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YZ 450 FX OTD

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I just got made an offer from a dealer for a 450 FX for 9200 OTD.  What do you guys think?  Might wait until 17's are out and see if Yamaha trims a little weight off.  Opinions?  When does Yamaha release new models?

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I think 9200.00 is a little high but it also depends where you live. I paid 8600.00 otd in Socal back in Nov. for my 16 yz450f. In regards to a weight reduction on the 2017 450FX don't hold your breath. I don't see the 17 yz450f losing weight and it will most likely get the reduction before the yz450fx!

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The FX is 300 more than the F to begin with.  I will admit I have found the bikes cheaper in Cali than AZ.  I got my 250 for 6900 OTD and I was happy with that.

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Yamaha tends to stick to the 4 year rotation on the updates on their bikes, so I wouldn't expect a drastic reduction in weight for at least a few more years.  IMO the E-Start would make up for the weight it convenience factor.  If you want a light e-start bike, dare I say it here, you'll have to drink the orange kool aid.  (And spend about a grand more)  

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Yamaha tends to stick to the 4 year rotation on the updates on their bikes, so I wouldn't expect a drastic reduction in weight for at least a few more years.  IMO the E-Start would make up for the weight it convenience factor.  If you want a light e-start bike, dare I say it here, you'll have to drink the orange kool aid.  (And spend about a grand more)  

 

Been there and done that, not only is it a grand more, you have to put another grand into it for the suspension to be close to the Yamaha.  No thank you.  Thanks for the info though, the estart on a big 4S is worth it.  I don't need it on my X but a 450, yea, me want.

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I paid $9067 OTD in SoCal. Plus $300 Blu Cru. Best I found. Buy one in Canada. I've read guys are saving thousands and you get your tax back.

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$8200 otd in MO as well. I hope Yamaha doesn't start saving weight by going with a lighter starter. The FX's starter is so much better than the KTM starter.

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$8200 otd in NH.

 

 

$8200 otd in MO as well. I hope Yamaha doesn't start saving weight by going with a lighter starter. The FX's starter is so much better than the KTM starter.

 

Dang, thats pretty good pricing.

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Dang, thats pretty good pricing.

I've bought a 300 xcw and Rzr XP4 1000 from them over the past 3 years so they treat me pretty good. Although I've seen them advertised in IL for $7,900. I'm not sure if that's OTD though. I'm guessing not.

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$7600 OTD including taxes and import fees from Canada.

exchange rate is favorable, care to divulge the dealers name, location? We bought a snowmobile way back in 2001 I think, saved a lot of money.

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exchange rate is favorable, care to divulge the dealers name, location? We bought a snowmobile way back in 2001 I think, saved a lot of money.

 

The exchange rate is great but it's the logistics of getting one across the border that is a pain for me.

 

I'm not having any luck finding a dealer anywhere close to me that will let me bring one home for less than MSRP.

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The exchange rate is great but it's the logistics of getting one across the border that is a pain for me.

 

I'm not having any luck finding a dealer anywhere close to me that will let me bring one home for less than MSRP.

So when a Canadian dealer advertises say, $9800. msrp, is that Canadian or us dollars?

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So when a Canadian dealer advertises say, $9800. msrp, is that Canadian or us dollars?

 

Canadian.  I did the math, I could save some money going north of the border for sure but the logistics of getting the bike back across the border to me was more than I cared to deal with.

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exchange rate is favorable, care to divulge the dealers name, location? We bought a snowmobile way back in 2001 I think, saved a lot of money.

 

Sure.  GA Checkpoint Yamaha in Abbotsford, BC.

The exchange rate is great but it's the logistics of getting one across the border that is a pain for me.

 

I'm not having any luck finding a dealer anywhere close to me that will let me bring one home for less than MSRP.

 

Yeah the exchange rate was awesome.  At the time it was 1.36 to 1 which basically equates to $2K off.  Transportation wasn't too bad as my dad lives in Seattle and just drove across the boarder.  It was all said and done in a few hours round trip.

 

So when a Canadian dealer advertises say, $9800. msrp, is that Canadian or us dollars?

 

Definitely Canadian.  Pretty sure mine was retail plus all the adders.  It ended up being $8000 USD out the door plus $200 at the boarder.  I then applied to get $600 in PST taxes refunded for a final price of $7600.  You're milage may vary at the boarder.  I was told that we shouldn't have had to pay anything but I guess it just depends what side of the bed the boarder agent wakes up on.

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I'm just wondering why you need to tell border people anything other than going to Canada to visit friends and ride, maybe haul a couple other bikes up and back???

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