42....Buying motorcycles is fun. I know, I've bought WAY more than I ever needed. A couple things that may be helpful, if you see a used model that fits...jump if pricing looks right (check KBB, NADA, Cycletrader). They often don't last. Also, new bikes sometimes require patience as availability can be sketchy for popular models.
Then, when you've made your buy, don't look back. Post a picture or two here. Tell us what you think. Then start the customizing to make it yours. Maybe think about an adventure trip. And ride that thing. A lot. The more the better. Be careful always, but go for it.
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Iím supposed to respect my elders, but itís getting harder and harder for me to find one now ..
As I mentioned before, I am waiting for 2020 to come out to compare to the previous years and also to see what dealers will do with their old stock, but if you were to look at this ad what would you think? What would you ask the seller? Keep in mind this is in Canadian dollars and the exchange rate is around 1.30.
My wife rides a 2016 and I ride a 2018.
Starting in 2016 the bike was updated with new body plastics and the latest generation of the DCT. The brakes were changed, the Frunk size increased to 22 liters. In 2018 the engine was increased to 745cc, a multi mode traction control and full LED lighting were added. But honestly if you blindfold me I can't really tell much difference.
Other than a color change for 2019, I am not sure there is any change between the 2018 and the 2019 but maybe someone else knows if there is a difference in the North American models??? From all indications that I have heard the 2020 is the same bike basic bike as the 2018/2019, not sure what the changes, if any, will actually be in North American models. Maybe something exciting ... maybe not much ... maybe nothing???
As for the used bike in the ad you linked, if you like it and if the market in your area says its a decent price, then go for it. But make sure the mods are to your liking. No sense in paying for things like side panniers that are soft sided if you want hard, or visa versa or a windshield you may change for a different brand, etc, etc, etc. Part of the fun/pride/satisfaction of long term ownership of any bike is making it yours so be sure that if you pay for all sorts of add-ons that (at least most of them) are add-ons that you would buy for yourself. Remember, you are buying the bike first. The add-ons are only a value if you end up keeping and using them for the long term.
I'm on my third DCT, NC700, CTX 700 for my wife and a VFR1200X. I am considering the NC750X DCT. The majority of riders down here, in Harley country, are very interested in the DCT. Perhaps you will find the same level of acceptance I have experienced which will offset any of the negativity. When I bring the VFR over to the Indian/Triumph dealership here in town, most wish that those two brands offered DCT. Buy it, ignore the negativity, and enjoy it. This too shall pass as they say.
There were changes in the 2018 model to be aware of - LED headlights, traction control & raised red line are the main ones. I wouldn't be inclined to be the third owner a two year old model for a 9% price reduction. For $1,100 more you could get an unused '18 model.
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I don't follow the crowd (masses), If i wanted a motorcycle with the DCT, then i will get it.
I have the DCT and i love it.
Yeah, I know how to ride with a clutch. So.... whats the big deal.
This is what i want (dct) and i have no regrets.