Best and worst depreciating bikes revealed

By Guy Procter -

General news

 10 March 2009 12:43

The Ducati 1098 Tricolour was the best new bike investment last year, price experts Parkers have revealed.

The multicoloured superbike lost less than a quarter of its full sticker-price value. That compares with the worst-performing Ducati – the 749 Dark – which lost almost half its value in 12 months.

You can read the full story in this week’s MCN but if you’re in the market for a bike of any of the big brands, you’ll want to know which of their machines have been best at holding or burning cash in the last year.

The wrong choice of model could cost you over £2500 in wasted cash!

Best and worst depreciators by brand in 2008

BEST

WORST

DUCATI

1098 Tricolour

Lost: 24.1% (£3851)

749 Dark

Lost: 48.4%(£3871)

HONDA

VTX1800C-5

Lost: 24.6% (£2519)

VTR1000 F-4

Lost: 41.1% (£2,751)

SUZUKI

GSX-R750 K7

Lost: 24.6% (£1955)

DR-Z400S K7

Lost: 46.2% (£1942)

YAMAHA

FZ1 Fazer

Lost: 27.7% (£2105)

XT660R

Lost: 43.4% (£1,966)

KAWASAKI

VN1600 D6F

Lost: 25.1% (£2413)

ZX1200-B6F

Lost: 46.3% (£4323)

TRIUMPH

America

Lost: 22.6% (£1,345)

Daytona 955i

Lost: 45% (£3,375)

BMW

R1200GS Adventure

Lost: 17.5% (£1708)

K1200RS ABS

Lost: 44.4% (£4597)