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Hi, I am new to this forum in the market for a new or newer RT1200. I am thinking 09 or newer. I have been to a couple of dealers and the best I have been able to do is a $1500 discount. Is that reasonable or is there more to be had. Just wondering..

Also, I saw an loaded 09 for $13, 400 on MOA site and the dealer is selling a non-loaded 2010 for $15,500. Both have under 10k miles.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Rick

PS. Just sold my 04 1150RT with 22k miles for $8000.
 

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Right now the dealer should be offering a NAV 4 GPS and mount as factory incentive (until end of August, I believe). $1500 off the price of a new bike is about what I got and I haven't seen others posting of any larger discounts. Some dealers don't discount at all.

As to the used bikes, you can find guides on the 'net to give an idea, but there is some room in both prices you noted, I would think.

Good luck and welcome to the board!
 

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BMW doesn't discount by much if at all. In my area $1500 plus any other factory incentives is about as good as it can get. Some of the dealers will discount accessories if purchased with the bike.

In respect to the 09 versus the 10 you are trading accessories for the DOHC engine. I am not sure which of these you value more. Assuming both bike are in equal condition, I would probably lean toward the 09, I am not sure of the difference in performance between the two is worth the extra money or the accessories.

I can not comment on the different in performance between the the two because my 2011 is my 1st and only BMW.
 

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There is an ad on TWTEX.COM for an 09RT-P for $11,500. He is located in Houston. Here is his contact info.

TallRider
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361-813-7374
 

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You should ride the 09 and then the 10 and newer bike so you can feel the difference in the engine. I found the differences to be suttle
 

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pipestone said:
I have learned through life a man can justify most anything....Go with '10 +...its only money ;)

I trust your dream comes true..like mine did :)
This.

In an 18 month period my Golden Retriever died of cancer, my sister died of cancer, my father died of old age and then I got laid off due to the economy. Very first thing on my agenda was a new bike so when I finally got rehired after a year of unemployment within 3 weeks I bought my 2011 RT. Life is short and like Pipestone said it's only money but the smiles I get when riding are forever.
 

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Monty2007 said:
BMW doesn't discount by much if at all. In my area $1500 plus any other factory incentives is about as good as it can get. Some of the dealers will discount accessories if purchased with the bike.
When I bought my 2010 R1200RT (new off the lot) the deal was $1500 off list on the bike and 20% off accessories/apparel for a month after purchase. That was the standard deal, I didn't have to ask or negotiate. YMMV
 

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rms000 said:
Hi, I am new to this forum in the market for a new or newer RT1200. I am thinking 09 or newer. I have been to a couple of dealers and the best I have been able to do is a $1500 discount. Is that reasonable or is there more to be had. Just wondering..

Also, I saw an loaded 09 for $13, 400 on MOA site and the dealer is selling a non-loaded 2010 for $15,500. Both have under 10k miles.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Rick

PS. Just sold my 04 1150RT with 22k miles for $8000.
$2,000 below MSRP is close to the break even price for a dealer on an RT.
 

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Whether cars or bikes, the dealer's published cost isn't always what the dealer really pays for the unit. Lots of factors and factory discounts determine the dealer's actual cost. The real money is made after your decision to purchase. Credit life insurance, GAP insurance, one's credit score, interest rate offered, accessory purchases, and future services at the dealer's service department are where the money is.A trade-in changes everything too.

Remember, it's all numbers and paper work, and as long as you are happy with the price or monthly payment, all is good. Very much a game, that you are willing to play to get what you really want... tomp dd50
 

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One thing to remember about the '09 vs. the '10: the new DOHC motor in the '10 included revised transmission ratios. All gears were shorter in the '10 though the FD ratio was the same (2.62) IIRC.

Owning an '09 RT and riding with a pillion (or loaded-down bike) takes a bit of clutch savvy when starting out in 1st. It is best done with a bit more feathering than usual. I recently rode a '12 and the shorter gearing in 1st made it noticeably easier to launch. Were I to do it again, I'd have gone with the '10...but I got an incredible deal on a new '09 I just couldn't refuse!

HTH,
 
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