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Do any experienced riders know if there is a better season to try to get lower pricing on motorcycles at most dealerships here in Southern California?

I would assume in other states, winter would be very slow for dealerships due to weather, and they would be more willing to kick prices down... However, with Southern California getting all 4 seasons, would this happen during any specific time of year?


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Being a new bike, I doubt we'll see discounts below msrp for several years. I've watched this happen with the relatively new Honda CBR250R.

That being said, I've bought all of my bikes between november, and april. That's the best time here anyways.
I bought my '03 Goldwing on xmas eve of '03. The '04's were hitting the floor, and they were trying to make a few final sales. I paid $14,500, which was a smoking deal.
 

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Being a new bike, I doubt we'll see discounts below msrp for several years. I've watched this happen with the relatively new Honda CBR250R.

That being said, I've bought all of my bikes between november, and april. That's the best time here anyways.
I bought my '03 Goldwing on xmas eve of '03. The '04's were hitting the floor, and they were trying to make a few final sales. I paid $14,500, which was a smoking deal.
so instead of getting a ninja 300 do you think it be better to get a 250 (plan on buying in March) also this be my first bike
 

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Honestly if your going to spend the money just go for the 300. The engine and other technology are worth a few more buckets. Just my thought, I was going to do the same thing. But once I realize what the 300 was going to offer, I couldn't hold back on the 300.
 

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Don't bother with the 250. Fuel injection alone is worth the higher price, as is the slipper clutch. And more power!
FWIW. I was just in my local dealer, and they had two '12 250's with a price of $4,399. :confused:
Another $400 would get you a year newer 300!
No brainer, IMO.
 

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Don't bother with the 250. Fuel injection alone is worth the higher price, as is the slipper clutch. And more power!
FWIW. I was just in my local dealer, and they had two '12 250's with a price of $4,399. :confused:
Another $400 would get you a year newer 300!
No brainer, IMO.
Yeah that's nuts!!!! Haha a complete Thanks, but No Thanks on that price for the 250..


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Being a new bike, I doubt we'll see discounts below msrp for several years. I've watched this happen with the relatively new Honda CBR250R.

That being said, I've bought all of my bikes between november, and april. That's the best time here anyways.
I bought my '03 Goldwing on xmas eve of '03. The '04's were hitting the floor, and they were trying to make a few final sales. I paid $14,500, which was a smoking deal.
You got taken, I bought a '03 Goldwing the same day for $14,128.
 

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Don't bother with the 250. Fuel injection alone is worth the higher price, as is the slipper clutch. And more power!
FWIW. I was just in my local dealer, and they had two '12 250's with a price of $4,399. :confused:
Another $400 would get you a year newer 300!
No brainer, IMO.
When I sold my last 250R in early '08 I vowed to buy a new one as soon as they made it FI, thinking it would be within a year or two. Who knew it would take 4.5 year for Kawi to get with the times but this new 300 was worth the wait! Definitely worth the higher price!
 

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You got taken, I bought a '03 Goldwing the same day for $14,128.
****! I got ripped off! :D
Oh well. I've gotten my moneys worth. I've put on 94,000 trouble free miles, so far. :)
 
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