Hi everyone! This is my first post in this forum. I was a daily biking-commuter in india ( Royal Enfield Thunderbird! 350cc) and have logged about 7000 miles on my bike back in India.
I've been in Cincinnati for 2 years now, and I realized I missed riding motorcycles! I've taken my Ohio Licence & am looking forward to getting my first US Bike! And I love the VN 750! Its a beautiful bike, great seat height, and an advanced machine compared to other Cruisers in its class.
I have shortlisted a used 1989 VN 750 in a nearby showroom, that seems to be quite new & in good shape (6000 original miles, asking price $2,199)
I am really not good at judging the bike's value/price since its a completely different bike from what I'm used to. I thought it best to ask this question in an experienced forum, and that's how I found vn750.com!
1) Is $2200 a fair price for a 1989 VN750 bike, 6000 miles ?
2) Do I need to know anything before hand, or look out for something in particular?
3) Is it very safe to buy from motorcycle dealerships? Should I spend more time on Craigslist to find private sellers?
4) Is 1989 too old a bike to be used stock? Should I invest in a more recent, say 1998 bike?
I know this is a lot of unformatted thoughts, kindly pardon my ignorance on the bike. I would really appreciate any advice/word of caution you could give!
Thank you all in advance!
PS : Pictures of my 350cc baby back home in India!
I miss her a lot. Royal Enfield Thunderbird.