Originally Posted by Storm
Now before you all cry "BMW!", the reason between the quandry is that you can currently buy a new (MY2006 / 2007 Reg) KLE for £2700. So you end up with a new bike with a warranty, or a 3/4 year old BMW with 10k miles on it. Now, I appreciate that the BMW *should* be a better bike, but is there really that much in it?
I just picked up a 2004 F650GS 2-spark for $4k. Good commuting through horrendous traffic, superslab no problem, fun in the twisties and on unsealed roads. ABS is nice insurance and like all used BMWs, it keeps its value after the initial plunge. The newness of the KLE only lasts a few moments, then you have a used bike that few people will want to buy later.