Something I’ve noticed, even before I read on these forums, is that the Ninja 500’s have an excellent resale value. A bike only 1 or 2 years old is still selling for approx. $500 less than original cost. So, on that kinda cost difference, I’m pretty certain I’ll buy new. However, if I can find a great deal, I’ll go with a used bike. Just, it’s gotta be a great deal for me to do that.