OTD - CBR300R/RA and CB300F - Honda CBR 300 Forum
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OTD - CBR300R/RA and CB300F

Hi All,

If you don't mind, tell us what your OTD was?

I just came from a dealer in SM and the estimate I got was around $5800 for the cb300f when it comes in !!

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Wow... how did they go from an MSRP of $3999 for the CB300F, to $5800 out the door?
Do you know what the break down of all the various fees and taxes are in that quote?

FWIW, OTD (Out The Door) numbers are thrown around on internet forums all the time, but at the end of the day these numbers are pretty much meaningless... you simply cannot compare prices which include sales tax and registration fees, as these costs vary so much from state to state.

IMO, these are the only numbers that can be compared:

Base Purchase Price .. $___________

Set Up Fee .................. $___________

Freight ....................... $___________

Documentation Fees ..... $___________

(Pre Tax & Reg.) Sub Total .......................... $___________



Bottom line, if OTD means including sales tax & registration, it's really not a meaningful number for the sake of making comparisons.

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Hi MotoMike,

The dealer I went to was in Santa Monica/Venice area so its always pricey there. I cracked up at the total he gave me. They only had 1 cbr300 there - black w/ yellow stripe. Really looked nice. Freight fee was about $800 and set up $300. I went blind after that. I'm told them I'll pay cash and am in no hurry to buy.

LaCyclesports near LAX has a 13 cbr250 repsol for $4800 OTD. Really tempting but I really want the naked bike.
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I've heard that new bikes in California are pricy, but being in the LA area you're without a doubt in the biggest bike market in the U.S... lots of Honda dealers to pick from in the Thirty Mile Zone.

You may have to do some leg work, but I'm sure you'll eventually find a dealer who wants to make a fair deal on a CB300F with you. As a cash buyer you have to be willing to walk out the door if a dealer doesn't want to budge on the add on stuff (Freight, Set-Up, Doc fees)... eventually you'll find a dealer who wants to do business.

I'd think that about $4500, plus TT&L would be a fair deal for a new CB300F... which gives the dealer $500 over MSRP to cover their Freight, Set-up, and Doc fee.

When I bought my CBR250R 2 1/2 years ago, I paid $4099 (MSRP), plus $175 Doc Fee... no added Freight or Set-up (I bought it out of state so I had to do my own TT&L in my state). But I had to drive 3 hours to get that price. The dealers close to where I live wanted crazy amounts of money over and above MSRP for the same bike. I figure that I easily saved $800 to $1000 by making the 3 hour drive.

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3 hr drive ?! Wow ! Hopefully I wont have to go that far here. I'm actually willing to pay about $5200 total but since I waited this long, I could wait a bit longer.

I have cousins that work in Honda Corp. I might ask them if they could help me get a deal.

But seriously, if a ridiculously deal comes for cbr250, I'll do it.
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I tired to get another hundred off but the dealer wouldn't budge on the 2015 CBR300 red/white/blue non-abs that was still in the crate. I made the deal over the phone and email but I have to drive 80 miles to get the bike The dealer next to my house has a matte black cbr with abs but I didn't want the matte black or abs.

$4249 msrp
$310 freight
$199 prep
$286 tax (6%)
$99 doc fee
$138 tags and reg
$5281 total
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That's seems to be a fair deal Jkilla71... that they knocked $150 off of the $4399 MSRP is nice, and the Freight, Set-Up & Doc charges are not over the top.

It's interesting how some states really hit you hard for tax, title, & license.
I live in New Mexico, where the statewide Motor Vehicle Excise tax is a flat 3% of the base purchase price, and motorcycle registration & tag is only $18.50 per year. I've heard that some states charge as much as 10% sales tax for motor vehicles... ouch!!!

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In Oregon there is no sales tax. I look forward to that when I do get me new bike.
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In Oregon there is no sales tax. I look forward to that when I do get me new bike.
No sales tax on anything, or is that just on motor vehicles?... how does the state of Oregon generate its revenue?

What do they charge for a motorcycle registration & tag per year?

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Cbr300ra was just under $6k for me.
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