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How many miles a year do you ride

Mines only a year old with nearly 10,000 miles on it allready buy the time ive paid for it it will have 30,000 miles and the resale value of not a lot.
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Bought mine in March of last year- I have about 14,000 + miles on it. I own it, but I seriously doubt I will trade or sell it because of the value issue, too. Rather just hang on to it unless it becomes economically desirable to sell it.
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I have been averaging 20,000 miles a year. That is split up among several bikes. The Versys should be good for 200,000 miles easy if you keep up with regular maintenance. If you keep it long enough you will be able to sell it for $7000. Of course that will be 25 years from now when a new bike will cost $25,000.
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The dealer servicing is expensive but a must at the moment for warrenty reasons.
After the two yr warrety I will service it my selfe do you service your own bike
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Between 8-10k

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I've had it since June 2009 and just cleared 22000 km (13750 miles) or so. Unfortunately I did not get to ride all summer last year and the same for this summer, until August next year.

Since I sold my car this spring I have put on 2000 km and will be storing it soon .

When I come back I will be making my mind up about upgrading or keeping. Who knows.

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The dealer servicing is expensive but a must at the moment for warrenty reasons.
After the two yr warrety I will service it my selfe do you service your own bike
In the US you don't have to have the dealer service the bike to maintain your warranty. You just need to keep good records if you do it yourself or have an independent shop maintain it.
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About 5000 mi/yr. Riding season here is 6 months long, give or take a month. I so far haven't done any cross-country riding, and don't go on many just-for-the-hell-of-it rides, so the vast majority of the miles are accumulated on my commute, which is 12 miles round trip. If I don't detour on the way home.

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I'm a 365 rider, I do about 25K a year spread across 2 bikes.

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I only do about 1500-2000 miles a year. Most of my free time (which is limited) is spent on cycling (the kind with pedals). My Versys cost less than either of my custom road bicycles so I think it's worth the price even with the little use it gets. Motorcycles make me fat, bicycles make me thin.
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I ride as much as I can, pleasure and commute. I bought the bike at the begining of June and have little over 1500 miles on her right now.

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6000 to 8000 kms if I stretch the season as far as I can. Good riding is between 1 May and 15 October, but I try to start in mid March if the snow is gone and ride till late November if the snow holds off. It's the only way to make the crazy insurance worth while!

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I got the V in March 09 and now have 18,000 on it. I expect do do a lot more riding this year as I retired in April 2011.
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Bought mine in June of 08 now has 51000 miles on it no problems at all.
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15 Months / 27,000 Miles ó All on back country roads
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30k miles per year
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2500 miles on my Versys this year (owned since end of march), 6000 miles on my NTV over the last 12 months, and 1200 miles in the last 6 months on my scooter. I wish I had more time to ride.

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bout 25,000 miles...

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Figure 10 to 12,000 miles a year on average. This year I was away for 2 weeks of vacation in May, so it may be a bit less. However, I got the Versys in April of 2009 and now have a bit over 31,000 miles on her. Still, just saw a 2010 Z1000 with only 2,000 miles on her and the cost was less than $9,000...

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3-5k km a year for the last few but I have a company vehicle which takes away the rational to drive my bike. But I'm moving and it will get a lot more use in the next few years.
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