UPDATE: Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Price/MSRP is $11,999
I'm not sure I'm saddened as much as concerned for the future of the model. I haven't heard of anyone who paid anywhere near full price, and most of the folks I know who have bought have been able to find earlier models still on the showroom floor, brand new. I bought an extremely low-mile used one myself for dirt money.
I also am a fan of the new Charcoal gray 15', that's what lead me to the dealer in the first place. My Dealer qouted me $10,599 in january for a new gray one he didn't even have on his floor yet. Still figured the savings for the 14 in a color I can live with was worth it to me.I really like the 2015 scheam color but the dealer does not want to go lower than 11,999 for that unit. I try in 10 diferent dealers and same thing. I can not let go the $8,980 offer for a 2014 ABS 0 Miles unit. Probably order all the 2015 fearings will be cheaper than buy the 2015 model.
I bet money this is the bike i now own.....A dealer in W Va had a 2014 blue N1K on eBay last week for $8495, Out the door, tax not included.