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Ok me and the wife demo some indians at daytona bikeweek this weekend and we like the new pursuit it's 32 something thousand msrp so was expecting 36 maybe a lil more not 45k and change really did everyone go damn wild with pricing my car is only 26k and I complained about that like a mfer. So is it me or is these new bikes going way to for out there in price馃
 

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Ok me and the wife demo some indians at daytona bikeweek this weekend and we like the new pursuit it's 32 something thousand msrp so was expecting 36 maybe a lil more not 45k and change really did everyone go damn wild with pricing my car is only 26k and I complained about that like a mfer. So is it me or is these new bikes going way to for out there in price馃
With the current world economy and inflation, as long as a FEW are willing to pay ridonkulous prices for new, this will continue.
 
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New is Beyond rediculous $30-40,000 for a bike???? I thought we are in a bit tougher times.
Even if I had the $$$$ would be hard to pull the trigger especially when you drive off the lot and lose Thousands in depreciation. I did go indian recently but picked up a 2016 springfield with 9,000 miles at what I considered a reasonable price
 

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It's not just you, prices for new bikes have been steadily increasing over the years. There are a number of reasons for this, including inflation, rising manufacturing costs, and increased demand for motorcycles in general. Additionally, newer models often come equipped with more advanced features and technology, which can also drive up the price.

It's important to keep in mind that purchasing a motorcycle is an investment, and just like any other investment, you should consider your budget and what you can afford. While it can be frustrating to see prices rise, it's ultimately up to the consumer to decide whether or not a particular model is worth the cost.

It's also important to consider the potential financial impact of a motorcycle accident, especially in the event of a long-term disability. While no one wants to think about the possibility of being injured in a motorcycle accident, it's important to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. This may include purchasing long-term disability insurance to protect yourself and your family in the event of a serious injury. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are struggling to obtain the compensation you deserve, it may be beneficial to consult with a long-term disability lawyer, more at https://verkhovetslaw.com/why-choose-our-mississauga-long-term-disability-lawyers. Verkhovets Law is a Mississauga-based law firm that specializes in long-term disability cases and can help you navigate the complex legal system to obtain the support you need.

If you're concerned about the rising cost of motorcycles, you may want to consider purchasing a used model instead. While you may not get all the latest features and technology, you can often find a reliable and well-maintained bike at a more affordable price. Ultimately, the decision to purchase a new or used motorcycle depends on your individual needs and preferences.
 

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You do have to remember that Bikes, like cars in this price range are no longer just bikes. They are computers on wheels. They have a TON of tech behind them. These are no longer simple carburated bikes with no computers. They have GPS, Satellite Radio, CB radios,...

It is the same with cars. 25+ years ago a Honda Accord was $20k-$30k. Now they are $30k-$50k.
 

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Ok me and the wife demo some indians at daytona bikeweek this weekend and we like the new pursuit it's 32 something thousand msrp so was expecting 36 maybe a lil more not 45k and change really did everyone go damn wild with pricing my car is only 26k and I complained about that like a mfer. So is it me or is these new bikes going way to for out there in price馃
I'd take an older Chief Polaris shoula renamed the bike but not Indian. And that goes for the prices too the technology of the victory impressed me I don't care what they've done to the Indians aesthetics that made that bike different
 

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I think that's a reasonable price brand new for the full dresser, heated grips, bluetooth stereo, proper grounds, usb charging, day maker headlights, led bulbs all around, premium seats with passenger armrests, cupholders, floorboards/pegs for both seats, front and rear crash bars, high quality AGM battery, battery tender leads, phone mount, proper suspension all around like progressive/racetech, God tier tires, throttle lock, pipes with removable baffles that still sound good, ecm with the ability to learn and trim as necessary and reusable air filter.

Give me on board air, a 200 mile range and of course windshield/fairing for the speakers, and a super high quality clutch.

Make the bike correctly from the get go and give me some leeway on customization and I'd pay that price for a brand new cruiser.

$20k for the bike and 20k for accessories, $6k for tax title license setup and delivery to my house by scantily clad women.
 

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You do have to remember that Bikes, like cars in this price range are no longer just bikes. They are computers on wheels. They have a TON of tech behind them. These are no longer simple carburated bikes with no computers. They have GPS, Satellite Radio, CB radios,...

It is the same with cars. 25+ years ago a Honda Accord was $20k-$30k. Now they are $30k-$50k.

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It's not just you, prices for new bikes have been steadily increasing over the years. There are a number of reasons for this, including inflation, rising manufacturing costs, and increased demand for motorcycles in general. Additionally, newer models often come equipped with more advanced features and technology, which can also drive up the price.

It's important to keep in mind that purchasing a motorcycle is an investment, and just like any other investment, you should consider your budget and what you can afford. While it can be frustrating to see prices rise, it's ultimately up to the consumer to decide whether or not a particular model is worth the cost. But pretty much every tech-heavy field saw a rise in prices over the last decade: I've really noticed it regarding stuff like GPS and other survival gear( Survival Gear | OutDoor Gear & Equipment good example would be something basic as flashlights) - batteries got longer life, higher reach, etc. And prices kinda followed, especially in products that were not "innovations" per se.
Yep, this pretty much sums it up.
Early 2000s tech wasn't as prelevant so you could get away with much-much cheaper models, hence why it feels like prices went up drastically. But in reality, quality of parts went way up,on top of adding a bunch of tech add-ons.
 
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