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Old 08-10-18, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Are SV1000 really an investment?

Every year or so I get the urge to sell by aging naked thou and get something a bit more modern. Then I test ride some modern bikes, take mine out for a blat, change my mind, spend a bit more getting bits fixed and repeat the process next year.

However my feet are itchier than ever this year so I have been looking at it a bit more seriously (possibly a multistrada) and am amazed to see the thous getting ever more expensive.

There's some on auto-trader listed as "collectors item" and rare.

Given there is every likelihood that some perspective thou owners would be on here browsing, would you seriously pay upward of £2,500 for a K3 naked thou?

If so, would you be interested in one with a bit of engine case flaking but otherwise pretty decent nick. With a big box of spare bits.
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Old 09-10-18, 01:01 AM   #2
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Yeah don't do it just bought my nekkid thou for just under £3k and the guy was reluctant to let it go for that really don't see anything else I'd want around tbh other than maybe a newer KTM and they are mega bucks.
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Old 09-10-18, 11:04 AM   #3
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I’ve been tracking the prices of the SV1000 SZ (Full-faired, limited edition version) for the last few years now and they seem to be at the bottom of their price curve with the best ones now heading upwards from 3k. If my experiences of cars is anything to go by then if/when those go up, and that’s selling prices not advertised prices, then the rest of the range will experience a slight strengthening of values, but never to the same extent as the halo model.

I haven’t ridden an SVThou yet to comment on it dynamically, but from an image and desirability point of view, they’re a long way off yet - they’re no Ducati Monster after all. The earlier TL’s are slowly getting there though.
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Old 09-10-18, 12:25 PM   #4
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Like a TL without the **** your pants dodgy rear shock what's not too love.
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Old 09-10-18, 12:39 PM   #5
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Mark, Mark, Mark... You pop up every year with the same thread! We all know you're going to keep it

I loved my Curvy 650 so I can only imagine how good your thou must be in almost every sense in the real world. The only reason I didn't get one is I wanted to try something different.
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Old 09-10-18, 04:44 PM   #6
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Can't see why anyone would pay over £2500 for an SV1000 when you can get a decent VTR1000 for around a grand less?
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Can't see why anyone would pay over £2500 for an SV1000 when you can get a decent VTR1000 for around a grand less?
What a firestorm ride one and you'll have your answer
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Old 10-10-18, 08:58 AM   #9
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If you want an investment bike buy a Kawasaki KH400 (or S3) triple. The H2 750 triples are nudging £19000, the H1A, B and C (500cc) are now nudging £15000, the D,E and F (and the unloved KH500) are a bit cheaper but 3 years ago you could have bought an H1A for less than £10k.

The 400 will be next in the insane price climb. I was looking for a H1E or F (they have the rubber mounted engine) in two tone green but when I finally (thought I) had the money the prices had gone ballistic.
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If you want an investment bike buy a Kawasaki KH400 (or S3) triple. The H2 750 triples are nudging £19000, the H1A, B and C (500cc) are now nudging £15000, the D,E and F (and the unloved KH500) are a bit cheaper but 3 years ago you could have bought an H1A for less than £10k.
That is my one big motorcycling regret. About 15 years ago, I could have bought a really nice H2 (painted front guard, short swingarm etc) for £2,000. Totally original and unrestored, it had been imported from Italy so although the paint was a bit faded it was untouched by salt, the chrome was perfect.

He let me have a test ride and bloody hell, it was incredible. What a racket it made, too. I offered £1,700 but he was firm on price so I left it. He sold it a week later. Why I didn't bite his hand off, I don't know. What was I thinking???
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