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QuantumParadise

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New vs "gently used"
« on: March 08, 2017, 10:21:58 pm »
Hey guys, just got back from riding my 690 to the North Pole where I fell down to my knees and begged the Universe for forgiveness. On a more serious note, I see 690 enduro bikes come up for sale around here that are a few years old (~ 2012) with very low mileage. Like not even fully broken-in basically (~ 3500km), they want an arm and a leg for them too! Is it better to buy new or one of these gently used for let's say 2/3 the new price? Thanks. I'm off, I am heading deep into the Peruvian amazon to visit my Shaman; He has an enduro too.

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Re: New vs "gently used"
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 12:48:44 pm »
Same experience here. Watched the used 690 market since about 2013. Near new and nice versions are priced as you observed. Some had useful accessories, some had accessories I didn't want. Then, the lower priced versions were of varying conditions. When I couldn't take it anymore and had places to go and see, I bought new.

Hang around, my '17 may be for sale at the end of the year.