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How many is TOO MANY miles on used CBR300?

From the viewpoint of a seller how many miles would make sense to keep the motorcycle before selling it?

From a buyers perspective how many miles is "too many miles" where buyers are no longer interested to purchase the motorcycle regards less of price?

What is the most use (most miles) that an owner can get out of the motorcycle and still be able to sell it for at least $1000 ?

If you where in the shoes of a first time owner of a used CBR300.....What is the most amount of miles that you would accept?
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At 5k I'm already looking at getting $1500-2000 at best. I paid MSRP + tax, interest, and fees. It'll only make sense to ride it into the ground.

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Hi Viz,

Actually see here $3400 for a 2015:

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/mcy...861882324.html

And $3900 for same colour as yours:

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/mcy...871077359.html

Form what I see the price doesnt start to drop until you have over 10k on the clock.

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I think the local market, and the verifiable condition of the bike will have a strong impact on the resale value.

For example, if a seller just says, "oh yeah, i did a bunch of work on it", i would value that much less than someone that says "here's receipts for all my on-schedule dealership maintenance" or "here's a youtube documentary series showing all the repairs i did"

I mean, i can imagine having a super clean, perfect condition bike with 30k miles on it, and still get between $2,000 and $3,000....but maybe i'm just being naive?

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I'd think a well maintained 300 nets $2k+ regardless of miles... (Within reason.) I only occasionally see bikes below that threshold on the market locally, and they're usually... Really beat even by my untrained eye.

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I sold my CBR at 29,000 km and I remember thinking 'that sounds better than 30K, might help with the sale'.
But in reality 30K (19K miles) is nothing on these bikes as long as they are regularly serviced. That is the clincher. I changed my oil and filter every 4K (2.5K miles) because I can do it myself and oil and filters are cheap. When they tore my motor down at 21K to replace the crank (un-necessarily I might add) they said the motor looked perfect despite being ridden hard and me ignoring the break-in guidelines and doing my own thing.
I would probably be hesitant about buying one with more than 50,000km on it though unless it had been really well serviced and looked after by one owner.
The bike has to be tidy. Your never going to get a good price otherwise regardless of how low the mileage on the clock is. I only dropped mine once and then replaced the whole side fairing to get it back to looking near new again.
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As kiwi rider pointed out, a clean and well maintained bike with a reasonable amount of miles should be more desirable, and therefore worth more, than the same year & model with less miles on the odometer that looks like it has not been taken care of properly, repeatedly dropped, etc.

In my book, overall condition and maintenance history has greater impact on resale value than a random number on the odometer.

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I've been keeping an eye out for low priced CBs since this thread popped up, thinking "geez, I don't know if I've even seen one of these bikes for sale with more than 10k miles!"

Here's the closest I've found in my neck of the woods: 2012 CBR250R with 9.9k miles for... *Drum roll* $2,200 asking price:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6925154414249/

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At 5k I'm already looking at getting $1500-2000 at best. I paid MSRP + tax, interest, and fees. It'll only make sense to ride it into the ground.
I think you're underestimating what the fair market value of your bike would actually be, assuming of course that it's in overall good shape.

5k miles is nothing for a modern bike. Seriously, those who think that 10,000 miles or more is a lot (or too many) really don't have much of a clue about motorcycles. There are CBR250R's now running around with odometers showing well over 40,000 miles.

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I think you're underestimating what the fair market value of your bike would actually be, assuming of course that it's in overall good shape.

5k miles is nothing for a modern bike. Seriously, those who think that 10,000 miles or more is a lot (or too many) really don't have much of a clue about motorcycles. There are CBR250R's now running around with odometers showing well over 40,000 miles.

Honda doesn't make junk.

Agreed. IMO. Hondas are well engineered, well made, and super reliable. Not always the sexiest, fastest, or most radically designed motorcycle on the market. But always a good, safe bet, and NEVER disappointing. And it's been that way for decades. I owned/rode a new 1971 CB500 Four. It was an awesome baby brother of the CB750 Four. For all of you young pups, The Honda CB750 Four, could arguably be said, to have changed the whole motorcycle industry's design and function, in the early '70s.

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