If you saw a low mileage used sportsbike on sale at a small dealer that looked fine (all standard apart from after market can) but was on sale for at least a grand less than book price says it should be - what would you think?
No service history mentioned but that is not a deal breaker.
Gut feeling says there must be something wrong with it e.g. some subtle mechanical issue arising from lack of maintenance and abuse that isn’t immediately apparent but will show up somewhere down the line.
I sit watching the car and Bike and industrial auctions and sales far to much and recently I have seen some bikes cars and equipment sell for stupid small money. I would say right now a grand below book is probably about right as nobody is buying like the normal spring rush. If I had bought a brand new anything in the last few months and needed to sell it ,I would be crying in a corner right now as the depreciation of new stuff is astounding.
Yeah - I’m sure your right - what with the economy being down the tubes an all - but all the other dealers on auto trader are selling k4s at proper book price whereas this is being sold for the same price as an equivalent k2 bike.
Stolen - HPI check itFinance outstanding - dittoUndeclared accident - not Catagorised - quick repair - Tricky one - say a bent frame, bad welds etc - only an full examination by a qualified engineer could sort that … okay if you buy under warranty?Mechanical default that’s hidden/ only apparent at high temp/ machine strain etc… The most difficult of all - might be okay if you had a warranty and had a full inspection done but would be pretty rare not to be obvious after a 10 mile run or so.Sawdust in gearbox - check for wood worm
Yeah - the market is horribly slow - there are very few sportsbikes in my price range available - the few bikes that are on the market seem to hang around for ages - which is a massive contrast to 6/7 years ago when you were spoilt for choice - people aren’t splashing out on new bikes like they did 5/6 years ago which has an obvious knock on effect on the used market.