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11/16/2011 4:42 AM

Hey guys, i'm going shopping and wanted to get your feedback on what the best out the door price I can expect for a new 2012?

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11/16/2011 4:49 AM

Go to your local dealer and see if they will also give you a discount on parts as well. If you can get it OTD for MSRP or less, consider it a good deal. I don't understand how some people will drive way out of their way to save a couple hundred bucks at a dealer they will never go to again for parts/etc.

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11/16/2011 6:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2011 8:37 AM

A friend of mine just bought one a few weeks ago. He got it for $7300 OTD. I bought my 09 for $6000 OTD but it was a left over. It pays to shop around I saved over a grand by just calling different dealers. I wouldn't be to worried about getting a discount on parts. You can order them online and get a discount and have them the next day. My dealer doesn't stock anything I need.

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11/16/2011 7:51 AM

Elbows wrote: A friend of mine just bought one a few weeks ago. He got it for $7300 OTD. I bought my 09 for $6000 OTD but it was a left over. It pays to shop around I saved over a grand by just calling different dealers. I wouldn't be to worried about getting a discount on parts. You can order them online and get a discount and have them the next day. My dealer doesn't stock anything I need.

this is what i'm looking for, thanks.

Anyone else know of someone who has gotten a smoking deal on one?

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11/16/2011 7:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2011 7:58 AM

Just got a 2012 kawy 450 for $7400,otd.11 year model 450s, 6500 otd.

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11/16/2011 8:05 AM

mxb2 wrote: Just got a 2012 kawy 450 for $7400,otd.11 year model 450s, 6500 otd.

That's around what i was thinking i could get it for, you like it so far?

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11/16/2011 8:10 AM

Gettin it prepped, greased, sag,etc, still ridin rmz 450 till its ready, lol, hit my cell 301,801 1987, thanks billy

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11/16/2011 8:17 AM

What about 2012 Honda 250F? I got a price of $7k from a dealership in CT. This was including $400 of taxes he said he had to collect even though I was an out of state buyer.

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11/16/2011 8:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2011 8:42 AM

I texed my buddy and he said it was $7300 not $7800. I just seen one on ebay for $6989 buy it now. Here's a link.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BRAND-NEW-2012-KAWASAK-KX450F-LIME-GREEN-12-SALE-/280770092337?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item415f339d31
I scrolled dowm to the bottom of the page and it says "add $498 to price for dealer prep" Oh well, there's always a catch!

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11/16/2011 9:17 AM

The best i've got so far is 7895 OTD for pricing

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11/16/2011 9:52 AM

I really would like to do a test ride on that new 2012 KX450! I plan on getting anew bike sometime this next spring/summer , and hopefully I'll have a chance to ride al the newer ones before I decide. My buddy BigDaddyG has a 2011 KX450 which is a really nice bike , but I do want to test out that 2012. I gotta say , I tested that 2011 RMZ450 about a month or so ago , and I really liked that bike a lot! I wish I could get my hands on a 2012 Honda 450 , but truth be told , i think I'll switch brands again.

Good luck on your search Machine! Let us know what you end up getting.

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11/16/2011 9:54 AM

i bet lakeland honda kawasaki in lakeland florida will give you the best price!

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11/16/2011 10:06 AM

All Bike dealer websites should be set up similar to these guy's.
http://www.troycitygarage.com/dirt_bikes.htm Their prices are tough to beat as well.

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11/16/2011 12:33 PM

Jus' paid $7900 w/taxes and title...out the door...in Cali. Don't know, don't care if it's the absolute cheapest.

Good dealer. Good poeple. Great kid on the bike.

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11/16/2011 1:52 PM

davis224 wrote: Go to your local dealer and see if they will also give you a discount on parts as well. If you can get it OTD for MSRP or less, consider it a good deal. I don't understand how some people will drive way out of their way to save a couple hundred bucks at a dealer they will never go to again for parts/etc.

Ever been car shopping? Why should bikes be any different?

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11/16/2011 3:47 PM

digger wrote: All Bike dealer websites should be set up similar to these guy's.
http://www.troycitygarage.com/dirt_bikes.htm Their prices are tough to beat as well.

That is a pretty good site, very straight forward

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jeffro503 wrote: I really would like to do a test ride on that new 2012 KX450! I plan on getting anew bike sometime this next spring/summer , and hopefully I'll have a chance to ride al the newer ones before I decide. My buddy BigDaddyG has a 2011 KX450 which is a really nice bike , but I do want to test out that 2012. I gotta say , I tested that 2011 RMZ450 about a month or so ago , and I really liked that bike a lot! I wish I could get my hands on a 2012 Honda 450 , but truth be told , i think I'll switch brands again.

