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Help me price my bike for sale!

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by tirian, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. <1000

  2. 1000

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  3. 1500

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  4. 2000

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  5. 2500

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  6. 3000

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  7. 3000+

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  1. Hi guys,

    I need to upgrade to something with a little more output than noise when I accelerate. I bought this bike for a song and I don't really know what to ask for it. Perhaps you can help?


    It's a Virago 250, 1995. Has 43k on the clock. I am the third owner as far as I know. It came from a country owner (lady) who did 40k on it apparently, was bought and never ridden by the previous owner and I bought it off ebay cheap in Dec last year.
  2. According to Redbook

    XV250S - 1995

    Price when new (RRP) $6,193

    Trade in price guide $1,200 - $1,400

    Private price guide $1,800 - $2,100

    Given the bike's already thirteen years old, I'd be suggesting $2200 with an after-barter price of $2000. Test the market for that price, otherwise go $1800 for $1600 after barter + RWC. Depends how soon you need to shift it.
  3. Thanks guys.

  4. I'll give ya $50 :)

  5. im willing to go to $120
  6. with a years rego, id try for $2000 ono
    depends how fast you want to sell, you can go down abit for a good customer, say $200-$300 so you get $1700 in your hand
    good luck
    thats not bad for a song :wink:
  7. Wish you were in Brissie, I'd offer you that $1700 meself - looking for a Virago for the Mrs.
  8. I'd say you'd probably be lucky to sell it for 2k.

    imo closer to $1800.
  9. Thanks for all the help guys. I've put it up on eBay starting at $1500 to see if I can get the bidders fever to push the price up a bit :)

    To all those who voted <$1000 I get the message - I should have put this in the cruisers forum! :)