Hey all, I have been looking for a bike for a few weeks and have narrowed my choice down to 3 bikes. I will try the best to describe each bike and go from there. My main riding will be commuting and crusin around in summer. My budget is ideally around $5000 but I can stretch if its worth it. 1) Aprilia rs250 1999 20000kms Rego till May 14 - I went and looked at this bike today. The guy was nice and seemed to have a genuine interest in bikes. It has been down once but the sticker has been scratched and nothing much else. He is asking for $5900 however I think he will accept $5500 min. http://www.tradingpost.com.au/Autom...-Bikes/AdNumber=TP000335629?BackToResult=true (I hope i can post links) 2) CBR600RR 2004 15000Kms 12 months rego I went and saw this bike today. The front part of the bike has been replaced and the side fairing needs replacing although I have found one for $100. The owner had an accident at the track and has only ridden 500kms since. Either he is truly scared or it has other damage not disclosed. He is asking $6500 but will take 6250 minimum. Here is the link from oroad. http://www.oroadsports.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19964&sid=ac298324f3a2b9fe119097da8e0b4de4 The problem is the fromt cowling is second hand and it isnt scratched but its not nice and new. This is a good bike assuming there is no damage to the chassis. 3) cbr600rr 2006 9000kms 8 months rego This bike is on ebay and seems to be immac. He is asking $8750 so id assume it may sell for $8400 or so. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=180288800023&Category=102685 4) CBR600RR 2005 56000kms The seller is asking around $7000 with 12 months rego. The bike looks good but needs a chain and sprocket and perhaps a tyre. http://www.oroadsports.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19883&sid=21ee58395d2be6053501e653a5afaf4d The problem is as usual the better bikes cost the most. It is probably wise to pay the 8750 for the 3rd bike however if the scratched cbr600 rides good I can replace the fairings and have the bike about 1000 to 1500 cheaper. Is it better to buy a high mileage non crashed bike or a low kms with damage. Any bike i buy will be inspected so where do i start? I dont fancy gettng 4 bikes inspected. I feel like streching and getting the 2006 cbr600rr but ive really then blown my budget by nearly 4k. I would love to hear any opinions on what everyone thinks.