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is it worth to buy brand new bike ?


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If the question is Worth or not..I'd say NOT WORTH in terms of $$$. I used to buy new bike...until one day where my friend bought a second hand one which is the exact same model as mine after 2 years. He is paying only half of what I paid. The feel good factor of a new bike will probably lasts for 1-3months. After which I dont feel any different. Accident more heartpain cos its brand new. haha..

 

In general, the repairs if it occurs should not cost you a bomb unless its an Continental bike like BMW (I owned before) or the Dukes.

 

I have been riding 2nd hand bikes since and so far so good.

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I do agree with Gerald but I think the topic is more and more leaning towards Used Bikes. Can almost change to "How lucky/unlucky are you when you get ur 2nd Hand bike" LOL.. that would be more constructive.

 

*I still buy my bike 1st hand.. becos if dun have ppl like me .. who to contribute to the 2nd hand market for you guys to enjoy the good deals?

 

Cheers! Joking : )

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yamaha fino.. one reason y i had to buy it brand new is becos i wanted to carry over my no plate.. if i were to put my no plate on a 2nd hand bike it wld cost me $1.3k

 

ya,only 1st hand bike can bring over for free

 

Only the inferior plastic parts. But replaced already, like new. Engine still strong. Argh. the 'B' in 'YBR' Stands for 'Boring'. Haha.

 

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If the question is Worth or not..I'd say NOT WORTH in terms of $$$. I used to buy new bike...until one day where my friend bought a second hand one which is the exact same model as mine after 2 years. He is paying only half of what I paid. The feel good factor of a new bike will probably lasts for 1-3months. After which I dont feel any different. Accident more heartpain cos its brand new. haha..

 

In general, the repairs if it occurs should not cost you a bomb unless its an Continental bike like BMW (I owned before) or the Dukes.

 

I have been riding 2nd hand bikes since and so far so good.

 

 

now i got more support... :cheers:

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1st hand and 2nd hand...

What's the difference and what does it really matters to anyone except yourself?

We dont buy things to justify to others, we buy it so long as we think it is worth it.

And everyone's sense of worth is different.

 

If you think 1st hand is good, please go ahead.

If you think 2nd hand is good, please go ahead too.

If you think good fuel consumption makes you happy, good for you.

If you think why for think so much about the tank needle when all you want is a blast, good for you too.

 

Its the same as people who asked you 'Why ride a bike, go buy a car!"

Our mind will be like 'What the f8ck u know anyway?"

 

Cheers.

Hardcore

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1st hand and 2nd hand...

What's the difference and what does it really matters to anyone except yourself?

We dont buy things to justify to others, we buy it so long as we think it is worth it.

And everyone's sense of worth is different.

 

If you think 1st hand is good, please go ahead.

If you think 2nd hand is good, please go ahead too.

If you think good fuel consumption makes you happy, good for you.

If you think why for think so much about the tank needle when all you want is a blast, good for you too.

 

Its the same as people who asked you 'Why ride a bike, go buy a car!"

Our mind will be like 'What the f8ck u know anyway?"

 

Cheers.

 

bro i like your last sentence :thumb:

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ya.

love e last sentence

omg

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i think its all up to each n every1 of us ba

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lol.. we are just chatting about different point of views..

 

talking about money value sense.. but who the feck cares... lol..

 

who wants to buy brand new bike will still go and buy....

 

1st hand and 2nd hand...

What's the difference and what does it really matters to anyone except yourself?

We dont buy things to justify to others, we buy it so long as we think it is worth it.

And everyone's sense of worth is different.

 

If you think 1st hand is good, please go ahead.

If you think 2nd hand is good, please go ahead too.

If you think good fuel consumption makes you happy, good for you.

If you think why for think so much about the tank needle when all you want is a blast, good for you too.

 

Its the same as people who asked you 'Why ride a bike, go buy a car!"

Our mind will be like 'What the f8ck u know anyway?"

 

Cheers.

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Its the same as people who asked you 'Why ride a bike, go buy a car!"

Our mind will be like 'What the f8ck u know anyway?"

 

Cheers.

Power up bro:)

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anyway.. those who think brand new bike is "virgin"..

 

that virgin has been properly run in at factory by professionals

 

lol.diff la aiyo

nid test wad

 

btw,i tot they only those staff that work there.hu wanna test them

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anyway.. those who think brand new bike is "virgin"..

 

that virgin has been properly run in at factory by professionals..

 

That one is the "MAMASAN" just interview her only. Then check to see if she certified virgin. Once green light, she's all yours.

