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My local dealer has made me an offer of a 2015 N1K ABS in Grn/Blk, for $9700 + tax,Tag, Setup, etc, for an OTD price of approximately $10,600. Is this a good deal?

My other option is to wait until next week, and get a 2013 N1K ABS in Wht/Blk, for $7998.

I'm coming from a 2007 Ninja 500, and I'm in a pickle!

Please advise.
 

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Have you counter offered or is this the best price? Try for lower price possibly. Walk in with hefty deposit, this may get you even a better price.
 

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Have you counter offered or is this the best price? Try for lower price possibly. Walk in with hefty deposit, this may get you even a better price.
So, I called another location, and they quoted me an OTD price of $10,000, for the 2015 N1K. I'll have to wait another week or so (versus picking the other offer up today), as they locate one and have it shipped, but overall it seems to be worth it. This particular location seems much more willing to work for their business, versus the other shop's (if we don't have it on the floor, we won't offer to find one, even if asked) approach. Not that their Sales Rep wasn't polite and helpful, just that they seemed to offer me limited options.
 

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$10,000 is a smoking price, I paid MUCH more for my '14, but it also came with bags, and the optional gel seats. (which still suck).
I'm sure the bags are not included for that price, but they can be found online a lot cheaper than what the dealers sell them for...

Remote preload isn't all that spectacular unless you regularly change loads. ie; carry passengers, or loaded saddlebags.
I always ride alone, so I keep my suspension set up for my weight plus my loaded bags. It may be 'slightly' stiff when it's just me on the bike, but I'm used to it that way, and I appreciate the enhanced handling.
 

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$10,000 is a smoking price, I paid MUCH more for my '14, but it also came with bags, and the optional gel seats. (which still suck).
I'm sure the bags are not included for that price, but they can be found online a lot cheaper than what the dealers sell them for...

Remote preload isn't all that spectacular unless you regularly change loads. ie; carry passengers, or loaded saddlebags.
I always ride alone, so I keep my suspension set up for my weight plus my loaded bags. It may be 'slightly' stiff when it's just me on the bike, but I'm used to it that way, and I appreciate the enhanced handling.
I'm going to look to find reasons to take my wife with me on more occasions now, so the Preload Adjuster may come in handy. Now I just need to figure out where to put the kids...Can they fit in the saddlebags? :p Hopefully everything works out.

Although even with that, I am keeping my Ninja 500, and plan to teach my wife how to ride on it, and that be hers.

I got my 2014 for $9,500 OTD. So 10K for a 2015 at the beginning of season is a killer deal man. Get it
Well, it seems like a no-brainer for me at this point. I've verbally committed to the $10K offer, and my wife seems happy about it as well. So no its the waiting game.

Thanks to everyone for the advice. With me being a Maximizer (See Article: The Tyranny of Choice), making decisions with SO many variables and options, is actually an excruciating experience for me, usually causing me to just call the whole thing off.
 

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I got my 2015 Black for $10382 OTD (which includes tag, title, and taxes). I had an offer for for $11,026 OTD, but didn't like it. I asked for more and dealer said best they could do is $10,726...and like your original dealer they wouldn't look for anything else etc. So I shopped around and got the $10382 deal from another dealer who also had to shop around and find a bike and have it transferred to his floor plan.

$10K OTD means he is selling the bike for about $9200...great deal.
 

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I took delivery of my 2015 black-on-black Ninja in late November from the local dealer. I put a deposit on it before it even arrived. The price was right for me at full list, but the KQR bags were discounted to about $850. Those arrived in late January. The more I ride this bike, the better it is and the more I like it. I got a great deal.

While at the dealer the other day, I asked when he was going to get another N1K on the floor. The manager said that Kawasaki is sold out of the 2015 production run. No more this season. The 2016 won't even be announced until late July and won't ship until October, according to him. He could sell 10 more of this bike if he had them. Ironically, he could get some 2014 N1Ks. For some reason, they are still available from Kawasaki. But no more 2015 models.

Take the deal! This is a great bike.
 
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