"New" Late Model Year Dirt Bike Value

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Old 10-27-14, 01:59 PM
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"New" Late Model Year Dirt Bike Value

I have my eyes on a Honda CRF250X dirt bike and I found a dealer in NC that has a few 2012 models for sale that are "New", meaning never been sold. Should I expect to pay the MSRP because the bikes are technically new, or should I expect to pay the blue book for that year, or somewhere in between? Also, should I be leery of dealer stock that is nearly three years old? I'm wondering why these bikes have been sitting around unsold for so long.
 
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Old 10-27-14, 05:27 PM
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Honda, as any manufacturer, builds what they think they can sell. Sometimes they hit the mark and other times either over or under produce a given model. They have not made the VTX1300 for at least four years. There are still a few around the country.

As with any vehicle purchase, dicker with the dealer. Get your facts together first and then see what you can do. The dealer has to make a profit, but not a years worth from you. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 06:31 AM
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Are there certain things I should look out for on a nearly 3-year-old bike that has been sitting at a dealer? Is it okay for a new bike to sit unused for that amount of time?
 
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Gaskets, rubber and such can dry out and crack. How long is the warranty? I would think if such issues exist they would be come apparent within a few months of use.
 
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Sitting in a somewhat controlled environment, and not being driven daily or left in the rain, snow, or baking sun, the gaskets and rubber, including the tires, should be in good shape.

I know that you have been considering this bike for a while now. Tell Santa or just gift yourself.

'Tis is the season. Ride on.
 
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Buy it today and sell it tomorrow, what could you get for a three year old bike, old new stock or not?
 
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