As a new rider I did a fair bit of research into user friendly bikes for new road riders. After deciding on a GSX650F I picked it up & was pretty happy, actually I was very happy. Being a motorcyclist on the road etc etc was just amazing. 6 months down the track I was a little tired of the weight and how difficult it is to move about when parking or manouvering so I toyed with the idea of trading or selling and getting something a little lighter. (Sorry this is taking far longer to tell than I anticipated) I expect to lose money on a 6 month old bike that's obvious, however I was shocked to discover just how much. My bike was 10,500 brand new (admittedly I got the dealer to throw in jacket, gloves & helmet) but a trade in value after a little more than 5 months was 5,900 ! I'm not overly unhappy with the bike & It's still a thrill just to be on the road, don't get me wrong. I was just a little perturbed at the fact that the bike lost so much value so quickly.