I think i've copied and pasted this message three times now following your posts...so here it is again
Yeah. Making it legal is a big deal. Lets see. What did I do when I bought my 00 zx9r back in 00. Oh yeah I remember. I did nothing. That cost alot of money.
You are correct. Before this year it was cheaper to buy in Canada because the exchange rate was up to like 1.50 now it is 1.20. In 2003 My dealer in Canada was selling GSXR1000 for $9200. that included importing it into the States. He can not do that price now because of the exchange rates. I have bought my last 5 bikes from over in Canada. My dealer delivered them all to my door in Michigan. The dealer took care of the customs. You would only have to pay your state sales tax when you register the bike in your state.I think i've copied and pasted this message three times now following your posts...so here it is again
A lot of people keep saying its going to be cheaper to buy the bike in Canada, this simply is not true...look at the exchange rate, the US dollar is not nearly as strong as it has been in the past. Our bikes up here retail at $14,999 where as in the states they are $10,849 which in CDN funds is roughly $13,400....factor in shipping and any duties you'd have to pay as well
Some things are cheaper to buy up here, however in this instance with the current situation of the US dollar combined with the higher MSRP of the Canadian K5 1000 it just doesnt work in this case.
Yes it was Power Cycle. I have bought 5 bikes from Iggy since 2000. It is the best dealership I ever delt with. I would buy from them even if I were paying the same price as a bike here in the states. It is hard to put a price on Customer Service, but it is worth a lot to me.no doubt, back in the day..hell even last year it could very well have made sense to buy in Canada.
Let me guess..you were dealing with Power cycle out of Windsor? just a hunch...
as far as the exchange rate I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the CDN dollar continues to climb