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I am ready to purchase a new 1000 Ninja. I can buy a new 2015 for about $11k. Or wait for a 2016 model. Should I wait and get a new 2016 with the slipper clutch and spend another $1k ? Having a hard time deciding is the slipper clutch and 2016 worth the wait considering the difference in cost ?
 

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For only 1k, wait. Parts for the slipper are going to be 400, plus labor, and its a big deal.

Also, your 15 is a year old the instant that 16 hits the ground.
 

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Yes. Normally, its a so-so deal that is worth having, but not to lose sleep over. You can google slipper clutch to see just why you want one.

In this case, its more. The stock clutch is noted for not being great. Its not bad, but lots of folks report noise and odd sounds.

Don't get me wrong. Theres a dollar figure somewhere where I'd say to get the 14, but it snot 1000.00

Worth noting the brand new 2015 z 1000's on cycle trader for 9999.00 The dealer needs to be closer to that on a year old bike.
 

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I went for a leftover 2015 for $10,000. rather then wait on the 16.a slipper clutch is nice but not a deal breaker for me.
 

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That's the same deal I got last year on my 2014. Added $800 for the bags though.
It's nice that we are able to find deals like this for the bnew models, however, this also makes me worry about the resale value.

Typical buyer would always compare it to the lowest price they can't find.
 

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Not worried about resale. I love this thing I drove it 5 hours home and wasn't fatigued one bit. besides the cold weather nipping my fingers away. I'm used to southern louisiana weather. Wasn't prepared when the front started to push through north texas. I'm never getting rid of it. So resale is irrelevant for me!
 

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You picked the best color. :) I felt the same way when I bought my 2014 Blue N1K. After 5K miles, I still feel that way. This bike will stop running and be turned to scrap before it leaves my possession. If I get the urge for another bike, I'll buy it. Not trade or sell this one.
 

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Guys, its pretty well known Kawasaki used the blue only after running out of green.

I believe blue, or green has one big advantage in that they are both so bright. As compared to my concours 14 in the metallic , bland silver.

The c14 might be a bad example in that it looks cop like. People do stupid things when they think it is. I believe the bright colors get noticed more in traffic and I dont think I'l own another black, or silver anything.
 

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I got a **** good deal on a new 2014 blue. Couldn't pass it up! $8,490. I'll take that deal all day long!
Wow that's crazy. Can you give me an OTD price that includes all dealer fees and taxes? I am eyeing a new 2014 at a local dealership and I need some bargaining power.

I think I can drive a pretty hard bargain on it as they have a couple new Versys and a 2016 N1k for sale as well. I'll do them a favor by finally getting that 2014 off the floor for them LOL

Thanks Chris...
 
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