Originally Posted by siyeh
Or maybe it's because you are just too cheap
I been buying motorcycles for 37 years and the ONLY
thing they all had in common is each one has had a big fat
ZERO on the odometer. My scoot purchase will be the same,,,,
True, I don't have the money to go throw $10,000+ into a new bike, or $5,000 on a scooter. I DO however, have the cash to buy a 2005 Sportster 1200 for $3,000=$5,000, or $2,700 for a Burgman 400.
I have bought new motorcycles before, but used motorcycles, espically ones from a dealer with a warrenty serve me just fine. I can find a used bike with very few miles that will go just as long. BUT I am far more hesitent to buy an old used motorcycle for personal use, because you know they are more likely to have trouble. You do generaly have to throw a wad of cash into all the basic parts to keep them going.
But I have no problem buying a 2005 Burgman 400 for $2,700!
Yes, I may be cheap but I can buy a lot of bikes! Sometimes I love me a brand new bike, but used bikes sure have their place with me!