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Australians can put a deposit down at the moment to secure first shipment in February, but there's no official pricing as yet. One dealer told me that it'll be a little more expensive than the 899 due to the shift in currency exchange rates. As for the ability to negotiate, that will come down to supply and demand. Hopefully the demand isn't as strong as when the 899 was released, especially given the 959 is not a ground up new bike. I told them I was aiming for a late April delivery, and they said I could wait until Feb when they have a bike to test ride, and that would still leave enough time to order and have it delivered by late April. So it seems they're not expecting a crazy amount of demand, but more steady numbers.
 

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Australians can put a deposit down at the moment to secure first shipment in February, but there's no official pricing as yet. One dealer told me that it'll be a little more expensive than the 899 due to the shift in currency exchange rates. As for the ability to negotiate, that will come down to supply and demand. Hopefully the demand isn't as strong as when the 899 was released, especially given the 959 is not a ground up new bike. I told them I was aiming for a late April delivery, and they said I could wait until Feb when they have a bike to test ride, and that would still leave enough time to order and have it delivered by late April. So it seems they're not expecting a crazy amount of demand, but more steady numbers.
By the sounds of it most 899 guys will be sticking it out. I do wonder about people jumping ship from other brands though.

Was your dealer able to tell you how many orders/deposits they have thus far?
 

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Just heard from the dealer the New Zealand price will be $NZ23,995 plus on road costs (about $450). That's about $1500 less than I was anticipating. :)
 

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I bought mine today. Could have taken delivery but I didn't care to do so in the rain. Price? Full baby, no deals. Full price was the only thing they were willing to entertain. I did however negotiate the price of my trade higher than their original offer if that counts but the bike was full pop. Deal took about 6 minutes.

Any other questions? Here it is absent mirrors. The bike was in a crate yesterday, they unpacked in this morning and called me. They had 2 white and one red. Hard decision. I went with red.

 

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Same here. I have asked for red. I don't know what will happen if Australia send us Kiwis only white for the first shipment to NZ but I have first dibs so if its one red and two white, for eg, then I will be same as you. Your bike looks "mega" as Guy Martin would say. I wont be fitting pillion pegs as I don't need them and they spoil the looks.
My trade in is a 2014 Honda CBR1000rr with less than 6000kms and they have given me a fixed price of $13000. I could try and sell private but realistically I would be lucky to fetch another grand. I still don't know when my bike will arrive in NZ yet so the pain continues. But then they say anticipation is half the pleasure. Hopefully not too long as I can only take so much of this sort of pleasure.
 

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Same here. I have asked for red. I don't know what will happen if Australia send us Kiwis only white for the first shipment to NZ but I have first dibs so if its one red and two white, for eg, then I will be same as you. Your bike looks "mega" as Guy Martin would say. I wont be fitting pillion pegs as I don't need them and they spoil the looks.
My trade in is a 2014 Honda CBR1000rr with less than 6000kms and they have given me a fixed price of $13000. I could try and sell private but realistically I would be lucky to fetch another grand. I still don't know when my bike will arrive in NZ yet so the pain continues. But then they say anticipation is half the pleasure. Hopefully not too long as I can only take so much of this sort of pleasure.
I live near San Franciso. Everything here costs more than it should unfortunately. I knew buying a brand new model a week after import would make it very difficult to negotiation on price and frankly, I didn't care to spend my day haggling. They indicated from the very start that there would be no discount on the bike. I wasn't sure what I was going to do in terms of money down and trade. Trading in the Monster was a last minute decision but I knew it was also an opportunity to claw back a few dollars.

We settled the price of the 959 in about 3 minutes. They made an offer for the Monster, I countered and that was it. Between cash and trade, I put about 1/2 of the total down and finance the other 1/2. Ducati/Audi** came back with 3 different options for finance 36,48 or 60 months. I decided 48 was reasonable and I'll pay it off in the next couple of months. The interest was 4.9% at 48 months for a total finance cost of about $1000USD. Fairly reasonable I think. I was pleased with the rate.

**incidentally, the finance manger mentioned that since Audi now runs Ducati Financial Services that if you're a current owner of an Audi or VW, the financing is essentially guaranteed. I drive a 2014 Audi S4 and when I mentioned that, the finance guy immediately said "your good to go, they'll approve it and give you a very competitive rate." I don't know if that helps anyone but I figured it might be of interest to some.
 

