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Offline mac1

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Absence of high millage 800,s
« on: April 28, 2021, 08:52:46 AM »
An observation of mine. There are an awfull lot of low milage bikes out there going back to 2011. Why, i ask?

Equivalent models in honda, bmw and others routinely are advertised with 60.000 plus. Is it the type of rider Triumph attracts or the bikes themselves. Having said that millage seems to be the biggest determinant of price, so it may make riders cautious.

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 01:31:24 PM »
Simple, Triumph dealers don't want them with even AVG milage.

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 05:00:13 PM »
Yeah not sure, my 2012 has 80k km and I just sold it to a buddy this spring.

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 05:24:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
Simple, Triumph dealers don't want them with even AVG milage.

 :0461: They seem to prefer them to be under 3yrs old, have only been ridden 1000 miles per year and then (I know they have to make a profit) offer you a price reflecting as if you've done 12,000 miles per year. :023:

I think the problem now is there is quite a glut of used Tigers and most dealers aren't really interested unless it involves offering rock bottom trade in value against a healthy priced brand new bike.  :027:
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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 07:36:14 PM »
There's loads of high mileage Tiger 800's at dealers on Auto Trader.

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 08:57:43 PM »
Maybe i am mistaken then

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2021, 09:05:11 AM »
My Tiger has done 54,000 miles did think about swapping it but value in part ex is 2000/'2500 which would mean finding about about 10,000 to purchase another machine, OK I know there is HP & PCP available but at the end of the day the money still has to be found.

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2021, 09:14:24 AM »
Don't know what my 2011 with 96k is worth but guessing next to nothing. Will find out later this year.
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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2021, 09:48:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by mac1 [+]
Equivalent models in honda, bmw and others routinely are advertised with 60.000 plus.

Is this on Gumtree or similar? Or just a wind-up?
Would you buy at that mileage, even for winter hack, unless you knew bike/owner?

Main dealers for any marque don't want trade-in's with more than 2-3k/year, if they do take them in to get a sale, it'll be at a low price, they'll get rid through the trade, they won't put them in their showroom.

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Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 12:59:36 PM »
I'd have no issue with buying a "High" mileage bike so long as I inspect it first.  Paperwork helps also.
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