We all know that the best way to loose money to depreciation is to buy a vehicle brand new. But we also know that when seeking out the very best performance, we should look for the newest offerings. What if there was a way to get the performance of a new model without the financial hit? Spend some time and hunt for left over new motorcycles.
With just a quick search on CycleTrader I see over 4,500 motorcycles listed as new with a model year of 2017 or older. That means that you can buy a new motorcycle that is already 3 years old. Why would anyone do that?
Well often there are deep discounts from he dealer and special finance rates from the manufacture. At the end of the day the goal is to sell bikes, and if they are sitting on the floors of dealer for years, something is wrong. The easiest thing to fix is the price. Sure many of that 4,500 is made up of relatively undesirable models. Bikes that most of us would not buy at any price. But a again, what if hidden inside this list one could find killer deals on super desirable models?
For todays conversation I give you the 2016 Aprilia RSV4 Factory RF. That is right, not just an RSV4, and not just an RSV4 Factory. This was the top of the line RSV4. The one with the best suspension, all the carbon and lightweight wheels. Four years ago the bike carried an MSRP of $20,999. Now there is a dealer in Ohio with one listed for $13,999. That $7,000 savings is huge!
We are not talking about some outdated sport bike. The styling is the same as the newest model years, the technology is basically the same (No TFT display in 16). Power and performance are on par with the 2020 bikes. And that is before we talk about how most of us are not able to ride most 1000cc bikes that have come out in the last decade to the limit.
A quick search around shows that some dealers are asking for more money for used bikes with a decent amount of miles. Why buy used when you can get all of the warranty benefit of a new bike by buying this 2016 left over?
Have any of you guys bought a left over new bike?