Just tried the new cbr600f 2011 and loved it but cant find anywhere doing a nice 0% finance deal on it. Black horse offer 10.2% which I think is quite high, I know on some kawasakis and yamahas such as the er6 and diversion they offer 0%. Even a lower % would be nice.
Honda cbr600f 2011
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Honda rarely give anything away - particularly on a new model. Although they have started throwing luggage in free with a new VFR1200 I believe. I am sure that, once the bike has been out for while, the'll wrap some kind of deal around it but at the moment it's just a case of seeing what you can get out of the dealer.
you could try them as last time I went in, they had a lot of new bikes on 0%.
Also I think they had the CBR600RR new with 0% and a free akrapovic exhaust system fitted.
Give them a shout, they have been really good to me over the past couple of months.
Might be tough to find.
Generally if sales are struggling then the magic 0% offers appear like on the 600RR, Hornet, Fireblade, CB1000R and the free luggage offer on some of the others. As Marcus has quite rightly pointed out, now's not the time for them to be generous on this new model. I have seen one dealer in MCN including a load of "free extras" with the bike so that is probably the best you'll do in the way of a "good deal". Safe riding.
I was told there are limited deals available on the CBR because it is a new model but I guess its also because it is the middle weight bike of the moment, unlike the ER6 and Diversion which are a little old and aren't as "good" - the ER6 is a good enough bike on its own (I liked mine) but is not the same quality or performance whilst the Diversion is a similar price to the CBR and is more comparable to the ER6F.
I had a quick look around bike trader and MCN and found a few deals on new CBRs but low rate finance from Honda doesn't appear available yet. You should factor in the cost of finance (& insurance & servicing) into your costs...
BTW If you are intending to use it you may want to check out the servicing costs carefully - The CBR has 8000 mile service intervals, the Diversion 6000 and the ER6 4000 so there may be a difference there too.
**New CBR600F **
Thanks for all the advice, I took the plunge and bought one at our local george white store, the chap who sold me the bike pulled out all the stops and I got a great deal with them and p/x my CBF. I absolutetly love it to death fantastic bike, and even get 53mpg going at a regular 80mph. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who likes this type of style of riding.