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help,,,buyer remorse

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put a deposit back in march for the cbr,waited and waited,kept getting delayed,2 weeks ago my dealer said may 24,i couldnt wait so i went to a diff dealer to see one they had in ,but was sold,i just wanted to see it again,i look to my left and they are setting up a new ducati section,it catches my eye,so i walk over,saw the 848,but way too big for me,then i see the monster,and i loved it---wife sees price,and right away tells me forget it,lol,light bulb goes off,hey i said to myself,u got 5 k set aside for the honda cbr ,i could put that down on a DUCATI,i always dreamed of having one,so i sat down did the deal,5k gone,let the payments begin,honda dealer called me,because i forgot to tell him,that i bought another bike,he tells me my cbr is in.Dont know if i made the right choice,not a rich guy,so im hating myself a little bit,i could have had a cbr paid off,and now i have payments????what was i thinking,this ever happen to anyone,now im soo pissed ,because my wife wont let me live it down,i now wish i just bought a scooter,HELP---I HAVE A BRAND NEW DUCATI IN THE GARAGE,AND I CANT GET MY MIND OFF A CBR OR A SCOOTER,I NEED HELP,LOL
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Way too top heavy and the seating position and suspension are horrible for me. When I sat on it in the show room it seemed fine. Its not so bad on really smooth roads. You hit the smallest bumps and it goes directly up your spine. I got ran over by a car at work end of Jan and I can tolerate riding the CBR. Even my wife says her GZ250 had a better suspension. Im also going to switch out the drags bars for her to something more pulled back. It is a quick bike but the CBR will out handle it.
If only Harley could put decent shock ons, raise it up, move the foot pegs back a little, and lose 50lbs by replacing all the heavy steel with modern plastics and alloys.
Once I get rid of my Volusia i may consider picking up a VRod. I will still keep my CBR.
But since I pay all the bills theres no asking anyone when I want to spend.
**** skippy :D
That brammo looks awesome,i want one too.Im thinking of getting boom tubes for my ducati,and changing the swingarm to accommodate a 300mm tire
Funny Jersey. I just got back from a Kawasaki dealer. Got a quote for 8k otd for a 2011 Versys.
$8000? YIKES!? Shop around.. You can find the 2011 for just a little over $6000.. You can find a NOS 09 or 10 for a hair over $5000..

I've been considering a Versys for a while.. I've done the research. I've shopped around. My local dealer has one for a little over $6000.. Don't pay $8000. Better yet, do what I'm going to do and buy a used 08 or 09 with low miles for around $3500.

Try not to let emotions get you.. The CBRs are out there for $3999 - no other fees.. if you look for them and yet people here are paying over $5000 before taxes. I'll wait until they start hitting the used market and pick one up with 200 miles on it next spring for $2200. I love impulse buyers!:D
morphman; I'll wait until they start hitting the used market and pick one up with 200 miles on it next spring for $2200. I love impulse buyers!:D[/QUOTE said:
HAHA... I like the way you think. Be sure and let us know how this worked out for you come spring. :cool:
... Got a quote for 8k otd ... I have enough cash to buy either bike
Don't waste that amount of cash on a bike. Invest it! If you must have a new bike, FINANCE it and take the $8000 and buy 200 onces of silver... You'll likely double your money within a year.. If you did this 12 months ago, you would have roughly $16,400 today. :)
Scooters are the way to go for city/traffic!! I own three scooters...and I would rather ride any one of them in traffic over my bikes.. In fact sometimes when I'm on one of my scooters I wonder why I'm still interested in motorcycles.. Scooters are easier to ride, more relaxing and depending on the bike, much easier on your ass..... however, I will say that the cruiser seating position- outstretched legs of many scooters.. is only comfortable for short trips... a back rest is a must for longer trips.
sorry to hear your dilemma man! I know how it feels to purchase a bike you THINK you want, get it home, and then discover its the wrong choice. I did that last season and put up with the thing and frankly just could'nt get into it so traded it off on the cbr. Have not looked back lol.
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