I know the 2012's are coming out but a few months ago I started thinking about buying a new XC. A friend of mine has a Vision and he basically told me he paid list price for it. It seems our local IL dealer does not discount.
I said that is crazy, I have surfed the net and seen some dealers discounting (mostly in OH). Maybe 1k to 1.5k but also lot that just show list (I know you negotiate from that). So, do these Victory dealers discount or will I be at the disadvantage of supply and demand???
I bought a brand new XR in Jan and got a good discount on it, depends on how they move in your area. They had a bike in stock that was there for a few months that they wanted to move and made me a deal that I couldnt pass up (was just out pricing for a spring purchase, ended up buying it the next day)
How big is your dealer?
If he has a lot of bikes I would think he dose well and doesn't need to discount.
If hes small dealer then he can't afford to give up profit.
Its hard to say how much you should get off. If you buy from some one ells would he still work on it?
What ever you do get him to throw in the 500 mile check up that will save you 300 bucks. Ask for 20% of on parts he will still make 25%.
Just tell him what you'll pay with in reason and see what you come up with. Is there more then one dealer in your town and wait till the 2012 come out and see if Vic offers a deal on them.
He creates a false shortage to get a higher profit. That is why I will probably drive further to get a deal.
Caution on going too far. Search a couple of the Victory forums and see how some dealers won't do recall/warrantee work unless they sold you the bike.
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour (Stage 1)
2011 Victory Cross Country (traded in on XCT)
2009 Triumph Rocket III Touring (traded in on XC)
1998 Valkyrie Tourer (Hydralocked - sold as is)
1966 Honda 305 Dream (for sale)
1967 Honda 305 Scrambler (project)
1982 Honda CB900 Custom (need to put back together)
I have heard of others getting as much as $4,000 off fully loaded bikes by using all the discounts available including the $1K Fuel It demo discounts as well as the $1K military discounts and any other reductions. In some cases, this may mean that you have to buy the discontinued color (crimson red in the XR) or the plain black XC at those discounts. However, many only want blue or white and therefore will end up with less discount.
I bought a '11 Ness and got significantly more than $2K off my total price. In order to get the "right price" I DID travel to where we own a vacation home.
It's not just any victory.... It's MY Victory!
2011 Victory Ness Cross Country #120
Ness Knurled Highway Pegs/KwelMetal Brackets
Ness Radius laydown license
Chrome CAM Tension Covers
Red Engine Bolts
DIY Garage Door Opener
Victory Chrome Saddle Bag Lid Rails
Küryakyn Upper Fork Shrouds
Küryakyn Lower Fork Covers
Power Commander V Tuner
Power Commander AT-300
Hertz HCX 165s Speakers
JL Audio HX280/4 Bridged 140w
I just bought a 2001 in Red with Mid Height W/S
15% off all future parts
$52.60 Title & Registration
$25.00 Document Fee
$15,559.03 Total out the door