Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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I paid $3750 Cdn for the bike five years ago. The insurance company is valuing the bike at $2650 Cdn, and giving me another $940 for after market stuff.
A local dealer has a 2017 CB500FA with a carbon fibre muffler, adjustable levers, and a shortened fender for $4800. If it goes missing before I get the finances sorted out, brand new R3s are available in my area for about the same price after fees and taxes and other such nonsense.
So the lady who started all this is essentially subsidizing me getting a bigger bike, which I've been humming and hawing about for the past three years anyway. I'm frankly amazed at how well this is all turning out.
Every bike is a good bike. The question is whether or not it's the best bike for what you want to do.
The Little Sport Tourer That Could - 2011 CBR250R with touring windscreen, Saddlemen seat, tank cover, frame sliders, mirror extenders, taller gearing via sprockets to fix speedo and reduce vibration at highway speed. Written off due to act of moron.