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I'm thinking about purchasing my first HD and I am curious about what to expect to pay vs. MSRP.

I live in the Atlanta area and I've been told of one dealer here that is outrageous and to stay away from. :(

I guess this probably changes from location to location... Has anyone ever bought from a dealer in a location that tries to moves inventory before winter (I would think prices would be more flexible) and went and picked up and brought back home?

I just wondering the best thing to do and what to expect.... Thanks!
 

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Don't pay a penny more than MSRP + freight + options + $3-400 set-up and be sure to get some extras like an extended warranty and a few years of discount parts/acessories in the deal no-charge. Frankly....don't expect to pay less than MSRP either. be patient...in some areas you may have to travel a bit to get it and in others you may have to buy off-season to get it but don't get caught up in hype like some of the V-rodders and pay thousands over sticker.
 

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Check out www.hawgeye.com for reviews of dealerships.
I also depends what kind of bike your looking at and the demand. Softails seem to go for over list most of the time. You can get better deals on Dyna's and Touring bikes.
Also bikes on the floor go for more than getting on a list, which could take a year to even 3 years in some cases.
 
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I doubt you'll find a bike in metro Ailanta at msrp.
Stone Mtn HD charges a $2500 premium but you get that back in a store credit after 1 year.
Check with HD of Clayton County. I bought my last one from them.
However, the market here is high.
 

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Here in Indy there are a couple of dealers who sell at MSRP but all bikes are sold before the dealer even gets them. A friend of mine waited almost 3 years for his fatboy. I don't think the waiting list is that long anymore but it's still several months to a year.:mad:
 

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Thanks for all the insight!!

I just found out that Killer Creek is real proud of their bikes.... $22,900 for a Fatboy. :eek: :rolleyes:

I definitely have some shopping to do!
 

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That's only a little over $5000 more than I paid for mine.
 

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My soon to be brother-in-law lives in Hotlanta and while there over Christmas we stopped in at Killer Creek to pick up a tee shirt. Saw a Deuce there for $23k. It pains me to even wear their freakin tee shirt.

-jeff
 
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Killer Creek is 5 minutes from where I live. I should be elated. NOT!

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Those Victory's keep looking better (just kidding, well...). I tell ya, If the dealers don't stop this sh#t about marking the bikes up so damn high, then they are only going to drive riders over to the "Metric" side. Of course, more and more of my friends are noticing the American made Victory's, like the 2002 92c which looks kinda like a Heritage Springer...

Darn, must be late, I'm rambling again... :D
 

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Well, the Victory's are supposed to be pretty good bikes but it would take a few bottles of Stoli for them to look good. :D

They look like a computer enhanced Harley image from a 60's Godzilla movie.
 
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MSRP dealers with bikes in stock do exist. From the comments I've read on this site and others, they seem to be very rare on the coasts and more common in the middle of the country.

Here in Fort Wayne we've got 2 dealers. One doesn't seem to sell any bike until he bolts on a few $1000 worth of chrome. The other is "all MSRP all the time". Got my Dyna off the floor at the MSRP dealer.
 

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Glad to say that my 2003 will be MSRP even though the price is about $1000.00 more than last years pricing, but with the new color and perhaps a bigger engine....
 

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I rode a Victory at Bike Week last year. They took us on a 30 minute ride that included interstate travel. We were encouraged to ride aggressively but safely. Lots of power, awesome Brembo brakes, good ride and handling. The transmission was incredibly stiff and clunky requiring a strong stomp of the boot to upshift or downshift. I've heard and read similar comments about the tranny. The Victory's looks also left a lot to be desired.

Keep lookin' around and stick with an HD. You pay a premium price but they hold their value really well unlike a Victory or most Japanese bikes. Makes it a better value in the long run.

I also got to ride the V-8 powerd Boss Hoss. Absolutely AWESOME! Now, if I could just win that Lottery...
 

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I called a couple of dealers this week looking for a new Road King (Los Angeles). Both dealers who had them were at MSRP, although one had added about $500 of chrome (at what seemed like a normal retail price). Not sure about softtail's. Greg
 
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