6 months Tax & MOT
Y reg 2001
Yellow - nastro azzuro / Rossi paint job
19,000 , only done 9000 in last 3 yrs
2 keys, 4 owners. always garaged
Has been lowered so would suit the shorter rider.
Akrapovic exhaust r&g crash bungs
Spare down pipes ( small hole in the existing ones , just not got round to fitting the new ones)
Spare dark screen
Spare rear fairing ( exisiting one has a bit of paint damage )
New fork seals at last mot.
Great bike, good runner . Only selling to make room for a project bike.
I don’t like butting in during a bike sale so this is an exception
Dealers are the ones responsible for idiotic overpriced valuations, they’re expecting 3k+ for a 10 year old bike, so it’s their fault everyone else seems they can get away with valuing their bike for similar money!
Dealers are con men when it comes to 2nd hand bikes and even more so if you try and buy a 2nd hand bike on finance!
To the seller, please be realistic when valuing your bike, some info your you bike (not meant to be rude or condescending)
It’ll be harder to sell with this paint scheme as its not to everyones taste, a standard colour i’e non race livery would be easier to sell
It’s probably at least 1k over valued (my opinion)
I agree and disagree with Nazzamataz.
Yes this bike is way overpriced for a private seller but you got to love a chancer.
No dealers aren’t (all) con men, they inflate prices to make a big profit and that is okay - why you ask? Because they have to cover the cost of warranty on used bikes, pay their staff, pay the rent, pay the business rates, pay the taxman, pay insurance, pay suppliers for parts and stock (helmets, trousers, gloves etc…) we get to look at for free and then haggle over ("in Inverness there’s a shop selling it for half that price - on ebay it’s only…). I hope my rant makes some sense.
Also, when a used bike goes wrong and you go back to a dealer under warranty, there is no magic insurance wand that covers the dealers costs for the parts and labour. They reach into their own wallets so don’t they deserve recompense through profit in sales? If a dealer does use third party cover for warranty, he/she has to pay for it on every sold unit and their is a usually an excess on every claim.
Finally, if you honestly think a bike is over priced then tell them and a reasonable dealer will strike a deal with you. £100-200 pounds off a bike is expected nowadays, £500 off isn’t unheard of and some deals boggle the mind. Taking the time and effort to build a relationship with your local dealer will benefit both parties and special favour are granted to “regulars” up and down the country on a daily basis. If you still feel that the bike is overpriced then protest by finding the same bike in the same condition for less. The most powerful message you can send a dealer is turning up on your new bike and telling them what you paid another dealer for it - they will either be gutted they lost out on the sale and try to regain your business with reduced service costs - or they won’t give two $hits and wonder why their bikes don’t sell
Loved my FS1 great do it all bike, massively reliable and capable in my experience. More of a fan of the red or blue and white versions though.
Without getting into an argument about valuation I paid about the same for mine from a dealer with 12k back in 2008. Know that they keep their value as insurance paid out on it for 20% more 3yrs later. I used the then current market price to argue. They do seem to be holding in the mid £2k range still, so as long as the OP is willing to deal then it’s probably fairly priced, but overpriced to attract positive attention.