[2005 Yamaha YBR 125]

 

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mamasan ? lol

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I change 5 bikes in my 8 year or riding.

 

In general summary:

 

I only buy the bike I like.

IF got no problem I won't sell (Unless I want to change diff bikes or liking change)

If got to much problems, I comfirm sell.

 

This is the guidelines.

 

Even the most lousiest bike. First year usually don't give problems. Even have, usually cover by warranty.

 

I own 1 secondhand bike so far. cost 2.5K. Buy 4.5K of parts and never even get to ride it. Then sell to a close friend for 1.6K cos he is a DIY person and he can fix it. BUt still paiseh lah. Sold him a bike with so much problems.

 

Ask me to buy a secondhand bike, I'll rather walk.

 

The only exception is CG 125. It's cheap to buy. cheap to do a complete refurbish.

 

End of the day depends on ur directive.

 

If your target is class 2 bike from start. Buying secondhand class 2B is nothing wrong.

IF your target and style is any bike u like at that pint of time and will ride nothing unless is the bike u ride, then brand new is the way to go.

 

Everyone have a different needs and wants. So there's no ride and wrong.

 

Worth it or not is relative and subjective.

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one benefit of riding a used bike is lesser stress, especially if u tour on it.

-u'll be less likely to get upset if your bike get bumped and scratched at woodlands jam.

-u can sleep better when staying at a hotel.

-u'll feel happier when u corner at some marvelous roads.

-u wont feel uncomfortable with lower-grade fuel or engine oil from a roadside shop which u have to make do with sometimes when there's no choices.

 

the key is of cos, getting a used bike in reasonably good condition; patience and luck play a big role here.

 

be frugal, forget those funky accessories but spend on stuff that makes yourself confident of the bike's reliability; if u think your 11 yr old used bike can take u to thailand and back, then yes it WILL.

 

new bikes tend to be flashier and attracts attention; attention which u like when u'r in a big group is what u don't want when u tour alone.

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so is it worth ?

where TS

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As said by the rest, it is worth to the riders who buys it. To some its not but to others it's impt. As for me, I have ridden 4 bikes and all of them are second hand. Luck really plays a part when getting second hand bikes. I've been lucky so far as the worst bike i got was the x1 cub kia i bought. The bike i'm riding now is also full of probs but those are wear and tear so no choice.. But if you really love it and give it some care, it will become a really great bike like the super four i'm riding now. 2 years already and it's a super great bike..

 

But of cuz, as a student now only can afford 2nd hand, when i go out and work, confrim get first hand and ride long long. 2nd hand bikes will nv give you the wow it's new feeling.. But of cuz, you will not feel heart pain if somethings happens to your bike like dropping.. lolz

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As said by the rest, it is worth to the riders who buys it. To some its not but to others it's impt. As for me, I have ridden 4 bikes and all of them are second hand. Luck really plays a part when getting second hand bikes. I've been lucky so far as the worst bike i got was the x1 cub kia i bought. The bike i'm riding now is also full of probs but those are wear and tear so no choice.. But if you really love it and give it some care, it will become a really great bike like the super four i'm riding now. 2 years already and it's a super great bike..

 

But of cuz, as a student now only can afford 2nd hand, when i go out and work, confrim get first hand and ride long long. 2nd hand bikes will nv give you the wow it's new feeling.. But of cuz, you will not feel heart pain if somethings happens to your bike like dropping.. lolz

 

ur versionS wear n tear more ba,but bobian

lol

 

Hehehe my dream bike is a scrapped Phantom. Or close to it.

 

The more worse the condition the better. I'll make it a very fast scrapped Phantom within 4 months :D

 

Wait, that's what I'm riding. Heheheheh....

 

Mr D.I.Y

haha

:)

 

u can b a mech n go repair phantom.haha

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ur versionS wear n tear more ba,but bobian

lol

 

I was one of the luck ones who got a good ver S, there are pple who got it and engine block crack and must replace.. Mine more or less is really wear and tear like coolant pumps, bearings, tires, clutch.. haha

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I was one of the luck ones who got a good ver S, there are pple who got it and engine block crack and must replace.. Mine more or less is really wear and tear like coolant pumps, bearings, tires, clutch.. haha

 

Lol I shall eat my words - if I were to get a proper performance bike firsthand may be the way to go. Don't want to be surprised by all the wear and tear like you say.

 

I want the 2011 Gladius :p

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I was one of the luck ones who got a good ver S, there are pple who got it and engine block crack and must replace.. Mine more or less is really wear and tear like coolant pumps, bearings, tires, clutch.. haha

 

bearings shld b exp rite ??

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