What are you riding right now tony97?
Nothing on 2 wheels yet.
I revealed my strategy in a previous post:
If you don't mind staring at your new bike and starting it once a week during Winter, you could save a ton of money by buying it after Christmas instead of giving the dealership the leverage in Spring.
I bought my Ninja 300 after Christmas last year and paid $4850 OTD with the help of $250 in Kawasaki Showbucks. MSRP was $4799. I recently sold it for $300 less than I paid for it.
Lord willing, I'm planning to get a leftover 2011 Ninja 1000 black/red after this Christmas. I hope to get it for $7500-$8000 OTD. After Christmas has the bonus of buying after the gift purchases are complete and it always comes at the end of the month.
For us Yankees and our limited riding season, we have the advantage to sell in Spring/Summer and early Fall and we have the leverage to buy in Winter, especially at the end of the month with a little snow on the ground and an arctic chill in the air. A good dealer will deliver it for you at no charge. When the salesperson asked if I wanted it delivered, I was searching for a respectful way to decline, but he immediately said it was free of charge. I made sure to write a glowing review online and mention them on the forum. That kind of customer service builds loyalty, repeat business and good word-of-mouth advertising.