Re: Trade in my 954 for 2010 model
LOL, sounds like someone is convincing themselves to buy a new bike!
I am a fan of depreciation-free motoring. But of course, I need people to buy new bikes so I can take them off of their hands later for next to nothing - so if a new bike is what you want and can afford it, then why not?
On the other hand, I assume that there is nothing wrong with the 954. What parts do you need exactly? I have an RRW and have no issues in getting anything I want for it.
Age is largely irrelevant, that bike should easily get well over 100,000 miles out of it without any major issues. I have a 23-year-old VFR for commuting which does the job fine, mind you it should do with only 51,000 miles showing.
IMHO it's about want, not need.