80k miles? It is a heavy use. If you allow me I would like to ask you. Will you be able to sell it with this mileage? It would be very hard to sell a sport bike with this mileage down here, I donít know if it is usual or just the Brazilians are prejudiced.
US is the same way. No one wants a bike with a lot of miles, and I think "a lot" is like 20-30,000 miles haha (although I've heard the west coast routinely has higher mileage bikes than us on the east coast)
Without having crunched the numbers to account for depreciation and amortization of a new ride, intuitively speaking, I think the bike is costing her next to nothing to run. At this point, selling price may not even be an issue.
Just $700 for insurance a year, my 4 qts of oil every 3.5-4,000 miles (I run a reusable stainless oil filter) and any other misc. maintenance items.... I'm still paying on the bike, so almost $300/mo for at least one more year (I took the longest loan I could upon purchase--I don't make a lot of $).
I personally have no desire of ever selling my 959 unless something catastrophic or life changing happens (ie. total loss crash or becoming handicapped). My 959 may evolve and become a track bike, but I won't ever get rid of it unless I don't have a choice.
Same. It's going to be buried with me :P
For me, that question of yours is profound in the sense that I consider 80k miles being way past the point of no return.
Her bike is worth far more than its salvage value. Moreover, the average yearly maintenance cost is minimal compared to the carrying cost of purchasing a current model. It's only 5 years old, drop-dead gorgeous and probably will be for many years to come. This topic is changing my outlook about trading-in our bike for a newer model.
Having the bike serviced at the dealer is $1200-1500 each 15k, plus another $300 for a chain/sprocket set every 15k.
So if you figured the bike was paid off and insurance wasn't factored in = under $2k in scheduled dealer maintenance + 4.25 oil changes @ $50/ea = $215 (15,000/3500=4.25 changes) = ~$2,215 a year
, less than if you had a new bike @ $300/mo. for a year ($3,600)