First of all a big hello to everyone and a big thanks in advance for the advice I know I am going to benefit from.
I have just purchased a slightly abused fully loaded DCT cross runner. It's a late 2013 model fully loaded with panniers, top box, touring screen, heated grips, spots, spoked wheels etc. I priced up a new one to the same spec following a test ride yesterday and it came to £14300 which was too much for me.
The tank has 2 small and 1 largish dent (approx 20mm long, 10mm wide and 4mm at its deepest but no cracks to the paint), the right side bar end is full of hard mud (obviously been dropped), scuffs to the right side but nothing's bent that I can see, small dents on silencer edge, plastic engine casing quite scratched. Tyres past their best and the rear is quite squared off. Apart from this it appears to be in decent condition although the trader advised it came in absolutely filthy. It was purchased by we buy any bike so I am guessing someone may have needed the money quickly and not looked after it as I would expect.
It also missed its first proper service in March this year but was sold around this time. It's only done 5400 miles and was serviced at 557 miles. I have spoken to Honda and was advised as long as I get it serviced quickly I will not lose the warranty as the mileage is below the required 8000 miles.
I would normally walk away from a bike like this but managed to buy for £8000 so don't mind spending a bit more to bring it up to spec.
Just to add I did a back to back test ride on one of these and the Triumph equivalent and loved the Honda.