Howdy All- I'm toying with the idea of picking up a 2017 GS Adventure. I started looking when there was the $1000 rebate, and of course that vanished into thin air. I visited one dealer, asked if he'd be willing to discount a 2017 he had in stock and I got a 5 minute lecture on how he'd go out of business if he discounted stuff. I said, "I'm not here to beat you up, just wondering if you're willing to discount it at all. Give me a reason to buy something I don't need." So he wrote me up a quote for MSRP and a low offer on my trade. (At that point I decided that I won't trade- I'll just list my 2006 GS for sale in the Spring after I service it and give it a thorough cleaning this winter) I called another (much larger) dealer, and the sales lady told me "They're so popular, we don't really have to discount them." To this I replied, "If they're so popular, why do you have over 40 of them listed for sale on your website at the tail end of the riding season, with 2018s starting to ship?" She said, "Well, come in and we'll work something out." Frankly, I don't feel like riding 4 hours to get stonewalled in person like I did on the phone. A few random variables: Interest rates suck. I don't feel like tapping into savings. I have a kid on the way. My 2006 runs just fine. My wife is cool with me upgrading- buying the bike won't affect us. Her 2007 F650GS was just totaled by falling over into a rock and she has pretty much resolved to no riding for a year or two after the kid shows up. I DO qualify for $400 off as an EMS provider. So really the only reason I've got the itch to upgrade is that mine is getting older. Too bad my two closest dealers are acting more like museums. There's a few in the flea market that have caught my attention, but I'm hesitant to go used- sight-unseen, unknown sellers, etc. So.... -Talk me into it or out of it -Am I crazy for wanting a discount on a 2017? -What kind of deals have some of you gotten in the last few weeks?