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Old 10-30-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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So how low are we down to being able to get one of these for now?? Looks like dealers are cutting deep.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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So how low are we down to being able to get one of these for now?? Looks like dealers are cutting deep.

I sat on one the other day - the bars are about four feet long.


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Old 10-30-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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So how low are we down to being able to get one of these for now?? Looks like dealers are cutting deep.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
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Even at sticker price, the Bandit is a lot of bike for the money.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:52 AM   #5
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They cutting on abs models too?
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:43 AM   #6
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Here in FLA they must not have sold well, I've seen non-abs models at $6999.- with no fees. ABS about $600.- more.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:12 AM   #7
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what seems to be the problem?
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:32 AM   #8
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what seems to be the problem?
Absolutely nothing wrong with the bike its the global economy. Folks are losing their homes here in the US, their credit has caught up with them and gas is $3 a gallon. Motorcycle sales are down across the board.

The bike is amazing!! I've logged 3k miles on mine so far and love it. Smooth, torquey, fuel efficient and fast, handling ain't too shabby either.

You cannot go wrong on this bike it is everything the glossy rags said it was and more.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:33 AM   #9
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Seems to good to be true at this price.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:36 AM   #10
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Seems to good to be true at this price.
That is what I paid for mine locally + state sales tax of course.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:37 AM   #11
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:49 AM   #12
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My problem is that with most 1200cc inline/4 cyl bikes, the first time I opened up the throttle more than half way with my wife on the back it would be the last time she rode with me. I've found rev'y big bore inline fours unrewarding, awkward, and unforgiving when not ridden fast. That may have changed with FI and particularly with the Bandit's 3700rpm torq peak, but who gives a test ride anymore?

If the Bandit is worthy the crowds will come around just like they did with the Vstrom. Without test rides, it's always a slow process of consumer acceptance.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:00 AM   #13
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My local dealer quoted 7100 OTD for a non-ABS. Of course this is in October in snow country.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:06 AM   #14
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My problem is that with most 1200cc inline/4 cyl bikes, the first time I opened up the throttle more than half way with my wife on the back it would be the last time she rode with me. I've found rev'y big bore inline fours unrewarding, awkward, and unforgiving when not ridden fast. That may have changed with FI and particularly with the Bandit's 3700rpm torq peak, but who gives a test ride anymore?

If the Bandit is worthy the crowds will come around just like they did with the Vstrom. Without test rides, it's always a slow process of consumer acceptance.
The Bandit has a smooth almost flat feel to it no need to rev it up in fact it does not seem to like alot of revving. It falls on its face at 8k rpm but pulls very good right off idle. My wife loves the way it makes power very predictable for the passenger. It is a bit cramped for a tall leggy women since it has more of a sport heritage than a touring bike.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:57 AM   #15
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Just turned 4500mls on mine. Still a great bike.
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