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Offline Keener

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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 02:41:45 AM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Prices in the U.K vary model by model ... for example there are six different levels of specification for the 2019 Versys 1000, therefore six different price levels




six  :goggle:  we get two   for 2020    ...why six i wonder


https://www.kawasaki.ca/en-ca/motorcycle/versys/adventure-touring/versys-1000-lt

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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 08:53:45 AM
2019 Models or specification options are :-

Versys 1000 (CKF)
Versys 1000 SE (DKF)
Versys 1000 Tourer (CKF)
Versys 1000 SE Tourer (DKF)
Versys 1000 Grand Tourer(CKF)
Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer (DKF)

The 'main' differences are that some bikes have different specification, for example, Luggage, KQS, Cornering Lights, CC, QS etc ., 

The bracketed letters are chassis designations

They are all basically the same bike but with differing specifications.

Each different model carries its own Recommended Retail Price structure, added to which would be an OTR(On the road) price which covers preparation to make the bike street ready and maybe also a provision for road tax  :169:   

Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 08:59:07 AM by TYKE
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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #12 on: January 22, 2020, 02:06:48 AM
In Oregon, I did not pay any shipping or set up, just government fees and $125 for the dealer to do the department of motor vehicles paperwork for me.

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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #13 on: January 22, 2020, 02:24:46 PM
Aside from the assembly costs, it seems to me that the overall price requested by Joeri's dealer is very high as it exactly corresponds to the Recommended Retail Price.
Here every dealer of any brand always offers a discount on Recommended Retail Price, often an important discount, so that nobody actually pays the whole Recommended Retail Price and actual prices are always lower than the Recommended Retail Price.
This is certainly not a good commercial practice, but it is.
I would be curious to know what habits are in other countries.
Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 02:27:58 PM by Vespista1960

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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #14 on: January 22, 2020, 02:29:18 PM
*Originally Posted by Vespista1960 [+]
Aside from the assembly costs, it seems to me that the overall price requested by Joeri's dealer is very high as it exactly corresponds to the Recommended Retail Price.
Here every dealer of any brand always offers a discount on Recommended Retail Price, often an important discount, so that nobody actually pays the whole Recommended Retail Price.
This is certainly not a good commercial practice, but it is.
I would be curious to know what habits are in other countries.

Well, to be a bit more specific. I DO get a discount. At least, they're offering me a discount. But a major part of the discount is the assembly costs. And that's the thing that feels weird: it feels as if they're artificially raising the price, just to make the discount seem larger.

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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #15 on: January 22, 2020, 03:36:02 PM
*Originally Posted by Vespista1960 [+]
Aside from the assembly costs, it seems to me that the overall price requested by Joeri's dealer is very high as it exactly corresponds to the Recommended Retail Price.
Here every dealer of any brand always offers a discount on Recommended Retail Price, often an important discount, so that nobody actually pays the whole Recommended Retail Price and actual prices are always lower than the Recommended Retail Price.
This is certainly not a good commercial practice, but it is.
I would be curious to know what habits are in other countries.

Discount here is individually negotiable, however it is rare that any discount is offered on a new to the market bike

Dealers sometimes 'pre-register' bikes in order to meet a manufacturers sales target these bikes are then offered for sale and sometimes carry a good discount, also a discount can sometimes be enjoyed where there s no part exchange involved (when a customer has sold hs/her own bike prior to buying a new one. 
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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #16 on: January 22, 2020, 04:14:49 PM
Here or a least in my experience , you make an offer on the listed out the door price, including all the options you desire or the package that the dealer/Kawasaki has put together.
i offer usually 10 to 15 % less and we go from there.  :9:
Bartering is accepted and works well , especially on models that are not selling or still available late in the model year .
Rule #1  you never pay list.



Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 04:18:20 PM by Keener

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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #17 on: January 22, 2020, 04:36:13 PM
It appears Kawasaki NL price their bike a bit different to US / UK

If you ask for the V1k SE Grand Tourer Edition:-
1. You pay 17,999 for the V1k SE
PLUS
2. 1,699 for the upgrade to the Grand Tourer Edition Kit - but that does not include assembly costs  :goggle:

See HERE  :033:
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Re: Did you have to pay assembly costs when buying new Versys?
Reply #18 on: January 22, 2020, 06:11:09 PM
Dealer is ripping you off, never experienced that in my life. If i ordered something different like a different brand of heated grips then yes,  i'd pay for fitting but OEM stuff? No way.

 



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