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Buying help...

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Falco, May 4, 2011.

  1. Hey I am only new to the bike scene and am looking into getting a nice looking road bike. I have looked at the brand new ninja 250r and the cbr. Apparently aus is not getting the fuel injected ninjas which is dissapointing. Also I like the look of the 09 ninjas in green and the white better compared to the 2011 ones. The cbr I like is the blue/red/white but that doesn't come with abs and the new engine sounds pretty average. With the price drop with the new bikes I dunno if I should buy new or second hand. Any input would be appreciated, thanks Brady.


     
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  2. I would buy new if you have the money. . You get a warranty, clean new bike, peace of mind for you know the bikes past and good resale value if its looked after. . dunno about abs though I would just go with regular brakes to get used to the basics of motorcycling. . that's my 2 cents. . . Happy Hunting

    p.s Get the best safety gear you can afford
     
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  3. You'll lose about half the value of it in 2 years. not a problem if you're in nsw and you need lams for 3yrs but if you're upgrading after a year that's a fairly large hit.

    you'll get almost all your money back with a used 250 come upgrade time
     
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  4. Buy the one you like,
     
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  5. It all about your personal taste., every body taste is different so it up to you to decide after all you are the one going to be riding .

    Good luck on your first bike.., and stay safe
     
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  6. Whatever turns you on the most ;)

    In this day and age pretty much all the lams bikes are a safe ride, you can't really go wrong.
     
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  7. I would love a white ninja. I'm going to get one some way!
     
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  8. I went new, Why? If you spent $5k on a used bike, by the time you pay rego with in a year, stamp duty, some maintenance on it like tyre and oils pads ect may need doing your not far off $6k with in a year.

    I paid $6k for my new CBR250 ride away, I wont need to pay rego stamp duty it was all covered in the price, I wont need tires, new pads or anything like that. But I have done some mods on it that you could get already on a used bike.
     
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  9. In that market with prices being so close you should always buy new if you are in a position to do so. New or pre loved becomes a real consideration as you get into bigger bikes, there can sometimes be as much as $10,000 difference at the top end of the market.
     
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  10. One thing when buying a near new bike to look at is major service Intervals and the K's on the bike. Majors can be quite expensive. Add a set of rubber and you are up there not far off the price of a new bike.
    Down side of a new bike is you cant do your own services without affecting your warranty.
    Ah the yings and yangs of life.
     
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  11. two more plus's for the CBR250, its efi and has 12k service intervals.
     
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