Finding a new bike is apparently not easy.
I've been seeking a good beginner bike, something like a Ninja 250 or 500 would be ideal, but the prices for these are absolutely insane! I'm not going to pay a mint for a ten year old 250cc bike. I'd like to get riding my first sport bike for under 2000, but it seems like i'm going to be buying something that's been dumped HARD if I'm going to get into my price range.
All of my friends who ride have told me that I should be able to find something for 1500 to 2000 in the spring, but I'm not seeing anything under a 600cc bike out there, and I'm not seeing prices under 3 or 4 thousand.
Now that I'm done cryin, does anyone have any tips for how not to get my wallet raped while buying my first bike and gear?
I've read all the FAQ's and stuff, but apparently sellers don't look at the bluebook values, and many seem to be dillusional when it comes to the value of their bike.