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post #1 of 52 Old 09-10-2009, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

Hello guys, I just want to get some opinions before I buy this bike. The dealer is offering me 8K for it. Sounds like a good deal to me but I am aware of the oil issue, clutch issue. So for all 08 CBR1000RR owner if you can do it all over again would you still get the same bike? Please give me some info so I can make a better decision. I'm not really in a hurry to get a new bike.

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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

Not sure about the price as Im not from your neck of the woods, but Id definitly recommend the bike.
Why dont you get the dealer to sort all the problems with the bike first then take it??




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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

Well, they dont even have the bike in. I have to put a deposit then they will order the bike from Honda.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

I,m getting my 08 1000 saturday from Honda East Toledo in ohio for $7369.50 out the door. This bike like your possable new bike, are later bike off the production line and if they found a problem it will be fixed.One of my buddies bought one as soon as they came out he told me he has not had any problems just two recalls witch are already fix on new bikes.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

search around I bet you can find a better deal on a bike that's sitting on the showroom floor.

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if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

I'm in the same boat. Looks like I am trading in the 929 and picking up an 08. Funny cause I wasn't even interested in a new bike. Walked in a dealer to get a few parts for a friend. Sat on a few bikes. Next thing you know I am approved and ready to go. Bike got in today and I am going to pick it up on Tuesday. Can't beat the deals right now. a 12k bike for 7k?!?!
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

First off the clutch issue was fixed with a recall, second even if the bike is a burner its still a phenomenal bike, so good in fact I've owned two of the new style Blades. Pitting this bike against any of the other liter bikes is kinda unfair, true the new R1 seems to be the new hotness as far as being a "street" bike, but the Honda is far better at the edges of performance. Its bottom end grunt is amazing, not quite Ducati grunt, but still impressive. The handling is super light and tracks very well through turns. This is the most confidence inspiring bike I've EVER ridden.

Things to consider though, if you are tall the bike is a tight fit. I'm 6'4" and I can just barely fit behind the screen at full tuck. The bike is sprung for lightweights, if you weigh 200lbs or more you will need stiffer springs, if not then you have nothing to worry about.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

The best deal that I can get around my area is 8K out the door. Do you guys know how other dealers are getting the 7K price range? I'm feelin good about the bike now, but not sold yet. Few more comments will probably make me buy it.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

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The best deal that I can get around my area is 8K out the door. Do you guys know how other dealers are getting the 7K price range? I'm feelin good about the bike now, but not sold yet. Few more comments will probably make me buy it.
I think the out the door price is going to depend a lot on where you live. Taxes and registration are big factors. I think the bottom line is $7k for the bike before taxes, fees, registration, etc is the best price. I live in AZ and registering a vehicle is based on the MSRP so the more expensive of a vehicle you own the more it is to register it. So out the door pricing may be better in Ohio but its nothing the dealer is doing. The way I see it, you have the opportunity to purchase a new bike, best in its class, for about 60% of MSRP. I bought my 929 in Michigan in 2001 for $8300 out the door and that was a good deal at the time. Oh Honda is offering 4.99% financing too.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

Not sure on price, but the bike is very good.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

Anybody else want to chime in on this?
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

if you like the bike and they will give a good warranty and can fix the issues then hey go for it. I personally wouldn't buy one of those fugly bikes but hey. If you like em go for it.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

Why not test ride one??
FWIW,i have had no probs with oil consumption and all the recalls have been fine and yes i would happily buy another one as it just the best package available right now.

Buy,Buy,Bye.
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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

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Why not test ride one??
FWIW,i have had no probs with oil consumption and all the recalls have been fine and yes i would happily buy another one as it just the best package available right now.

Buy,Buy,Bye.
Seconded but seriously though if you need us to persuade you then maybe you really need to rethink, I think a car may suit you better






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Re: To buy or not to buy a new 08CBR1000RR

I just don't want to deal with the warranty issue that's why i'm wanting opinions. But i guess the warranty issue is not really a big deal. Went to the dealer to put my deposit. Thanks all for your time.
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