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Old 04-02-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
 
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When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

I have been noticing a huge increase of prices lately. Is it just because it is before summer. I plan on havin 3k-4k at the end of the summer to spend on a motorcycle. When do you think I should purchase one? Should it be before christmas or before when taxes are due? When should I but it? Is it the worst time to buy one before and during the summer when prices are high? Thanks
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

The prices definitely seem to drop as the summer goes on. Fall rolls around and all of those people who think "one more summer and I'll sell it" put their bikes on the market. In the spring everyone who thinks "this is the year I finally get a bike" start shopping and drive the prices up. However this can lead to the dealers giving good deals on older bikes that have been sitting around all winter.

From your other posts you seem to have been doing a lot of buying research. That is the best thing to do because then you won't have to ask when you see a good deal. You will already know it is a good deal and will be able to act on it. If you have looked at 100 bikes and can kind of put a price with a condition in your head then you will instantly know when a great deal comes your way, and that could happen at any time, but on average what I said above holds true.
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

The best time to buy is when you have the money. thats when I got mine.......
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

That is exactly what I was going to say originally and is definitely the real truth!!
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awwww whats with the stupid sign????
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

When you find a deal thats too good to say no to, thats the best time to buy!
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

I had a bike when I came across this brand new 05 on the showroom floor. I wasn't planning on a new bike but since my friend was getting an 06 I ran the numbers and got my 05. So it wasn't planned and I am SOOOOO happy with it.
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

It was the first one I found that pointed up
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

Well, the only thing about buying the cheapest and newest bike is that they might not be perfect. (IE high mile, salvaged title - I definitely don't want that, damage, and other reasons) So, if I buy a bike in the middle not the cheapest but not the most expensive then I think that would be the best deal. I really don't know. I am really going to work my ass of this summer so I can buy another outboard for my boat, a motorcycle, with lots of gear. For some reason there are no bikes around here for under $2000. Last year my brother was going to buy a 96 for $2000, now people want at least $3250 for the same bike. It is pretty ridiculous you can buy a SV for the same price as a CBR, how screwed up is that? That is why buying a begginer bike has been making me think of what I really want..........which I don't know? If you were a beginner would you buy a CBR although it is the same price as a SV?
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

Take is for an example:

2005 Suzuki SV650

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http://http://portland.craigslist.or...305143413.html
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

Prices always go up when the temperature does. It's supply and demand. It's about impossible to find a GOOD used bike at a decent price right now. If you buy it in November, the same bike will cost you a lot less.
I've always said if I had a large enough garage and bankroll I'd buy up a ton of bikes in the fall and sell them in the spring and make a ton of cash.
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

I found a new 06 at a dealer about 3 hours away. 2,500 cheaper than an 07 + no dealer prep plus some other freebees. If you can find last years model still new waiting to be bought, get it.
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

I don't think I want to buy new, I don't have a job, and I am only 16, so I would have to have a cosigner.
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

So, I either buy a way too expensive bike during this time or wait until it is rainy (2/3 to 3/4 of the year) an buy the bike I want. Which I will probably buy a naked SV becuase it should be around $3000, will it?
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Re: When is the best and worst times to buy a motorcycle?

i work at a dealership in CO, i can't speak for everyone but our prices are the same year round. we kinda sell our stuff differently than the other local guys do but, like i said i can't speak for everyone and i'm sure there is a little flexability in prices at the beginning of summer
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