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Still think I got the bargain of the century. Almost two years ago a picked up a AN650 Exec 2017 with 5800 miles on for just $6000
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"I usually get waves returned except from sport bikes and the "ride only on the weekends, work in the corporate office during the week ... douches."

Same in South Florida. There's a lot of money down here, and lots of $40k bikes ridden by guys who ONLY ride on weekends and primarily for image ("Honey, where's my black Harley shirt?"). I view them as poseurs compared to a true rider who needs a motorcycle like he needs a right arm attached to his body. Those people are my brothers.

I gave up initiating waves long ago. It was too irksome to wave at someone who ignored me on a bike I regarded as about half as smart as a Burgman 650. Nowadays if I am waved at I respond instantly with a full Japanese head bow, offered with respect.
 
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"Still think I got the bargain of the century. Almost two years ago a picked up a AN650 Exec 2017 with 5800 miles on for just $6000>"

So, two years ago would have been 2018, meaning you got a year old Burgman 650 for that price? That is a very good deal.

My best deal ever was a two-year old BMW C 650 GT with 837 miles for $5,000. Still can't believe my luck on that.

I bought my current 2016 Burgman 650 last month for $5,300. It has 2,300 miles and came with a backrest and GIVI top case. I favor super clean, low mileage bikes with all the dealer depreciation worn off ;o).
 
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Picked up my 2013 w/7200 miles in Dec '18 for 5000 OTD at a local dealer who I've done business with in the past and from whom I generally get good (not great) pricing. It needed a couple plastics and I ended up spending somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 on new plastics over the next 6 months. Replaced all fluids and both tires, added Suzuki top box and rack and the heated grips, and new fork springs and oil. So all in all, I'm in ~$6500. There are certainly better deals out there, but I don't feel like I overpaid (much). The fact is this bike may be worth different amounts to different people depending on what you want. My last bike was a $23,000 BMW, and I can tell you having a paid-off machine that I like just as much (or more) sitting in my garage that I spent a little more than 1/4 the money on gives me a smile every time I think about it.

So, is it worth $5000 to YOU? That's the big question, and only you can answer it. When I bought mine, I knew I was probably over-paying a bit, but it was there, it was available, and it was what I wanted. I've never looked back and never felt any regret. This is truly the most enjoyable bike I've owned (and this is coming from a guy who's owned a V-Strom 1000, an FJR1300, and a BMW K1600). I'll be 38 years old next week -- the Burgman isn't just for the old guys!

I'm getting a little long-winded here, so will try to wrap this up. IMO, $5000 for a 2013 (which is basically identical to a 2018 minus the heated grips and seat) is still a decent price, assuming it's in good shape, especially now since it looks like (though never confirmed by Suzuki) this version of the Burgman is gone forever. That said, I can't believe some of the smokin' deals I've read about some of you in this thread getting!

Regarding waving... gave up on that awhile back. If someone waves, I wave back, but I don't initiate anymore. Maybe it's the smug sense of superiority riding a Burgman gives me. More likely I just got tired of waving and getting snubbed... not a good feeling no matter how "I don't give a %&!$ what you think of me" a person you are.
 
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