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Trade-In Value

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If anyone read my previous thread you will remember that I'm looking into a Cross Roads. One of the first things I always look into when I'm looking into a car, truck, or bike is the resale value. Since the only thing that I can compare to directly is the Vision versus the Ultra Classic or the Cross Roads versus the Road King. The only problem I can see with this comparison is the number of years that both bike have been around, but then again Victory itself hasn't been around all that long.

Anyway, I went to NADA and KBB and I noticed that the Vision and Cross Roads hold a $2000 disparity across the board with their H-D counterparts. I am sold that Victory is everything that H-D isn't. Victory has already shown the ability to beat H--D in technology (cast aluminum frame), customer appreciation (listening to what their customers want), and price (do I need to explain this).

Here is my question since I don't know much about many of the older bikes in the Victory line and how they compare to some older H-D models. Is this $2000 disparity just an effect of the newness of the said models or is this something that has shown itself over the entirety of the last 10 years?

Sorry that took so long but I want to makes sure that people realize I did go and do the homework first. I just need some help on the history.
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I would not count on motorcycle resale on ANY brand of bike. In a bad economy the market gets saturated with used bikes an used bike financing sucks with high rates and low loan to blue book values.

Trust me I took it in the a$$ when I traded my Kingpin after 1 year.

I look at bikes as being a luxury item if I decide to spend my money on one.
 

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SofaKingBlue said:
ZZedmonds said:
I would not count on motorcycle resale on ANY brand of bike. In a bad economy the market gets saturated with used bikes an used bike financing sucks with high rates and low loan to blue book values.

Trust me I took it in the a$$ when I traded my Kingpin after 1 year.

I look at bikes as being a luxury item if I decide to spend my money on one.
You had a slick tricked-out Pin, who bought it??? Show some pix. You made a choice for the latest and greatest. :)
I am counting you guys like you for my next Vic. =)
I am assuming you were talking about my Kingpin for the pics. Here ya go! (If not and I'll post up one of my Cross Country.)

 

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OneThumb said:
ZZedmonds said:
I am assuming you were talking about my Kingpin for the pics. Here ya go! (If not and I'll post up one of my Cross Country.)
Do you still have pictures of your KP with the Champion Bags?
I never put the Champions on mine but I'll grab a pic of my bike club prez's Kingpin with Champions on it. I'll send it to you as a PM later today.
 

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SofaKingBlue said:
if you think trading bikes are expensive, try trading your wife for a newer model. it was cheaper to keep the old one.
Especially if you get unmarried twice like I did!

On the VMC my sig says "Why my bike is better than my ex-wife...my bike will cost me less if she leaves me".
 
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