Personally I could care less what you think. I did pay 5349.41 plus tax and california license. I am at work right now so I couldn't tell you the exact breakdown of what tax and ca license was but it was not any more than the standard 7.75% sales tax and the DMV license fees. I am in sales this is what I do for a living. There are numerous way that the dealer could have profited. There is a rebate going on right now and of course I did not get that the dealer kept that. So think what you will it does not make a difference to me.
It seems as though I may have offended you which was not my intention. It's just that I would be willing to buy ten or more of these tomorrow at the price you apparently got. I would have to say Yamaha is hard up for cash to sell these for this price as in the 23 years of being in the motorcycle industry (plus owning my own dealership in the 90's) I have never seen a case where there was almost $2000 difference in the MSRP and the actual amount the dealer paid on a current year model. Perhaps the state of our economy is worse than I thought and Yamaha is feeling the affects. Sorry if I offended you. I will have to email some contacts on this and find out more. I saw dealer invoice in November when I bought mine. I know how volume discounts, hold-back, and rebates work. Again, I have never seen this great a disparity. New times and a sign of things to come perhaps?