Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearwater, FL, United States
the harley market is drying up in the US...
you can now buy almost any model right off the showroom floor in any harley dealer in the US... that means that great resale value is no over. bmw never had that kind of marketability here. there have always been plenty of bikes around, and while bmws may not have lost japanese-type money in depreciation, they NEVER held their value like HDs in the US.
my 2002 LT has a value of 10K now.... and it'll be 9K in 1 year
the new GT will cost 21K now.... and will be worth 16-17K in 1 year
my 1994 HD softail classic was sold after 3 years for exactly what i paid for it (though i had spent 1.5K on add-ons.... fairly cheap, of course)
a 2006 HD for 18K will be worth 14K in 1 year
of course, the economy in the US is horrible right now and that affects things as well... disposable income in the general population is sharply down from previous years
Clearwater, FL USA
live like you mean it...
but take your family and friends along for the "ride"