bloke i rescued black beauty from with under, 600km up,
thought 'its not as much fun as i thought riding alone'..
therefore, using that reasoning, he sold the virtually new
bike together with good shark helmet, alpine stars jacket
and gloves [all matching black and silver],, for $1000
under brand new price...
so the bike was [also] a personal accessory..
that wasnt enough 'fun', so he got rid of it...
the other factor [aust] is learner liscense requirements,
resulting in new riders going thru the process on a 250
usually, then after the required time, selling it for
a bigger more powerful toy, i mean motorcycle...
if i had the storage and cash to spare id be buying up
these great bargain hondas and storing them for later..
[wish id kept my cb72, cb450, cb750sohc k2 & k6
which have turned out to be a great investment,
besides being great road motorcycles]
Thanks, that was the day we got my wife's Vespa LX150. She thought it was ridiculous that I would want to wear my helmet, jacket, gloves, and boots on a scooter. I thought it ridiculous not to since it would hit 60 MPH...
I wish that these low-mileage used bikes were showing up on Craigslist around here. The stealership claims to be selling them about as fast as they are delivered, but I haven't seen one show up on Craigslist for Tucson, nor have I seen a used one at that dealership.
I suspect that the buyers around here are not all young male newbie riders.
John '89NX250 (daily rider), '09CRF230L (L'il Red Piglet)
Propelled by Penguin Power
Nekid motorcycles feel faster
I use mine for commuting to/from work, as I don't own a car and haven't got around to actually finishing up on getting my car license (still on my Ls for about 7 years now lol). But with such a useful bike, I honestly don't see the point. I'll be getting my bike Ps soon (was meant to get them about 2 months ago but ended up spending a LOT of money on other things) and then a year from then, hopefully I'll have saved up a bit to offset the cost of a 600. But I'll keep my babyblade, because I probably won't want to sell her. Low registration costs, running costs, and over the last year I've learnt a little bit on how to maintain her - I got my sprockets and chain changed at 17891 km, and the guy at the dealership told me I must have kept the chain in a decent state to have not needed a change earlier.
It's been a wonderful learning experience and until I get married and have kids I'm just another guy out there that loves his motorbike and wouldn't trade it for a cage
Originally Posted by MotoMike
This thread could have been called MILPD or Motorcycles I'd Like to Plasti Dip
From here: If it was up to me, every motorcyclist that ends up donating his organs though no fault of his own should be matched by the enforced confiscation of the organs of the idiot that ran him over.
Not great for the interstate.
the stigma of owning a "small" bike.
Craigslist makes selling easy.
Some people just want the latest and "greatest" out there. It's the fast-food nation that we live in these days. (I blame Apple... hahaha)
Having said all of that, I'll be riding mine for a long time.
I disagree with the constant degradation of anyone who financed this bike. I have explained MANY times here that financing a purchase of a motorcycle is not automatically a bad thing. It used to be, but with 0.9% interest rates, it made sense to leave my money in my mutual funds earning closer to 10%.
Those of us with good credit scores and who are fortunate enough to have our finances in order are not currently being rewarded with reasonable returns on low-risk investment options.
While it's nice to pay cash for big toys and it's not good to develop a lifelong debt habit, we are living in anomalous times and it's hard to feel guilty about an APR that costs me less every month than what I pay for coffee in a day.
You must be young. In time you will understand more. Life is about more than just riding motorcycles. Maybe some of us have other cars, multiple other cars, children, maybe even wives or girlfriends, soccer, baseball, football games, to distract us from riding the CBR250.
I am one of those people you can't understand... I've had the CBR250 6 months and still don't have enough miles for the 600 mile service, (I guess that's about 1,000km)
Motorcycling for many people is a weekend hobby like playing golf or tennis. It's fun when you do it, but you don't do it every day.
True, and that does make sense -- I'm 30 and single atm, so there was lots of time for riding over the summer, plus on a number of occasions when I wanted to de-stress on a weekend rather than put on the TV or do something else, I'd hop on the bike for 2-3hrs. As for my comments though regarding age-of-bike vs mileage I mean more people who buy a bike, put a few hundred or thousand km/miles on it then sell it because 'they need something bigger or cooler' -- not because life/circumstances changed.
__________________ I am the Stig's father's brother's cousin's nephew's former roommate.
Bike: 2011 Honda CBR250R ABS (Red/Silver)
Mods: ASV Levers, T-Rex Frame Sliders, Sato Spools, Tankslapper Film, TechSpec SS Tankpads, Fastpack Tailbag
The Following User Says Thank You to Conundrum For This Useful Post:
I'm going to hold on to mine for a while. Hopefully my son will get it in a few more years. I am currently thinking about adding a Harley 883 to my collection. I don't think of it as moving up, it's more like adding another.