Originally Posted by theloop
Sorry, I thought that dealers could sell for any price they wanted, since I see other models for below or at msrp.
Absolutely true, but many have noted that dealers will advertise bikes in Cycle Trader way before they're available with speculative prices that they may or may not eventually sell the bike for. IOW, the prices on Cycle Trader really don't mean very much until the importer has established pricing and the bikes are orderable. It is at this point that you're likely to be able to get a contract (or at least a firm price commitment) from a dealer.
If you can get a dealer to write a firm sales contract for $6K (with no other fees) for a 500X ABS at this date, probably a good deal. Call 'em up and see what they say.
I recall ads in Cycle Trader with prices for 2WD Yamaha dirt bikes that were never manufactured.