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Hi everyone, not yet an XSR owner, but I definitely will be very soon! I just had a couple of questions to put out there...

I was looking at some XSR700s on Autotrader and it seems the current price for a new XSR is LOWER than that of the used ones!

Most new (2016 or 2017 models but not yet registered) are going for £4995. Yet used ones with 6000 or so miles are going up for over 5k, like £5400 or £5700. Any ideas why this is??

Second question, and this is UK specific; all the models I keep seeing on autotrader that are advertised as 35kw for A1/A2 (can't remember) licence holders, can these be derestricted? I know in Australia they are actually a seperate engine (a 655cc LAMS certified). Is that the same in the UK? Most of these £4995 priced bikes are 35kw, so I was wondering if this is why they're so cheap?

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Matt.
 

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I really want to add an XSR700 to my garage but I think I'm going to get one used. So far here in the USA though the bikes are too new for their to be any used ones I can find. It's very interesting to see the difference in prices in the UK. I prefer buying used, that new vehicle depreciation factor just kill my soul! Let us know if you pick one up and what you paid!
 

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Second hand ones might be more expensive if the owners paid list price, or have lots of goodies on them. Though you might not want said goodies.

No separate engine for the restricted bikes in the UK.
 

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I think it's a bit of all the reasons you've pointed out. That and apparently the dealers get the 35kw models cheap and no one wants them in the UK! But they can't just unrestrict them apparently, so they can't shift them! You can unrestrict them yourself but may void the warrenty etc. Might even have to change the log book too if the power is listed.

Anyway... found a great deal for a brand new (though 2017 model), unregistered, forest green beauty. Comes with £750 accessories which I get to choose from Yamaha, all pre fitted before delivery. Which means I can get some of their overpriced goodies without feeling too conned!
😂 Thank you very much, Yamaha 😊
 

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Ah, Forest Green, now there's a good choice. Bound to become a collector's item now it's been discontinued....watch that price appreciate! Or is it just wishful thinking on my part? Enjoy it anyway.
 

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Just picked up a Forest Green from a dealer in surrey. The current 750 accessories does help but the extra £250 the dealer threw in of any helped as well.

Not mention worked out about £1000 off list price for a brand new bike


Some good deals out there. I think the dealer has one more bike left with similar deal if anyone is interesting. Woking Yamaha
 

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Just picked up a Forest Green from a dealer in surrey. The current 750 accessories does help but the extra £250 the dealer threw in of any helped as well.

Not mention worked out about £1000 off list price for a brand new bike


Some good deals out there. I think the dealer has one more bike left with similar deal if anyone is interesting. Woking Yamaha
How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? Mine ended up at £5800 before delivery with the £750 of accessories. And I thought I was getting the deal! 😂
 

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How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? Mine ended up at £5800 before delivery with the £750 of accessories. And I thought I was getting the deal! 😂

All in all the same as came with additional extra £250 of accesseories and bike was £6000. As was in showroom had couple of other bits as well


Still a good price for brand new bike with lots toys, the extra £250 helped to get me the trousers and locks the bike needed so worked out well
 

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Hello,

This is actually my first post. I just bought an XSr700 at the weekend. Dealers want silly money for 2nd hand bikes but you can get them for good money privately - they just don't last very long before selling. I got mine for £5k and it's 10 months old with 820 miles on the clock. Pretty stock bike just with radiator cover and adjustable levers. I absolutely love it.

Cheers, Anthony.
 

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Hello,

This is actually my first post. I just bought an XSr700 at the weekend. Dealers want silly money for 2nd hand bikes but you can get them for good money privately - they just don't last very long before selling. I got mine for £5k and it's 10 months old with 820 miles on the clock. Pretty stock bike just with radiator cover and adjustable levers. I absolutely love it.

Cheers, Anthony.
Nice one! I'll be receiving mine on Thursday, cannot wait!!
 

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Hi, just posted in the 'introduce yourself pages'...

Was your deal and well priced bike on a restricted model?

They are so cheap - the 35kw ones - what is the practical difference a newish big bike rider would notice?

Thanks
 

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I'm afraid I can't comment on the restricted model, the one I bought was the full power version. Sorry!
 
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