Strangely the Brutale is a lot more expensive in the UK than in the USA at MRRP £13999.as of 11th April 2009
MV Agusta Brutale 1078 RR MSRP: 16,995 = £11,597.91
MV Agusta F4 RR 312 1078 MSRP: 24,995 = £17,057.36
not very often you find things more expensive in USA than U.K.
And DESSIE, did you really need both the 1078 F4 and Brutale?! Jesus, man! Save some for the rest of us!i paid £15,800 for my f4 1078 in August 08...i paid £13,000 for my brutale 1078 December 09.
Here's a question: you can call me a noob later if you'd like, but I happen to be very good at the negotiation process when it comes to new cars (read: ex-car salesman). I hear mixed responses, though, when I talk to other riders about negotiating on motorcycles, especially on something like a 1078RR.
There's one rumor I've heard, that if you looked at the invoice a dealership paid for these bikes, you'd laugh! Apparently it's next to nothing, and there's just a stigma of negotiationless sales in the bike world.
Great info, esq'z. Thanks for that. Not the "oh yeah, hit 'em where it hurts" that I was hoping for, but moreso what I expected.
I didn't try to negotiate a lower price but the dealer offered no shipping or setup charges if I did a pre-order. That was back in March. I've been told the US delivery might be in May, then June and now July. I've also been politely rebuked for contacting Cagiva USA directly to try and get a straight answer on when.
Accessories and apparel generally have 40~50% margins. Don't beat the bike price down, but go for discounts on a new helmet or gloves or other stuff like that....ask for the first service included...something where the dealer has some margin to work against. That's your best bet.You might be better off asking for discounts on "stuff" for the bike, rather than the bike itself.