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What's stopping you buying a new bike in 2013?

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Dec 03

Posts: 317

hairyMuppet says:

Two main things

1) A lack of funds

2) A lack of bikes to choose from.  Most on sale are cut from the same cloth and unift for purpose (poor economy, poor range, poor quality and w-a-y overpriced).  Where are the bikes that do 60+mpg and aren't made from Rust-Fast-Alloy?


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Mar 12

Posts: 42

Shaun25 says:


Paying off the Kwak till next year

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Feb 09

Posts: 4779

philehidiot says:

Quite simply

the lack of 0% finance deals on the bikes I want!

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Apr 13

Posts: 1

Yoyodyne says:

Want But Don't Need

If I had the money I'd have already bought a new CB1100 to complement my trusty Honda Hawk GT (22 years old, almost 60,000 trouble-free miles), but with funds being tight I can't justify floating a loan for a second bike.

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Sep 08

Posts: 100

Andy_L says:


Waiting for KTM to release an 1190 supermoto :)

Well in truth, waiting for KTM to release an 1190 Supermoto, make it for a year or two, introduce a revised model with very minor changes, and then sell off remaining stocks of the previous version at some sort of reasonable price.

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Aug 10

Posts: 26

Krisrexter says:

Bought a new bike two weeks ago and wife due our first child in one more week. And no I'm not rich bought a Honda Crf250l to replace my 650vstrom reduced service intervals increased mpg make it a saving

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Apr 10

Posts: 76

exceledsteve says:


Is it me being tight or have new bike prices shot up in the last couple of years? All the flagship models are well over £10k now. I remember not too long ago we could have our pick of any of them for that money. Now we're looking at thousands over and above that before we start ticking the options list. What' s happening?? I'm amazed anyone is buying at these prices now. It's little wonder why the likes of Honda's NC700 is selling so well. Their new 500 range is sure to succeed in these austere times too. I think we're seeing a major demise in new exciting flagship bike numbers in favour of smaller, cheaper, utilitarian models. No, it's not me being tight I'm sure. I reckon I'm one of many who can't justify the price tags of these big bikes anymore and are having to compromise and aim lower than recent years. Looks like Honda saw this coming.

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Feb 12

Posts: 242

Titosfuneral says:

Can't justify spending the money when I have a perfectly good bike. Ok, it's not fast or desirable, but it's not rubbish either. And there's no way I'm spending £12k on the bike I would like, when it'd only really be a bit better. (ok, quite a nice bit, but certainly not £12 worth)

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Oct 12

Posts: 133

flydnb says:


as someone else said bikes are not good value in relation to cars, im not a sportsbike person anyway so i dont mind a year old enduro or trailee.

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Apr 07

Posts: 1554

shuggie1 says:

Nothing at all

Could buy anything I like, just got my bonus, but quite happy to keep the current bike thanks...

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