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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:06 AM   #1
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Thinking about purchasing Ninja 300

Hey everyone thinking about purchasing a Ninja 300 new. Curios to know what the price was out the door including everything and how much you pay for insurance ( based on your discount level )

Reason for the 300 is love the way it looks and it should keep a great resale value on it too. Would love to here owners thoughts/opinions on it
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:23 AM   #2
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kchan bought one new and sold it for higher than msrp within 6 months because it was white LOL
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:48 AM   #3
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If you're concerned about resale don't buy new, buy one that's a few year old and let the other person take most of the depreciation. There is a shitload of them on craigslist and I bet if you followed them for a month most the same bikes will still be there. I could be wrong but I can't see them being big sellers as anyone upgrading is not looking at a 300, your only takers are going to be new riders many of which are going to buy an older bike.

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Old 08-10-2014, 09:57 AM   #4
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They hold there resale value.

Take a look on CL for CBR & Ninja 250. Yes they cater to new riders but there are new riders every season.

A few years ago I was looking into picking up a Ninja 250 for a 'fun' bike but was put off by the high prices for a used bike. (Good for the sellers though). Cause you can find a 600 cc a few years older for the same price.

Also do not forget the whole 'Track Bike' segment. A lot of 250's end up a track bikes, so it is not all new riders.

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Old 08-15-2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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Ended up buying an 02 GSXR 600 haha. Oh well it was a great deal, guess I wasn't meant to have a 300. Still a great bike however I just didn't feel spending $5500 for a 300 was worth it for me.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:10 AM   #6
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i was able to get my 2014 ninja 300 back in sept last year for ~$5300 OTD

i only rode it for 500-800km? sold it for $5000 which got sold in 1 hour, i probably wouldve sold it for $5200 judging by how much emails i got about people with cash in hand and what not. weird thing is, at the same time holeshot had a 2013 brand new ninja 300 for $4800 + tax

its a great bike, but after taking PRS i had to upgrade as I needed a bit more power at the sacrifice of comfort on the streets

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