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When do you guys think a new rider will decide to "upgrade" and sell their 300?

Hopefully next summer, hopefully……


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Late next summer. Fall would be the best time, as someone may not like making payments over the winter, and may be ready to upgrade, or tried motorcycling for the first time, and decided it wasn't for them.
 

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned what i like to call the "Poseur Factor".... I.E.- a bunch of usually young, cocky, males go out and buy 300s as their first bike because that's all they can afford or get credit for or because they think it's cool to ride a motorcycle and they'll get more girls with one and in a few months they either:

1. Wreck the bike by acting like a fool (hopefully not for the used market's sake)

2. Decide it's not fast enough for them and they are now after riding for 3 months an experienced enough rider to upgrade to a 600 SS. *Most likely scenario

3. Decides they don't like riding and wants to sell (this could apply to alot of new riders who chose the 300 as a first bike)

I think we'll se a decent amount of 300 come onto the market within the next year. I am really looking forward to seeing how these bikes last and hold up over time (hopefully really well!) and can't wait for the mods to come out! Good luck to anyone searching for a used one!
 

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You wont be seeing MY 300 come to market next year hahahah i love my baby!
 

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What are you guys thinking of buying them for? I would only think of selling it if I would get $5700 for my bike, to move up to bigger one. But if the price ain't right then I don't see any reason of selling my bike or moving to any new one anytime soon.

Unless the bikes will drop the price drastically in 6 mouths, which I dought. I think a new 300 isn't expensive compared to other larger bikes.
 

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned what i like to call the "Poseur Factor".... I.E.- a bunch of usually young, cocky, males go out and buy 300s as their first bike because that's all they can afford or get credit for or because they think it's cool to ride a motorcycle and they'll get more girls with one and in a few months they either:

1. Wreck the bike by acting like a fool (hopefully not for the used market's sake)

2. Decide it's not fast enough for them and they are now after riding for 3 months an experienced enough rider to upgrade to a 600 SS. *Most likely scenario

3. Decides they don't like riding and wants to sell (this could apply to alot of new riders who chose the 300 as a first bike)

I think we'll se a decent amount of 300 come onto the market within the next year. I am really looking forward to seeing how these bikes last and hold up over time (hopefully really well!) and can't wait for the mods to come out! Good luck to anyone searching for a used one!

In my case, it was #3.

The guy I bought it from, bought the bike brand new in Feb. and it was his only mode of transportation. He quickly realized that was not a smart decision and posted it on Craigslist. I got it for $4500 with only 400 miles!! His loss, my gain!


I've only put 25 miles on the bike so far, but I like it. It's light and agile. But we all have to admit...it's slooooow. LOL Good thing I have my CBR600RR for super cruisin'. :)

And I don't see how some of you value your used bikes over $5000. The dealerships sell them for $4800 brand new, which maybe that puts them at $5200 out the door. IMO, $4800-4900 would be the high end for a used (mint) 300.
 

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I got mine used about a month ago. 940 miles or so on it. The guy bought a Ducati 848 from his friend or something like that and sold the 300. To me :)

There was another used 300 available in my area, with about 40 miles on it. My guess is that the owner decided riding wasn't for them.

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I won't be selling mine anytime soon. Lots of time spent on upgrades. If I want to upgrade, I'll be buying a second bike.
 

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mines up for sale now
getting a new 636, don't want to spend thousands on the upgrades i want on this bike when a stock 600 can outdue anything i try to do =(
 

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There was a used 300 in white at the dealer when I bought my new SE on Saturday, couldn't justify saving 400 bucks to have someone else break in my bike. If someone is going to a to a bigger bike that soon what did they try doing on the 300? Wasn't worth the risk for me.
 

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I didn't expect to see one for sale locally for another 6 months or so, but I saw mine advertised on CL on March 17th for $4100. It was listed for one hour when I contacted the owner and offered him $4k cash the next day at 10:30AM, giving myself enough time to go to my credit union at 9AM and drive my Ranger 63 miles to the pickup point.
Rainy, nasty, cold day. Did not even ride the bike. Got the title handed him the cash. loaded it in the truck and drove home. Met at a Wawa on West Broad street in Richmond Va.
I asked him why he was selling it after owning it for less than two months. His reply was his friends told him he could not keep up with their 600s. If 0-60 in 6 seconds is not quick enough then I guess he just picked the wrong friends.
I had a 900 Kawasaki in 1974 when I was 23 years old and indestructible. Never got into any trouble with that bike and it was as fast as anything on the road at the time.
At 62 I am tickled with the Ninja, you can not buy more fun for the money and still get 66+ MPG.
$258 for registration, taxes, tags, and a years insurance.
Of course the bike is still under warranty until Jan 22nd 2014.
Bike had 2 miles on the odometer when purchased by the PO, made in July 2012.
Serial number in the low 800s.
431 miles.

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Personally I think a used 300 is a bad idea for many reasons.

Think of the reasons a person is selling it so soon.
If it's because they want to upgrade, that means they have wound the heck out of it and still weren't satisfied. A person who is not satisfied with something is less likely to put that TLC into it to make it worthwhile. Especially n00bs and young guys.

I find it next to impossible that somebody would have enough interest in motorcycling to buy a brand new bike, then decide they don't like it. Especially not on this bike.

The last reason for somebody to sell so quick is because they crashed it. I'm a guy that if I crash it, I want a new one, it's not the same to me. I hate buying anything used because I feel like I'm buying someone else's problems. If I can't buy it new or with 100% certainty or trust that previous owner took care of it like I would, then I won't buy used, I'll just do without.

For the price, I can't speak for anybody's finances, but anything you can afford to buy used could be used as a down payment to get a monthly rate under $100 per month. Most cell phone plans are more than that these days and we don't even talk that much.

IMO it's too risky and not worth it to buy a used 300.


There's a remote chance you find that rich guy who likes to have a bunch of "toys" who bought it just because it was the greatest and latest. Maybe he rode it once or twice and the phase is over so he's unloading it for something else. I don't know how the phase could be over so soon when the peak riding season hasn't even hit but the wealthy people who buy cars, houses, boats, and motorcycles just for the heck of it, think and operate on a level I don't understand so I can't speak to motive in those scenarios.
Since we may have people like that in the forum, let me define my idea of wealthy as to not start something or offend anybody. If you could go two or three months with no income and still be living comfy, you're considered wealthy IMO.
 

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Personally a used 300 is a bad idea for many reasons.

Think of the reasons a person is selling it so soon.
If it's because they want to upgrade, that means they have wound the heck out of it and still weren't satisfied. A person who is not satisfied with something is less likely to put that TLC into it to make it worthwhile. Especially n00bs and young guys.

I find it next to impossible that somebody would have enough interest in motorcycling to buy a brand new bike, then decide they don't like it. Especially not on this bike.

The last reason for somebody to sell so quick is because they crashed it. I'm a guy that if I crash it, I want a new one, it's not the same to me. I hate buying anything used because I feel like I'm buying someone else's problems. If I can't buy it new or with 100% certainty or trust that previous owner took care of it like I would, then I won't buy used, I'll just do without.

For the price, I can't speak for anybody's finances, but anything you can afford to buy new could be used as a down payment to get a monthly rate under $100 per month. Most cell phone plans are more than that these days and we don't even talk that much.

IMO it's too risky and not worth it to buy a used 300.
That's a pretty sweeping opinion based on a bunch of what if's and no real facts. Everyone's situation and reasons for selling are different. One thing is for sure, It's nice to have someone else eat the bullshit delivery and assembly fees tacked onto a new bike.
 
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