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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Aug 24, 2012.
You get RED. We get WHITE. Who gets BLUE?
Seriously though, I like the white. If someone in the Great WHITE North wants to work out a swappy swap with me, I'd consider it!
You will likey have to pay your home state. I bought a new bike out of state, and did not pay tax, but still had to pay tax to Michigan to get it road legal. You should only pay the tax once. SS tried to say other wise but the law says only once. In Michigan anyways.
When buying out of state, you always want to check on the tax situation. Most states will allow out-of-state residents to forgo paying the sales tax, but not all. And one's home state will usually provide a credit against the required resident sales tax up to the amount spent out of state, but not all. Finally, I don't know of any state that will refund your money in your home state if you spent more for sales tax out of state. If the tax you paid out of state is more than the amount you owe in-state, you're SOL.
In general, the states where it makes sense to do fly/buy deals are those that charge little/no TTL when you buy the bike. I live in WA, but have bought in TX a couple times and it works out well - I usually pay $100 or so for temp tags and doc fees, but that's it. When I get home and register the vehicle, then I get reamed for the nearly-10% home sales tax.
I love fly/buy deals. You get to do a one-way long tour and really get to know your bike on the way home. Total immersion in the new bike experience.
I don't know why you put up with that!
This thread has gotton way off track. What does a Tacoma's valve adjustment interval have to do with the CB1100?
What interest me is when will they actually be available in the US and what prices are dealers charging.
Why don't you just go and pay Sticker, at $ 9999 there's probably only about $600 in it for your local dealer. Why not let them stay solvent instead of grinding the pennies out of them. You won't go to work unless you get paid, so find a decent sales rep ( if you can ) and let him make a meager living.
Better flame me too, I'm out to find the best deal I can...
the sales rep at my local dealer shows up to work every day in a new Camaro. :huh Not sure how he can swing that, but he does.
Redrocket you seem to have read my post wrong,my local shop is pricing the 1100 at $8994.00,I don`t think they would be doing that if it cost them money.They are a high volume low profit shop, so where one shop sells one bike at retail they sell several units at a discount.Would you rather have one customer to sell accessories,warranty,clothing to or 10.I was a salesperson there before retirement so I know a little bit about selling bikes.It is alot easier selling accessories-etc- to a customer after you have provided a large discount,I haven`t met anyone who doesn`t like a lower price on a motorcycle or any product for that matter.
Boy this thread took a left turn.
^ This, I've done many and agree with every word of it.
Talked with my man at Honda today about this bike. He said that the biggest problem might be availability. They ordered 3 of the CB1000R (naked bike) last year for this year.
Never got one. "If we cant get one and we are the 5th largest Honda dealer..how many could have been sold?"
Plus the owner has dibs on the first one that rolls in ..so hard to say just how many they will get.
He did think that the 500's would be the shit this year.
Motorcyclist magazine gives it a 4 and 1/2 star review...
Would you mind disclosing the dealer's name and web site or contact info? Thanks.
Good morning Kindofblue ,the shops name is Abernathy`s Motorcycle Sales located in northwest Tennessee.They sell Harley Davidson,Honda,Yamaha,Polaris,Victory,and coming soon Ktm.There is also a boat store-firearm store on the otherside of the parking lot.We are in a rural-farm area but customers come from all 50 states to purchase here.The owner`s father started the shop in a small shed behind his house.There web site is Abernathyonline.com .,local phone is 731-885-1792---800 number on the web.I worked as a salesperson for 7 years before health concerns pushed me in to retirement.My son is the parts manager,been there for 25 years.Good luck
Thanks (what is your name, anyway?). I'll file this away till next spring. I'm going to give my local dealer a shot at my business first and I need to sit on & ride the bike to make sure it will fit me (6'4" 34" inseam).
You are very welcome Kindof blue,I go by Jimmy .Always good to give your local dealer first shot.I would`nt wait to long though as one of the previous posters said they will be in short supply,especialy the first year.If your local guys can`t satisfy you give Abernathys a call.Good bunch of guys to deal with,no pressure sales and everyone gets the same price.Tim Riley is the General manager,give him a call-tell him I sent you.
Hi Jimmy, Thanks. Good point on not waiting. Deposits are always refundable, at least here in NM.