I am in east coast Canada and can buy a leftover new 09 Versys for $7800CDN or a used 09 Versys with ~700 miles for ~$6800CDN or a new 00 Versys for ~$8300CDN. What should I do? FYI the exchange rate is ~$1CDN = $0.90US
For our southern friends - everything is more expensive in Canada, not just becasue of the FX rate.
Hi TwooWheels: You don't say which Provence you are in, so i don't know if you have a HST or a PST. In BC you have to pay GST (5%) and HST (7%) on a new bike, but only PST on a used bike
Since the used bike is MILES, I am guessing it is a private import from the US, therefore the pricing should be US pricing times 1.06 (current FX rate) plus $150 (importation cost) plus a bit for effort. I am not sure if you get a Canadian Warranty on a 'grey import'.
The speedo can change from kph to mph at the push of a button or two, so that isn't a worry.
If it is a grey import, its value when you sell it will be lower than if it is a Canadian bike. For about $60 you can do a VIN check from http://www.CarProof.com
to find its full history.
Goodluck with the decision
I bought a fully farkled 07 for $C6,000 with 12,000 kms (Give side & top cases, gel seat, fog lights, exhaust & controller, adjustable screen & handguards, etc).