Horrible price for a nearly decade old bike. Maintenance records? I'd pay maybe 3kish.... you can get a late generation ZX6R for over 6k range.
Prelude: It's a bit strange to say that when one modifies their motorbike, they are actually diminishing the value. A 100% OEM bike will usually fetch a higher price. Even if you are jazzed about a modification, do not in any manner show it - ever!
I can easily say I have several $1,000.00s invested in my '15 ZX-6R. If I were of the mind to sell it (I most certainly am not), I'd strip the bling off and sell it on the side for a greater return
Firstly, I would have to agree with Gawernator - it's too much money. It's nine yrs old, that turns out to be ≈ 2,015-mi/yr. Now I am a believer that it's ' healthier for any internal combustion machine to be ran than parked
. So, the mileage in and of itself is not
Secondly, the next Q I would have for you is how are you gonna pay for it? Cash or financing it? You have a lot more leverage if it's cash (or at least a bank draught). Deal with them the last week of the quarter... If business is slow/inventory high, they will be more receptive to dealing - if the weather is inclement, better yet. Better to dry yourself than soak your wallet.
#3, Negotiate your deal. If you're not a 'natural horse trader,' bring along a friend or relative as your proxy to negotiate the deal, whilst you remain essentially mute. This is not the time to be proud - it is the time to save your money
. So, if
you have to finance, put the absolute greatest cash sum down that you can to hold it; arrange w/your bank/credit union, etc. in advance, to issue a draught for the balance. Take it down the same day - they will stay open to conclude the deal.
4th of 5, this also is the time to negotiate gear into the deal, the profit margin on retail is huge compared to the bike itself, so there's more room to wiggle that stuff in. But, it's not the time to ask for the kitchen sink - be logical. So, one needs to eyeball possible swag prior to the negotiations.
Lastly, one should always negotiate a stipulation concerning a used bike, that the deal is not concluded until you've had the mechanical health verified by an independent mechanic of your choosing (say, 48-72 hrs). Have this prearranged with said mechanic well in advance. Do not merely 'spring it' on this mechanic. You will have to pay the mechanic for their time & assessment.
be willing to walk away at any moment
in the negotiation process. It is not the only blue '08 ZX-6R on the market.