I have a friend who is looking to buy a new SV650S. He got an out the door price of $300 cheaper from Chicago Cycle than from Schaumburg Suzuki / Honda. Anybody have any input on either of these places or any other dealers he should take a look at? TIA.
I just passed some info on to Jim about a fella that I ran into on Sunday. He was selling a 2000 SV650 with like 4,800 miles, never been dropped, he rattled off a slew of mods that he had done to it. I believe his asking proce was $3,800.
I forgot to post anything in the for sale section, and I hadn't kept a copy of the info. I thought Jim was interested in one for his wife, so he got first crack at the info. If you might be interested, PM Jim to find out if he called the fella, and see if Jim is still interested.
I looked at both shops you mentioned when I was shopping for my sv. At Schaumberg they didnt have any ads and when I asked the salesman told me retail price so I left. There were ads in the trading times that said 4995 so I thought I could get it for that at chicago cycle center or champion cycle.
I went to ccc and they sux imao, I had 6000 in hand for a naked sv and I walked out without one- they wanted over $1000.oo in taxes and fees!! So I went to Champion right up the street and they beat ccc's price with no haggles, I still paid alot more than 4995 though.
Later, Jon Nagela
Des Plaines Yam/Suz had a new leftover 01' SVS (maroon) when I was shopping around a little while ago. They were talking about $5300+TTL for it if I remember right. Don't know if its still there...but it might be worth a call.
Taxes are the sales tax for the city you will be licensing in, anywhere from 6 1/2 to 8-ish%.
Title and licensing from a dealer is about $300 or so.
I've heard Nielsen's in Lake Villa has decent prices, but SVs in general move pretty quick so most places don't lower the price too much. Remember, the pre '02 SVs don't have adjustable preload on the front suspension. If said rider is less than 160 or so pounds, I've heard changing the fork oil to 20wt will do wonders for it. For gobs of mods, check SBN's Suzuki page. Damn near every other thread is for the SV :evil
now, if they can just make the things not tip so easily!
I had a buddy go to naperville suzuki, her asked for an out the door price on a 02 gsxr 600 and the first price they told him was $7900 with out any hassle. So if you are closer to the naperville area, I would call them first. It sure beats the chicago traffic.
I bought my bike at Naperville Triumph Suzuki. Tell Brian ya know me (Roger Fritts). Don't know if it will help you but it might help me if I send people in.:laughing :laughing The thing that you have to look at is out the door price. No prep fee at Naperville.