‘Honda step-thrus are going for crazy money’ Published: 27 September 2016 Bikes for sale Lowly step-thrus are worth more than a Blackbird. I’m still staggered by what people are paying for Honda step-thrus. This week I watched an old brown C90, admittedly restored to a very high standard, fetch £1900. Nineteen hundred pounds. That’s the same as a really clean 1996 Triumph 1200 Daytona that also sold this week: a rare bike, worth salting away. TOP STORIES Dougie Lampkin wheelies entire TT course Moto3: Binder takes the 2016 title after incredible battle Rev'IT Fulton jacket RRP £229.99 Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Whatever happened to Voxan motorcycles? I just sold my little Yamaha V75. I’d toted it to two Kempton Park autojumbles, and innumerable people had cooed over it, but not one sod bought it, and it went on eBay for £459. That was me down £165 – but win some, lose some. It’s been a long time since I sold a bike at a loss, and I needed the space. Forget any other make of step-thru – it absolutely has to be a Honda to make decent money. Two grand is an interesting price point. It’s what decent 2002/03 Fireblades start at, and you can get immaculate early carbed Blackbirds as well. I’m laying out a shopping list of bikes to buy this winter and salt away until spring 2017, when new prices will have risen, and I’m seriously considering a Blade and/or a Bird, because I think these are going to appreciate – the Bird because nobody makes anything like it any more. Nice Kawasaki ZX-9Rs are also at two grand, but I don’t see these appreciating. There have been too many fast Kawasakis following them: ZX-10R, ZX-12R, ZZR1400... they’ve dropped off the radar, whereas a Fireblade is still a Fireblade. I may buy a ZRX1200 and a good 750 Zephyr, though. Just got a feeling... Looking for the perfect two-wheeled companion? Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use MCN's Bikes For Sale App. By Neil Murray MCN Used Bike Expert Other pages you might like ... NewsArticles VideoVideos Honda's new 700cc naked: how good is it going to be? Honda's kicking the ball into the biggest open goal it can find launching a 77mpg 700cc parallel... The Buyer: 'We used to buy C90s with beer money' ave you seen the prices that Honda step-thrus are making these days? Dear God. Time was when a... Honda go wild with crazy concepts Honda have a big year ahead of them with two range-defining models finding their way to our roads in... Are you rich enough to buy a jet? Racers answer our crazy questions If you want to know about damper settings, look away now. We sit five of the world’s best racers... MILAN SHOW: Honda's crazy X-ADV adventure-scoot Honda have a long history of building insane scooters, bikes that answer a question no-one asked,... MotoGP: ‘Crazy race and incredible weekend’ for Dovi Andrea Dovizioso says that his weekend at the Austrian was incredible despite a crazy end to... Inside the ultimate 70s man cave. Help yourself to fondue A dream lineup of mould-shattering Japanese superbikes live in this ultimate seventies man-cave,... The Sunday Social with British Mini Bikes' Matt Pierce We caught up with British Mini Bike Championship Promotions Officer Matt Pierce to talk about the... Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - MCT suspension I don’t think I’m alone in being a little bit scared of suspension jargon. I’m in awe of the guys... Is it Miller time for MotoGP? Imagine trading in your KTM 390 Duke for the most trick Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade money can... Honda VTR1000 Firestorm used guide Arguably less desirable than the Suzuki TL1000S and other late 90s booming V-Twins, the humble Honda... 19 January 2000: Honda VTR1000 SP1 RC51 - the first test 'Honda’s built a winner (on the road at least)'. So we declared after testing Honda's new chips-down... MCN Fleet: Can you tour on a Honda CBR650R? The first couple of thousand miles on the Honda had zipped by quite quickly, with most of them being... Charity T-shirts raise money for Manx Grand Prix helicopter ambulance OEM and pattern motorcycle parts specialists Wemoto are raising money for the Manx Grand Prix... Revisited: 2000-2001 Honda VTR1000 SP-1 The Honda VTR1000 SP-1 was built with competition in mind. Sick of Ducati ruling the limelight in... Carole Nash MCN London Show Highlights So that’s it – the doors are shut and we’ve reached the end of a fantastic 2019 Carole Nash MCN... 5 ways to own a Suzuki GSX-R The Suzuki GSX-R name has been at the forefront of sports motorcycling for over 30 years and... Video: Smart money superbikes The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the... Pata Honda prepared to go the distance The Pata Honda pair of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam have come away from the final pre-season test at... Video: We ride Honda's CB125R The CB125R is Honda’s latest venture into the hugely competitive sports naked 125 class and is aimed... Share this article ... Advertisement Lowly step-thrus are worth more than a Blackbird.