Sports Bikes Decline

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  1. PauloHRC

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    I said when I bought it I'd only keep it for the 3 years, I'm already getting itchy feet haha :D

    I would like to keep it as it will be a mint low mileage example but I I know what I'm like. I see something and i want it. Already looking at V2 or R1......I'll get year old versions
     
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  2. dern

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    All the bodywork is cheap aftermarket stuff so it'll all get replaced with track stuff for classic track days. It may have a single headlight but maybe not. It won't be a restoration, it's not good enough for that. If I can get the brakes back to how they were on my old J1 I'll be happier.

    I'd like to do an older blade next.
     
  3. NS400R

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    I figure I've already paid much of the depreciation, so I'll keep it. My last sportsbike. I'm getting old and could do with paying off the mortgage instead. I do fancy a touring bike though. And a proper trail bike. And......
     
  4. sinewave

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    When I paid £22K for a H2 SX-SE in March 2019 I found Insurance also rockets once a bikes 'Retail Price' goes over £20K!

    Didn't keep it more than 6 months anyways! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Gravel trap

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    I'd love a new bike but the current prices are too much for me . I've though of changing up to an 08 or newer but they are so much smaller than my rr4. for me I think it will be more older bikes unless I get a lotto and ill have all the bikes in the world
     
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  6. Mr_Chin_LK

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    Unfortunately, for us Southern-Monkeys, we need newer bikes because of London's now wide-spreading ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone). I would still have my Aprilia, but because it was a 2004, was too old to go through parts of London without bending over for Boris with my hard-earned cash! I would have also repaired my old SV650S, but again, as a 2004, wasn't worth it.

    Chin
     
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