Good luck on your search Machine! Let us know what you end up getting.

Jeffro,

Pickin up the KX450 on Sat. I found prices that were pretty much equal, but non cheap enough for a road trip...lol.


The KTM would have been my first choice, but none around and if they were it would be full price. God I hate paying over 7 grand for a bike. I'm used to 5 or 6 numbers, not 7, know what I mean?

If you guys want, i'll give you a first ride report after I ride it. I talked to mxb2 today and he got one as well. We will compare notes.

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11/16/2011 3:53 PM

8 grand is too much for an mx bike, 2 or 4 stroke.

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TeamGreen wrote: Jus' paid $7900 w/taxes and title...out the door...in Cali. Don't know, don't care if it's the absolute cheapest.

Good dealer. Good poeple. Great kid on the bike.

that's good for Cali prices....

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Outsider wrote: 8 grand is too much for an mx bike, 2 or 4 stroke.

yep. i agree.

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11/16/2011 4:09 PM

Outsider wrote: 8 grand is too much for an mx bike, 2 or 4 stroke.

machine wrote: yep. i agree.

Whats even worse is that the resale value on bikes is through the floor. Ive seen 2010 250F's in good shape on craigslist for $3800. Considering they cost $6800-$7000 OTD in 2010, you lose almost 1/2 its value. OUCH

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11/16/2011 4:47 PM

TeamGreen wrote: Jus' paid $7900 w/taxes and title...out the door...in Cali. Don't know, don't care if it's the absolute cheapest.

Good dealer. Good poeple. Great kid on the bike.

machine wrote: that's good for Cali prices....

That''s what Austin Howell paid...National #61... buyin' his own bikes, no compalints.

Loves it. Thinks it's the best 450 outta the box. That kid is one of the few racers I know the assumes NOTHING.

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11/16/2011 5:08 PM

TeamGreen wrote: Jus' paid $7900 w/taxes and title...out the door...in Cali. Don't know, don't care if it's the absolute cheapest.

Good dealer. Good poeple. Great kid on the bike.

I agree teamgreen , sometimes saving a few hundred bucks is not worth the hassle,I got a decent price great dealer and service.That being said anything to lookout for on the new kawy, what else did Howell ride to compare the 12 kawy . I got mine last week, have not had time to prep it, death in the family, I am excited and will try to ride it and form a opinion,as stated Machine was getting one also, he is a good dude, talked on the phone awhile. 99.9% of this board are good people.

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11/16/2011 5:14 PM

If any of you guys had ridden the 2011 KX450......what are the major things you noticed ( either better or worse ) than the 2012 model? I have heard people say they like th 2012 model a lot better.....I just really haven't heard the reason "why". God damn I would really like to take one of those 2012's out for about 15 minutes!

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11/16/2011 5:16 PM

jeffro503 wrote: If any of you guys had ridden the 2011 KX450......what are the major things you noticed ( either better or worse ) than the 2012 model? I have heard people say they like th 2012 model a lot better.....I just really haven't heard the reason "why". God damn I would really like to take one of those 2012's out for about 15 minutes!

I haven't, but i've heard the same thing, so i'm going for the 2012 instead of a much cheaper 2011.....

I wish we could test drive em like car shopping, that way it wouldn't be such a crap shoot.

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11/16/2011 5:18 PM

jeffro503 wrote: If any of you guys had ridden the 2011 KX450......what are the major things you noticed ( either better or worse ) than the 2012 model? I have heard people say they like th 2012 model a lot better.....I just really haven't heard the reason "why". God damn I would really like to take one of those 2012's out for about 15 minutes!

come to ohio bro, you can break mine in LOL!

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11/16/2011 5:47 PM
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jeffro503 wrote: If any of you guys had ridden the 2011 KX450......what are the major things you noticed ( either better or worse ) than the 2012 model? I have heard people say they like th 2012 model a lot better.....I just really haven't heard the reason "why". God damn I would really like to take one of those 2012's out for about 15 minutes!

We picked the Kawi after literally RACING RMZs, KX-Fs and YZF's in '11-'12 configurations...the KX-F was ridden BOX STOCK at REM and he loved it...

To be fair: The YZ-F and RMZ's were '11s...the 12's won't offer anything different from what we rode (Both of these set-ups had plenty of the good stuff on'em...).

