Yz250 prices

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5/4/2020 8:04 PM

Hey everyone I'm located in up in bc Canada and I'm currently looking for a used yz250, the prices have been super high lately there are guys with 13s asking 7000 guys with 06s asking 5000, what's up with the high prices? Bluebook on a 2017 is like 3500 and guys ask 6600? Is it just the Canadian bike market or is it like this everywhere?

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5/4/2020 9:22 PM

Got a brand new 2019 yz250 (2 stroke) for $6300 OTD in Idaho last August.

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5/5/2020 4:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/5/2020 4:50 AM

Demand is strong... Everyone talks down to the yz line, yet people are willing to pay more than blue book for them. I have a Yz250 and it’s the best bike I have ever owned. Sure, it vibrates more than a tc/sx250, but in 2 years when ktm comes out with a new modeL, the previous model will be obsolete. Nobody restores old ktms but tons of people restore old yzs.

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5/5/2020 6:22 AM

cody41 wrote:

Demand is strong... Everyone talks down to the yz line, yet people are willing to pay more than blue book for them. I have a Yz250 and it’s the best bike I have ever owned. Sure, it vibrates more than a tc/sx250, but in 2 years when ktm comes out with a new modeL, the previous model will be obsolete. Nobody restores old ktms but tons of people restore old yzs.

Great summary of why the demand for these bikes is so high. Sure, some segment of dirt bike fans are like - Dang, Yamaha, update these things already!

But, I'm sure Yamaha is more concerned with the segment of dirt bikes fans that buy all of the 2 stokes Yamaha produces in a year. To Yamaha, the message they hear has to be - Don't change them - we'll buy all you make, just the way they are.

I've lusted after a KTM or Husky enduro/off road bike for most of my life. But with no dealers very close to me & not that many available used, just could never pull the trigger.

Upsides to making the same bike forever is that they aren't hard to find and parts are relatively cheap and availability is not a problem.

Downsides to a continually evolving model is fast obsolescence and parts availability. Doesn't it alway suck when you find that the part you need was used 1 model year only and because of this the price is kind of obscene?

Anyway, I was able to pull the trigger on the 1st YZ250X I found for sale locally at a reasonable price.

The fact that my bike is basically a 2006 model doesn't hold me back in the least.



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2016 YZ250X

5/5/2020 6:31 AM

I look at times hoping to find reasonable price on a 2006 or newer. The best deals seem to be 2019 people bought and realized a stout 2 stroke is not for them or whatever.

I bet 5k can buy a near new YZ if a guy looks around. The days of finding a good one for 2k are long gone.

With that said, in another 2 or 3 months when the reality of Corvid-19 hits prices may come down some, but thats to be seen.

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5/5/2020 6:55 AM

I can never seem to sell my used ones and they're always in good shape. Cant get 5000 for my mint 18. Ive had an 02, 06, 09, 09, 16 and an 18

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5/5/2020 8:03 AM

wwdiii wrote:

I look at times hoping to find reasonable price on a 2006 or newer. The best deals seem to be 2019 people bought and realized a stout 2 stroke is not for them or whatever.

I bet 5k can buy a near new YZ if a guy looks around. The days of finding a good one for 2k are long gone.

With that said, in another 2 or 3 months when the reality of Corvid-19 hits prices may come down some, but thats to be seen.

I'm hoping for a price drop in all areas.... got my eye on a 2011 or newer mustang gt 5.0.

I know it's off topic but I dont care haha

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5/5/2020 5:22 PM

cody41 wrote:

Demand is strong... Everyone talks down to the yz line, yet people are willing to pay more than blue book for them. I have a Yz250 and it’s the best bike I have ever owned. Sure, it vibrates more than a tc/sx250, but in 2 years when ktm comes out with a new modeL, the previous model will be obsolete. Nobody restores old ktms but tons of people restore old yzs.

This. Literally the best bike I have ever ridden. I can't explain it, if you can ride one I am pretty sure you will understand why it holds its value so much.

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Heavy Hitter

5/5/2020 6:04 PM

Paid 5200 otd for a brand new 2013 yz250 in 2015, but that was also from a dealer that I have a strong relationship with

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5/5/2020 7:32 PM

I bought a 2007 like 4 years ago for $2500. Needed a rear fender.

Picked it up the next day and the dude had 7 calls on it, I got so lucky.

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2019 TX300
'10 200 XC-w

5/5/2020 7:48 PM

It sucks getting old, my last YZ 250 was around 1984. I will own another before I get to old, even if it’s just garage art!!

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5/6/2020 6:18 AM

dedi684 wrote:

I can never seem to sell my used ones and they're always in good shape. Cant get 5000 for my mint 18. Ive had an 02, 06, 09, 09, 16 and an 18

Can't get 70% of MSRP private party for a used bike and you think that is proof they don't sell?

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5/6/2020 7:51 AM

Bikes in general are spiking in value right now for some reason. My brother runs a shop, and he buys a lot of used bikes at auction in San Diego. Last week there was a 2015 RMZ250 with a blown motor that sold for $2700... A year ago you could buy that bike in perfect condition for about the same price. My advice is wait a while to let the market settle because things are outrageous right now.

