The dealer here in Omaha has a bunch of '03 R1's left. They also have a used '03 in blue with 1400 miles for $8300. I was wondering how much most dealers are looking to get out of their left over '03's and if I would be better off going with the used one?
People have posted about new 03's for $8k or even slightly less. $8300 for the used one is not a good deal at all. If you are going to go used, go with a private party sale. Buying a used bike from a dealer is like giving money away (IMHO).
My dealer offered/insulted me 6200.00 for my '03 with 3100mi. on it. I expected that though. I believe from doing a little research around my area-Indiana I could fairly easily get 7500.00 for it selling privately.
I would offer no more than 8500 for a hold-over '03 no matter how bad ya think ya want "that" particular hold-over sitting on the showroom/warehouse floor. Too many really nice ones to be had buying privately at a much bette price than you'll get from most if not all dealers.