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Hello folks, I have a question :?: ; What are the differences between a 2007 Bergman 400 and the 2012 400? Other than ABS. Reason I'm asking as I can purchase a 2007 with only 170 miles on it for 5k or a 2012 new for $6700. Is it worth even considering the '07?
 

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Kelly Blue Book for a 2007 400 in excellent condition is $3,275.00.
 

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I bought my 08 with 6500 miles when it was 4 years old, about half the price of a then-new one. And I'm happy with it.
First vehicle in 15 years I bought used.
While you avoid depreciation cost when buying a used one, you do miss the warranty of a new one. And don't have to worry about the history of a used one.
Tough decision...
 

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OK, Thanks folks appreciate answers............Mike
 

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Paid $3,200 for nice 08 in October.
 

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I paid $3,200 for an '09 last March with only 185 miles. You probably won't match this killer deal, but you can so a whole lot better than $5k for that old a bike. The main differences you asked about include venting mods made in '08 to the transmission (which can be retrofitted to the '07) and, I believe starting in '11, standard rather than optional ABS.
 

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welcome gunrunner, it depends a lot on the condition and price of the 07, if you are close to a member maybe they can go with you to look at it and help , post a location and maybe we can look at it or at least come over and eat all your groceries and drink all your beer and ogle all your wimmin :lol:
the 07 is a great bike and a great starter for someone who has never had a burgman since you will be getting it at a good price if it is in good shape , and resale should not be much of a problem if it is indeed in good shape and with such low miles should you decide you do want to resell it , again condition condition conditoon
 

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Lately, used Burgi 400s (for sale) are scarce. Might be a seasonal thing though
 

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Hi there,
I bought a used 2007 Burgman 400 last year. It had 1700 Kms on it (about 800 miles). Just broken in. I Paid $4200.00CAD. for it. No regrets. I now have over 9000 kms on it. When I purchased it, I changed the oil & Oil filter, new air filter and spark plug. I have had no problems with it. So basically, I had myself a relatively new burgman for half the price.
 

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thanks folks. Really do appreciate all the input. I'm actually going Tuesday to look at a new 2013 that one of the local shops got in(way expensive,IMO). This is HD country and you NEVER see Burgmans. I was surprised a local shop actually ordered one. I Have a '07 RoadStar Silverado 102CI cruiser (hey look at me MC). I'm done with heavy thumpty thump V-twin and HOT air cooled roast the Nu-s motorcycles. I do get a good 51mpg from the RoadStar when I cruise back roads but I want QUIET(sorry to shout). I'm into MPG and many miles of back roads. Can't get a decent trade-in so that's a problem. I'm set on the 400 vs the 650. I do my own maint and have been riding for many decades and everything from Hodaka 125 Wombat to 1200 Pan Head choppers. Wish me luck in my quest to obtain a 400 Berger folks. Around here it's a real challange......Mike
 

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Gunruner:
I am in a very similar situation. I too am a newbie on this board (this is my first post here :) ) and I too I am looking to leave V-twins behind. I have a Yamaha 1300 Tourer with only 4K miles on it, and she really goes (it must be the color, everybody knows that red bikes are faster :D ). I don't mind the power, but the weight is now really starting to bother me (and the heat and the noise and the clutch in traffic etc...). I will get a beating if I trade -in, but I don't like the hassle of selling privately. I am looking at a 2012 Burgman 400 abs new. Because of being 2012 they reduced it by over $ 1000 over list price. I have been reading this board up and down and I think I will be going for it.
If I were you, I'd go for the new one as well. Peace of mind (warranty) is worth the depreciation hit, IMHO.
Everyone: wish us luck.
Marco
 
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