Hello! I've currently got a naked 97 Bandit 6; my first big bike and it's getting a bit long in the tooth, I do love it but I've felt a change of bike coming and it's costing too much with maintenance and expensive bits keep dying, brakes keeps binding and are costly to fix etc etc
I was thinking of getting a twin of some sort, maybe a SV650 but then spotted the price on the new XB9SX @ £5800 which seems pretty cheap, although it's still nearly SIX GRAND which is a lot of money to me... but tempting... especially if I could trade in my bike and get a little deal..
I'd have to wack the bike on a 0% creditcard though and pay it back over around 3 years probably so I was just wondering what sort of costs I would incur over these years running the buell? (there is a 2 year guarantee) I would be doing about 6k miles a year including a short (5mile each way) commute everyday + all through winter.
I guess replace the tyres once a year as I do on my bandit.. what other costs am I likely to see? would the 2 year guarantee cover me for stuff? Do the run in services come free or do I have to pay and how much are they and how regular? What do I need to do to keep it tip top condition?
sorry for the amount of questions!!! want to get some ideas off you guys rather than a salesman in a shop!!
Thanks in advance