Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?

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Re: Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Mon May 13, 2019 7:47 pm

dave j wrote:
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Used - because I’ll let some other mug spec the bike up for me and take the 50% depreciation hit over 2 and a half years.

New, so I can thrash it senseless and still get it fixed under warranty then pass it on after 2 1/2 - 3 years to some unsuspecting Mug after the warranty expires!

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Re: Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?

Post by BIG BILL » Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 pm

Over the years I have done both, new and second hand.
I bought New a 1985 DTR 125 Yamaha purely to go to work on after owning numerous 50's, 125's, 250's including Yam's RD's.
I loved this bike and was stolen while getting the key for the garage door.
2 secondhand Tiger 955i's and years and many bikes later including a Vfr750,Gpz1100,Dr800,Cb900F
Then I had a 2006 Yam Fazer 1000 the last of the FZS models and traded for the new XT1200 super tenere, wow what a machine, yes I traded and lost circa 4k for a Tiger 955i No3,( loved and still love those ) last gen 2006, traded that for a 2012 Versys 1000 in White ugly but fast and best seat on a long miler.. cool.
Came into some money.
I test rode:
MT10 Ferkin fast

R1200s loved this
Xr1000 is hard in

1190 whatever
1290 fast thing

Tiger 800
Tiger 1050 sport
Tiger 1200 and Xc

I liked most but the KTM was too long in leg for me.
1200 Explorer was the best all round for me, super fast acceleration and handling but I want a basic bike which is hard these days of electronics.
After a scour around all the local dealers I eventually came across the bike I currently own.
A 2014 Triumph Explorer Xc, with only 3000 miles in Grey it was like new and extras, at £7800 last year I think was a steal so... Secondhand..

This is just my opinion so don't flip out..

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Re: Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?

Post by johnnyboxer » Mon May 13, 2019 9:11 pm

I last bought new in 2005 - a new silver BMW 1150 GS Adv for £9250 and still have it after nearly 15 years and 35k
I bought a nearly new in 2007, a 500 mile BMW G650 XChallenge at a £2500 saving
After that I haven't bought new ever again, as I have a self imposed £10k limit for a bike new or used
Now most new bikes have gone over £10k .... I don't buy them
Plenty of used bargains about
We buy things we don't need

With money we don't have

To impress people we don't even like

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Re: Did you buy your bike new or used? Why?

Post by OliverMatt » Wed May 15, 2019 6:39 pm

I bought my bike used because I never have bikes. I just wanted to get some experience before something serious. I still have this motorcycle :lol:

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