In a word - NO
New bike prices are going through the roof and dealers servicing costs are are getting ridiculous. Original manufcturer parts are getting expensive too.
Bikes are now becoming rich boys toys and with that comes a price. When they decide to take up another hobby, the dealers and manufacturers will be fuc*ed.
A Triumph 12000m service is approx £700, That is astronomical for what amounts to some throttle body balancing and some valve checks. I don't want to pay £12k for a new bike and be hit with those servicing costs. On top of that, tyre prices are so expensive with a new pair costing about £250 every 4000m.
I love bikes but my car is cheaper to service and retread.
Triumph and other manufacturers need to concentrate on bringing prices down. That way, they might get a few new people into bikes.
Until prices start dropping, I'm holding on to my bike, doing most of the servicing myself and keeping it running as cheaply as possible.
My old GPZ900 was fast enough. 150mph, Relatively comfortable, easy to service and tyres were cheap.
We all want the latest bit of wizz bang 2 wheeled techno gadgetry but at what price. My local paper advertises brand new cars for £6150 with 3 years free servicing. I think some manufacturers like KIA offer 100000 mile guarantee.The bike industry needs to wake up.