As the calendar reminds me, it’s 2022-and you know what that means? Motorcycle sales have been growing (and growing and growing)in their own way since the recent times swept in. It’s not just the new bikes, though anecdotally speaking, it seems most dealers see the bikes leaving showrooms almost as quickly as they arrive. Sounds like a good problem to have, right?
This is probably true if you’re the one making the sale – but if you’re the one making the purchase, it’s a different story. Sales of used bicycles have also increased, and with the increase in demand, it is not surprising also an increase in the prices of used bicycles everywhere. (That’s great news, of course, if you’re a salesman-but not so much if you’re looking for a bargain on your dream bike.)
I’m ready for a challenge if you are. With used bicycles, a general rule of thumb is that in most matter there is a fine balance between the purchase price and how much work you have to do on your new baby. Pay a little more and you get a bike that is in a little better condition. Pay a little less, and you will hurt a little more. Obviously, how you feel depends on your specific motorcycling interests and preferences.
Anyway, here are some interesting options we found that fit the bill. If any of them were particularly attractive, we would be trading fast bike sales at all levels a bit crazy right now. Note: mileage numbers are listed as provided by sellers and are not guarantees of actual mileage, which may vary. Unless otherwise noted, engine information is based on the stock bike as it came from the factory and does not reflect changes made to the engine prior to the current sale. For the most accurate information, your best bet is to contact the sellers directly if you are interested in a used bike, ever.
1996 Honda CBR600 F3
The 1990s were a special time for sportbike styling, and this CBR600 F3 is a great example. You may like it or not, but if you do, the images on it certainly look promising enough to warrant a follow-up, especially if the listed mileage is correct.
Unfortunately, there is not much information about it—so anyone interested would probably want to ask a bunch of questions before committing. There are a few small scratches on the fairing, but what do you want from a bike that is almost 30 years old? If you’re looking for an honest F3 in decent cosmetic form, this one might call your name.
I have no comment yet.
The K75 first appeared in the BMW lineup in the mid-1980s and is a popular choice for modern-era CAF racing conversions. Obviously, as with all modifications (or even stock bikes, for that matter), your mileage will vary according to your personal taste. In the included photos, it looks very clean-and that green and black color scheme is very nice.
He wears a pair of Metzeler Roadtec 01 tires that don’t look bad, although the rear in particular seems to come off a little. Depending on things like the age of the tire and your personal preferences, you might want to consider budgeting for some new tires in the near future.
Competitions in Sao Tome & amp; principe
Considered a gem by journalists and motorcycle riders in its time, the seller says that this 1998 Honda Vtr1000f Super Hawk is in very good condition and well maintained. It is usually stock, except for thoughtful upgrades such as braided stainless steel brake lines and a Staintune exhaust. It also comes with a rear sofa cover and a tank cover.
The seller notes a few small markings here and there, but nothing incompatible with a bike that has been ridden, loved and cared for since 1998. The tires don’t seem in bad shape, but they definitely come off a little. It seems like a sweet firestorm to someone, though.
Competitions in the Bahamas
2000 Triumph Daytona 955i is loved by many for several reasons. First, there is the triple. Appearance also does not hurt. This example is a silver and not a previous yellow, which at first glance may be disappointing—except that Triumph’s special yellow, as used on previous bikes, is notoriously difficult to match. Depending on how well it has been cared for, the yellows may not have disappeared evenly-so the idea comes to you.
Enough about the look, though-the treatment was and remains a major selling point with this bike. Are there faster and more powerful sports bikes you can buy? Sure, but those numbers are only part of the story.
1988 Honda VTR 250 Interceptor
This is really the smallest of the Honda interceptors, but those who know it usually love it. Created by Honda to compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 250, this version was only offered in the US between 1988 and 1990. For fans of quirky Honda Innovations, this early example of the VTR 250 features Honda’s front disc brake-which the company after leaveed for conventional discs. Progress!
Anyway, according to the seller, this particular bike recently rebuilt carbohydrates, installed new tires and carried out an oil change. The known problems are not the petcock handle nor the choke cables, as the seller has not been able to reliably stock up so far. They add to the list that the surprise works, but you have to get under the tank to control it—no remote control, unless you repair it yourself after purchase.