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Hi,

Going to pick up my bike this weekend.

In SoCal out the door I've been able to get the price to $7,876. For the ABS model. Plus a two night stay at some hotel in Nevada, part of some 4th of July special.
 

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Hi,

Going to pick up my bike this weekend.

In SoCal out the door I've been able to get the price to $7,876. For the ABS model. Plus a two night stay at some hotel in Nevada, part of some 4th of July special.
paid just $100 less than that OTD, in Texas, 3 months ago
 

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ebinho.......please clarify. With no $500 credit from MawKaw would your price have been $7050? Not nitpicking...just don't understand exactly what you meant...In any event, sounds like your did very well indeed.
Thank you.
 

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Was that with or without ABS?

I was also supposed to get the $500 discount from Kawa, but it never showed up, and was only good until 5/31 anyway. I knew I wouldn't be purchasing until July/August (and still haven't pulled the trigger yet).
 

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Got a quote tin North CArolina today of $7576 our door including $219 state sales tax. Also included in the $7576 quoted price is one year vehicle license, state inspection, title fee and doc fee. I don't know if the bike has ABS or not. I'll check that out and eagerly await ebinho's update on that. Thanks Ebinho for sending the sales invoice. I am also wondering if you had to pay sales tax, license plate and so on as it does not show on the invoice photo. Thanks for sharing.

I test rode a brand new bike today and it sure is powerful for a 650CC...Nice engine.
 

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I should have added that I previously rode a Honda CTX 700 and the Vulcan S is "much more" powerful although the CTX is no slug. But wow, OEM accessories are sky high.
 

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This will be my first bike, and I too was looking at the CTX700, knowing you can never go wrong with a Honda... but when I finally got on one, I was really unimpressed with the looks, and it seemed much more top-heavy than the Vulcan. I'm only maybe 5'7", so I want as low a center of gravity as I can get.

As for ABS, it'll just say it on the front brake, and for MSRP it's only a $400 upcharge over the non-ABS version.
 

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The total OTD for me was $6,575 for a white non ABS model with a free middle reach seat ($350).

Couldn't be happier. :)
 

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Mine was $7499 sticker price for the ABS model in Houston Texas. After TT&L and a handling fee I came out just shy of $8600.00. The mid reach seat is the standard on all of them right? I thought the extended reach or short reach were the additional cost. I was told if I wanted a Vulcan S w/ the extended reach seat it was an additional $250.00
Where did you gets yours JP? I got mine at propowersports in Conroe. They had a 500 handling fee on mine. They had sold the one on the floor a few days before I got there and they had one but they had to assemble it. It's my first bike purchase. I had asked if it was already assembled & on the showroom floor would I not have to pay that fee. If so I would shop elsewhere. I was told that it's a fee to assemble & check every bike sold. Everywhere. Does anybody know if this is a lie? If it's a false statement then I'm going back up there and demanding recourse.
 

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Mine came with the short reach seat installed for my wife and an extra mid reach seat for free.

I got quite a deal I think.


Mine was $7499 sticker price for the ABS model in Houston Texas. After TT&L and a handling fee I came out just shy of $8600.00. The mid reach seat is the standard on all of them right? I thought the extended reach or short reach were the additional cost. I was told if I wanted a Vulcan S w/ the extended reach seat it was an additional $250.00.
 

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Some dealers charge a fee for assembly...some don't. I don't think it is anything illegal, but that's an opinion.

An already-assembled bike would likely have a assembly charge added, again my opiinion.
 

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I understand some places may charge. I asked about it specifically & I was told it was common for every dealer. Which it's not. I just looked it up. The salesman knew I would walk and go elsewhere if I knew this so I feel like I was misled. As well I wanted the extended reach seat but I was told it was an additional cost. Which I think is a lie. That's why I thought the Ergo fit of the bike is stupid because sure it can fit multiple sizes but you have to pay extra if you're not the average size. Which makes it like every single other bike & aftermarket support that has different seats & handlebars. I think it was intended by Kawasaki to adjust the bike @ a base price in whatever configuration. I'm pissed off.
 

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Not sure about this but if the dealer does not have an "ergo fit" set up in the shop, it might cost extra. That is what my dealer told me. You could call Kawa Hq marketing and ask.

Most contracts have a stipulation that the contract terms apply no matter what any sales person has told you....I think that might not stand up in court, however.

I do emphathize with you. I feel you were treated shabbily...not all dealers charge for assembly.. I know this for a fact.

Best...When I feel I got screwed, I think it over and if I feel I need to do something about it, I do, and if not, I try to write it off as experience gained..I do not like to feel at odds with anyone; it is, for a me a heavy price to pay.

You still have a very, very nice bike...
 

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As far as the handling fee, I don't think that I can do anything about it. It's part of a contract. I can voice my opinion. And I can talk to the manager & express to him he has lost my future business. Likely he won't care but I can vent some frustration. I'm going to call Kawasaki about the seat. If it's their intention that they will supply the necessary components as a selling feature of the bike for free (or as the initial MSRP of the bike), then I'm going to go in to my shop and demand that they provide me with one. Possibly with the 2 ways I feel like I was potentially shafted I can get some result. I dunno.

I apologize to the OP for swaying off topic on bike prices. Please commence with the original intent of this thread.
 

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Just FYI for everyone. I just got off the phone with Kawasaki. The purpose of the ergofit is to accommodate any size rider. At the time of purchase you can fit your bike with whatever arrangement you want at NO additional cost. Kawasaki will send the dealer the necessary parts. If a bike is there and you want that exact bike and are unwilling to wait for the new seat or bars and you drive off then likely you are stuck with what you have. If you find out later the setup is wrong and you need a different section, likely you'll have to buy that from the parts catalog unless your dealer is willing to do something for you.

If you're purchasing a new Vulcan S and you request a certain arrangement and the dealer tells you it will cost you extra that is completely false. I was stated this directly from Kawasaki. Don't take my word for it, Id suggest anyone call Kawasaki and confirm this if there's a concern. This is the second thing in a month (the first was the shifter issue) that I've had to get Kawasaki involved with. I'm losing confidence in my shop but gaining confidence in Kawasaki as a brand and their customer service.
 

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This is what I've always understood since they started advertising for this bike.

You should have never allowed the dealer to charge you for the seat. Is Kawasaki going to give you some kind of credit back?


Just FYI for everyone. I just got off the phone with Kawasaki. The purpose of the ergofit is to accommodate any size rider. At the time of purchase you can fit your bike with whatever arrangement you want at NO additional cost. Kawasaki will send the dealer the necessary parts. If a bike is there and you want that exact bike and are unwilling to wait for the new seat or bars and you drive off then likely you are stuck with what you have. If you find out later the setup is wrong and you need a different section, likely you'll have to buy that from the parts catalog unless your dealer is willing to do something for you.

If you're purchasing a new Vulcan S and you request a certain arrangement and the dealer tells you it will cost you extra that is completely false. I was stated this directly from Kawasaki. Don't take my word for it, Id suggest anyone call Kawasaki and confirm this if there's a concern. This is the second thing in a month (the first was the shifter issue) that I've had to get Kawasaki involved with. I'm losing confidence in my shop but gaining confidence in Kawasaki as a brand and their customer service.
 
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