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Should Brian purchase a new C14? Answer like we're in the control room at NASA.

GO!
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Better go ask Andrea first Brian.
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Voting closed: October 18, 2020, 05:33:50 pm

Author Topic: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?  (Read 789 times)

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2020, 11:25:32 am »
Thanks- already saw that one. Blue is fine, and it is gloss so no problem there. But the bike is listed as used, not new, meaning the warranty 'clock' is already running, and nearly $13K is a bit high IMO for a used, four- year old C-14. As you mentioned they may be open to negotiation but I am still in the very early stages of just looking around and so would like to find a more attractive deal.

But again, thanks for the link Marty!


One color is never mentioned, is it because it's a flat out no? 2017 Candy Imperial Blue.

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2017-Kawasaki-Concours-14-ABS-5013720806

It's over priced a bit but they might work with you. ~650 miles away  ODO 14 miles


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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2020, 07:24:08 pm »
That is a nice looking blue. Price is high though.  Not sure where you are BDF. I've been browsing Cycletrader just for fun lately. There's a dealer in AL, Halls Motorsports that's asking $11,500 for new 2019's.

Actually looking just now, Owens Motorsports in Ill is asking the same for a new 2020. $13k for a 2017 is definitely high.

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2020, 07:59:40 am »
I think BDF's in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
BDF, in 2014 I bought mine from Kawasaki City in Irving as it was the best price in Texas.
Sales guy is Adrian.
I think they still have the best price and their near you.
NOTE: They sometimes also carry used or new Older models at great prices.

Just checked with Adrian and he has 1 new 2019 in stock, no used or NOS, should be receiving their 2021's in 1 month..
New 2019; (MSRP $15,599.00) (SALE PRICE $11,7999.00) (Out The Door IN TEXAS with TT&L $13,287.00)

https://www.kawasakicityirving.com/default.asp?page=xNewInventoryDetail&id=6288452&p=1&vc=sport%20touring&s=Year&d=D&vt=motorcycle%20%2F%20scooter&fr=xNewInventory

Ride safe, Ted

PS: If you go by there, tell Adrian that your the character I warned him about.  :rotflmao:

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2020, 08:17:05 am »
I think he's in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
BDF, in 2014 I bought mine from Kawasaki City in Irving as it was the best price in Texas.
Sales guy is Adrian.
I think they still have the best price and their near you.
NOTE: They sometimes also carry used or new Older models at great prices.

Just checked with Adrian and he has 1 new 2019 in stock, no used or NOS, should be receiving their 2021's in 1 month..
New 2019; (MSRP $15,599.00) (SALE PRICE $11,7999.00) (Out The Door IN TEXAS with TT&L $13,287.00)

https://www.kawasakicityirving.com/default.asp?page=xNewInventoryDetail&id=6288452&p=1&vc=sport%20touring&s=Year&d=D&vt=motorcycle%20%2F%20scooter&fr=xNewInventory

Ride safe, Ted

PS: If you go by there, tell Adrian that your the character I warned him about.

Brian is in Rhode Island.

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2020, 08:22:40 am »
OOps,,,,,,,

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2020, 08:38:59 am »
OOps,,,,,,,

Ride safe, Ted

It was still nice of you to support this effort Ted in reaching out to Adrian. :thumbs:

Speaking of support, we need more votes folks! Poll closes soon. If we don't show enough support, Brian might just go off and buy a MultiStrada like Lather did. You know how those with long legs like to flaunt it sittin' on their high saddled DUCs, we can't be having any more of that now can we. So vote and vote often and if you can get around the forum software to do the latter, then you can probably get a high paying job (with some small bit of prison risk) in Chicago.

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2020, 12:59:55 pm »
Hey thanks twice Ted! Once for the thought and effort regarding the new bike, and once for mistaking me for a Texan, real or imagined. :-)  You probably thought that 'cause you figurd' any carpetbagging Yankee would have.... er, 'slipped' with the razor shaving a real Texan out of spite. Not so though, some of my favorite folk in COG are Texans, most home grown and a few interlopers that got in a- fore you closed the borders.

Yeah, that means you Marty, and yeah, it is a back- handed compliment. My favorite kind, outside of fore- handed compliments.

 :rotflmao:  Three times.

OOps,,,,,,,

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2020, 01:11:07 pm »
Many thanks for the effort and info. Ted, I do appreciate it! Just under $12K is about the best price I have found for certain on a new 2020. I have found some for under $11K but they are a long way away, over 2,000 miles, and I have not gotten verification that that is the real, out- the- door price so I take them as 'fake news' until told otherwise by someone responsible at the dealership. I am willing to fly 'n ride but that does carry a significant cost and so must be considered in the final cost; I would pay an additional $1,000 for instance to buy locally and call it even.

That price, $11,800, is four grand less than my local dealer has offered and it is enough motivation to give it prime consideration. I did find one for $11,600 OTD in New Joisey, and that is attractive as it is driving distance, down and back. Plus Andrea would have to go with me and that should end the constant chirping about going anywhere with her- she would be afraid that I would go with her..... back to New Joisey! [joke- the majority of 'Jersey is actually beautiful IMO]

I think BDF's in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
BDF, in 2014 I bought mine from Kawasaki City in Irving as it was the best price in Texas.
Sales guy is Adrian.
I think they still have the best price and their near you.
NOTE: They sometimes also carry used or new Older models at great prices.

Just checked with Adrian and he has 1 new 2019 in stock, no used or NOS, should be receiving their 2021's in 1 month..
New 2019; (MSRP $15,599.00) (SALE PRICE $11,7999.00) (Out The Door IN TEXAS with TT&L $13,287.00)

https://www.kawasakicityirving.com/default.asp?page=xNewInventoryDetail&id=6288452&p=1&vc=sport%20touring&s=Year&d=D&vt=motorcycle%20%2F%20scooter&fr=xNewInventory

Ride safe, Ted

PS: If you go by there, tell Adrian that your the character I warned him about.  :rotflmao:
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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2020, 01:26:14 pm »
Yeah, that means you Marty, and yeah, it is a back- handed compliment. My favorite kind, outside of fore- handed compliments.

I'll take one of your backhands any day, as long as it doesn't come with one of your "hugs".  ::)  ;D

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Re: POLL: Should Brian (aka BDF) buy a new C14?
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2020, 01:57:30 pm »
Well, at least you did not grab Mary Ann in any inappropriate places like Andrea did..... boy was that embarrassing for both of them. I really do not know why she did that in the first place- she claims it was to stop from falling. Yeah, sure.

That reminds me, with Covid, I have not gotten (or is that given) a 'Mary Ann hug' in a long me..... she must be really missing that by now. :-(

I'll take one of your backhands any day, as long as it doesn't come with one of your "hugs".  ::)  ;D
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