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Old 03-16-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Is $6,295 good for 2009 Bonneville Black?

There is a 2009 Bonneville Black for sale at a local dealer for $6,295. The bike is perfect and only has 2,900 miles on it. Plus, it comes with saddlebags, passenger backrest, and windscreen. Does this seem like a good price before they add sales tax or could they do better? Thanks
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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You could buy at that price and have a great bike that you'll put tons of happy miles on and it'll be worth every cent.

But I still think it's at least a grand or two high on price, in this market.

I could be wrong.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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Two years ago, I found a 2009 Bonnie SE in Flea Market...

I bought it for $6,000 equipped with centerstand, gel seat, fly screen, soft bags and racks.

Put 19,000 miles on it in 23 months.... enjoyed every mile...

I agree with BrianK that it appears to be overpriced, but it can be hard to find a good used Bonnie.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:05 AM   #4
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seems high
new ones here going for 7700ish
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:24 AM   #5
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Not a 2009 or a black, but this is more inline for the area I live in
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/3691536785.html
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:31 AM   #6
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The dealers around here are always high on used bikes. I always find much better deals on craigslist. Plus, here in Georgia, dealers have to add sales tax, and usually have other fees on top of it all. But when buying from an individual you don't have to pay tax. So it's just cash for the bike, and then the tag and title fees at the DMV tag office.

Then again, if it's what you want...


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Old 03-20-2013, 06:18 AM   #7
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I don't know, doesn't seem bad to me. I'd try and have him throw in all tax/fees and go for it. Maybe even a % off any other accessories/service for a couple years to sweeten the pot.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:35 AM   #8
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A motorcycle is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it so only you can answer that question.

The book values are trending upwards on pre-owned Triumphs but that does seem a little on the high side. That said if it is at a Triumph dealer and has just been serviced, has newer tires and it is the bike YOU want then I do not think you would regret the purchase.

Make them a reasonable offer and see if they say "Yes"--- You can't even get a "No" if you don't ask the question.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
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my 2013 bonneville base was 7699, or 9200 out the door.

i think that 6295 plus fees is a little steep, beat em up a bit, theres at least 15% of room in there.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #10
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my 2013 bonneville base was 7699, or 9200 out the door.

i think that 6295 plus fees is a little steep, beat em up a bit, theres at least 15% of room in there.
Wow, $1500 in fees? That sounds like a lot. A local dealer is advertising a 2012 base model Bonneville in gold with 2 miles on it on Craigslist for $7299, plus tax, title, and registration. I don't know if they are telling the truth or not. Sales tax here is crazy, nearly 10%, so there would be $700 worth of sales tax to begin with, title is only $8, but I'm sure they could find a way to turn it into a few hundred. Registration would be about $160. As far as I know, this is a used bike, as in previously titled. I thought about calling them and offering $8000 for it, cash, right now, and see what happened.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #11
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my 2013 bonneville base was 7699, or 9200 out the door.

i think that 6295 plus fees is a little steep, beat em up a bit, theres at least 15% of room in there.
I paid 9600 out the door on my 2009 Daytona.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:59 AM   #12
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Wow, $1500 in fees? That sounds like a lot. A local dealer is advertising a 2012 base model Bonneville in gold with 2 miles on it on Craigslist for $7299, plus tax, title, and registration. I don't know if they are telling the truth or not. Sales tax here is crazy, nearly 10%, so there would be $700 worth of sales tax to begin with, title is only $8, but I'm sure they could find a way to turn it into a few hundred. Registration would be about $160. As far as I know, this is a used bike, as in previously titled. I thought about calling them and offering $8000 for it, cash, right now, and see what happened.
I dunno, it was 7699.
Tax at 8%
My Interest rate is high at 16.8% ( long story, dealing with the economy, I'm surprised they financed me)
There was some dealer and prep fees, but the total Including interest was 9200.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #13
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I dunno, it was 7699.
Tax at 8%
My Interest rate is high at 16.8% ( long story, dealing with the economy, I'm surprised they financed me)
There was some dealer and prep fees, but the total Including interest was 9200.
In some states, Missouri for example, you don't pay tax at the dealer, you pay it when you get your tags. That's why its a good idea to mention if an out the door price includes sales tax or not.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:15 PM   #14
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every market is different and at that price with some extras it wouldn't last a few days if you were in my area.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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Check my 2012 on new Bonneville riders forum to give you a comparison.
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