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Offline triucati

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Used Trophy values, or lack of
« on: June 02, 2016, 06:30:31 pm »
I am currently trying to sell a fine example of a 2013 in very good condition.  No issues (or have been resolved) of the known problems with the early Trophy.  My bike looks, handles, and runs like new even though it has 36,500 miles.  I believe with a lot of confidence my bike will treat the new owner very well and the new owner will not be disappointed.  I have been advertising at $10,500 with very little interest.  So I did some research of Trophy values on the West Coast.  There are currently three in the range $8,000 to $10,500 and all seem to be very nice examples. 

Are our bikes really worth so little?   :435:
 

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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 07:12:12 pm »
Hopefully you will sell it soon.

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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 07:37:36 pm »
Not just our Trophy's that loose money  :110:
In 2012 when I bought my 1st Trophy and moved away from Harley's I lost 8K GBP in 13 months.
The main problem is you've used it  :138: :138:
If you want to slow down the depreciation of your purchase put it in the garage under a cover and don't start it  :745: And you'll still loose money  :431: but that's just the way it is. Just think of the good times it has delivered it will make you feel ever so slightly better  :046: But not a lot  :745: :745:

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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 09:05:07 pm »
The Trophy is the best bike in the country that nobody knows about. It's the best kept secret going.  Unfortunately that probably contributes to the low resale value.

Please send me a PM with a link to where you have it advertised.
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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 09:37:08 pm »
I had same problem with my 2014 CTX1300. I bought it as a replacement for my totaled 2012 wing.  I rode it on a USA 4 corners ride ( 11650 miles  . 17 days)  came home and put it up for sale,  mean while I after shopping  for couple of months I found the TTSE   bought it, paid too much for it but there were so few units available within 100 miles that nobody would deal.   I had 2 bike payments for 6 months  . I kept lowering my asking price as I pAID DOWN THE LOAN.  fINALLY i WENT BACK TO THE DEALER AND SAW my exact MODEL new ON THE FLOOR SELLING FOR 5000.00 LESS THAN i HAD PAID.  Salesman said they could not give it away.  I ended up selling it for 4000.00 less than I owed on it.   
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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 11:22:34 pm »
 I believe less expensive bikes hold there value better.

I traded 3 bikes in on my road glide ultra.

2010 Vulcan Voyager with 55,000 miles.  $17,000 purchase.  $10,500 trade
2011Kawasaki Versys with 30,000 miles. $6000 purchase.  $5,300 trade
2007 Vulcan Meanstreak with 13,500 miles.  $6000 used in '09.  $4700 trade.


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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2016, 01:05:00 am »
Not sure about other bikes you checked against but IIRC 3600 miles is about average rider mileage. Some would say your bike is worn out. Not me but some don't see bikes with "high" mileage as a good investment.

Just sayin, not agreein

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Re: Used Trophy values, or lack of
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2016, 02:30:30 am »
*Originally Posted by Studley [+]
Not sure about other bikes you checked against but IIRC 3600 miles is about average rider mileage. Some would say your bike is worn out. Not me but some don't see bikes with "high" mileage as a good investment.

Just sayin, not agreein

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Those that would say a bike with 30,000 miles is worn out, Don'know bikes.  I know guys with 650CC budget bikes with 100,000 miles that aren't worn out.