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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ninja 250r pricing question?

I'm currently leaning towards purchasing a new ninja 250r as my first motorcycle. I'm taking the msf rider course in about 2 weeks. I'm curious since the msrp is about $2999. What are you guys paying for out the door, with taxes, dealer fees, and such?

I'm for the kansas area, and thanks in advance for you inputs.
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I'm currently leaning towards purchasing a new ninja 250r as my first motorcycle. I'm taking the msf rider course in about 2 weeks. I'm curious since the msrp is about $2999. What are you guys paying for out the door, with taxes, dealer fees, and such?

I'm for the kansas area, and thanks in advance for you inputs.
I don't know for sure, but if I were buying a 250 I wouldn't pay more than $3k out the door. Actually, I wouldn't buy a new one... There is a seemingly endless supply of low mileage Ninjettes for $2k and under. Plus, if it's your first bike, which would you rather drop? A brand new one? Or a used one?
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cant dissagree with OSP go used, they're like civics! i got mine for 1200 with 3.5k miles.
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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-23-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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from what I've seen, a new ninja 250 OTD is around 3300-3500 in my area. shop around a few local dealers...

but used is the way to go, IMO
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In NY they generally tack on Taxes which is 8% and also a handling fee which is $300... Crazy if you ask me... I ended up picking up my 250 for $2200for an '03 and its the lovable Kawi Green which is not offered this gen.

Thankfully they are forgiving bikes!! and recover well from low speed drop...

and lets see pics when you get it!!! (The blue is also nice)
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green is nice... but everyone knows that blue is the fastest
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idk where you live but if you look on craigslist theres a 2006 Ex250r for 1800 in the atlanta Ga area. just letting ya know.
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Thanks for all the helpful inputs guys. I really appreciate it. I'm just counting down the days until my msf class. I can't wait.
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Definitely check out craigslist: bought my 06' with 900 miles on it for $2k. I also looked on EBay and in my other riding forum classifieds.
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I'm currently leaning towards purchasing a new ninja 250r as my first motorcycle. I'm taking the msf rider course in about 2 weeks. I'm curious since the msrp is about $2999. What are you guys paying for out the door, with taxes, dealer fees, and such?

I'm for the kansas area, and thanks in advance for you inputs.
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Definitely check out craigslist: bought my 06' with 900 miles on it for $2k. I also looked on EBay and in my other riding forum classifieds.
yo's...
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btw, great idea to start with the 250cc bike. I also took the MSF course and got my endorsement. I walked into Barney's here in Tampa and was considering buying a new 07' GSXR600. Yes the Ninja250's were cheaper
(A LOT!) but WOW..everyone has a gixxer! I wanted one to! But I left the shop, went online, listened to what people had to say, and it wasn't a hard decision in the end. Got a bike two weeks later that fit me, not just size wise (i'm only 5'2"), but something that was more forgiving for newbie mistakes. I put 1100 miles on my 250cc in less than a month and I know I can take twisties and switchbacks better than some people on their 1 liter bikes. +1 on the 250 as a starter bike. I'll eventually get a bigger bike, but for now I'm loving the lil' bumblebee.
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In NY they generally tack on Taxes which is 8% and also a handling fee which is $300... Crazy if you ask me... I ended up picking up my 250 for $2200for an '03 and its the lovable Kawi Green which is not offered this gen.

Thankfully they are forgiving bikes!! and recover well from low speed drop...

and lets see pics when you get it!!! (The blue is also nice)
Hey Im from NYC area, and looking to buy a 250R in green as my first bike. Im leaning towards a used one cuz as most of you said, Id feel better dropping a used bike. DO you know any good dealerships where I can find a decent used Ninja 250 in NY state?

thanx.
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btw, great idea to start with the 250cc bike. I also took the MSF course and got my endorsement. I walked into Barney's here in Tampa and was considering buying a new 07' GSXR600. Yes the Ninja250's were cheaper
(A LOT!) but WOW..everyone has a gixxer! I wanted one to! But I left the shop, went online, listened to what people had to say, and it wasn't a hard decision in the end. Got a bike two weeks later that fit me, not just size wise (i'm only 5'2"), but something that was more forgiving for newbie mistakes. I put 1100 miles on my 250cc in less than a month and I know I can take twisties and switchbacks better than some people on their 1 liter bikes. +1 on the 250 as a starter bike. I'll eventually get a bigger bike, but for now I'm loving the lil' bumblebee.
just my .02

Reps for that... I also LOVE that color scheme on the 250's... I think it's the best one by far... Though I bet elimentals would look pretty hot if he took off his graphics...
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btw, great idea to start with the 250cc bike. I also took the MSF course and got my endorsement. I walked into Barney's here in Tampa and was considering buying a new 07' GSXR600. Yes the Ninja250's were cheaper
(A LOT!) but WOW..everyone has a gixxer! I wanted one to! But I left the shop, went online, listened to what people had to say, and it wasn't a hard decision in the end. Got a bike two weeks later that fit me, not just size wise (i'm only 5'2"), but something that was more forgiving for newbie mistakes. I put 1100 miles on my 250cc in less than a month and I know I can take twisties and switchbacks better than some people on their 1 liter bikes. +1 on the 250 as a starter bike. I'll eventually get a bigger bike, but for now I'm loving the lil' bumblebee.
just my .02
When I was first looking at getting a motorcycle, the gsxr 600 was my first choice to. I would still love to have one though lol. Funny thing was when I told my buddies who ride that I was getting a motorcycle, most would tell me to get this or that, only a few, the older ones would say yeah get a smaller one.

I just got a quote from a local dealer here in Kansas and they gave me a quote on an '07 ninja 250 at 3550 plus taxes and fees. That's above and beyond the msrp of 2999. That's a bit much for the 250 in my opinion.
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3550 PLUS fees? yeah eff that. 3400 OTD is what you should tell them.

no luck with used ones in your area?
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When I was first looking at getting a motorcycle, the gsxr 600 was my first choice to. I would still love to have one though lol. Funny thing was when I told my buddies who ride that I was getting a motorcycle, most would tell me to get this or that, only a few, the older ones would say yeah get a smaller one.

I just got a quote from a local dealer here in Kansas and they gave me a quote on an '07 ninja 250 at 3550 plus taxes and fees. That's above and beyond the msrp of 2999. That's a bit much for the 250 in my opinion.

$3550????!!!!
I just picked up the phone and called a local kawi dealer here in Tampa...07' Ninja250...$2799.
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$3550????!!!!
I just picked up the phone and called a local kawi dealer here in Tampa...07' Ninja250...$2799.
wow... OTD? I've never heard of anyone getting a 250 OTD for < MSRP
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wow... OTD? I've never heard of anyone getting a 250 OTD for < MSRP
whoa, that was not OTD...that was just the sale price..add the taxes, fees and freight (even though it's sitting right in the store) it comes to $3819.22
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I always go by OTD price. I just say "How much do I have to pay to ride this home, total"
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Common sense tells me to wait until my msf class before I go into a motorcycle dealer, but hey I'll leave my check book at home and just go window shopping and meet a few of the sales guy and see what they have to say.

Used is definitely cheaper from what I've seen, but I'm not very mechanically inclined, and I tend to always buy new. I just do, never thought about it really. Now I'll be up all night thinking about it.
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