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Title: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: mac1 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.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: fac191 on April 28, 2021, 01:31:24 PM
Simple, Triumph dealers don't want them with even AVG milage.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: hawkbox 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.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: Stevie.P 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:
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: applecorp on April 28, 2021, 07:36:14 PM
There's loads of high mileage Tiger 800's at dealers on Auto Trader.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: mac1 on April 28, 2021, 08:57:43 PM
Maybe i am mistaken then
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: pemcer 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.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: KildareMan 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.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: Paulhere 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.

Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: KildareMan 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.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: steve@lincs on April 30, 2021, 12:04:08 PM
My 2013 XC has 72,000 miles from me getting it new (next to nothing last year year obvs) I'm going to be selling it in June when all restrictions are lifted not expecting much for it, so we'll see if there's an appetite for high milers!
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: romanrick on April 30, 2021, 02:04:41 PM
My 2011 reg 800 owned since 2011,only has 38,000 miles on the clock but then I have clocked up 16,000 on my NC750, 3,000 on my Interceptor, about 10,000 on my Tiger 955 now sold, and so on. There are lots of reasons, and I know many bikers who do less miles than I cycle, their loss, with so many great places to visit, both here and abroad (when allowed ).
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: Nelizzz on April 30, 2021, 02:17:51 PM
My dealer offered me to put my Tiger (2011, 190000km since new) in their museum collection, when I would trade it in for a newer model...
Still riding it, can't say goodbye  :001:
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: Paulhere on April 30, 2021, 03:44:23 PM
*Originally Posted by mac1 [+]
An observation of mine. There are an awfull lot of low milage bikes out there going back to 2011. Why, i ask?

Maybe 'cos most Triumph owners are old farts who've paid off mortgage, kids have flown nest, free to buy bikes, most have 2 or more. Simple enough innit, mebbe low mile bikes, not low mile riders.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: Londonglide on April 30, 2021, 03:51:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Maybe 'cos most Triumph owners are old farts who've paid off mortgage, kids have flown nest, free to buy bikes, most have 2 or more. Simple enough innit, mebbe low mile bikes, not low mile riders.

Yep, That's Me...2012 XC 14K Miles on Clock, Bought with 12K miles, only did 2K in last 3 years...., but have other bike, cars,  and other hobbies.. No Judgment here, just rather have a bike I rarely use, than no bike at all...
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: White Lightning on May 03, 2021, 03:02:23 PM
Yeah, I think because are more premium priced, the peeps who buy new do so because they intend to use em so dont just sell right away for next fotm.  I got 25k km on mine and consider to below mileage.  Shame it is broken now with a crack in cylinder head dumping oil.

Really makes me consider because my CBX is higher milage, and almost 30 years older without the problems.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: KildareMan on May 03, 2021, 04:37:52 PM
Well I've had mine from new - March 2011 & have 96K on it now. By August 2011 I had 11K on it.  Will most likely be selling this year so will be interesting to see what a dealer will offer.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: Paulhere on May 03, 2021, 05:08:14 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Well I've had mine from new - March 2011 & have 96K on it now. By August 2011 I had 11K on it.  Will most likely be selling this year so will be interesting to see what a dealer will offer.

Good luck, took my '99 ST955 for trade-in with 50k, one dealer offered 800, another laughed "What am I going to do with it". I kept it, got a hefty discount without trade-in. It won best bike at Scottish rally following year.

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/Scotland-2008-035-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: freeware on May 03, 2021, 06:45:15 PM
I'm on 2012 with 33k on the clock. Bought it in 2016 with 13k. I love this bike regardless I have had a few issues over the years. Recently treated myself to Nitron shock (why so late?) instead of spending a few grand to change the bike. Will stay with me for foreseable future.
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: louthtiger on May 03, 2021, 08:24:56 PM
40k miles on my 2016 XCX. Plus 15k miles on my 2013 Bonnie and 1k on my 2013 Honda CRF 250L (bought last month). Tiger is the best bike I've ever had.

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/Blue-Tiger-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Absence of high millage 800,s
Post by: jimmy60 on May 04, 2021, 04:10:25 AM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Well I've had mine from new - March 2011 & have 96K on it now. By August 2011 I had 11K on it.  Will most likely be selling this year so will be interesting to see what a dealer will offer.
You have by 2k miles.. my 2012 clocks in at 94k miles 👍
 :031:  Cheers KildareMan