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    Junior Member Stryker's Avatar
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    Buying New Bike

    Hello everyone,

    I am looking to buy a new or almost new TW200 and wanted to ask about an offer from a local dealer. They have a 2017 demo model with 250 miles. The lowest price they agreed to was $3,500. I decided to not pull the trigger because they have a "dealer prep charge" of nearly $800 and to make the story short, the out-the-door price was around $4,700.

    Plus, I really want an '18 or '19 model due to the paint scheme. Any ideas on a good OTD price and is it just me or is this prep charge excessive? I always thought they were two or three hundred dollars.
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    Yeah that “prep” fee is BS. Move on. Where are you located? Also, welcome.


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    Thank you, good to be here. I have been wanting one of these bikes ever since I rode one in a motorcycle training course I took years ago. I am in southeastern Wisconsin. I am looking at a new 2018 at another dealer not far from me. They have it advertised at $4,400 but I don't know the prep fee. If I found a used one in good shape I would not mind that but anything I find is either too far away or costs nearly three grand and then I just figure to buy new.

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    i bought my 2019 for 4900 out the door in southern california where registration is expensive and tax is high so i bet you can get it cheaper if you keep looking
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    Buying New Bike

    Yeah you should be looking at ~400-500 total after asking for fees, tax, title, etc. Good thread with a lot of info on this exact topic here:

    Dealing with Dealers
    https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/sho...8&share_type=t
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    Here in Ohio I got my new 2019 tw200 for $4700 out the door. I checked around as some dealers wanted as high as $5900 with all the fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha man View Post
    Here in Ohio I got my new 2019 tw200 for $4700 out the door. I checked around as some dealers wanted as high as $5900 with all the fees.
    This confirms that my offer of $4k OTD was very reasonable for a two year old demo. I just read that entire thread. Looks like emailing them to get their best OTD price is the best way to go.
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    I’m in Ca. And no joke I just found a 2016 with only 41 miles on it at a dealer and grabbed it for 3500 OTD. So they can be found you just have to be ready to roll at the drop of a hat to beat the next guy. Good luck in you search for the best deal out there, patients paid off for me.
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    I'm in RI and got my 2018 for $4800.00 OTD. (Included tax, registration and title fees. No freight or prep fee's.

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