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Hey everyone just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I've never owned a Liter bike before, but a Ninja was the bike I learned on so i figured why not go back to Ninja when upping to a full liter.

currently on a '95 gixxer
 

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welcome to the forum!
when are you going to get Ninja 1000? what color? is it going to be ABS or non-ABS?
likely next spring/summer. Riding season is pretty much over here and I'm not exactly interested in sitting in the garage all winter staring at the beast and crying for a ride LOL...

Probably without ABS, If the Ninja came with Bosch's new MSC i would consider it, but if its just a general abs system I'd rather just keep on trail braking...

as an aside, If i had the know how, time and money for that matter I would do this..

 

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likely next spring/summer. Riding season is pretty much over here and I'm not exactly interested in sitting in the garage all winter staring at the beast and crying for a ride LOL...

Probably without ABS, If the Ninja came with Bosch's new MSC i would consider it, but if its just a general abs system I'd rather just keep on trail braking...

as an aside, If i had the know how, time and money for that matter I would do this..

I know 2014 models will come with the new ABS system, thats for sure, it's on the Kawasaki website. No matter what they price it at, it will be well worth it. Plus you have the option to turn it on/off.
 

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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.
 

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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.
I like the way you think!
 

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Plus why waste your warranty months with your bike in the garage all winter? best to buy it now and have it sit at the dealer and pick it up when the weather gets nice.
 

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Is that like dealer layaway?

I didn't know they did that.
Yes, I have heard of some guys that get it to happen. Might depend on how nice your dealer is or you relationship with them. I guess if they really want your money and care about customers a lot, they'll do it.
 

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I guess if you agree to pay another deposit each month until you pick it up.

I don't think you could actually buy it and keep it at the dealer. Too many liability issues.
 

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I guess if you agree to pay another deposit each month until you pick it up.

I don't think you could actually buy it and keep it at the dealer. Too many liability issues.
Likely that was the case. Didn't bother to ask the guy the details of the situation but I bet they would require that to know someone is truly serious.
 

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not all dealers will let you do that though.... you typically need to have an established relationship for them to take on the risk...
 

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not all dealers will let you do that though.... you typically need to have an established relationship for them to take on the risk...
usually thats the case, i guess if you really want to get in early and get your bike now even if you can't ride it, it's something to look into.
 
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