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Wondering what y'all think of the possible savings in cost from the outgoing 16s to the new 17's coming in anybody know on average what the rebate might be ? Ima wanting to pick one up now but worried the 17s might drop the 16 price if I don't wait and I will lose out on a nice discount .
thanks in advance for any feedback, cheers
 

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Call kawa and ask them. If no good answer then just make the best deal and go on the g5 if that's the bike of your choice.
 

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Buy a new bike when they first come out is pure dumb! Dealers are slowing reducing prices on all 16's cuz they want them outta there so they can get their 17 order in to the manufacturers soon as possible. I drove 5hrs to Virginia to get my 16 10R. It was the last one in their inventory and the owner of the dealership offered to take off $5500 off the MSRP and that the deal was good for 24hrs. He wanted that bike gone! Needless to say, I left work immediately and went straight to the bank, and the next morning I was on the road to get it. Some dealers don't need to make a dime off you at the end of the year cuz they profited so much of bike sales all year long from those who paid full price (owner of dealership told me that). The MSRP markup on a new bike is retarded and having patience and holding out to buy at the end of year can save you thousands!!!
 

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Buy a new bike when they first come out is pure dumb! Dealers are slowing reducing prices on all 16's cuz they want them outta there so they can get their 17 order in to the manufacturers soon as possible. I drove 5hrs to Virginia to get my 16 10R. It was the last one in their inventory and the owner of the dealership offered to take off $5500 off the MSRP and that the deal was good for 24hrs. He wanted that bike gone! Needless to say, I left work immediately and went straight to the bank, and the next morning I was on the road to get it. Some dealers don't need to make a dime off you at the end of the year cuz they profited so much of bike sales all year long from those who paid full price (owner of dealership told me that). The MSRP markup on a new bike is retarded and having patience and holding out to buy at the end of year can save you thousands!!!
theres a dealer near me that has a 15 still in stock no miles on it going for like 10 or so maybe even less. IN VA BEACH if anyone is looking. should still be there but could be wrong
 

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Well being a car salesman myself ill tell you its always a good time to buy, going on the last day of the month will definitely help but go in there with a goal (set number) and ask for their business. Chances are they wont pass up getting a bike sold even if its only a profit for a couple hundred dollars. Rebates help but theyre never going to be that substantial.
 

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seems like dealers are posting a lot of their gen5's in the 12k area already. Couldn't see them being able to lower it much more... unless someone else can chime in with the best deal they seen on one?
 

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Call kawa and ask them. If no good answer then just make the best deal and go on the g5 if that's the bike of your choice.
I Called dealer and they have nothing in stock ... they can order one in and give me 500 bucks off list. Not much of a deal or wait until 17's come out and see what then? :dontknow:
 

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Buy a new bike when they first come out is pure dumb! Dealers are slowing reducing prices on all 16's cuz they want them outta there so they can get their 17 order in to the manufacturers soon as possible. I drove 5hrs to Virginia to get my 16 10R. It was the last one in their inventory and the owner of the dealership offered to take off $5500 off the MSRP and that the deal was good for 24hrs. He wanted that bike gone! Needless to say, I left work immediately and went straight to the bank, and the next morning I was on the road to get it. Some dealers don't need to make a dime off you at the end of the year cuz they profited so much of bike sales all year long from those who paid full price (owner of dealership told me

Hi, thanks for the info ...
That's what I been thinking ( just waiting) but Ima excited to get a new bike now since I crashed my gen 3 and I ride year round ... (as long not snowing lol) ...
Local Kawasaki has nothing in stock - I almost bought at 15 they had there with 1000km for 11.5k cad (9k us)... but I figure to sort it out with all the goodies I had on my gen 3 it would cost same as gen 5....
Also up here in Canada list price is 18k...I maybe be able to get one for 17k now but it won't go as low as 13k us - idk
Anyways so I don't know what savings there will be waiting till December if they have none left in Bc ?:dontknow:
 

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Kawasaki does not have more 16 KRT's being 2 months

Wondering what y'all think of the possible savings in cost from the outgoing 16s to the new 17's coming in anybody know on average what the rebate might be ? Ima wanting to pick one up now but worried the 17s might drop the 16 price if I don't wait and I will lose out on a nice discount .
thanks in advance for any feedback, cheers

I just got mine 6 weeks ago, I wanted a KRT Edition...local dealer called Kawasaki and no more KRT's, only flat black. So I found a KRT just 120 miles from me and got a fair deal (cash) for just over $14K for 2016 ZX-10R ABS KRT.

You still find many zero miles 2015 ZX-10R real cheap for sale, but the improvements Kawasaki made for the 2016 are just too good and for what I heard, the 2017 have only cosmetic changes.

Find yourself a nice deal on a 2016 is the way to go (will pay less for insurance too), it will drop the price naturally....no one buy a motorcycle as an investment anyway.

Ed
 

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I would look around for a '16. No need paying top dollar for a '17 when there are no differences between them. I would wait to find one at a price point that I am willing to pull the trigger on.
 

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I recently contacted 5 dealers throughout Washington State and after a few bid wars back and forth...I took home a non ABS KRT for $14,000 flat out the door. Paulsons Kawasaki in Lacey won my business. It was my 2nd Gen 5 purchase this year, the first purchase was from the Cycle Barn in Smokey Point in June, got that for $15,000 out the door.
 

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