I'd agree that it's the economy. People are strapped.
If not that, then people are stupid. Don't buy a brand new bike if you haven't done all the research, checked the competition, test rode, read reveiws, sat on it at the dealership, etc. If it only takes 1500 miles for you to decide you want something else or don't want a motorcycle at all, then you either have a lot of disposable income or you've got no idea what you're doing. A lot of people also buy more bike than they can handle. Despite what others have said, I wouldn't classify the VS as a beginning bike. People new to motorcycling often get in over their head, really quickly, and they find out motorcycling isn't right for them. That's why I always encourage new bikers to get something used. It's easier to figure out what you want that way, and you're not taking the $1000 depreciation hit a new bike suffers as soon as it's driven off the lot.
This is a great bike, I love mine. Granted, it's not for everyone. People make impulse buys, I suppose, but I don't. I waited three years for the VS to come to California. I almost settled for a V-Strom. I knew it was what I wanted.
But bikes aren't necessities.
I'd also check for crash damage on any low mile newer used bike. A first crash for a biker is often a reason to sell.
c'est le vie
2009 Kawasaki Versys, "Dr Doom"
2009 Suzuki Burgman 650, "StormTrooper"
2003 Suzuki Burgman 400, "Yoda"
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