Z-Pilot31 You have just been inducted into the "Insert cool-motorcycle-club name here" FZ-09 riders group by reason of excellent taste! Their is another board member who also has a Grey bike. The three of us need to get together and ride!
And thanks everyone, this bike really does make you smile! And I loooove the riding position! The weight and narrow seat, this bike feels like a dirtbike!
The prices are pretty much MSRP plus frieght plus set up (which in my opinion is another excuse to get more money from buyers). My salesman was having a bad day as he was kind of a downer. Something must have happened right before I arrived. Anyway this is my first new anything and I'm normally a hard negotiator but we had an understanding that I'd pay what I'd pay. I was so amped up I was OK with the price. So far no regrets. I have 100 miles on it and I'm looking forward to my ride to work tomorrow morning!
I live kind of up in the sticks 90 miles north of Sacramento and a local dealer has yet to get even one in. The dealer I got mine from (in Oct) was in Red Bluff. Might have been the "every dealer gets 1 kind of thing".
I saw him Saturday and mine was the only one he has gotten in and has no idea when he will get another one. He told me it was based on his R model sales (which was small) and all his dirt bike sales (which is big) did not help put him on the list to get another one.
Now Roseville just out of Sac has had many come and go and the even advertise them on Craig's list.
I visited a dealer in the Bay Area who are selling them at MSRP + freight (~$550) + Setup (~$400). Not willing to negotiate at all. I'm going to sit on the sidelines for a while until dealers soften up a bit.