Hi all, I'm searching around for a beginner bike, and I've found a few used ones. Mostly looking at Kawasaki Ninja 500s, though I'd also looked at the GS500F I think the Ninja will stick with me a bit longer.
I can afford a new one easily (which I wouldn't mind because at least I know what it's been through... nothing
) but I understand the wisdom in buying used. So the bikes I've found so far-
1. '02 Kawasaki ninja 500, red, 230 miles but they (it looks like a small bike shop) are asking $4395 for it... way too much for an '02 model, no matter how few miles on it IMO. Was thinking of calling them and maybe offering a price and seeing what they say...
2. '03 ninja500, dropped a couple of times from a standstill (so I'm told) but apparently no lasting damage, 9200 miles, $3300 (says he bought it new in '04)
3. '05 ninja500, only couple of months old, less than 500 miles, $4500
Any advice/opinions? Thanks all