Little back story about the Honda i sold and myself. I bought the Shadow last Sept because i had been off a bike about a year and it was cheap. I paid $1800 and sold it for $2100. I like cruisers and sportbikes, not a huge fan of Harley's by any means, but a bike is a bike and you can't argue with value. So here's what i need help with. With the cash i have, i've narrowed it down to 2 bikes
A- 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan Custom 900. 15,000 miles. Asking $3200, most likely will drop. Maybe get it under $3000. Kelley blue book dealer retail is- $3895. Nada average retail is $2950.
B- 2006 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster. 13,450 miles. Kelley blue book dealer retail is $4440. Nada average retail is $3700.
So purely on a value standpoint the Harley is the better deal, and what i am leaning towards, BUT it is more money. Trying to determine if the Vulcan has been wrecked/repainted. And if the things added would hinder resale value down the line, and if i can live with Lilly's on the rear fender lol
Pros and cons for each bike
Could probably get it for $3000, or $2900. Savings of $500-600
Has fuel gauge
Looks better in most cases in my opinion
Tank badges have been stripped, pin striping and the name Lilly's added on rear fender. Reduces resale value?
Smaller engine, 900 compared to 1200
Seller stated there is less than quarter inch scratch in the tank by the seat
1200 engine and roughly 22 more horsepower
Samson Cannon exhaust
Harley value/resale value
Worth more than asking price
Owner claims brand new tires
More extensive aftermarket of parts
More compact in size for larger riders
Asking $500-600 more over Vulcan and is firm on price
So with that said, and by the pics and info can anyone help sway me one way or the other?? I have yet to test ride the bikes and will be doing so on Sun. Thanks
Last edited by Shawking1985; 02-10-2017 at 03:25 AM.