I bought a black 950T on May 29th. The negotiations started at MSRP which is $8990, plus $1.30/lb for Freight & Setup. Yes, the freight and setup was $840. When it was all said and done, I ended up paying MSRP+license and fees. There wasn't much wiggle room. They knew I wanted the bike and there was only 1 available in the Portland metro area. Supply and Demand didn't work in my favor.
No regrets though. I love the bike and ride it nearly every day. Work, store, errands, etc.. I put a full tank of Diesel in my truck on May 29th and still have 3/4 tank left. So far, the bike is paying for itself.
I guess I should mention that I'm located in California and our sales tax is now 9.25% because our government can't seem to watch our budget. Or better yet, they watch it go right out the door due to their overspending.
in Austin, TX i paid $8,300 OTD. my deal was for the bike and not the accessories that i got (helmet, windshield, etc.). they were actually assembling the bike as i was driving over there getting them to beat a competitor's price.
eprovenzano - those are awesome deals. btw guys, under Obama's stimulus plan that passed, WE GET TO DEDUCT SALES TAX FROM OUR NEWLY PURCHASED BIKES ON NEXT YEAR'S TAXES, in case anyone hadn't realized that yet.