I'm looking at getting a motorcycle (preferably sports bike) but looking around the $3000 price range. (Tough, I know.)
I used to have a Kawasaki Ninja some years back and miss riding now more than ever. So it's time to get back again..
Today at the dealership (www.pompanopats.com
) they had a good selection of bikes.
There is one in particular, a Suzuki Katana 1989 (1100) for $3500 out the door. 30K miles. Looks like it's in good condition. Comes with 30 day warranty and the owner coudn't stress enough it was the "original colors". Being a bigger guy (6'2 and 230 pounds) he said he would recommend that bike.
The year is about the only thing that bothers me. 1989 was a loooooong time ago! But it looked almost as good as the newer bikes (not some box with 2 weels on it or something like that) they said it ran perfectly and they'd put on new tires and get it cleaned up and checkd a second time before I took it.
Started it up and it ran fine, a little louder than my kawasaki ninja (which was basically silent which was something I liked) but sounded fine. No test ride unfortunately because of "liability".
Some of the other alternatives were some 1992-1994 bikes (around 750cc) but he said they were "smaller" compared to the katana. (Not as long or something. I don't pretend to know a lot about bikes because I don't.)
So any other motorcycle enthusiasts out there? What do you think? A suzuki 1989 katana (1100cc) for $3500 out the door. 30k miles.
Sound like a decent deal?