Another dukebound motorcycle question. dont hate!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #1
    So I have a situation.

    Some background. I sold my ninja 250 for 4k and made a nice 500 profit on the bike after putting 1500 or so miles on it over 2 months.

    I now want another bike

    My main options are a
    1) 2009 yamaha fz-600 at $6500
    2) 2009 suzuki sv 650s at $6500

    these i could finance or pay all at once if i wanted....though they dont have dealer fees/crating/etc fees attached to the price so id try to negotiate that some

    or

    there is a 2003 sv650 s with like 2800miles and he is wanting to sell it as all his freiends sold his bike for 3800. I talked him down to 3600 including a helmet. KBB has the bike retail for about $4k so i figure its a decent price

    im leaning towards the 2003 option. the seller is holding the bike for me to which is nice!

    thoughts?

    looks really sharp
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  2. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I am guessing you are enjoying riding more and more and that this won't be your last bike, so go with the used one.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #3
    is the price decent?

    at what point do you convince yourself its a "smart" buy lol
     
  4. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    If KBB has it priced higher, then it sounds like it is a decent deal.

    The smart buy is the used one...you could probably sell it for more even after enjoying it for a while just like you did on your 250. I had a Ninja 250 as my starter bike and sold it 5 years later for only $200 less than I paid.

    The luxury buy is the brand spanking new bike with the latest features. It still sounds like this won't be your last bike, so I would still go used. You said its in great shape.
     

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