Oks, starting to get very frustrated. I'm looking for 2 bikes for friends since they want to start riding with me. You figure if you buy something like 6-7 years old it's gonna be cheap. NOT EVEN! 99-2001 r6's, f4i's etc still sell for ridiculous amounts. Seriously, paying $6500+ for something that retailed for $10500 6-7 years ago is pretty steep. Drive 50km south and you'll get decent prices a fraction of the costs. Just a personal rant, but I think people are selling USED bikes for WAAAY too much these days, there's too much weed here, we gotta cut it out and restore some brain cells back into sellers who think they bikes are worth X amt of dollars. I think there's too much attachment between bike and owner probably.
You even have people selling bikes from 2004, 2005 for $1000 below MSRP of a 2006. That's just absurd in my opinion for a used bike, even if it has only 2000kms or whatever, if someone has $9K to spend, u think they will buy a used bike? i'm sure if someone has $9.5-10K for a 600cc bike, they'll dish off another $1K for a new bike! THe vancouver market is sooooo overinflated. People want way too much for used bikes!