World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
I Ride: 2008 ZX6R SE, 2014 Street Triple R
I've bought new a new bike, and realized it had a major problem and the manufacturer wouldn't stand behind it. That was last year with the wife's brand new Triumph Bonneville SE, that would shift only sometimes. Not good. After three months of progressively more tense encounters between myself and the dealership, they eventually gave my wife an identical, new bike to replace they one they sold her, that to date had six miles on it.
Used bikes ... My ZX-6R which I bought used turned out to be lowered (I should have noticed) and the speedometer is WAY WAY off. Neither is a big deal I suppose. Not like the new Triumph not being able to shift.
I've also purchased used, a 2008 Ninja 250, my son purchased a 2008 R6, both of which have turned out to be A1 gems.
Tomorrow, we are going to Duluth MN to purchase a 2008 SV650 for the wife ... her second bike. I hope that turns out as well as other used bikes we've purchased.