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Old 05-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #2266
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Besides being such a crisp, high quality photo, there's just something so right about it.

The older California neighbourhood, sweet 60's Ford station wagon in the background, and then this ass kicking, no holds barred, hooligan of a bike, with all it's interesting angles and appendages...

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #2267
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I'm surprised by the amount of people waiting on bikes they have had deposits on. Triumph gives dealers priority when they take a deposit on a bike, meaning they won't fill a dealers stock order if another has a deposit. The dealer also had to go to required school so maybe a lot of these dealers dragged their feet signing up for school.

Blue launch model in stock at Pete's Cycle in Baltimore MD. MSRP plus $495 freight, $230 assembly/prep, $189 processing fee. Taxes and tags depending on state.

Yes, I work there.

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This is the exact same thing that happened with the Tiger 800s........many people had deposits down, myself included. Triumph still gave the bikes to dealerships that don't have deposits. (Maybe some dealerships lied, but that's not the point) Leaving the people with a deposit and commitment to buying a brand new bike hanging out to dry.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #2268
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Yeah im getting ready to pull the plug on this one there has been very poor communication on my salesmens part ever since he got my deposit with accessories im spending 18500 plus i would expect a little service for that might have to start shopping for a dealer who wants to get me my bike and keep me in the loop if nothing else i would think i should have a VIN by now
Sorry to hear about your troubles Luke. I know what your going through. Unfortunately it's not your salesmens fault or the dealership. It's Triumphs.

On a better note; I stopped by the local dealership today and they had a Graphite 1200 sitting by the door. What a beauty....unfortunately it was the Triumph reps bike.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #2269
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happen to be Martin Motorsports ?

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Sorry to hear about your troubles Luke. I know what your going through. Unfortunately it's not your salesmens fault or the dealership. It's Triumphs.

On a better note; I stopped by the local dealership today and they had a Graphite 1200 sitting by the door. What a beauty....unfortunately it was the Triumph reps bike.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:46 PM   #2270
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This is the exact same thing that happened with the Tiger 800s........many people had deposits down, myself included. Triumph still gave the bikes to dealerships that don't have deposits. (Maybe some dealerships lied, but that's not the point) Leaving the people with a deposit and commitment to buying a brand new bike hanging out to dry.
that's what happened to me.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #2271
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Test rode the Explorer during lunchtime. Took sixth ave to C470 and put 'er through its paces on the hwy and wind from the mountains coming down.

Very impressive ride! Smooth power band, clutch is also smooth, tranny crisp, brakes just right. Throttle no problem as I ride 'by wire' anyway.

I like the bike... just can't stand the second dealer here in Denver either!

Sales guy I spoke with on Sat told me that they're 'open to negotiation'.

Called him this morning, told him I was coming out. When I got there, he was meeting with the BMW regional rep and passed me off to another seasoned sales guy.

BAD MOVE!

The 'other' sales guy and I did not click and after the test ride he asked if I was ready to 'talk'. I said 'yes, let's do'.

Except now, he said 'there's no negotiation'.

The launch pack Explorers coming in late May are $16,999.00 plus another $1148.00 freight, prep, doc. The same as the first dealer by Coors field.

OK, I got in a test ride and now I'm backing off.

Did I say... nice bike!
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #2272
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Test rode the Explorer during lunchtime. Took sixth ave to C470 and put 'er through its paces on the hwy and wind from the mountains coming down.

Very impressive ride! Smooth power band, clutch is also smooth, tranny crisp, brakes just right. Throttle no problem as I ride 'by wire' anyway.

I like the bike... just can't stand the second dealer here in Denver either!

Sales guy I spoke with on Sat told me that they're 'open to negotiation'.

Called him this morning, told him I was coming out. When I got there, he was meeting with the BMW regional rep and passed me off to another seasoned sales guy.

BAD MOVE!

The 'other' sales guy and I did not click and after the test ride he asked if I was ready to 'talk'. I said 'yes, let's do'.

Except now, he said 'there's no negotiation'.

