MeAsWe and I flew to Chicago on August 7, picked up at O'Hare, and driven to iMotorsports in Elmhurst, IL. As we pulled into the parking lot, right there in front was our 2015 RT-S Pearl White Spyder. A transaction that I approached with skepticism flowing faster than the rip tide at Bay of Fundy.
Why all the skepticism, simply because the deal was too good to be true. iMotorsports was selling brand new Spyder RT-S 3,800 cheaper than the local dealer, paid for my plane ticket (I did try to get them to pay for MeAsWe's ticket 2, however this would have been two too good to be true) and as the plane touched down in Chitown, I got a text from the cab company that they would be at the door 1G to drive us to Elmhurst.
Jason (sales guy) greeted us at the door with a great big smile, and after chatting for a few, he introduced me to Youthera (finance guy) to complete the passing of the title. He did ask me if I wanted the extended warranty and that was it for the high pressure motor vehicle tactics. I signed a bunch of papers, he produced a temporary plate and we were done. During the closing I asked him about reimbursement for the plane ticket and that's when I met Cheryl (office manager). She asked for an itinerary , I gave her a copy of my VISA statement and she left the office, only to return a few minutes later with a check in hand.
Next was to attach the GPS to handle bars for our 980 mile trip back to Massachusetts, to which I added an additional 1,000 miles to just to make sure our new Spyder was broke in just right. Jason had their service guys come out and consult on the best way to route, which I told them nothing complicated, since this was just to get us back home. A quick routing behind the air wing, tightening of the hose clamps around the 11MM Ram Mount clips and plugging into the 3 port female accessory plug, we have power and operating twin 1490 GPS's.
A couple more minutes of chit chat, Jason throwing us some complementary T-Shirts, a reading and sign off of BRP Can-Am lawyer's statement about us realizing that motorcycling was an inherently more dangerous mode of transportation and we were ready to get the " the really big shew on the road".
I have bought plenty vehicles during my 64 years and I can honestly say this was the most pleasurable experience I have ever had in a usually high pressure back and forth bidding war on who will win the final battle. I have been Autoed 101 more times than I can count and realizing I was on the short side of the transaction as I was driving away. After all, in the end, us car buyer are all rank amateurs when it comes to buying, we just think we are good. This time was different, I still feel good after a week and 3 days in purchasing from iMotorsports. I highly recommend when looking for a motorcycle give them a call and see what they can do for you.
The new ride, no dirt, grim, skuffs or other imposed inflictions. I am sure this is the last time it will look this good.
MeAsWe standing over the RT-S like a kill on an African Safari.