I currently joined the site recently looking for a FJR to go with my 2019 Goldwing Tour as a second bike, I also joined a Concours group to check out that bike also. What I’m noticing is all of us believe our bikes are worth more than the market will bare. New bikes are way down in sales throughout all the makes in the industry, but especially in the sport/tour market. I test rode a new 2018 from a dealer a couple days ago, In talking with him I asked why he’d didn’t have any 19’s or 20’s his response was I can’t sell a 18 so I’m not going to inventory a newer one, I have heard this from two dealers now 😢 They are pricing these bikes way down as new just trying to move them, so reality is used pricing will take a hit. I have noticed both with the FJR & Concours bikes for sale on the sites have set for long periods of time with no sale? Reality is unless we find buyers by chance that are looking for something that has are special Farkels, it’s going to be tough to move. I totally understand with the money spent on extras are hope is to get some of that back, but it’s rare. What I’m seeing is, unless we are willing to get near dealer trade value, it’s probably going to sit on the market for some time. Believe me I see that in the Goldwing market also.
Michigan, too funny, it seems you and I have something in common when it comes to bike choices, see picture attached of my trio that I had in my garage not long ago
"Value of used bikes" here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in my personal experience is excellent. I bought and sold a few bikes and never lost any money. Here the ridding season is relatively short due to long cold spells, therefore most bikes are low mileage and in very good condition, and especially when it comes to bikes like Concourse, FJR, 1600GT ,RT, ST1300, Trophy,Wings etc, mostly owned (and babied) my mature and responsible owners. You simply can't go wrong buying one of these bikes second hand. Some other markets might be different but here in Calgary it's very good when buying and selling bikes. Even buying from a dealer, like you said when it comes to FJR's, they are not exactly "flying of the shelves" and for the same reason I bought a brand new out of the crate '17ES, compared to some other things (i.e. $8K electric bicycle) I feel my $17K (all in) was a bargain deal.
Funny thing is that dealers are not making any effort in price reduction to move some other brands i.e. BMW bikes, even the new WingTour DCT at $35K seems a bit overpriced.
Bottom line we all know once you step into the "motorcycling world" it does get expensive, but it fills your heart and make you smile, and that's what counts, we will all expire one day soon, enjoy your toys you earned it
...and wash your hands,wash your hands,wash your hands