Reading of another thread got me thinking are use bikes over priced?
Did a search and it doesn't look like it was cover.
Bike Seller on Crack
Since this the above thread is on the subject what are your thoughts. I think that used modern bikes regardless of make and year are over priced. I know, I know people think that motorcycle don't depreciate as much as cars but still used MC prices should conform to supply and demand.
For example UJMs from the '80s are priced quite high IMO when a seller (private or dealer) is asking 3-6 grand!! I don't have access to a blue or black (assuming this is fair the market value) wouldn't you agree that that newer and older used bikes seem to be over priced?
Take for example newer R6s 1 or 2 years older some KMs on them still being prices around 10 grand or more (close to retail)? How many years does it take for a bike to lose half it's value (I'm not saying a R6 should lose 1/2 is value in a couple of years)?
I know some bikes may maintain or appreciate in value because it is rare (limited in number) or collectors bike (limited in numbers and/or old enough to be a consider a classic). Modern bikes whatever make (i.e. japanese or 80's on) should loose it's value as it gets older, regardless if it just sits in someones garage and should depreciate faster as it accumulates Kms.
My conclusion is that modern USED bikes are over priced. Your thoughts.....
*edit* I'll erase this thread if it's been talked about. Doing another search for depreciation.