09-17-2012, 04:08 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Central Florida
Selling for newer or different? Look here!
Well... It happened. I sold the bike already.
What I had: 2011RR with PCV and autotune, catless stock exhaust, other various body parts and lighting pieces...
Now, don't get me wrong... I absolutely LOVED the bike, but since I am not a track racer, the function of the bike wasn't utilized to full potential. I went from having a 15 minute commute to work and spirited back road riding to having a 45 min commute. I ended up deciding that comfort was more important to me than anything and i'll be honest, for a guy like me (6'2") after 2 hours of straight riding, I wanted to kill myself. I have a 3 hr drive to see my brother and I like to ride the bike...
So naturally, my first thought was to go look at some cruisers... But I didn't want just any cruiser, I wanted something that didn't compromise ALL of the speed/ handling factor. My dad has a Harley V-Rod and I always loved how it handled and the surprising torque it had... So, I went on over to Harley to look at some v rods.
I went there with the intention to only look (because I still had to sell the bike I was currently on before making any new bike decisions). I ended up seeing and sitting on the exact bike I wanted too!!!
It got to the point where I said I wanted to see what they would offer me for a trade (I figured about $8000 tops because why would Harley want a silly crotch rocket sitting on their lot)... Well, I was very suprised to hear that they were willing to give me $11000 towards the new 2013 V rod muscle I was looking at. Hmm that's not too shabby!
Well, I went into the financial office after working out what I needed with the bike (parts and a cover and such)... We ended up not being on the same page with the payment (they were over $100 more than I wanted to be spending/ month). So somehow I talked them down to my price range without losing parts, warranties or anything like that... Guess what they ended up giving me for the CBR???
What did I pay for the CBR? $12000 + TTT
Anyways... The moral of this story is, if you are looking to get a different (newer) bike, give trade-in a chance! Maybe you'll get lucky like I did.
ps. I have parts for sale:
PCV, Autotune, tinted bubble, adj ebay levers, integrated smoked tail, chain guard license holder (brushed aluminum). Let me know!! Will be posting in Classifieds when my posts are up lol