The first statement sounds like "dealerspeak" - what the sales boob will say to try to get a new buyer to spend more money.wonderjana wrote:O.k., I posted something similar on here a year or so ago and got so many conflicting responses, I thought I would tell you my experience.
I took a Harley sponsored class on the Buell Blast sportbike and passed. When I went to purchase a bike I heard two things often;
1) you will want something bigger sooner than you think
2) buy used so you don't have to worry about scratches and stuff when you drop your bike
I drove myself crazy with this stuff, but finally listened to my own gut. I didn't want a sport bike because I have a daughter who rides with me and I didn't want a used bike because I didn't want to worry about that thing having mechanical problems while worrying about safety. Plus, I found that motorcycles don't depreciate like cars so a used bike wasn't that much cheaper than a new one.