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ekms377
06-19-2008, 10:04 AM
Several dealers in the area said that they were not suppose to get any more Bandits til August or later. What's up with that? Are the '08s sold out?

bones
06-19-2008, 10:16 AM
I could not find one to throw a leg over last fall winter when I was eye balling the one I bought (it was in Louisiana). So I bought it with no feel what so ever. I was nervous, but it has worked out well.

Roy
06-19-2008, 10:36 AM
There was a '08 silver one here last saturday www.hattiesburgcycles.com

This place has a '07 maroon in stock www.roadandtrackpowersports.com I bought my '07 black there last july. Ask for Chris Kelly he can hook you up on it cheap. Tell him Roy sent ya. both places are in Ms. which ain't that far from Texas.

Rcdd
06-19-2008, 03:19 PM
07 maroon non-ABS in Kenner LA...Cycle Center....but he won't move on the $7999

RcTimmy
06-20-2008, 12:40 AM
fly up to oregon, 3 in every show room. $7400-7999.... :). They don't sell many here, too many crotch rocket or harley types.... The tour guys want the BMW 1200GS.... well, me too but hey, the bandit works great..

t110
06-20-2008, 08:18 AM
Plenty of new 07s and 08s here in rural VA. The closest dealer has a gray 08, but said he could DX with another dealer to get an ABS model as long as I paid the cost of swapping inventory.

t110

http://www.waynecycle.com/
http://www.jarmanssportcycles.com/
http://www.hondasuzukioflynchburg.com/
http://www.starcitypowersports.com/

ekms377
06-20-2008, 10:12 AM
Maybe I can try Oklahoma?

Squidward
06-20-2008, 10:27 AM
Maybe I can try Oklahoma?

Looking to ditch the Z1k already?

ekms377
06-20-2008, 01:08 PM
Looking to ditch the Z1k already?

Not yet but I want to check out some Bandits before I decide. I am even considering a leftover SV1000. I really don't like the Z1 for the fact that the suspension is the worst I have ever ridden on besides a stock YSR50. I don't want to dump a bunch of money into it because I know the bike is just for the time being. Maybe I need to make it to the Pie Run to hopefully get to check out a Bandit. I think that I would have gotten a VStrom1K like I originally wanted, I might still have it. Hard to find what I want these days......something sporty that can have bags and ride 2-up comfy for an affordable price. Most places won't let you test ride bikes as it is and it is hard to ask a person selling theirs without having cash in hand. So......here I am.....searching a good ride for me......but I am having fun doing it.

MtnTrax
06-20-2008, 03:12 PM
Doing a search on Cycletrader.com for 07-08 new Bandits kicked out 260 listings nationally. Narrowing it down to Texas had 34 hits so it's probably worth checking out. Even some holdover '07s still out there for sale.

Marc B
06-20-2008, 11:26 PM
07 maroon non-ABS in Kenner LA...Cycle Center....but he won't move on the $7999

PaaaLeezz, They are Candy Sonoma Red, FJR's are Aggie Maroon, I hate maroon.

Marc B
06-20-2008, 11:36 PM
Not yet but I want to check out some Bandits before I decide. I am even considering a leftover SV1000. I really don't like the Z1 for the fact that the suspension is the worst I have ever ridden on besides a stock YSR50. I don't want to dump a bunch of money into it because I know the bike is just for the time being. Maybe I need to make it to the Pie Run to hopefully get to check out a Bandit. I think that I would have gotten a VStrom1K like I originally wanted, I might still have it. Hard to find what I want these days......something sporty that can have bags and ride 2-up comfy for an affordable price. Most places won't let you test ride bikes as it is and it is hard to ask a person selling theirs without having cash in hand. So......here I am.....searching a good ride for me......but I am having fun doing it.

Bandit is best for 1 up and fair for 2, The Vstrom has a huge saddle and more leg room for rider and passenger, I dont think i would trade my Bandit for one, That is a tough decision, Bandits do rock.

Rcdd
06-21-2008, 11:50 AM
PaaaLeezz, They are Candy Sonoma Red, FJR's are Aggie Maroon, I hate maroon.

Doesn't matter....the Black ones are faster....

They need to come in purple with gold accents.....:trust:

gunzip
06-22-2008, 09:43 AM
If you feel like driving north a bit I'll check with some dealers here in oklahoma for you . pm me

Pappy
06-22-2008, 09:48 PM
Plano Suzuki had a silver Bandit 2 weeks ago.

Lost Yankee
06-23-2008, 04:48 PM
Usually, dealers are allowed to order up to their quota. A small or medium dealer might be allotted, say 2-4 units. They can barter their allocation to other dealers, for color or other model. Salesmen are usually told to sell what's on the floor.