This is a question iv been thinking to myself. there are sooo many 2008 and 2009 ninjas that are being sold all over the joint. My question is WHY? If i was going to spend that kind of money on my first bike, id at least be keeping it for a few years, even if it wasnt all that powerfull. And most of these people are selling them for such rediculous prices... trying to get every dollar back from what they paid, even when u can get a NEW bike for an extra 500 bucks. So, my question is... why dont these people just buy an old gpx instead and hold onto it for 6 months - 1 year? EDIT: This whole thread is offtrack. Im NOT saying 'dont buy brand new'.... im saying 'why buy brand new if you are selling within 6-12 months?' I say this cause even since april i saw 2009 ninjas being sold second hand.