Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 7320 ft. ASL New Mexico, USA
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A 2012 CBR250RA ABS has a MSRP of $4599... so they have penciled that down to $4199, plus $300 = $4499. If the OTD is $5000, then your TT&L is $500, right?... I've no idea what your state sales tax rate (or state motor vehicle excise tax rate), or what the motor vehicle title, license & registration fees are. Does $500 sound right for where you live?... Seems a bit high to me for TT&L.
Here in New Mexico, I paid $163.97 to the state for MVD Excise Tax, Title, and Lic & Reg on my non-ABS CBR, which had a selling price of $4099 plus $175 Doc fees... so $4274 paid OTD to the dealer.
As for getting a "free" helmet and gloves, if they agree to throw in something in the deal, I wouldn't expect to get anything that would be considered high quality. To be honest, I'd much rather work out the best deal on the bike itself, forget the swag gear, and buy the best riding gear that you can afford. Like with so many other things "You Get What You Pay For" applies to so called "free" riding gear.
Are you paying cash, or are you financing through the dealer?