There isn't that much mark-up in bikes as you think. Dealer cost for 125's are usually around 4 Grand give or take and they retail for 4999. Some times the manufactures have dealer incentives like 600 bucks for every bike they sell right before the new stuff comes out, so they can either make more profit or sell them cheaper.
Thanks for the responses. You are all pretty close. My dealer finally gave me some numbers. He said the 04 KX250 was abour $5000 dealer cost and the KX250F was abour $4800, give or take a little on each. We do have to pay a bundle for shipping in Alaska (extra $250 per bike)
A Kawi dealer in Redding, Ca was gonna let a 04kx250 go for $4400 otd.. I don't know the name of the shop or i would say.. A freind of mine went up too Redding for the holidays, stopped by the Kawi dealer and got the price quote..
A kx250, they ended up getting 2 bikes free ( i figure they must of placed a big order) and got them as a incentive.. Kawi could be having a problem moving kx250's w/all the hype on the thumpers..WHo knows.. Funny thing is, this dealer has been open since 1967 ( i beleive that is what he said) Te lowest my dealer would go was $5100 otd, which is good considering you get 15% off on accessories..