A smart Ducati 900SS to recommission, and an absolute bargain of an RGV250J
in all shapes and sizes, but my current hunting ground is anything under a grand. A bag o’ sand can get you a whole lot of bike. I recently picked up a tidy ’98 ZX-6R for £800. It’s a cracking little thing that I’ve been using to get about on. I like it that much I might even keep it. Just don’t expect me to wear one-piece leathers…
Honda VTR1000FS are also cheap as chips. In fact there’s no point buying a shabby one because I’ve seen even clean ones changing hands for £900 or less – a 1000cc V-twin for less than a shabby FS1-E. That’s mad.
I’ve mentioned here before about making cheeky offers for stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Obviously – and worryingly – it works the other way too. The small ads are full of adverts for bikes and projects with asking prices that their sellers have clearly plucked out of the nearest telephone book.
There’s no guarantee they’ll get anything like the prices they’re asking because something’s only worth what someone will pay for it, but only time will tell if these inflated prices have any effect on values. I hope they don’t.
For now at least I’m having a ball picking stuff up for pennies. Happy hunting.