I was actually thinking of buying it.
I bought my cbr damaged. It's no big deal, only cosmetic.
Hell it's the only way I could justify buying one on my tight budget. There are things you have to look for but that only comes with experience, it's how I thought myself.
Id only buy that s1000rr for $7000-8000 to make it worth it. I know that dealer, they buy these from auctions (Canada or states) clean titles, and just resale here for profit. Their damaged bikes are typically overpriced and come close to the cost or just buying a mint one.
The CBR I got was dropped on the street at low speeds and can tell by the scratches that he wasn't going too fast. And got it for super cheap just cause I called out all the things im going to have to change, lol! I also kinda figured it was some dealer trying to make quick coin on a bike that isn't worth that much ... like does anyone know how much OEM fairings cost for a s1000rr? I could only guess, a lot!!!!
Yea so possibly you may spend more than buying a brand new time with the risk of having a POS or possibly junk bike.. Just because its a dealer doesn't mean its always on the up and up... Then it comes to their cheap deals 90% of the time those are pre inspection for the exact reason of if it f**ks up that's too bad. (I know this from trying to buy my first car from a major dealership Inge $3k lot)
And salvaged could mean anything they don't have to tell you if its crashed or not salvaged could mean a lot of things and for the fail I'm doubting this was just a thrift recovery possibly both.. So it might look ok... But you could be looking at a ton more work than you expect.. Especially if its a quick flip corner dealer..
So again is it really worth the risk than just buying new for a few grand more and possibly less in the long run?
Also if you don't plan on tracking or serious canyon carving the s1k is a little over kill.. Reason I laugh at the guys sporting one and act all high and mighty and can't even fully run the dam thing to need the features it offers.. I can't even fully out preform my RR let alone a s1k.
And every guy I know that has one for pure track or street has their head so far up their a** and are so smug it's ridiculous.. They feel like the bike makes them better riders when it just crutches their weak points..
I hear yah on the ol' high and mighty ones, lol! I'm complete opposite, I'm a human being and know that I'm just like everybody else on this rock we orbit around on, lol!!!!
I simply just want it for trips and highway use/ and plan on moving to a city with a track in the future
you wont be allowed to plate it here in NoFunTario. the MTO has banned the plating of any and all salvaged bikes. if it comes with a clean title then your golden.
Damnn, that sucks but I'm from the land of wheat, lol! Saskatchewan
but this country is beautiful. People say its flat because they only see it from highway #1.
side note, i bet you could pick up a brand new 2012 1krr in january on the cheap. they were going for 14,777 here in ottawa during the summer. when the new stock starts to arrive the dealers want to unload last years model.
also you could try to find a demo bike.
Was looking at a few and have been doing some research, hopefully by the end of summer of middle, I'll be
on one or if this doesnt work out (Fireblade here I come!!!!).