Now Is The Best Time To Buy A Motorcycle. Not In One Year.

motorcycleforsaleHere my 2010 prognostic. It’s going to be the best year to buy a motorcycle, and it will not be in 2011 or later. I have some good reasons to think this way.

You know that prices are much lower than in recent years for negotiated new models and used bikes. Dealers are offering huge incentives betting that they will get back some of their money when you go back to them for service and new parts. Because of manufacturer tight budgets and economically driven conservatism, the 2009 and 2010 models feature only some minor styling changes.

So, in buying a 2008 or 2007 models you are not getting a technologically outdated bike. If you qualify for a loan (I know that it’s much less easy), the advantage is that your rate is also much lower that a few years back. Because of FED policies, these rates can go only higher as soon as the US economy stabilizes (I am convinced that the process has already started). The used bike market is flooded with inventory, but because all manufacturers have drastically reduced their production numbers the pool of available new bikes is going to shrink, first erasing many new model incentives, then successively raising the price of new and used bikes. Let’s talk again about this in 2011.

4 Responses to “Now Is The Best Time To Buy A Motorcycle. Not In One Year.”

  1. 1 Ricardo Jan 5th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Hi Cyril,

    1st of All, Bonne Année et Meilleurs Vœux pour cette Nouvelle Année !

    This is probably true for the U.S but in Europe we are paying bikes especially Harleys much more every year !
    A 2010 Street Glide retails for 34 500,00 USD in Europe now instead of 33 000,00 USD in 2009, Interesting ? and if I’m right it retails for around 18 500,00 USD ! ! !


  2. 2 nicker Jan 5th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Get what ya can this year.
    Who knows what the EPA, CARB, icc …… etc, etc …
    and out moronic politicians are cooking up…… 🙁

    “…United Nations aviation agency is moving forward with its aggressive plan of action to curb global warming greenhouse gases…”

    Then there’s the Diesel Exhaust Retrofit for your pickup, motor home, or work truck (older than 2009) :

    “…The average cost of a DPF is $16,000, with the devices removing 85 percent of the diesel emissions from older trucks…”
    (and -BTW- some estimates are $24K per upgrade, with 3-year unit life expectation)

    Don’t shoot the messenger.
    You want “Change”…??
    Well boys and girls, here it comes.


  3. 3 Rogue Jan 6th, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I think I have to agree with Cyril.
    In November 2009 I bought a 2009 Harley FLHTC Electra Glide Classic from Space Coast Harley Davidson in Palm Bay Florida
    After checking some other dealers who had decent prices Space Coast gave me a deal i just could not turn down.
    I think if you are interested in a new motorcycle and do some checking you will be able to find a deal that is right for you.

  4. 4 Motorcycle Medic Jan 11th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I dont care I still love EVO’S!
    GRANTED twincams are awesome because right out of the box at some point they BREAK!
    just more work for us mom and pop shops… I guess keep buying twin cams!

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