Originally Posted by paalao
I am more currious as of how much Ari`s bike is worth if he decided to sell it?
With all his farkles it should amount to serious money
Heh, yes indeed! Of course for ME it is very valuable but as always, one never gets his money or effort back when selling a bike / car or whatever. Unless we are talking about real collectors items.
Besides, the "value" of an LT varies a lot depending on what corner of the globe one happens to live. Many of us followed a recent (and now locked) conversation on bike prices in the US. Well, with todays Euro /USD rates I cannot figure how so low BMW prices are possible in the US.
LT and Wing cost both about the same in US and in Finland. I mean compared to each other, of course.
In the US they both run at 21-22.000 USD. In Finland 31 - 33.000 Eur (48 - 52.000 USD).
Now, we happen to have some "extra" taxation on bikes as well as cars but the US selling price of 21.000 USD means a consumer price of less than 13.500 euros. So I wonder what will be the factory price... I bet BMW is currently selling every LT (or every other bike for that matter) on loss.
Whereas imagine the Wing pricing in Europe! The bike is imported from the cheap currency country (US) and still the consumers pay pretty much the same prices as we have always paid for them. Somebody in the middle is making good business!
Anyway, with all that said I was just trying to explain how differently our bikes are valued in different countries.
My bike is 2004 (2005 in US) model. It has 80.000 km, it has some 12.000 euros (18.700 usd) worth of farkles on it, countless amount of working hours but still I could not see somebody paying me the price of a new LT for it.
That's why it looks like it's going to be my bike for a looooong time...And it is fine with me.