Hondas were NOT riden (By Austin); yet, we considered them our most viable choice against the KX for the simple fact that they're very Easy to Build and have GREAT Support form the Industry. We know people involved in that bike's development and I've had oportunities to ride some AMAZING Hondas. Those bikes are exactly as good as Chad says. PERIOD.

Pay-Out and the fact that Austin was headed to Germany to ride Kawis was influential, also.

HOWEVER, come the racing season...and...in Austin's case...PHX...

He could very well end up on a Honda.

Who knows.

Notes: The '12 KXF is narrower and lighter feeling than the '11 and the '11-'12 RMZ, too. Same goes for the YZF. KTM? Why bother. We can't get their current bike and I'm not gonna spend the resources tryin' to build one from the off-raod model: the '12 KTM 450 SX-F is an '11...for the most part-No thanks.

I KNOW that the Honda IS the lightest and flicks thru the air the easiest; however, what the Kawi gives up in those areas...it MORE than makes up for when things get REALLY ugly and you are wondering if the bars are gonna wag: Not on the Kawi!

Also, when you make the Kawi a "Race-Motor", in my personal experience, it has substantially BETTER LONGEVITY than the current Honda motor. That's jus' my opinion...based on paying for this stuff over the last 5 yrs. Also, better clutches, forks and a few other components...Valve Springs, anyone...Bueller...anyone...?

Again, that's my opinion...as a guy that goes by "TeamGreen"...so you jus' know I'm full of shit, right?

No matter WHAT you buy: Take care of it and ride it like you STOLE IT!

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11/16/2011 6:09 PM

jeffro503 wrote: If any of you guys had ridden the 2011 KX450......what are the major things you noticed ( either better or worse ) than the 2012 model? I have heard people say they like th 2012 model a lot better.....I just really haven't heard the reason "why". God damn I would really like to take one of those 2012's out for about 15 minutes!

TeamGreen wrote: We picked the Kawi after literally RACING RMZs, KX-Fs and YZF's in '11-'12 configurations...the KX-F was ridden BOX STOCK at REM and he loved it...

To be fair: The YZ-F and RMZ's were '11s...the 12's won't offer anything different from what we rode (Both of these set-ups had plenty of the good stuff on'em...).

Hondas were NOT riden (By Austin); yet, we considered them our most viable choice against the KX for the simple fact that they're very Easy to Build and have GREAT Support form the Industry. We know people involved in that bike's development and I've had oportunities to ride some AMAZING Hondas. Those bikes are exactly as good as Chad says. PERIOD.

Pay-Out and the fact that Austin was headed to Germany to ride Kawis was influential, also.

HOWEVER, come the racing season...and...in Austin's case...PHX...

He could very well end up on a Honda.

Who knows.

Notes: The '12 KXF is narrower and lighter feeling than the '11 and the '11-'12 RMZ, too. Same goes for the YZF. KTM? Why bother. We can't get their current bike and I'm not gonna spend the resources tryin' to build one from the off-raod model: the '12 KTM 450 SX-F is an '11...for the most part-No thanks.

I KNOW that the Honda IS the lightest and flicks thru the air the easiest; however, what the Kawi gives up in those areas...it MORE than makes up for when things get REALLY ugly and you are wondering if the bars are gonna wag: Not on the Kawi!

Also, when you make the Kawi a "Race-Motor", in my personal experience, it has substantially BETTER LONGEVITY than the current Honda motor. That's jus' my opinion...based on paying for this stuff over the last 5 yrs. Also, better clutches, forks and a few other components...Valve Springs, anyone...Bueller...anyone...?

Again, that's my opinion...as a guy that goes by "TeamGreen"...so you jus' know I'm full of shit, right?

No matter WHAT you buy: Take care of it and ride it like you STOLE IT!

Thanks teamgreen , good stuff as always. My 2012 kawy in the garage is calling my name, hope the weather cooperates,and get the bike greased and etc. If not the rmz will get ridden, lol

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11/16/2011 6:21 PM

jeffro503 wrote: If any of you guys had ridden the 2011 KX450......what are the major things you noticed ( either better or worse ) than the 2012 model? I have heard people say they like th 2012 model a lot better.....I just really haven't heard the reason "why". God damn I would really like to take one of those 2012's out for about 15 minutes!

TeamGreen wrote: We picked the Kawi after literally RACING RMZs, KX-Fs and YZF's in '11-'12 configurations...the KX-F was ridden BOX STOCK at REM and he loved it...

