+1. Look for a dealer that has several in stock, especially if they have a model year or two in stock as well. I bought my wifes bike in the fall, they had a batch of 2012's that just came in, some 2011's, AND some 2010 leftovers. Got a screaming deal on one of the 2011 leftovers, paid a grand less in fact than the book value USED for the bike, so I rode a brand new bike off the lot and was ahead!
They tried to push it, AND tried to push the 2012's, but I reminded them they had some sitting here for two years and if they were gonna sell it, they had to sell it now. Starting to get cold, we could wait until the spring to buy.. there or somewhere else.. who knows. Funny how prices drop!
+1 on the new left over route. Nothing wrong with it. I got a new 08 V2K new back in April for 9K OTD with a few extras thrown in. I like to bargain with extras that you are going to buy anyway. Its a good way to get some stuff thrown in if you do not have the $$$ laying around to get them.
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.