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    just interested in what's a good 250 that would generally keep it's value
    i've got knowledge about cars and values (especially imports..) .. just bikes i don't get. or could it be something like the value drops, like a rites of passage? .. anyways, just something that's come to my mind.


    ps. 2strokes/ 4strokes.. which keep the more value, or brand names.. or wha ?

    thanks
    ~ jamie

  • #2
    I find the a good place to see prices is at...

    www.redbook.com.au

    You can look up the previous years and see how they compare...
    Aim high and consider yourself worthy of great things

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    • #3
      tah man
      ~ jamie

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      • #4
        in a general sense most 250s retain their value. just because there is a constant demand for them .... this is based on the fact that they are kept in good condition, not dropped or destroyed ..
        Some say he eats sidchrome for breakfast

        Some say he only showers on even days of the week

        Some say he put an R1 motor in a coffee machine

        All we know is he's Hewie.

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        • #5
          in a general sense most 250s retain their value. just because there is a constant demand for them .... this is based on the fact that they are kept in good condition, not dropped or destroyed ..
          Umm, that's a joke? :roll:

          Right? :shock:

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          • #6
            CBR250s seem hot in demand.. Shit see 10 year old bombs going for 5k!
            pfft

            I'd be looking at GPXs or ZZRs.
            GPX prob being an ideal starter =)
            Will you insure me?!

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            • #7
              Hmmm the import bikes seem to keep their value. Have a look on bikepoint.com There are 1989 model zx2rs cbr250rrs etc starting at around 5k and they go up to 7k+ .

              I opted for the GPX which seems to get a lot of praise as a beginner bike (oh and of course the fact that I am a poor student ). Paid 2400 for an 89 gpx250r with just over 21000km's. ZZR's are similar price to GPX's, maybe a few hundred more for the equivilent year/km's.

              Sorry for rambling on, hope you find a bike that suits you, and let me tell you now that you won't regret buying one

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              • #8
                in a general sense most 250s retain their value. just because there is a constant demand for them .... this is based on the fact that they are kept in good condition, not dropped or destroyed ..
                Umm, that's a joke? :roll:

                Right? :shock:
                in wat way .. ??

                tryed buying a "good" 250 these days ?? they are bloody expensive in relation to bigger bikes ..

                i was mearly stating that they hold a relative value based on the supply and demand .. as NO ONE makes a new 4 stroke 250 with full fairing in a sport bikes style u have to look at older bikes ... means that the older bikes are retaining a certain value as there is no replacement for them .
                Some say he eats sidchrome for breakfast

                Some say he only showers on even days of the week

                Some say he put an R1 motor in a coffee machine

                All we know is he's Hewie.

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                • #9
                  ok

                  what about 2stroke twofiddies? spesh the rgv's... how do they hold thier value ???
                  and what's the general market for them
                  also.. 2strokes vs 4strokes..??
                  not sure which ta get =[ ..
                  ~ jamie

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                  • #10
                    ok

                    what about 2stroke twofiddies? spesh the rgv's... how do they hold thier value ???  
                    and what's the general market for them
                    same holds true here too..as there is a limited replacement for them they are about the same cost ..

                    expect to pay 5500 - 6500 for a good bike private ...

                    or up 8k for a shop bike or new bike .. being a zzr or gpx ..
                    Some say he eats sidchrome for breakfast

                    Some say he only showers on even days of the week

                    Some say he put an R1 motor in a coffee machine

                    All we know is he's Hewie.

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                    • #11
                      in a general sense most 250s retain their value. just because there is a constant demand for them .... this is based on the fact that they are kept in good condition, not dropped or destroyed ..
                      Umm, that's a joke? :roll:

                      Right? :shock:
                      in wat way .. ??

                      tryed buying a "good" 250 these days ?? they are bloody expensive in relation to bigger bikes ..

                      i was mearly stating that they hold a relative value based on the supply and demand .. as NO ONE makes a new 4 stroke 250 with full fairing in a sport bikes style u have to look at older bikes ... means that the older bikes are retaining a certain value as there is no replacement for them .
                      Sorry, I was referring to the remark "are kept in good condition, not dropped or destroyed". That's what I was wondering if you were kidding about...

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                      • #12
                        Try not to get 'grey' imports (ones without an australian realease, FZR, ZX2 etc) Although they hold their value well, they r [email protected] to get any parts for. Speaking from personal experience. CBR's had an Australian compliance version released so at least you can get stuff for them, i personally wouldn't go for a CBR. they r good bikes but not worth what you pay for them.

                        I would generally keep clear of all imports and listen to these boys, zzr's and gpx's are good learners bikes, and at least you can be mildly confident that the k's and fairings are authentic. which is way more than you can say for any import.

                        I also wouldn't go for a 2 stroker unless its very new (+98 ) and has bugger all K's. Also they aren't the most forgiving learner bikes.

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                        • #13
                          ok

                          what about 2stroke twofiddies? spesh the rgv's... how do they hold thier value ???  
                          and what's the general market for them
                          same holds true here too..as there is a limited replacement for them they are about the same cost ..

                          expect to pay 5500 - 6500 for a good bike private ...

                          or up 8k for a shop bike or new bike .. being a zzr or gpx ..
                          2 Strokers are diff, they hold value okayish in regards to private sale but shops will give ya SFA since they are almost impossible to insure unless you are prepared to pay big $$$..

                          I was paying 2100 on my RGV250 '98 which was insured for 9,800.
                          Most people don't want to pay 2k per year on a 10k item, but hell it was good fun to ride a 2 stroke.
                          Will you insure me?!

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                          • #14
                            thanks muchly for ya help, hooter, FraG, 9... hewie, flakey n the rest
                            now i see the light why people get zzr's .. makes me want to get one, saw a nice-ish one the other day, still the cbr250 i'd like.. ahhh!!!
                            ~ jamie

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                            • #15

                              Sorry, I was referring to the remark \"are kept in good condition, not dropped or destroyed\". That's what I was wondering if you were kidding about...
                              aaahhh gotcha no worries ... there are a few around mate ...
                              Some say he eats sidchrome for breakfast

                              Some say he only showers on even days of the week

                              Some say he put an R1 motor in a coffee machine

                              All we know is he's Hewie.

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