What does a new F800GS cost?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by B_C_Ries, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    Are these selling for full list price or are people able to negotiate a bit?

    I ask because I've never bought a new bike, I've been riding an R100/7 since 1987. but those F800GS's look like a tremendous ammount of fun,

    I live in Southern California, just North of Mexico. I'm thinking that riding an F800GS in Baja would be a blast,
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  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Serveral threads out there talking about negotiation (I can't help it Reaver :lol3), short answere is YES you can.
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  3. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    Yes you can negotiate the MSRP down a little but it ain't like buying a car. Consider yourself very lucky to get $500 off. Most dealers do offer pretty generous discounts on accessories bought with the bike. 20-30% off is easy to get. GH
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  4. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    thx that is the information I'm looking for,
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  5. ThatGuy

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    ^ This. Plus there are a couple of rebate programs (military, EMS, etc) that may allow you some $ off even if its a little. They won't let you combine them though:deal
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  6. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Yeah but you're right this time. I've already had my say on this not long ago.

    Don't change on my account. :1drink
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  7. JRose

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    Don't expect much, a few hundred dollars at most. I shopped 4 different dealers against each other when I bought mine, and they all pretty much bottomed out around the same place, give or take a few.

    If you need accessories though, that's the time to hit them. I just don't think they have the margins in the bikes to do much, but they have a hell of a mark up on the bling.
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  8. B_C_Ries

    B_C_Ries Long timer

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    that is something else I need to know thx
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  9. gomaiznblu

    gomaiznblu n00b

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    Pretty much paid retail for a new 2013 F800, but I got Heidenau tire swap and stock seat reworked to my liking. Also big discount on BMW skid plate and other misc. bling.
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  10. Inelastic

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    Mine would end up costing 16K USD, since i live in the Middle East and everyone here tries to sodomize anything. But as I have read across the forum a few hundred is the most people get. Good luck.
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  11. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I think there is also one for having completed Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Class....
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  12. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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    If you're Fire/LEO there's a $250 factory rebate. I took advantage of that.
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  13. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Probably best to go for MSRP instead of haggling on that, but ask about getting the first/second service.

    First one, the 600 miles is mainly oil change, but if there's any ECU updates or things needing tightening, the dealer will hopefully find it. Pretty much the same with the 6000 mile one except that a valve check may be in order. The 12000 is your first major one that'll run a few hundred bucks if you have the dealer do it.

    Most of it? Labor, not the parts.
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  14. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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    Look for my thread I posted the same question.
    Was originally quoted $15k out the door. Shipped around found one for $14,200 out the door but not the right color. Called the first guy back on a Rainey day and told him I would buy today for $14k. Sold. That is $1k saved. Call around. I was fortunate. 4 dealers within 3 hours of me in north Atlanta.
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  15. ThatGuy

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    I got one! Another 3 hours and I can get to the other (6 hrs away):lol3
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  16. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    You'll do better negotiating your whole purchase rather than just the bike itself.
    The bike itself has the lowest margin for the dealer.
    Accessories, clothing and service plans have much larger margins
    and when they are part of your purchase give your dealer the most
    room to negotiate. Hth and good luck.
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  17. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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    I did all the work on the phone. Just called one and then the other. Thought about it a little called them back and then drove 3 hours to pick up the bike. I would be willing to drive 6 hours to save $1k. Or at least make the closer dealer think you would so they know they have to play the game.
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