Where are you located?
Can you turn a wrench?
Do you have a place to work on your bike and do you plan on working on it yourself at all or just let the shop do everything?
If you aren't financing; there are near new XCT's for sale and you could save up to $7k compared to the price you were quoted.
Is money an object for you? Are you willing to learn how to work on your bike at all?
I read earlier about someone paying $600 for the 15k mile check up without getting the fork oil changed and the neck bearings adjusted. Talk about getting reamed! Anyone with the ability to read and understand a service manual could easily have done everything that shop did and more. Plus; who's to say they actually did what they said they did? If you do it yourself; you know for sure it got done.
Sorry for the rant. It just bugs me to no end to see good people get screwed over. An oil change on a Vic is just slightly more complicated than changing a diaper on a baby except without the odor.
I live in Arnold, MO.
Yes, I'm a Mechanic/Electrical Technician for substations; we build, maintain and do any repairs necessary to keep that electricity flowing. I enjoy wrenching and, as you mentioned, you know it was done and performed correctly.
I prefer to purchase a new one to be honest.
I wish I had a garage but can work on it in the back yard under the , 15' x 25' overhang. Also have a shed I could possible store it in for the winter but that might be a tight squeeze.
I could pay cash, I'm also considering waiting for the 2013 since it's so close to July.
I feel that the offer is not really that good at all but it is a first offer and they may negotiate. I'm not sure how much a extended six year warranty costs.
Bike = $21,999.00
Six year warranty: $1,200.00???
Labor for most of the items wouldn't be that much, maybe $500.00
Victory Discount : $500.00
Approximately $514.00 less than MSRP or 1.96% discount, HHMMmmmm?