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Put a down payment at Miller Motorsports (Lemont Furnace, PA near Uniontown) on a Raspberry Red XSR700. Price OTD that DOES NOT INCLUDE Taxes, Regristration and Title transfer was $7902.00.

Virginia tax is about $360, Title, registration and transfer is ~$96. Total price to me is $8350 so you folks from Virginia can compare directly OTD price.

I asked about 4 vendors in VA, PA and West VA to give me their best prices...best was 8600 before taxes, tags and title.

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The difference was going to all the FZ-09, FZ-07, and XSR forums and reading about where you might get a deal...I have to drive 2.5 hours to pick it up next friday, but its a small burden to save at least $1000 dollars...I even paid for the shock and fork cartridges...don't think I would have it I had to pay the extra 1K...I might have bought a 2016 XSR900 for $6,757 in Illinois (new OTD before tax, title tags).

But I really wanted something with the character closer to my old naked SV650 trackday bike...

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So not a lot of people know this, but for the US folks, Costco has a motorcycle buying program similar to the car buying program. You mention the bike you're looking for and they find a dealer they are associated with. You then go in and there's an agreed upon price. No haggling required, but you can't really negotiate on that price either. I believe Costco gives a kickback to the dealer and that's why you get a good price.

In any case, I noticed last month that the XSR 700 showed up on their list of bikes with deals. I entered in a request for the XSR 700, got the contact of the dealer they emailed me about, and called the dealership. The price I got was quite good. $8250 before tax, tags, title, but after shipping, assembly, etc. I don't know if the price is variable around the country or if Costco has a consistent pricing model, but it's worth checking out. I can't get anything below $9000 out the door (pre tax, tags, title) around here. I'm excited planning on picking mine up in a month or two once I'm able to confirm on a test ride that this is the bike I want.

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Miller's is in Western PA. They might ship, and you'd still be below MSRP. Might try Holhauzer in Nashville IL, they WILL ship and ask for $100 below Miller??? It PAYs to shop around...
 

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I decided I wanted an XSR700 in red and I called/emailed every single dealer within 250 miles of me for out the door pricing. I got the runaround from most of them.

I ended up getting it for 9 even ($8,200 purchase price, no assembly fees or anything, standard title, license, $100 doc fee and taxes)
 

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So tax title and tags were ~$700? $8200 is pretty good price.
 

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So tax title and tags were ~$700? $8200 is pretty good price.
Yep. I'm in the southwest corner of Utah and I checked dealers in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. Ended up getting it in Utah and unfortunately we have some weird taxes when it comes to vehicles (at least I think so).
You pay sales tax on the initial purchase, then there's a personal property tax (other states sometimes call it a registration fee), then there's a DMV fee for new motorcycles. All told, $700 in taxes plus the doc fee.

Utah also doesn't care if you buy out of state, they'll hit you with all those taxes when you go to register the bike. It's a real racket.

Either way, I was happy with the price and I bought the first XSR700 sold in Utah.
 

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Hi everyone - first post here, as I might be on the verge of joining your ranks. Currently riding an SR400, and I have a quote on a trade-in to upgrade to the XSR700. For comparison's sake, in Western MA, my quote is quite a bit higher than the ones in this thread. Looking at an OTD of $9650 (base 8200, title+registration+inspection 110, 195 documentation, 300 setup, 500 shipping, 350 sales tax). Trade-in for the SR400 is a bit less than I would have hoped but I guess not really relevant here :p


I guess prices tend to be higher in the northeast - higher shipping costs may be part of that? And documentation fees, whatever they are?
 

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Up here near Seattle, from a dealer, $9,500 is about the average for the OTD price. I talked to numerous dealers and the price at its highest was $10,800! Practically robbery. I picked mine up for just over 9k OTD. It very much seems like the rest of you guys are finding great deals! Strong work! I haven't seen any used ones on the market yet. Cabirds idea of using the COSTCO program is really great if you know that's the bike you want, a friend of mine used that method. He said it was pretty easy and painless.
 

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Oh man I wish I had read this before buying. Got talked into Yamaha Extended Service and prepaid maintenance and at the end of it all the OTD price was $11,663.00. I should have walked out the door
 

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I do all my own maintenance...and I looked really hard at the YES offering. I think it's a pretty good program. IF I wasn't used to doing valve checks, oil changes, brake fluid, forks etc...I might have pulled that plug. My other issue is that I have to drive 30-45 minutes to the dealer...that makes it much harder for me.

Don't be hard on yourself--everyone's got different issues and deals...

If you love the bike--probably a good deal.

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I do all my own maintenance...and I looked really hard at the YES offering. I think it's a pretty good program. IF I wasn't used to doing valve checks, oil changes, brake fluid, forks etc...I might have pulled that plug. My other issue is that I have to drive 30-45 minutes to the dealer...that makes it much harder for me.

Don't be hard on yourself--everyone's got different issues and deals...

If you love the bike--probably a good deal.

Matt
I do really love the bike, but I hate feeling taken advantage of. I agree the YES isn't a horrible value, but I also have an old german dude down the way who could do it cheaper and show me how to do it myself. Live and learn I guess.
 

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Just bought a 2018 XSR 700. I paid $9092.11 OTD (including taxes, registration, & fees)

Breakdown of costs
Price- $7,799
Freight- $298 (Discounted $100)
PDI- $198 (Discounted $100)
NJ Tax - $555.11 (6.625%)
Registration - $155
NJ Tire Tax - $3
Document Fees - $84

I was working with a pretty honest dealer and told them I did research online so I know how much people are paying for the bike. I wasn't interested in haggling and asked them to come to the table with their best price and I would either buy it or not. Bold strategy but it ended up working out in my favor.

Hopefully this helps someone!

 

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They should have charged you more for a red one - what a beauty! Welcome to the forum. We in Europe are very envious of your 6.625% sales tax rate. Here in UK, we pay 20% VAT. Enjoy your bike.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase many happy safe miles.
Love that Americanism OTD...
First heard it on Jay leno's garage for anyother confused brits.
Out the door... same as our on the road.
 

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Hi Guys! I just put a deposit on a brand new 2018 XSR700! I paid 8806 out the door. It includes bike, freight, set-up, taxes (a lot in Texas), and registration. I think I did pretty good as I called around. I think people who are paying on the higher end of 8k-9k are living in cities with a higher cost of living. Enjoy your bikes!
 

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Welcome to the forum, Brendan. Money saved on bike purchase = money available for extras, so draw up that wish list!
 

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Just bought a XSR700 in the Seattle area. Closest dealer is about 20 minutes outside of the city. Took a test ride and talked OTD price. They wanted about $10,200, which included dealer fees, taxes and registration. Salesman said if I could get a better deal in writing they would work with me.

A dealer about an hour south was advertising a better deal on Craigslist. Forwarded the link to the local guy and asked if it counted as "in writing". He said yes and they matched the price.

Sale price was $7,888, no dealer fees.

OTD was $9,100 including taxes and registration (yes, our tax rate is 10.1% here in the Seattle area 'cuz we are a bunch of liberals that like to give our money to the government for proper socialist causes. Where all that money goes is a bit of a mystery).
 
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