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I just had my Blue K3 in the shop for it's second service. So while there, me and the better half were looking at the scoots.....(you see my wife has now expressed in interest in her own).............But all they had on the showroom floor were Silverwings, a total of 4. But no Burgers.

I jokingly asked one of the salesman, "Why don't you stock any Burgmans?"

His answer didn't really surprise me. "We can't keep them in stock"

So at least in this part of the country it looks like the Burgmans RULE
:headbang: as it should be
 

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So at least in this part of the country it looks like the Burgmans RULE
that's good to hear,,
and I hope it spreads then maybe we will be able to get some service from our dealers :?
 

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It should also help maintain a decent resale price should you think of trading or moving up to something else. I know right now I could get $1000 more for my bike than what I paid for it or at the very least the same dollar figure that I paid.
 

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Sales of the Burgmans has also been strong in Omaha. According to the sales manager at the big multi-brand dealership the Burgman's are "stomping all over" the Honda Silver Wing in sales.
 

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Here in the Louisville,KY area(Southern Indiana), the Burgmans are getting harder to find. But the Silverwings are on all the showroom floors. Simply put, the Burgy's are selling, the Silverwings are not.
 

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Silver Wings.

When we were looking at Scooters befor we bought the Burgman for my wife I was told by a local Honda Dealer that the Silver Wings were on a safety hold and that they could not release any till they had recieved a part from mother Honda.. Something to do with the center stand if I remember right.
 

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Burgman 400 lack in popularity in So. Oregon in No. CA

My experience in searching for Burgman is they lack popularity in southern Oregon / Northern California. A dealer in Eureka, California said he would not order a Burgman 400 unless I paid it in advance because "this is motorcycle country". A dealer in Medford, Oregon sold the Burgman 400 for his cost because it sat on the floor too long. I bought a Burgman 400 in Roseburg Oregon for a little less than the dealer cost because he wanted to get it off the floor. Bob
 

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Yep, same experience here in Central Cal. The dealer could not move
the burgie. Surprisingly enough, I'm finding a lot of interest
on the streets. It must not have hit the show room yet. This
is in the land of $2.35 gas.

PS the same dealer has an 03 Silverwing that hasn't moved.
 

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If there is interest on the streets, but the dealer can't sell them, what does that tell you? Dealer attitude is the disconnect...

The dealership I go to in Omaha, NE has sold a lot of Burgmans. They have also sold a few Honda Helixes, Reflexes & other scoots. You always see a selection of scooters on their sales floor. Funny thing is that they have a salesman who OWNS an AN650 and loves it! Makes all the difference...

I visited the equally big dealership in Lincoln, NE, earlier this year. No scooters on the floor. I talked to two salesmen - neither one had heard of a Burgman... Duh? The only reason that scooters sell in Omaha, and don't in Lincoln, is dealer attitudes.
 

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We have 3 Suzuki dealers in Las Vegas. The one I bought mine at, he was far and away the best price, said Suzuki makes them take a minimum each year and he doesn't "move" them like their other products. Another local dealer didn't stock the 400, had 1 650 and the third dealer had 2 of each but didn't want to deal. Go figure. I think the lack of sales had caused the service prices to be inflated. I might be wrong but looking at what is done at 650 miles and the range of prices, over priced to outrageous is hard to believe.
Love my 400 though.
 

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I bought my 650 at LA Cycle Sports in Los Angeles (Inglewood, actually). They're the largest dealer in Southern Calif (occupying several buildings, and filled wall to wall with bikes). Anyway, got mine on June 13th last month. The told me that the 3 weeks prior to that saw a tremendous boom in scooter sales (Burgs, Wings, and others)... but prior to that there wasn't much movement. They think its due to gas prices. Now they're having a hard time keeping them in stock!

On the flip side... a Suzuki dealer just 1 mile from my house lost my sale to LA Cycle Sports because they told me (and I quote) "I'll make you a one-time offer on this bike OTD". Well, there offer was nothing more than list + tax. They couldn't believe anyone could beat that. I told them every dealer is beating that. So this demonstrates perfectly why one particular dealer isn't moving any! Greedy salespeople who wonder why no one buys from them!
 

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I live in Lancaster and bought mine (new, 03 650) in San Diego (200 miles away!) for $7,375 OTD.

I had to buy so far away because many dealers closer to me didn't have a 03, didn't want to deal, or wouldn't talk straight with me. Many, many dealers didn't even bother to return my E-mail! Many dealers, including a very large one in Covina, were reluctant to even give me an OTD price! It's not really hard--tell me what you want for it, OTD! Easy question! Basically the same as many auto dealers--don't seem to need the business. A short sighted practice--as I seriously doubt that this is the last M/C or other power equipment that I will ever buy!

After three or four months of searching in an ever widening diameter, I found the dealer that I bought it from. They were truly interested in doing business and keeping a customer for life.

Considering that I have a 20 month old son, imagine how many thousands of dollars of business this dealer could do over our lifetimes!
 
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