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Offline doc4216

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Top 10 cheapest bikes...
« on: March 17, 2014, 06:30:51 PM »
I haven't heard of all of these but some of them sure look fun!

http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-cheapest-street-legal-motorcycles-2014.html/11
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Re: Top 10 cheapest bikes...
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 06:48:08 PM »
The first question for me is; are they available in the U.S.? A couple of brands I'm familiar with, Suzuki & Hyosung obviously. I think I recall reading about Cleveland somewhere. I'm really surprised Hero wasn't mentioned.
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Re: Top 10 cheapest bikes...
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 06:56:47 PM »
I'm surprised Italika didn't make it anywhere on this list.

I wonder what the criteria was to make the list?

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 11:32:21 AM »
Cheapest to buy is not necessarily the cheapest to own.  I wish that motorcycle magazines would catch up with car magazines in terms of researching and listing the total costs to own for each bike.  Why is it they rarely list such things as servicing schedules and labor hours; insurance perspectives; depreciation estimates; and other costs that impact a rider directly?  MSRP is only one part of the puzzle and becomes less important if you are also considering used bikes.

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Re: Top 10 cheapest bikes...
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 11:40:43 AM »
Cheapest to buy is not necessarily the cheapest to own.  I wish that motorcycle magazines would catch up with car magazines in terms of researching and listing the total costs to own for each bike.  Why is it they rarely list such things as servicing schedules and labor hours; insurance perspectives; depreciation estimates; and other costs that impact a rider directly?  MSRP is only one part of the puzzle and becomes less important if you are also considering used bikes.

vast majority of m/c owners don't ride them enough for those factors to play a part in their decision. I believe KBB annual mileage for motorcycles is around 3,000?
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 11:56:56 AM »
I was in our local Harley dealership a few years back and a kid wanted to trade in his Triumph for a new Harley.  They told him that anything over 1700 a year was excessive for a trade in.  :facepalm:

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 11:59:29 AM »
Cheapest to buy is not necessarily the cheapest to own.  I wish that motorcycle magazines would catch up with car magazines in terms of researching and listing the total costs to own for each bike.  Why is it they rarely list such things as servicing schedules and labor hours; insurance perspectives; depreciation estimates; and other costs that impact a rider directly?  MSRP is only one part of the puzzle and becomes less important if you are also considering used bikes.

vast majority of m/c owners don't ride them enough for those factors to play a part in their decision. I believe KBB annual mileage for motorcycles is around 3,000?

I was just looking at a chart last night.  It varies by size and bike type.  750cc and up touring models are the highest expected annual mileages and more than 3,000.  I don't remember exact figures.