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Offline Tnguyen

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Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:58:50 pm »
Hello everyone,

  I am from DFW, Texas and am looking for my first Concours! I’ve been shopping around and the best price I can find a 2017 Connie is $13,200 our the door, that’s with a 8% Texas tax.

Could I do better? I found a non haggling dealer that list his 2018 Connie for $13,700 our the door. What prices did you pay before tax title and license? Thanks!

Offline Daboo

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Re: Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 01:11:00 am »
This is just a personal opinion, but I think you can do better.  I use a search website, Searchtempest.com, and let it search out the Craigslist ads within a XX mile radius.  Put in your zip code and then something like "Kawasaki Concours" and see what you get.

I picked up a "used" bike (different make) with $3000 of accessories at a price below the Kelley Blue Book.  No dealer prep.  No transportation fees.  It had the initial service done and an "annual" service done because it hadn't been ridden.  The difference between a current year new bike, and this one, was several thousand dollars of depreciation.

Just a thought...  You can buy a lot of new gear with the savings.

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Re: Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 01:40:17 pm »
If I was you and I was in Texas, I would buy this bike and be done with it.

http://forum.cog-online.org/c-14-emporium/'16-with-extras/
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Re: Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 02:22:27 pm »
Hello:

Financially speaking at least, this bike is a textbook definition to buy used!  Given the balance between fast depreciation vs. slow deterioration of components (the bike is rock solid), I would get one at least a couple years old.  The other huge factor are all the add-ons that someone would have installed, which added up, can easily comprise thousands of dollars more.  If I'd known what I know now, I would've waited for that perfect used bike.  I bought a 2011 at the end of the season at least, but when I think of everything I've added to it since, I bet I spent more like $18-20K.  Why not get one that already has a new seat, bar risers, windscreen, and other nice "farkles"?

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Re: Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 03:24:50 pm »
Tnguyen, as your in DFW, talk to Adrian at Kawasaki City, in Irving.
No one beats their deals.
They often have models from another year at great prices too...

Tell Adrian that your a Cogger, and Ted sent you.
He has helped COG a lot..

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Re: Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 10:48:04 pm »
If I was you and I was in Texas, I would buy this bike and be done with it.

http://forum.cog-online.org/c-14-emporium/'16-with-extras/

I agree.....this is a screaming deal. I am trying to talk a friend into this one.....great deal with way over 2 grand worth of extras. 5,500 miles is a new bike in my opinion. I hope once my 2011 has over 100k that one of these deals comes up.
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Re: Best price for a ‘17 Connie?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 12:49:23 am »