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Same here. I have asked for red. I don't know what will happen if Australia send us Kiwis only white for the first shipment to NZ but I have first dibs so if its one red and two white, for eg, then I will be same as you. Your bike looks "mega" as Guy Martin would say. I wont be fitting pillion pegs as I don't need them and they spoil the looks.
My trade in is a 2014 Honda CBR1000rr with less than 6000kms and they have given me a fixed price of $13000. I could try and sell private but realistically I would be lucky to fetch another grand. I still don't know when my bike will arrive in NZ yet so the pain continues. But then they say anticipation is half the pleasure. Hopefully not too long as I can only take so much of this sort of pleasure.
I failed to mention in my post. I showed up today planning on the red bike. Honestly, the white looked much better in person than I expected. I almost pulled the trigger on it. In the end, I wasn't sure enough to pick the white and I certainly wasn't going to pay more for color that I wasn't sold on but it's quite sharp in white.


 

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I feel the same about paying more for white when it would not be my first choice. If they said they were only shipping white and no guarantees on any reds in the second shipment (whenever that would be) I would have to think long and hard. I know why the white is dearer, being a cyclist. It just takes more paint to get the colour right. As a racing cyclist that sucks because it adds about 450gm to the weight of a bike that weighs 7Kg. All my bicycles are black as its less weight to push uphill.
Someone said recently although Ferrari make yellow, white, black and green cars why would you buy anything other than red if you are spending all that dough on a Ferrari. I feel the same for a Ducati. I think red will turn more heads on the street than white but then that just my opinion.
 

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I tried 4 dealers here in Quebec and they were all the same price, wouldn't budge , all 3 tried to give me different prices , they are a bunch of liars and couldn't even get their prices right.

They couldn't even give me proper pricing, finance details, interest rates,

It's like they didn't even want to sell me a bike.

I have very good credit history and you can a better deal on the financing because of this. Something I knew and most salespeople don't know or won't tell you because it eats into their profits.

Dealers also make between .5 and up 2 % interest when you finance a bike, something they don't want you to know.

I was really interested in the 899 at first but when I heard about the 959 I decided to wait, not like they were giving any big discounts on the 2015 899.

My 959 has finally arrived and I'll be picking it up in March

It was not an easy purchase and I almost went and purchased a 2016 zx10r for the same price as the 959 ( 2016 Kawasaki zx10r was very tempting )

The Kawasaki dealers were straight forward no nonsense and I was even getting a 2000-2500 rebate off the bike as a pre sale .

But the Italian thunder was crying out for me ;)
 

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I tried 4 dealers here in Quebec and they were all the same price, wouldn't budge , all 3 tried to give me different prices , they are a bunch of liars and couldn't even get their prices right.

They couldn't even give me proper pricing, finance details, interest rates,

It's like they didn't even want to sell me a bike.

I have very good credit history and you can a better deal on the financing because of this. Something I knew and most salespeople don't know or won't tell you because it eats into their profits.

Dealers also make between .5 and up 2 % interest when you finance a bike, something they don't want you to know.

I was really interested in the 899 at first but when I heard about the 959 I decided to wait, not like they were giving any big discounts on the 2015 899.

My 959 has finally arrived and I'll be picking it up in March

It was not an easy purchase and I almost went and purchased a 2016 zx10r for the same price as the 959 ( 2016 Kawasaki zx10r was very tempting )

The Kawasaki dealers were straight forward no nonsense and I was even getting a 2000-2500 rebate off the bike as a pre sale .

But the Italian thunder was crying out for me ;)
Intersting. Here in the US, it's basically straight forward. Generally aren't going to be any discounts on a brand new model. I knew I was going to pay full price. The credit score was straight forward. I filled out the app, was told I was tier A, and here are the rates from Audi for 36, 48 and 60 month financing. No bullshit. Straight forward.

Does it work differently in Canada?
 

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the dealers probably talk to each other and decided no negotiation on the pricing take it as it is and they make big profits and only offer Ducati retail prices and discounts when Ducati offers them.

What's the profit margin on a these 10-15% they could bend a little
 
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