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Old 11-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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2008 R1200GS Whats it worth?

I am contemplating selling my 2008 R1200GS due to a move cross country.
I am posting this in the GS forum looking to get some idea to the value
of it if I decide to sell. The info:
2008 GS1200 puchased new as leftover. Bike has 50 miles on it.
YES 50 miles!! Bike has ABS,heated grips,case mounts,mag wheels,
just a basic GS. Always kept in heated storage and started/maintained.
Bike has had fluids changed, gone over by BMW dealership.
You cannot tell this bike from a brand new showroom one.
What do you think its worth? KBB value or a little more because of its
Not looking to trade, just selling outright.
Breaks my heart to think of selling it, but does not get ridden enough.
Next question:
Has anyone sold a motorcycle for $10,000.00 plus, what is the best
way to transact a sale? Cash, certified bank check?
I just don't feel comfortable handing over the bike for a check, even
with me holding the title.
I am located in the state of New Jersey
Any sincere input or suggestions from fellow ADV inmates is appreciated.
P.S. I wasn't sure where to post this. Let me know if I need to move it

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Old 11-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Value is very hard to say and it depends a lot on your location, what the market is like, and the time of year.

For what it is worth, Average retail on the bike is about $10,362 but it may be worth more because of the low mileage. I think the MSRP in 2008 on this bike was about $15,095. Then again with the low mileage it has been sitting for 6 model years and one could wonder what needs to be done to it to put it back on the road. Probably nothing but a fluid change but there is always that wonder.

Anything is worth what someone will pay for it. Check local ads and see what they are going for.

I don't see anything in your profile letting us know where you are, But I will bring over $5K of cash and ride it home.

Good luck with sale.

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Old 11-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Use and enter "2008 R1200GS" as your search criteria.

It will scour all Craigslists across the country and give you a pretty good idea of what others are asking.

Cash and Title and Bike all transfer simultaneously. Everything IN PERSON.

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Old 11-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Certified cashier check, which means the haggling has to be done beforehand, unless you do the transaction at the (your?) bank. In which case it probably would also be safe to take cash, since you would deposit it right away. For the used vehicles I have bought it was cashiers check in direct exchange for the signed over title.

How much was this type of bike new in 2008?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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I've had my 2008 GS with 2500 miles on it up for sale for around a month and have had a high offer of $10,500. I think the bike is well worth $11,500, but considering the time of year, right now that's probably about what its going to go for.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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I am not saying that many low miles will work against you, but I really don't think it will work in your favor, some things to consider;

It has the better engine, they went up to 105 HP in '08: PRO
Bike is 5+ years old and not broken in, I'm calling that a : CON
Bike has very low miles, not enough to even find out if there are any issues, and no more warranty: CON
Bike is presumably pristine shape: PRO
Tires are old and hardened: CON

This is just my take and it doesn't mean shit, but if I were considering your bike I would probably offer $9.5K and come up to $10K, I wouldn't go over that, not enough upside in my eyes.

Just set your price and see what happens, my advice would be to sell it, and the sooner the better.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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I'll give you $20... I'm being generous...

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