Rennes wrote:I know the Ninja is expensive, and the Hornet is not exactly cheap either, but considering, I could sell it after a year or two, and make most of the money back, it is a justifiable and good purchase. That being said.... I literally don't have the money for a CBR, even if I did see it as the best bike.
This is not necessarily true. Plus a lot can happen with a motorcycle like a small accident, an engine/tranny failure or problem, chips and scratches or dropping the bike, ect. Don't buy just because you think you will get "most" of your money back. I want to remind you that both these bikes are more of a "niche" market and probably won't be that easy to sell. Your market for selling one of those bikes would also probably be a Taiwanese person, so you would need to list it on a website like Yahoo auction and probably need a Taiwanese person to help you with that. My friend here had a beautiful Honda CBR 150cc with low miles on it, taken cared of, babied, some nice aftermarket parts, always parked in a garage and never ever saw rain. It took him 6 months to sell online. The price was right too.
Why do you want to buy such a nice bike like a Ninja or a Hornet and then sell it after a year? If you are really planning on selling after a year then IMO you are going to have to start looking for a buyer in 8 or 9 months just to be safe. Plus it is going to start getting cold and rainy really soon. Not the best weather to ride. You won't want to ride your sweet Ninja or Hornet in that kind of weather. It starts getting cold around November all the way to March.
I'm just trying to remind you that both of these bikes are expensive, but also rare. So if you are really planning on selling it after a year you might want to think about buying something else. It just seems like a waste of money to me unless you were going to keep it for awhile.