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    Re: Value?

    I agree with you, Phil...I am very satisfied with NT700 and how it gives me the mileage I long for, comfortable ride and the dependability of Honda.

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    2010 NT700VA silver, purchased new 7/2015.
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    Re: Value?

    [...at the MSTA Rally, I never felt the opportunity to make the kind of lasting friends I've made at Spearfish. Most of the folks there seemed to have already made their friendships and groups were hard to get into for a newbie...Phil]

    That is a general statement that could apply to any motorcycle gathering with hundreds of attendees. The MSTA is aware of that problem and has tried various ploys but I can't say any of them were 100% or even 50% effective. From my own perspective, I worry about a newbie coming into our little group - will they be too fast, too slow, follow too closely, want to ride too far between pit stops, etc. I've ridden with my close pals since the late-90s, both here and abroad.

    At someplace like Spearfish, it's easy to forge the bonds of friendship because I imagine it's a laid back atmosphere - similar to our WV NT Gathering - with some riders staying up all hours while yakking around a fire. Just in talking, you can better understand and start to trust someone who was a complete stranger a day ago.

    Hey Phil - at least I talked to you during the lunch ride stop! :-)

    ps. Sorry for hi-jacking the topic. OK, now back to "Values."
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    Re: Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miairhead View Post
    I really like ads where they list "vested $xx,xxx" in some object they are trying to sell. I sure hope when I invest it would be I don't say I invested this much and know it worth one 1/3rd of my investment.
    Well - I suggest that you never buy a new motorcycle as an "investment" (unless it is a rare limited edition and highly collectible model).

    Lightly used motorcycles that are just a few years old are available at a fraction of the original purchase price. That fraction may be 1/3rd.....or 1/2....sort of depends on the bike, how old it is, how well it was taken care of, and the market where you live.

    The market for used motorcycles on Craigslist in the Cincinnati area currently has 1,443 listings.....take your pick.
    https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/search/mca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpn View Post
    The market for used motorcycles on Craigslist in the Cincinnati area currently has 1,443 listings.....take your pick.
    https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/search/mca
    These prices are not much more than So Cal, Los Angeles pricing. There's always someone on Craigslist thinking that they have a super rare model asking a lunatic's amount for it. Sorry that you guy have those Cafe Racers done by kids asking a king's ransom for it out there too. These fools are killing the vintage motorcycle market and giving us that garbage that cannot be rescued.
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    Re: Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by hk9151 View Post
    Interesting that the ABS version with a bunch fewer miles is selling for the same price as the non-ABS version.

    Maybe that's because neither of them is selling.
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    Re: Value?

    For the small amount I'd get for my NT, I'm going to keep it. It does well on long trips, returns great gas mileage and is troublefree!

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    The NT does everything I want it to do. Performance is not as spectacular as a Ninja, but quite adequate. I now get my performance jollies autocrossing the Shelby--which will put out 700HP when it comes out of the shop next month.
    "Nothing is impossible--The impossible just takes a bit longer"
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    Here is a different perspective on an NT's value on the market.

    I have this 2006 Toyota Matrix. Its basically a swoopy looking Corolla station wagon. It would be very hard to find one in this (perfect) condition.
    Its red, which commands a premium. Its a stick with a power moon roof, 6 cd changer, ABS. It gets an honest 36-38 mpg.
    It only has 54,000 mi on it. It stays in its own garage which I had built for it. When it is parked in public, its in the far end of the parking lot.
    It has all the maintenance records from the dealer who sold it to me.
    I drove it exactly 320 miles since Oct. I drive it 3k a year now, roughly.

    I have no idea why I have it, other than I like it and its fun to drive when I have a chance to drive it. With insurance, tags, maintenance, etc, it costs me maybe 1200 bucks a year to keep it. More if you count depreciation.

    The wholesale worth of the car is maybe $3800.

    I now have a new (red) 2018 Subaru Forester. My wife has her puke green 2015 Forester. We are donating her puke green 2004 Outback to charity. It starts and runs. That's about it. Everything else is broken.

    For a back up car, we are keeping my 2004 CRV which is in good condition.

    So back to the issue of value/worth.

    Should I just sell the Matrix and free up its garage and stop bleeding $1200 a year?
    What is its value? To Me?
    Note that this Matrix is worth $3800 trade in and maybe $4800-5200 retail.
    That is not all that far off from what others are asking for a 2010 NT without ABS, no less.

    Value and worth are very subjective to the owners of vehicles and those that lust after the bikes/cars. Objective to dealers and flippers, however.

    Sometimes, you just have to let it go....
    2010 NT700v, "Spanish Dancer" , 2014 FJR "Red Torpedo"

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