I never encourage anyone to buy anything new from any dealership, let alone let them wrench on your bike. You buy a starter kit and the second you ride it off the lot it’s lost a significant amount of it’s value. They scare people into buying “Screaming Beagle” mods in order to keep your warranty. It’s all a scam. If HD believed in their products they wouldn’t coerce and fear people into buying SE “upgrades” to keep a warranty. Not to mention just about every aftermarket company out there making HD parts makes better components by leaps and bounds. They should just stand behind their product. Pull their bikes apart and see what you’re getting for your buck. You can throw the suspensions in the garbage. Open up your motor and you’ll see the cost cutting measures they’ve taken. Plastic tappet cuffs? Joke. That’s just to start. Axe me how I know.
There’s nothing wrong with your current bike. I’m not sure what you have invested in it above the initial acquisition cost, but I’d stick with your current sled.
I’m sure I hurt some feelings but that wasn’t my intent. You asked for opinions and that’s mine. Good luck bro!
I agree 100 % I have a mint 03' Fatboy paid $5200 and a 2012' RG Ultra Mint $10,700 both bike have nice upgrades and I saved thousands.What's so much much better that it's worth $8900 for the 2020? I do like my GTS, but you can buy that for a lot less than $8900. RDRS to me is pointless, and useless, until I have a bike with it on it. Just my take, keep what is already paid for and make it how you want it. Starting over is...well starting over.
Trade in's, are so taht the dealer can profit on both ends of the deal which to me is jsut putting extra money in their pocket for no reason. With lots of lightly used bikes out there, you can saved many thousands if you hunt around. Just my .02. I've never bought a Harley from the dealer and ahve 6 in my garage. If I had bought from a dealer I might have 2...maybe 3.
This is exactly my thinking. I've never been happier than having a few scoots to choose from. But, many folks don't have that option due to space and funds.My thoughts are to keep the '18, and buy a second bike that expands your riding experience.
In over 25 motorcycles owned, I have never replaced a bike with the exact same model bike. The closest was moving from the Road Glide Ultra to the Road Glide Special.
Doesn't look like a bad deal.
You put a decent amount of miles on your bike so you get to restart at zero.
The RDRS is $1000 option that you can not get on your bike.
Upgrading to the newer GTS unit is worth something.
And upgrading to the 114 is also worth something.
You have to decide whether or not those upgrades are worth $8900.00
You also may want to factor in any mods you have done that you can not take with you. Exhaust, bars, tuner, ext.
In the end, the only one that can make the final decision is You.My 2018 Wicked Red RGS, 31K on the odo + $8900 OTD price...
trade for a new 2020 RGS, Black, RDRS option.
What do U guys think? Yea or nay?
Yes that $8900 is OTD, every fee, tax, mv, included. Some stuff I can keep from my bike, like the windshield, seat, heel shift, levers, small stuff like that... but switching over the F47's I don't think will fly.Are there a bunch of you upgrades you can move across? Bottom line if you like it more than your current bike, and the finances support it, why not!!! is that out the door with all taxes fees etc? IMO get them to include the first service or two...maybe some accessory credit...Other than that, whatever SE says...
That price may be the bottom line, but make sure you get a deal on any parts you may be purchasing 25% off any P/A for 30days after the sale seems reasonable.Yes that $8900 is OTD, every fee, tax, mv, included. Some stuff I can keep from my bike, like the windshield, seat, heel shift, levers, small stuff like that... but switching over the F47's I don't think will fly.
They already told me they are at the "take it or leave it" price... so more negotiating doesn't seem likely.