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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2005, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Buying and selling sport-tourers

I had this thought, wasn't sure if it was correct.

Is it harder to sell a used sport-tourer? I mean, it seems like it's more of a niche market than the supersport market, where all the used bikes are gobbled up quickly.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 03:31 PM
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Hmmm...sorta yes, sorta no

If it's a bike with a good following, used ones will sell uber-fast. I was trying to help a buddy of mine find a used KLR-650 in the 2002-2003 green color. Every one we found for a month got snapped up within a day or two of them being advertised. Not even widespread advertising, either! Just a post on the for sale page of a KLR650 forum and whammo, it's sold. My buddy ended up buying a new 2004 KLR650.

Sport-tour riders seem to hang onto their bikes longer so the used market is probably small, but when someone does sell one, I'm guessing they'd sell pretty well as long as the right people looked where the ad was.

Oh yeah gotta love the internet. Both my bikes I found on the 'net. If it wasn't for this surfing stuff I'd never have gotten into motorcycling at all.
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I'll tell you next Spring when I put my VFR on the market!

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What are you going to replace it with?
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A carbon black M3 convertible. I really don't have time to ride much anymore. How are things in Medford? I'm about 25 miles south in Mansfield.

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I dont think it is any harder to sell a sport touring bike. All of motorcycling is starting to become a niche of its own with all the different catagories and sub catagories of bikes. Plus sport touring is becoming a larger niche every year. Most sport touring riders are usually a bit more mature, not necessarily older, but more responsible riders. Also they tend to maintain their bikes better than the younger riders who just thrash them. Generally you get a better cared for bike when buying a sport tourer. I bought mine off the net the first day it was advertised.

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A carbon black M3 convertible. I really don't have time to ride much anymore. How are things in Medford? I'm about 25 miles south in Mansfield.
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Re: Buying and selling sport-tourers

Is it harder to sell a used sport-tourer? I mean, it seems like it's more of a niche market than the supersport market, where all the used bikes are gobbled up quickly. [/B][/QUOTE]

Nope! Sold my 2000 VFR in two weeks via Craigslist at my asking price.

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Depends on price, place, and season, and mileage. Certain amount of Fly and Buy and shipping. ST1300 s were slow and FJR S in short supply, Triumphs can be hard sell, Buells ??/

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I think they sell as well, but not for as much resale value, if they are actually toured on.

For example, my 2005 Triumph Sprint is worth a LOT more to me than I would be given for it, considering it has over 31000 miles on it.
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