|Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:11 pm: ||
I currently have a M2 and have had a P3 and S2.
I am thinking I want a CR due to the HP.
What I do not understand is why the 1125 is around the same price as the XB in some cases even cheaper? Why?
|Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:28 pm: ||
I find it easier to spot a dirt cheap XB than 1125 due to the XB being around longer and having more production. I've seen more than a few sub $2k XBs I've been tempted to pick up, but I haven't seen any 1125s that cheap that weren't wrapped around a pole.
Some people think they have gold and price their bikes ridiculously (like the 2007 Ulysses that the owner wants $7k for).
For a given year and mileage, XBs and 1125s seem to be about matched in resale value, so just keep shopping around until you find the right bike.
|Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 07:41 pm: ||
1125 stator issues, clutch weep etc..
XB no problems
|Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:25 pm: ||
1125r is scary powerful! Xb not as much. People buy the 1125R and scare the crap out of themselves and then sell them on the cheep.
|Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:24 pm: ||
I bought a M2 in 2009 and 1125r this past May. Wow, what a difference.
Put almost as many miles on R in 6 months as I did on the M2 in 8 yrs.
I've seen XB prices creep up slightly, although a lot of XBR's on the cheep lately ($2-3k).
R/CR's are anywhere from $3500-5500 but most seem to go around $4k or $5k with rotor fix.
Parts I imagine are a big factor, plus not many Harley fans care for the Rotax engine.
I get a lot of strange looks when I pull up to the Harley dealer or biker bars...lol.
|Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:24 pm: ||
I traded an o3 xb12s even up for an 09 1125cr. Kinda wish I had kept the Xb now.
|Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:25 am: ||
There seems to be a LOT less demand for the 1125 than for the XB bikes. I think a lot of people (rightly?) perceive the 1125 as far more complex, and thus a lot more challenging to maintain, than the comparatively simple XB.
That seems to drive prices below where they ought to be (and that's not reflected in NADA's values, unfortunately).
Also, the 1125 is, even for a moderately experienced rider, a terrifyingly powerful bike. It requires a hell of a lot more skill to ride an 1125 effectively (even not pushing its limits) than the same style of riding on an XB. I think there's some fear factor playing in, as well.
|Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm: ||
Prices are all over the map for XB's,1125's and the 1190's as well. If interested, find a comfortable point and jump in.
I think part of the pricing has to do with location, in states with year round riding weather the prices tend to be higher.
Deals can be found.