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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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re-sale non existant WTF?

Been a while (years) since posted on here, mainly because haven't had any probs with my 1078. But I'm now selling it (trying to) and I can't believe that only one person has checked it out. He didn't buy it because it was too much for him (he'd never ridden one and he got scared I think) and I think he was also worried about the scuff mark on the swing arm from my boot. Anyway, I keep dropping the price and still no lookers, no phone calls - nothing. There's only a few for sale in Australia and just so surprised that no one seems interested in them. Two years ago I went to sell and had 4 guys interested, but stupidly, I couldn't bring myself to sell it then and took it off the market at the last moment. Now trying to work out what I'm doing wrong?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 07:16 AM
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MV Agustas are not an every man motorcycle.... There are a lot of misconceptions about reliability, parts supply, serviceability......

You just have to keep it. You don't really want to sell it anyway. It still makes you smile every time you ride it.

List it for the price you want and just let it sit there until the right person who knows what it is comes along.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 03:53 PM
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I agree you are right,i am trying to sell my 989r and no one really interested but so far i have resisted to drop the price.A couple of people have said to me about servicing and that they would be afraid of everything going wrong with them.People really dont much about Italian bikes at all.
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The BMW dealer in Adelaide wouldn't take my 910S Brutale as a trade at any price. The MV dealer would only offer me $5000 as a trade against a new bike. At the time my bike had 17,000kms on it with a full dealer service history from new. Ultimately they did me a favour because since sorting out most of the common issues and getting more time in the saddle I'm happier with the bike now than when I bought it. I guess it took a little getting used to and having worked on it a few times I've come to realise that it's relatively simple to maintain.
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the more i ride mine the more i want to ride it,
not many other bikes like it

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 03:11 AM
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MV Agusta it's not a very easy to sell bike, it's the most exclusive so most likely you only receive a handful phone calls and half from posers that want the bling factor to tide to the local coffee or gathering point. Occasionally appears one guy that asks all the right questions. I had a friend once that stopped riding and the only thing we could do was a trade for a car on a high end car stand that wanted a bike just for show. I'm sure that bike will end in a luxurious living room just for show.On the other hand you've over priced second hand Ducatis and BMW s
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Thanks guys, all good points. Pretty crazy really, I've not had any problems with my MV.

TBH, I'm not selling it to buy something new, I'm only selling it because I really don't ride much anymore. I'm not into coffee shops and posing, and the reality is that so much traffic now, even in the hinterland areas, along with ridiculously reduced speed limits everywhere and extremely high levels of policing, that its just not worth it anymore. I guess the powers to be have finally beaten me down and won - they have got another motor bike rider off the road.
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Sounds like you will be forced to keep it as a beautiful garage ornament.
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Keep it, ride it when you can. Or feel free to park it in my garage with my Brutales and I'll ride it once a month for you to keep it moving :-)
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