Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy, Ore. USA
Sweet spot for when to sell?
I am contemplating getting a sport bike, and therefore considering selling my 2007 DL650 with 52,000 miles. My question has to do with finding that sweet spot of when to sell the Strom. Is there a point where the reasonable market value starts to decline steeper than the miles rack up? We all know the Strom is capable of high mileage, but not every buyer is aware of that.
For example, my bike has been extremely reliable (as most Stroms are), with a TPS (throttle position sensor) being the only thing that's ever gone wrong with it. It has been religiously maintained and has never been wrecked (although I dropped it in the parking lot at work once). It also has just about every farkle known to mankind, including two sets of side bags (Givi E41's and E21's).
It's got 52,000 miles, though, and I'm putting more on every week.
If I were to sell this bike, based on what I've mentioned, should I consider selling it sooner rather than later? Or will the value more or less decline in a linear manner based on the mileage?
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650, "The Grey Mule"
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750, "Shoot to Thrill" (sold 2017)
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