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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 1st, 2007, 9:57 am Thread Starter
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while working in a kitchen at a local hospital i started to talk to a young man,seems his is interested in purchasing a new R6 so he can ride with his
friends,but he has two problems.First the going price as he has check with about 6 dealers is from $11,000 to as high as $13300.And the second ,is
how does he tell his mother about his new purchase.I asked where he would park his machine if he bought it.Answer at friend house two doors away.
Riding experience was small dirt bike in his home country.Looks like dealers
are going to make a lot of money on this younger generation.
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post #2 of 10 Old Apr 1st, 2007, 10:48 am
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First the going price as he has check with about 6 dealers is from $11,000 to as high as $13300.
That'll buy a guy an associates degree or some decent vocational training or even an LT.

Damned kids nowadays got their priorities all bass-ackwards.
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I don't have a problem with a young boy wanting to buy an R6. That's a GREAT machine, and a very nice starter bike for a kid. I do have a problem with doing it behind his mother's back. That is entirely wrong on every level. Glad I'm raising my kids differently than this. Furthermore, 11K-13.3K for an R6??!? The kid's not only a sneak, bit he's a MORON if he pays that much for a new R6. That bike sells for under $10K out the door.
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We priced one yesterday here in Los Angeles for $9600 out the door without any haggeling.

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post #5 of 10 Old Apr 1st, 2007, 1:50 pm
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This would be a good place to give a helping hand. An introduce him to the BMWMOA. You would make a big difference in this life, showing him how not to be taken and set him straight in life.
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no kidding...

A good used 2000-2003 RT would be in the $6K range and would run for years.

Ask your young friend if he's talked to his insurance agent yet. Lady I know has a son who just bought a R6 WITHOUT A MOTORCYCLE LICENSE (shame on that dealership!!!), only to find out that it's going to cost, get this, just a nickle shy of $3,700 a YEAR in insurance for the 19-year old.

Before you pass on ANY advice on motorcycles, start with this..."Have you gone through basic motorcycle safety class? HERE'S where you sign up..."

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Don't knock the dealership. You can buy a car without a license so why the double standard? An R6 is NOT a good starter bike, due to the power, but the aftermarket parts is great. A lower hp bike like a beemer would be good but the repair costs will kill him.
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I'll knock the dealership...

This dealership, a Kawi dealership in a Texas town near Dallas that rhymes with Mlano, told the kid all he had to have is liability insurance (do YOU know any auto dealerships that will let you take a car off the lot without a drivers license?).

my two cents, and since I love this free speech forum, feel free to tell me to stuff 'em

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Every dealership will sell you a car without a license and insurance if it's paid for. All but one state reguires liability insurance or bond for a street legal machine. The loan company usaully requires full coverage on the automobile that is not paid for. That's the trick, you pay for a machine on plastic and it allows you to skip full coverage. But to answer your question, there is NO law stating that you have a license to buy a machine of any type, just to operate it on raodways. What if he was using it as a track machine? I really don't care, you just don't have enough info.
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Does he have any previous riding experience? Doesn't sound like much. If not he has THREE problems. Why an R6? That's the FAST yammie, right? Why not a 500 Ninja or similar to START on? Less than $3k for a used one, that will probably get drooped or crashed. If his friends won't accept him beacuse of his bike, he really needs new riding friends.

This sounds like he won;t have to worry about his mom. She'll find out when the highway patrol comes calling or knocking because he's dead or maimed by too much bike for a newbie rider.

tell the guy to WALK before he runs. I see lots of folks like this in motorcycle classes. They HAVE to have what the friends/neighbors/co-workers have and have NO experience to start with, so they get on class bikes and are terrified. then have a terrible time learning to ride. I could go on forever about this situation.

If he's serious about riding, he'll realize he needs to SLOW down and do it right.

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