Is there a difference in when you Buy
November 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm #4276SilkRyderParticipant
I am thinking that now is a good time to buy (you know holidays and all) but do you think that there will be beter deals when it warms up as apposed to now.November 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm #28831eonParticipant
Conventional wisdom says it’s better to buy over the winter months when dealers are not able to sell as easily when it’s warm and sunny out. I’ve never put this to the test but my opinion is that these seasonal variations are overshadowed by the boom/bust of the economy. Many dealers still have brand new 2009 bikes in stock sitting alongside 2010 and maybe even 2011 bikes. Now is a good time to buy regardless of holidays, even if you are looking at used.November 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm #28832SpoolParticipant
If you live in a cold weather state this is typically the best time for a good deal on a used bike. People not wanting to store a bike for the winter, no demand for bikes, and the need for Christmas cash makes for some fantastic deals. Once the weather breaks in the spring and the demand for bikes increases the prices follow.November 27, 2010 at 12:27 am #28833SilkRyderParticipant
I actually live in Philly. Its already cold ut not snowing yet.November 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm #28837eternal05Participant
You can get stellar pricing, even on new bikes, if your location is victim to an “off season.” Here in Seattle, for instance, prices on everything motorcycle related plummet from October until early Spring.December 1, 2010 at 11:41 pm #28863TrialsRiderParticipant
Our local Honda dealer currently has several zero kilometer 2008 and 2009 CBR 125’s at reduced prices, the 08’s are tagged at $2300.00 cdn. I would not wait until spring if you want one at prices like that. Local free online adds post many used and abused similar model/year bikes with asking prices much higher than this.
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