Wow, sounds like you are the kind of customer that every car or motorcycle salesperson dreams about. When you're standing out on the showroom floor looking at the vehicle, and get around to asking the salesperson what the "out the door" price is, of course they will give you a ballpark number that is padded with all the extra charges & fees. However that doesn't mean that is the final price you'll have to pay to ride away. The real price that they are willing to sell you that bike for isn't going to be disclosed out on the sales floor... to get that "number" you'll need to sit down and work out a deal.I never question the added cost when I buy a new car, I guess it's the same for a bike.
I've had the same experience myself until I got this bike...This was the first dealership that gave me a great quote up front.I've never been able to negotiate a deal on a bike. I don't know anybody else that has ever made big headway either.
I'm in Southwestern Ontario and I paid MSRP. The freight and PDI was $100 less than the honda.ca website.
"Buy it, don't buy it,we don't care." is the attitude of most dealers in these parts, especially with new bikes.
Couldn't even get a deal on a helmet. The next closest dealership is more than an hour away. I even called around. Everybody was prepared to match, nobody was ready to beat it.