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Offline snix39

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New or ex demo ?
on: January 13, 2013, 06:27:22 PM
 Hi, I've been to my local Dealer and booked a test ride for next weekend, I pretty much sure I'll be buying a ct the thing is do I order a new standard one buy the givi racks and use my own givi v35's or do I buy their ex demo se with 1500 miles on the clock for 10995 seems bit of a no brainier really as I can resell my panniers, I know it's great to be the first owner as my previous bike was new but I've taken the hit on it's depreciation just interested on any opinions. 

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Re: New or ex demo ?
Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 06:38:42 PM
New or demo comes down to you. I think the OEM extras on the SE can be bought from other supplies much cheaper - and the top box and panniers are not the best (being kind).

At the end of the day, if you are happy with the SE and having a demo bike (you never really know what's happened to it - some are dropped) - and it's important for your budget - OK. Otherwise go for a brand new one and get aftermarket extras.

Enjoy the demo ride - and don't forget to try DCT  :169:

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Re: New or ex demo ?
Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 06:55:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Doc [+]
New or demo comes down to you. I think the OEM extras on the SE can be bought from other supplies much cheaper - and the top box and panniers are not the best (being kind).

At the end of the day, if you are happy with the SE and having a demo bike (you never really know what's happened to it - some are dropped) - and it's important for your budget - OK. Otherwise go for a brand new one and get aftermarket extras.

Enjoy the demo ride - and don't forget to try DCT  :169:

As above, not all ex demos are dogs and there are plenty that will never give any problem, but you certainlypay for the knowledge and privilege that a new bike hasn't been thrashed out the crate or abused in any form  :031:

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Re: New or ex demo ?
Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 10:27:36 PM
Its a 12 model? Then the price isnt anything special.

Id offer £9K and say i was doing him a favour taking old stock off his hands. Then ebay the Honda panniers and youve made a decent deal - worth a punt  :016:

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Re: New or ex demo ?
Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 10:39:02 PM
I have an ex-demo, no worries, it`s perfectly fine.
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Re: New or ex demo ?
Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 07:39:42 AM
Haggle for a new bike (non-se version) for close to 10k. The dealer can do it.
Bikes aren't moving and Honda are pushing.
Stick your own bits on over time.
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Re: New or ex demo ?
Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 10:03:22 AM
I picked up a 300 mile 4 month old SE in August 2012 in the UK for 10K, so would expect you would get a good low milage now for max 9k.
Saw a 500 mile DCT on Autotrader for 10.5k would feel 9.75k would be a very fair deal with the present climate in the UK.
Like many others i would rather let the first owner take the big hit with depreciation! To lose 3375 quid in 4 months on a new bike, it would but all the accessories available for the Crosstourer :187: :084:
Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 10:09:36 AM by revenue