The buyer Dull? Yes. An attractive used buy? Believe it
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It’s almost fashionable to mock the Honda NT700, the Deauville, aka the Dullsville, but I’ve been noticing them of late. You know how it goes: you see one, and think: “Been a while since I saw one of those...” and then another, and another, and actually you realise they’re fairly plentiful.
What’s interesting is that they’re not that cheap used, and I think I know why. Sure, they’re unexciting and they’re mainly bought by old people. But they do the job, their engines seem as tough as old boots, they’re well-equipped, with a fairing and three-piece luggage set, and old people tend to look after their machines better than young people. You’re pretty much guaranteed to get a stamped-up service book.
I think that £1225 for a 2006 model with 54,000 miles is a possible bargain. If you’re looking for a two-up tourer that will take you, albeit at modest speeds, across a continent, nothing else comes close.
If you want something with lower mileage, though (and people are scared by over 50k on an odometer, unless it’s a BMW), you’re going to need more money.
I’m looking at a 2009 model with ABS and 15,000 miles that sold for £2550, and for a 2010/11 model you’re looking at £3000 and upwards.
Top money seems to be four grand, privately, for something under 10,000 miles. Now, it’s not a bike I’d actually buy myself grey-haired I may be, but I do like a bit of excitement in my bikes but I can see exactly why a lot of people seek these things out.
Triumph Street Triple Colours White, black, green Dealer £4000 Private good £3600 Private average £3300 This one 2009 model with comfort seat and FSH. 21,400 miles, £3999 (dealer) Triumph Street Triple Colours White, red, black, purple Dealer £4700 Private good £3900 Private average £3600 This one 2011 model with flyscreen and bellypan. 6300 miles, £4995 (dealer)