To be fair: The YZ-F and RMZ's were '11s...the 12's won't offer anything different from what we rode (Both of these set-ups had plenty of the good stuff on'em...).

Hondas were NOT riden (By Austin); yet, we considered them our most viable choice against the KX for the simple fact that they're very Easy to Build and have GREAT Support form the Industry. We know people involved in that bike's development and I've had oportunities to ride some AMAZING Hondas. Those bikes are exactly as good as Chad says. PERIOD.

Pay-Out and the fact that Austin was headed to Germany to ride Kawis was influential, also.

HOWEVER, come the racing season...and...in Austin's case...PHX...

He could very well end up on a Honda.

Who knows.

Notes: The '12 KXF is narrower and lighter feeling than the '11 and the '11-'12 RMZ, too. Same goes for the YZF. KTM? Why bother. We can't get their current bike and I'm not gonna spend the resources tryin' to build one from the off-raod model: the '12 KTM 450 SX-F is an '11...for the most part-No thanks.

I KNOW that the Honda IS the lightest and flicks thru the air the easiest; however, what the Kawi gives up in those areas...it MORE than makes up for when things get REALLY ugly and you are wondering if the bars are gonna wag: Not on the Kawi!

Also, when you make the Kawi a "Race-Motor", in my personal experience, it has substantially BETTER LONGEVITY than the current Honda motor. That's jus' my opinion...based on paying for this stuff over the last 5 yrs. Also, better clutches, forks and a few other components...Valve Springs, anyone...Bueller...anyone...?

Again, that's my opinion...as a guy that goes by "TeamGreen"...so you jus' know I'm full of shit, right?

No matter WHAT you buy: Take care of it and ride it like you STOLE IT!

mxb2 wrote: Thanks teamgreen , good stuff as always. My 2012 kawy in the garage is calling my name, hope the weather cooperates,and get the bike greased and etc. If not the rmz will get ridden, lol

Go pull that thing apart and take a good look at the attention to detail: Kawasaki is picking up the ball that others have dropped. Jus' ask RV.

Enjoy.

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11/16/2011 6:35 PM

TeamGreen wrote: We picked the Kawi after literally RACING RMZs, KX-Fs and YZF's in '11-'12 configurations...the KX-F was ridden BOX STOCK at REM and he loved it...

To be fair: The YZ-F and RMZ's were '11s...the 12's won't offer anything different from what we rode (Both of these set-ups had plenty of the good stuff on'em...).

Hondas were NOT riden (By Austin); yet, we considered them our most viable choice against the KX for the simple fact that they're very Easy to Build and have GREAT Support form the Industry. We know people involved in that bike's development and I've had oportunities to ride some AMAZING Hondas. Those bikes are exactly as good as Chad says. PERIOD.

Pay-Out and the fact that Austin was headed to Germany to ride Kawis was influential, also.

HOWEVER, come the racing season...and...in Austin's case...PHX...

He could very well end up on a Honda.

Who knows.

Notes: The '12 KXF is narrower and lighter feeling than the '11 and the '11-'12 RMZ, too. Same goes for the YZF. KTM? Why bother. We can't get their current bike and I'm not gonna spend the resources tryin' to build one from the off-raod model: the '12 KTM 450 SX-F is an '11...for the most part-No thanks.

I KNOW that the Honda IS the lightest and flicks thru the air the easiest; however, what the Kawi gives up in those areas...it MORE than makes up for when things get REALLY ugly and you are wondering if the bars are gonna wag: Not on the Kawi!

Also, when you make the Kawi a "Race-Motor", in my personal experience, it has substantially BETTER LONGEVITY than the current Honda motor. That's jus' my opinion...based on paying for this stuff over the last 5 yrs. Also, better clutches, forks and a few other components...Valve Springs, anyone...Bueller...anyone...?

Again, that's my opinion...as a guy that goes by "TeamGreen"...so you jus' know I'm full of shit, right?

No matter WHAT you buy: Take care of it and ride it like you STOLE IT!

mxb2 wrote: Thanks teamgreen , good stuff as always. My 2012 kawy in the garage is calling my name, hope the weather cooperates,and get the bike greased and etc. If not the rmz will get ridden, lol

TeamGreen wrote: Go pull that thing apart and take a good look at the attention to detail: Kawasaki is picking up the ball that others have dropped. Jus' ask RV.

Enjoy.

Thats the plan, just gotta get things at the house sorted out , gf s friend passed away, trying to help her deal with some stuff.
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