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5/6/2020 8:15 AM

dedi684 wrote:

I can never seem to sell my used ones and they're always in good shape. Cant get 5000 for my mint 18. Ive had an 02, 06, 09, 09, 16 and an 18

Dirty Points wrote:

Can't get 70% of MSRP private party for a used bike and you think that is proof they don't sell?

I just watched 2 17's in amazing condition sell for $5k. $5k for an 18 is pretty reasonable

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

5/6/2020 8:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/6/2020 8:40 AM

dedi684 wrote:

I can never seem to sell my used ones and they're always in good shape. Cant get 5000 for my mint 18. Ive had an 02, 06, 09, 09, 16 and an 18

Dirty Points wrote:

Can't get 70% of MSRP private party for a used bike and you think that is proof they don't sell?

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I just watched 2 17's in amazing condition sell for $5k. $5k for an 18 is pretty reasonable

I know it is, but even if he couldn't get that, it would just make it way-above-average for a motorcycle in terms of resale market.

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5/6/2020 9:40 AM

Huevos wrote:

Bikes in general are spiking in value right now for some reason. My brother runs a shop, and he buys a lot of used bikes at auction in San Diego. Last week there was a 2015 RMZ250 with a blown motor that sold for $2700... A year ago you could buy that bike in perfect condition for about the same price. My advice is wait a while to let the market settle because things are outrageous right now.

That's interesting - you would think the market would be softening with everything going on

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5/6/2020 9:44 AM

I think the current price bump on these bikes locally is only due to supply. None of the local buy n sell sites show any used YZ 250's bikes for sale. I was fortunate to find a near new 16 out in the valley for $5000 but that was in October. I can only guess that if i were to sell it right now i could probably profit about 500 bucks and sell it in a few days. There is also the speculation about bike costs and financing. There used to be a magic number that bikes would sell quickly at (i think nowadays its about $6000 and under) due to guys not having that much saved cash on hand. If you want a bike and don't have the cash then you go to the bank and finance one. The bank or dealer usually pushes someone to go with a new bike and sets people up with a nice and easy "forever" payment plan. Once guys are in that situation and they want to sell their bike after a year or 2 the look at how much they still owe on it and what the market will bare for resale and if they are seeing a balance owing more than resale they just hold on to it. Therefore you see almost zero bikes under 4 years old for resale. But tha'ts just my opinion....i could and have been waaaaay off base many times before.

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5/6/2020 10:32 AM

I might just wait a while hopefully prices will chill out a bit, I'm also looking at a 14 250sx and 13 150sx both for around 5, but not going to rush into anything at the moment until the right deal comes up

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5/6/2020 2:19 PM

C_car66 wrote:

I might just wait a while hopefully prices will chill out a bit, I'm also looking at a 14 250sx and 13 150sx both for around 5, but not going to rush into anything at the moment until the right deal comes up

Woooohhaaaaaaat?
5k for a 14 sx 250 or a 13 sx 150?
With 5k here u can buy a 17/18 sx/tc 250
16 sx 125 around 3,5k

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5/6/2020 3:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/6/2020 3:44 PM

C_car66 wrote:

I might just wait a while hopefully prices will chill out a bit, I'm also looking at a 14 250sx and 13 150sx both for around 5, but not going to rush into anything at the moment until the right deal comes up

MZ193 wrote:

Woooohhaaaaaaat?
5k for a 14 sx 250 or a 13 sx 150?
With 5k here u can buy a 17/18 sx/tc 250
16 sx 125 around 3,5k

Holy that must be nice, that being said if anyone in BC is selling a bike let me know

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5/6/2020 7:03 PM

One good thing for YZ250 owners is Yamaha not changing the model up. Same with the 125, so they definitely hold their value. I just sold my '06 YZ125 for $3600. Granted it was super clean, low hours on it since total rebuild (suspension/engine) and had 250f swingarm with Dubya wheel set. A couple people laughed at my price on facebook ($3750) but sold it within a week. Put a steep price (I felt, I would've never paid that much for it) because I didn't care if I sold it, only rode a couple times a year so ok with selling but kinda wish I would've kept...

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5/7/2020 2:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/7/2020 2:20 AM

I paid $2500.00 for my 2016 7 months ago about 20miles southwest of Atlanta.

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5/7/2020 2:49 PM

dedi684 wrote:

I can never seem to sell my used ones and they're always in good shape. Cant get 5000 for my mint 18. Ive had an 02, 06, 09, 09, 16 and an 18

Dirty Points wrote:

Can't get 70% of MSRP private party for a used bike and you think that is proof they don't sell?

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I just watched 2 17's in amazing condition sell for $5k. $5k for an 18 is pretty reasonable

This guy isnt in SoCal by what his sig says. I imagine the market is far softer in upstate NY than in the mecca for all things moto.

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5/7/2020 3:28 PM

Dirty Points wrote:

Can't get 70% of MSRP private party for a used bike and you think that is proof they don't sell?

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I just watched 2 17's in amazing condition sell for $5k. $5k for an 18 is pretty reasonable

hanzhongluboy wrote:

This guy isnt in SoCal by what his sig says. I imagine the market is far softer in upstate NY than in the mecca for all things moto.

That is a good point

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

5/7/2020 3:28 PM

It should probably be clarified that the OP is in Canada and talking about CDN funds. With exchange at this time 5k USD is about 7k CDN. 5K CDN is about $3570 USD.

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