $12,495.
That makes no sense and sounds illegal (false advertising) on it's face. Googled "deferred down payment" and found the term "scam" frequently mentioned. What a dirty deal. Sorry I brought it up.:frown2:
 
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