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I am looking to buy a new Ninja 500R and paid to get this information. Thought I'd help out everyone else...

List Price: $4799

Dealer Invoice: $4137
This is the base dealer cost before the freight charge and assembly credit.

Freight Charge: $130
This is a standardized freight charge from the Kawasaki dock to the dealership.
All dealers pay the same price.

Assembly Credit: $58 - per Kawasaki dealer pricesheet
Each dealership has its own method of figuring cost of assembly and preparation for sale.

Ready to sell cost: $4209

This model Kawasaki has 5% (of list price) dealer holdback.
This holdback money is paid to dealers in April or October for units that are sold within the previous 6 months. Dealers must pay Kawasaki the full "Dealer Invoice" price and wait up to 6 months after selling the machine to receive their dealer holdback.

Wholesale Incentives: none at this time

Retail Incentives: none at this time

The "Ready to sell cost" is the cost of the machine with NO PROFIT to a dealer. Dealers do not stay in business very long by selling machines for no profit.

Many dealers charge additional fees for "Freight and Setup" over and above the selling price of the machine. Add the "Selling Price" to the "Freight and Setup" charges and subtract the "Ready to sell cost" to determine the PROFIT a dealer is asking to make
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