The launch pack Explorers coming in late May are $16,999.00 plus another $1148.00 freight, prep, doc. The same as the first dealer by Coors field.

OK, I got in a test ride and now I'm backing off.

Did I say... nice bike!



Sounds like some phone shopping and a Fly n Ride may be in order!!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #2273
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I don't understand all the pissing and moaning that goes on over the price of a bike. This is a first year, by all accounts so far, a popular bike that every dealer will sell out of. Why the heck would any dealer "negotiate"? And people wonder why dealerships close? I don't mind paying MSRP for a bike and the related prep, delivery etc. I like having my dealer around. I don't try to screw him on the price of a bike, I don't even try to offer less. I also have never walked away from a deal without some sort of compensation from the dealer, usually in discounts on clothing, accessories etc. Between my wife and I we have saved way more in those discounts than any savings we would have got discounting a bike.

Dealerships are in business to make money. Find one you like with good staff, quit whining and support them.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:15 PM   #2274
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I don't understand all the pissing and moaning that goes on over the price of a bike. This is a first year, by all accounts so far, a popular bike that every dealer will sell out of. Why the heck would any dealer "negotiate"? And people wonder why dealerships close? I don't mind paying MSRP for a bike and the related prep, delivery etc. I like having my dealer around. I don't try to screw him on the price of a bike, I don't even try to offer less. I also have never walked away from a deal without some sort of compensation from the dealer, usually in discounts on clothing, accessories etc. Between my wife and I we have saved way more in those discounts than any savings we would have got discounting a bike.

Dealerships are in business to make money. Find one you like with good staff, quit whining and support them.
I tend to agree. I think most dealers have more 'wiggle' with clothing, accessories, etc than they ever have on the bike.

When my g/f bought a new bike the dealer wasn't too happy to move from sticker, but he did throw in an alarm + fitting that retailed at £350. Everyone was happy, and my g/f got a 10% discount on her insurance due to the approved alarm/immobiliser (the 10% turned out to be worth £60).

Plus, during the next 2-years the same dealer couldn't have been more helpful, the basic relationship started with a hand-shake and no-one felt ripped off.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #2275
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Just found a post on another forum that the Tiger Explorer has reached Toronto. Possibly the first in Canada. Shouldn't be too much longer now.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #2276
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happen to be Martin Motorsports ?
Yes it was. They are having an adventure bike test ride next weekend. Including the Tiger 800,1200,Yamaha Super Tenere, Vstrom and some others.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #2277
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I don't understand all the pissing and moaning that goes on over the price of a bike. This is a first year, by all accounts so far, a popular bike that every dealer will sell out of. Why the heck would any dealer "negotiate"? And people wonder why dealerships close? I don't mind paying MSRP for a bike and the related prep, delivery etc. I like having my dealer around. I don't try to screw him on the price of a bike, I don't even try to offer less. I also have never walked away from a deal without some sort of compensation from the dealer, usually in discounts on clothing, accessories etc. Between my wife and I we have saved way more in those discounts than any savings we would have got discounting a bike.

Dealerships are in business to make money. Find one you like with good staff, quit whining and support them.

Evidently you didn't read my post!

The guy who initially spoke with me said 'they have room to move' on the delivery, freight and doc fee. The second one today said no.

I didn't even say a word about MSRP or a portion of the delivery, freight and doc fees!

The fact that the numbers were turned around from the git-go... that's what I posted about!

I NEVER begrudge a person making a living! Just be square with me!
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #2278
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Friends, if you can afford a T1200 you are already in an exclusive club.

Pay the man.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:34 PM   #2279
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #2280
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i heard about that adventure bike weekend im considering going but idk if i will i feel bad testing somewhere im not gunna buy i test rode that reps tiger there thats when i decided to buy but they were suppose to call me with numbers about two weeks ago i have since put deposit down elsewhere so i probably shouldnt waste anymore of their time

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Yes it was. They are having an adventure bike test ride next weekend. Including the Tiger 800,1200,Yamaha Super Tenere, Vstrom and some others.
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