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post #1 of 20 Old 12-10-2011, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
I am interested to know if there is a best time of year to purchase a new KLR? (rebates, dealer incentives, low interest rates, etc.) I am definately going to purchase one but I am in no hurry and thought I would wait if it would be to my advantage cost wise. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 20 Old 12-10-2011, 11:59 AM
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I'm not sure about everywhere else but here the best deals can be had when the new models come out and they are trying to get the old models cleared... So, when the 2012's came to the showrooms the dealers usually offer a discount or rebate on the 2011's to get rid of them. The catch on this though is that you have to wait a whole model year to get the model you want... Not really worth it to me unless the savings are really substantial. You can also get some really low mileage used machines for a great price, they haven't changed much over the years!

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Mid Sept 2011- 6150 list - 500 factory discount- 250 dealer discount. 6450 otd with soft bags. Ca. price.
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/Find out when free factory floor-planning (i.e., interest-free loans for inventory) expires (sometimes, March-April) at your dealership; the dealers are EAGER to get the units off the floor, when they must pay interest for their cost . . .
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Thanks for the all the advice.
The salesman at the dealership said nothing pertaining to interest free loans for inventory? (free factory floor planning) what exactly is that?
Is this something that I have to specifically ask him about? and if so is that how I refer to it?
Thanks again for the info.
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Just call around your "local" dealers and find which one is selling them for $4700. Or search for lightly used ones, they're all over. Alot of guys get a wild hair up their ____ and get the most notorious dual sport out. Take it out and lay it down on the gravel or find they have no time -> Up for sale.

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Thanks for the all the advice.
The salesman at the dealership said nothing pertaining to interest free loans for inventory? (free factory floor planning) what exactly is that?
Is this something that I have to specifically ask him about? and if so is that how I refer to it?
Thanks again for the info.
OF COURSE the salesman at the dealership said nothing about the expiration of factory floor-planning!

And, should you ask, he may not tell you anyway. This information may be considered "dealership confidential."

You may be stiffed, with something like, "Well, the free factory floor-planning VARIES, with different units, and I'm not sure exactly how it pertains to the KLR's."

Here's the deal: The factory encourages dealerships to order inventory; as an incentive, the manufacturers offer interest-free loans, for a certain period, to cover the cost of the motorcycles on the showroom floor. After a certain date, the dealership must make regular interest payments to the factory to "service" the loan for the wholesale value of the new bikes you see.

Why isn't this date publicized? Because, this information gives the buyer purchasing leverage, the ability to negotiate a lower selling price. If the dealership can maintain its inventory at no expense, the incentive to sell it is less than with an interest burden associated with the inventory each month.

Make sense? Regrets, if not! Some dealerships can operate on a cash basis, and do not have to finance their inventory. These are RARE.
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I liked the 2012's so much I painted my '09 engine black!

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How about 4,999.00 OTD for a new 2011 KLR 650?

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