No, this is supply & demand in action.My dealer offered $500 off msrp for their base V4 so everyone trying to give you an economics lesson here is full of it. My dealer gave a friend $1,750 off msrp on a base 2012 1199 a few months after they were released. I still can't believe the latter myself. He didn't even try to negotiate, salesman was like "yeah so here's what I can do for you."
Suckers pay MSRP. then again people who owned 1199's that spent 25% of their ownership in the shop are the same ones buying a first year V4 so the sucker process starts even before negotiation I guess (Not shooting anyone in the foot here I'm one of those suckers)