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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Blakduk, Jun 20, 2020.
Hey Cruz, awesome news! I guess that means you are stepping up to a DR?
Gidday Ron, will have to catch up soon.
I am having to visit enough Drs lately, let alone buying one!
You know the market has gone crazy when you sell a bike for over $1200 more than you paid for it (i did spend $900 on suspension but). several years and several thousand KM ago, about 4 months ago I was banking on getting what I had paid or a little less, then the shit hit the fan
and it took me on many good rides and adventures
Now maybe I could spend a couple of dollars on some shiney useless farkles and make the new one sparkly , foretunately I paid a resonable price for this one, they are out there but gees you need to pounce quick
The dumb thing BD is a late model (2015 up) WR 450 hasn’t really gone up in price to the same extent as a pre-2005 POS or anything 250. I mean, are the Covid-Cash buyers scared of FI? Are they scared of 450’s? As we all know, a flogged out “bargain” will cost you more in the long run as spending twice the coin to get a bike that’s been looked after.
I’m waiting until all this has run its course, it’s great if you’re a seller and good on you because depreciation sucks balls and that’s what we’ve dealt with for so many years, but I also worry that these things bought on the never-never aren’t going to get a lick of maintenance, flogged mercilessly, then sold for a drug debt.
Without devolving into CSM.
People have been struggling along on savings/assistance, raiding super and whatever to get by, but the economy won't improve overnight and this virus will not go away for some time. The real hurt will be in the next 6/12/18 months, THEN people will start offloading [ all sorts ] of stuff, including "toys" like motorbikes at desperation prices....
Got a work email today with data on super spending, a high portion on gambling and debts
40% of people taking out super didn’t have any reductions in income, and half of those actually had an increase in income, over the COVID period, the ATO will be busy
The interesting thing was the question asked by the ATO was have you had a reduction in your working hours of at least 20%. There was no reference or any other question about a reduction in earnings. So if your employer cut you from 5 days to 4 or less but kept paying you the full wage/salary you qualify. Technically anyway.
How good do they look though!
Looks like Triumph have copied Yamaha's anti squat rear suspension on the Tenere 700!
And the pipes aren't too loud but sound good so everyone is happy!
Except the leg burner, they look like a lot of fun.
They do look like they could be.
Are you ok ?
I got my little Beta at a great price, and realised on the weekend that I could actually sell it now for a profit
But it's too good ...
Gotta say the Trump does look pretty good up close, but for us taller chaps, not so comfy. Pity that
I can only imagine the power and performance that something like that would have compared to a little Japanese Yammy 700. Same weight too?
The 700 Tenere isn't a little bike though. Full size, tall, a bit top heavy for me. Great motor.
I had the same thoughts, I could have made a grand on both my KTM's I recently bought, and then bought a much newer WR250f and been really happy with life, but spending some time riding with the wife will make up for it I suppose, and I recon the 350 will be brilliant in the bush, almost as good as a KDX200...
Interesting, things seem to be slowing here but maybe that is jsut because of the stage four. Was yours the "Mint condition" bike on the Sunny Coast BD ?
nah, but some guy did offer to swap it for a “mint condition lifted hilux and throw in a top of the range baby pram”
How on earth did you say no to that ?
It was an orange pram