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    Unicorn

    I bought a 2016 FJR1300A. Great bike, great price for the new gen with only 31,000 miles.

    Unicorn-2016-fjr1300a-jpg

    No - I have not named her "unicorn."

    I titled the post "unicorn" because it is very rare to find a 2016 for sale and even more rare to find one for a price much lower than the original price of about $16,500.

    Yamaha has sold quite a few of the 2016's. My theory is that most guys are not going to sell them this quickly. The 2016 models introduced a 6th gear (previous years have 5), a slipper clutch, and LED head & tail lights. The guys that are going to sell are people who bought a bigger, faster, heavier bike than they thought they were getting into, or cases where the wife said "YOU BOUGHT A WHAT???" Those guys are all hoping to get most of their purchase price back. The other end of the used bike market, other than salvage titles or stolen bikes, are from owners who have racked up a lot of miles. Most FJR owners are not going to trade their bike after a few measly 10,000 miles. The '16s have only been out two summers so there are almost none for sale with high mileage.

    The bike I bought was owned by a 70 yr old guy that racked up 31,000 miles in two summers then decided that he's done riding. He wanted a quick sale so he can get his convertible - probably a Miata. I got the bike plus a top case for $8,000, less than half of the list price. I am not at all worried about the mileage because it was well maintained and because these bikes run carefree for a long, long time.
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    Re: Unicorn

    Congrats on the new ride!

    and I'm not seeing 2 posts about it?
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    but by how much you are loved by others." ~ OZ


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    Sweet!!!!!
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    Congratulations Chris!
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Unicorn

    Quote Originally Posted by ShoopCE View Post
    Moderators - If this is a second copy of the same post, please delete the second post.

    I bought a 2016 FJR1300A. Great bike, great price for the new gen with only 31,000 miles. Unicorn

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    No - I have not named her "unicorn"
    Are ALL your bikes going to be blue? Unicorn

    Seriously, it looks beautiful! What a dilemma! Trying to decide which great bike to ride.

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    Re: Unicorn

    That is most likely my next ride. Congrats!! Beautiful! Can you PM how much you paid for it if you do not want to make it public?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Unicorn

    Ital - $8000.

    I sorta feel like I stole it. See my initial post, revised, for the story.
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    Ital - $8000.

    I sorta feel like I stole it. See my initial post, revised, for the story.
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    Re: Unicorn

    Holy C..p!! You might to check the VIN# on that thing,,,

    That should have sold for at least 3-4K $ more...
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    Re: Unicorn

    Scott - you're right. It could have sold for much more.

    Because of your post I checked the VIN and it was clean. Thanks for the 10 minutes of heartburn.

    I wasn't really worried. The guy was very genuine. We met at his credit union - where they knew him, and the title was clean.
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