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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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Nessie044 said:
We all know that money talks and B.S. walks, but I will tell you this. There are some things that transcend the monetary, and disparities in resale values notwithstanding, I've already gotten my two thousand dollars' worth of pure motorcycling joy out of Nessie (and then some).
At this rate, she'll be "paid off" by the time I put 5K miles on the clock.
Take good care of her and buy lots of bling. I'll be looking for a good used Vision in a couple of years.
 

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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. =)
 

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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.
A BIG +2 and counting....
You guys never learn...blow up dolls are soo much cheaper and disposable too.
….and they don't drink up all your tequila. I was thinking about a Nancy Pelosi doll for 2-up.
 
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