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Good time to buy a new bike?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Hpcast, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:09 PM.

  1. Hpcast

    Hpcast n00b

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    Hello,

    With the covid, and sheltering in place. Is now the time to purchase a new bike??

    your thoughts

    Zach.
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  2. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin' Supporter

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    Maybe. I expect dealer deals in a couple months to clear inventory of what couldn't be sold now.

    I'd also think lightly used bikes might become an even better bargain.
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  3. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Dealers may be offering up some good deals....But agree with previous post....there may be some good private party deals. Lots of folks got hit hard and if you can help someone out, its a win win.
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  4. Neville1111

    Neville1111 Gone to have fun Super Supporter

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    I thought it was always a good time to buy a new bike?
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  5. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    I got a good deal on a KTM790R a couple weeks ago, and I'm glad I did as production has temporarily halted. Researching upgrades and doing mods is a nice break from all the doom and gloom.
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  6. 0theories

    0theories Enthusiastically Skeptical... Supporter

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    Um... are they essential? I mean are they even open right now? I thought all non-essential businesses in California are closed...
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  7. goldentaco

    goldentaco Been here awhile

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    A local BMW/KTM dealer is offering Free pickup and delivery for Moto maint. Other service stations ( Big-O ,Oil Change places) are open too. I wouldn't be surprised if In store purchasing was limited to appointment only or some other way to keep peeps safe.

    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

    https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

    ( Under Transportation: • Automotive repair and maintenance facilities)



    J
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  8. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile

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    Redundant.
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