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You ask/you answer: Are newer bikes better?

"I've got £2,500 cash in the bank with which to buy myself a new (to me) bike, and I can't decide what to get. "I'm currently own a rough ZXR400 L3 – my first post-test bike – and I'm looking to get a 600cc sportsbike. "I'm really keen to make an outright cash purchase, but my mates keep telling me to use...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (08 October 2012 18:02)

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Sep 12

Posts: 6

Sehp says:

Every second hand bike i have bought has gone wrong. I'd buy a new one, firstly, warranty will save money on repairs, and then selling it will be easier, or get an ex showroom one.

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

I have only ever fully out right owned my bikes, and i think things going wrong or maintenance is part of owning a bike, if things go wrong you learn to fix it, you learn how to maintain it, and for me thats a huge part of owning a bike. I have no respect for bikers that dont know their way round their bike in regards to basic mechanics, they should stick to their cars

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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:

get a decent low mileage well looked after 2nd hander, you'll save yourself thousands

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:

Yes and no

A big difference between old and new is that if a new bike goes tits up the manufacturer usually pays for the repairs.

Then there's depreciation which is usually worse on a new bike.


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Apr 05

Posts: 77

firkit says:

2 hand

All my bikes have bin 2 hand and never had a prob with them but they were all mint had my bike now 6 yrs and put on 20k on it and not a prob it's a aptilia tuono factory yes the 1 with oz ohlins brembo carbon fiber slipper clutch close ratio box etc etc etc

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Sep 12

Posts: 17

craig1000 says:


save up another grand over winter and you'll get your self a decent secondhand 600 for next season

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Jun 12

Posts: 11

domtrails says:

too right

Good point my man - I too have always owned my bikes (cars too but thats by the by they are just transport for the family) and to own a bike is to me like owning an animal you have to learn to look after it and you in turn will learn.
Dont buy new buy second hand but take mates/family/mechanics with you who can advise you in your purchase.

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Jul 09

Posts: 66

CaNsA says:

Grab yourself a cbr600f 1995>1997 for under 2k.

Job done.

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Dec 05

Posts: 29

Hondasixrr says:

2nd hand 600 next season

I agree with craig1000 save up another grand and buy decent low mileage secondhand 600 for next season.

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:


my money would be on a ducati st2.£2500 will buy a minter,superb handling,very reliable,character by the bucket full

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