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Just wondering if anyone has gotten out of paying the added dealer fee's?
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Probably not until demand slacks off. Several dealers told me that they were adding up to $895 because they could. (Freight, setup, etc.) Almost all are now adding the infamous auto dealer's "document preparation" fee of $150 ~ 200. That is, they hand you the required sales tax receipt and mail you the MSO and charge you for it. That is simply taking advantage of the public.

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The dealer I spoke to here in Australia added $1510 onto the retail price of the bike for 'on road costs'.

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No additional payments in PL. Only the price agreed in December.
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No additional payments in PL. Only the price agreed in December.


So just the $8,500 out the door then? sounds like a good deal, dealer here is adding $900.
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I EU it's about 10k Euro including taxes (in Poland it's 23% for bikes).

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It's the Impatience Tax.

If we can all wait a year we'll be able to pick up Scramblers for 8000 bucks on Craigslist after a few 67 year olds realize that riding hurts their everything. That's how it's been with Royal Enfields, Bonnevilles, Ducati Sport Classics, etc...



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I don't believe the MSRP price includes freight. And, unlike a car, a motorcycle arrives in a crate. It must be removed from the crate and requires some final assembly. Fuel and oil must be added, and the bike needs to be safety tested. So, there is some labor and costs in preparing the motorcycle before customer delivery.


I know people complain about setup costs, but most Ducati dealerships don't sell as many bikes like a large Honda dealership. I don't think there is much margin on these bikes- maybe 12%-15%. And there is a lot of overhead running a dealership. Most owners probably work themselves to keep costs down.


The Austin dealership provides excellent service. For small oil changes and minor maintenance, I can usually arrive on a Saturday unannounced for lunch and pickup bike in a couple of hours. They also support track events at Circuit Of The Americas. I have tracked my Monster 796 a couple of times, and I can use their garage bay at the track with onsite mechanics and fuel. So, I fully support my dealership and don't mind paying these fees in return for great service.

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I really don't know what's about in Costa Rica, if dealers or taxes...(maybe both) but the bike is 14500$ for the Icon and 16000$ for the other 3 models...I was in USA few days ago and I was like OMG like 6K cheaper

I almost could have the red and yellow icons If I were in USA
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