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My local dealer wanted $5000 for the H2 with a sale price of $25,000. He said Kawasaki was sending him an initial bill for $2500 and they were just trying to "protect" their interests. Kind of stinks having to come up with $5000 the week before Christmas. "Honey, you and the kids have to wait until my tax refund gets in for your Christmas presents, you all understand, right?"

What are other dealers in the US charging, I may have to place an order in a different area?
 

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My local dealer wanted $5000 for the H2 with a sale price of $25,000. He said Kawasaki was sending him an initial bill for $2500 and they were just trying to "protect" their interests. Kind of stinks having to come up with $5000 the week before Christmas. "Honey, you and the kids have to wait until my tax refund gets in for your Christmas presents, you all understand, right?"

What are other dealers in the US charging, I may have to place an order in a different area?


I am in Calif. & the Kawasaki Factory requirement for a deposit is $2500 ONLY. The additional dealer $2500 is BS. Need to go to another dealer. Any Kaw dealer can put an order in for an H2
 

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Agreed, the dealer is asking for more than they need to put forward ($2,500) - non-refundable. I would search for a different dealer - you should be able to find one that orders one for $2,500 down with a sale price of $25,000. Most dealers are excited to have one ordered.
 

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yea but that extra $2,500 is going towards the sale price anyways. Pay it now, pay it then its all the same IMO...
 

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My local dealer wanted $5000 for the H2 with a sale price of $25,000. He said Kawasaki was sending him an initial bill for $2500 and they were just trying to "protect" their interests. Kind of stinks having to come up with $5000 the week before Christmas. "Honey, you and the kids have to wait until my tax refund gets in for your Christmas presents, you all understand, right?"

What are other dealers in the US charging, I may have to place an order in a different area?
A $5000 Deposit is obligatory in Canada... U.S. wins out again! :crying:
 

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Well...you WOULD lose the deposit IF you backed out...then the dealer would have to pay the balance.(or someone)once it's delivered.According to my paperwork anyway.Kawasaki isn't just sending these out unpaid-for to sit on a showroom floor..maybe...forever!;)

Agree with Bazza on this idea...about the money going towards the bike..regardless of how much it is...the Kawasaki assumption is...2500 dollars will help a guy keep his commitment.There may be some however that decide..."I don't want this now that I've seen it"...or whatever.2500 dollar loss is better than 25,000 dollar loss.In some minds.5000 in Canada...how many possible customers would buy this bike in Canada?I think that's why it's more(down payment)there.In the US...there's LOTS of guys that'd want this bike...especially after the ordering deadline....unless of course...it's a turd...if the reviews and such are totally killer positive after it hits the street...then a 'back-out' bike could possibly fetch even MORE than the MSRP....I think regardless..this machine is going to have a certain collectable value to it...
 

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Good point on the deposit and conditions around it.
At least for the dealer if someone backs out it's easy money for the dealer.
 

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"Good point on the deposit and conditions around it.
At least for the dealer if someone backs out it's easy money for the dealer"....

the dealer doesn't get that money...kawasaki does...HOWEVER...the dealer(if he bought it that is)...would save himself 2500 or whatever the deposit was....
 

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OzBooster - this is very tempting, just a lot of decisions to make. I am considering the new BMW 1000, it has a few hp over the HP4. The H2 will get one or two guys records on the salt this year, but I hate the idea of being the guy with the slowest new H2. It sure seems like it would be fun, just being one of the first to race it would be exciting. The traction control idea fascinates me as the salt is just one big slip and slide. One second you are going along at 8500 in 4th and then zing, it is doing 12,000 and still not going faster. Kawasaki's trac control might just make a bike ride able out there.


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In Italy my local dealer wanted 5000 EUR for the H2 with a sale price of 25000 EUR.
Oh wow, you guys are catching the shaft over there. Priced equal with our side of the pond, yet you're shelling out just north of $30K based on current exchange. Yeesh...
 

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Wow, I guess they figured if you have 25k for a bike like this and the money to keep it over time then chances are you just may be able to absorb the extra 5k
 

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It's crazy that the tc on the 10r is widely considered the least complicated of the late models. It just drops a cylinder where the other bikes retard timing and other things which make it much choppier and jerker. It's crazy how smooth it is on the 10r there was this article on how all the tcs work on each new bike. The more complicated the system it would seem the more intrusive it feels. Weird. I'm guessing having had 5 years of experience on the h2 it will be so smooth.
 

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The deadline for deposits is this Friday, the 19th. I found another dealer who will be happy to take a $2500 deposit. He said he would really like for his dealership to sell one of the H2's, much better attitude than the guy who wanted $5000 down. Guess I have about 45 hours to decide.....
 
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The deadline for deposits is this Friday, the 19th. I found another dealer who will be happy to take a $2500 deposit. He said he would really like for his dealership to sell one of the H2's, much better attitude than the guy who wanted $5000 down. Guess I have about 45 hours to decide.....




Do it, I think it will be a great bike to use for land speed runs.
 

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Just got my confirmation e-mail from Kawasaki on my order. It said they would start deliveries in January. This is getting exciting. Now if I can get some H2r parts.
 

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My dealer told me that if I were to back out (not that I will!) they'd refund me the 2500 anyway, since he's pretty sure they could sell it to someone else in that case, especially since it would be in the showroom. Anyway, not gonna happen!
 
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