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Resale value choice for LAMS

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by DeeTee, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Hello all,

    My Yamaha SRV 250 is a bit tired out and I am looking to get another LAMS bike for the 12months remaining on my P's, I need a reliable bike that I am prepared to buy new or almost new but I would be looking trade up at the end of my P's, Thoughts so far have ranged from the Yamaha XVS650A, The Hyo 650 tourer, or the Suzuki GS500F ,

    any other suggestions or opinions on these would be appreciated. :)


     
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  2. Around 98 is what you want to be looking at in terms of holding resale the best, as they've already done alot of aging. ZZR/gpx/vtr/across/gs500e/etc. I'd get one with 20-25k kms, only do 10k more, then sell it for a very similar price (as long as you spend the money on upkeep)
     
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  3. I can tell you about the yama. Reliable, fast enough, good handeling, chick magnet, shaft drive..

    But im unsure about the resale value. It all depends on you.. I guess you will lose some money just as I have, but personally I cant regret it at all.
     
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  4. The cruiser will be a money pit if you buy it new (as will some others, you will take the biggest loss on a new bike).

    I think GS500 is probably the most popular, and re-sale is pretty good if you buy well when you get it used, a good 03-05 model will return almost all of your money when you re-sell it provided it's not trashed.

    I haven't seen an SR around North Bondi, do you ride it much I am always lurking about there...
     
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  5. get a ducati monster 650 and de- restrict it..............no one would ever know and ya can have heaps more fun in the long run.

    I would've suggested the hyosung 650 and de-restrct that, but you do want resale value :shock: :LOL:
     
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  6. A 2004 GT650's worth about $3,000 resale's pretty pants, but I suppose they can't get much cheaper
     
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  7. thanks for all the suggestions,

    Tweet did you see me the other day riding up past Dover heights (on the flat near the light house?) :oops:
    I didn't see you but the policeman with the Radar certianly did... Thought it was a 70 zone.. I was doing 65... it was a 50 Zone.
    Double points on the 23rd, plus Immediate suspension being on your P's, I feel like such a criminal, I'll see you all back on the road in 3 months at least.

    ahhh! :mad:
     
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  8. If you are refering to OSHR, is it not a 60 zone near Village lower road?
     
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