In general terms what manufacture of bike tends to retain some value ? Basically I'm trying to justify to myself that I should buy a Ducati that I fell in love with at the Brisbane bike show on the weekend ... :grin: I have a Suzuki GSX650F which has been a great reintroduction back to riding but it was always going to be a stepping stone to my next bike. I'm thinking that if I bought the Ducati it would be something that I'd not feel the need to "upgrade" later on .... If it can retain value better that other bikes (ie Japanese makes) then all the better. I have yet to test ride it so I may be a little premature but hey it's a talking point !