Just to put this topic in one thread....
Bikes like this are actually doing more harm than good to the name of Kats for sale. Asking over $8000 for this bike is just not realistic and the claims the guy makes are just farcical.
"THIS MOTORCYCLE IS APPROX 24YRS OLD AND EVEN TODAY WILL MATCH IF NOT BETTER ANY STREET LEGAL MOTORCYCLE IN AUSTRALIA."
Well if your talking about for "looks" then Im with you all the way, its a hornbag. If that statement is related in anyway to performance and handling then the guy is in for a shock when he lines up against something like a even CB600RR or ZX6R. Let alone the cloud of burnt rubber hed be left sitting in as he watched a 01-05 GSXR1000 disapear down the road ahead of him, without even having to getting out of 3rd gear... I mean COMON MAN!! Get a clue geez.... I love Kats as much as the next guy but lets be real here.
Then we have this one.
And I quote
"Suzuki Katana 1100
The first real supper bike."
I guess thats because Jesus is riding the "last supper bike" GET IT  Damn I crack me up.... Supper bike..... for gods sake if your gonna advertise a bike for TWICE what its worth at least learn to spell. That Kat is very nice and worth a MAXIMUM of $4500 to $5000. I mean look at some of the Kats we have seen on this site. MUCH better than this one and a LOT cheaper. Its just opportunism of the worst kind.
Then you can look at this.
Now THAT is a good deal. The seller has obviously not been eating quite as many magic mushrooms as the other guys and still has a basic grip on reality. In fact if anything this one is a little cheap but its a very realistic start price. If I had $2500 I didnt need right now Id grab it and Id also grab the $1600 Bandit 1200 motor thats listed and let the two of them make beautiful music together...
Katana 1200.... NOW your talking!! [}]
Im certain Kats will average $6000 - $10000 in years to come, but right now there are still too many REALLY nice ones around that have been loved to death and selling for $5000 to even dream about getting $6500+ for an average one.
The beat up old thing I was told I had to pay $4500 for the other day was a joke. I told the guy "listen man for $5000 I can buy a MINT Katana probably with lots of trick bits and a big bore kit." But he wanted to keep dreaming so he still owns it and will continue to own it either till he takes some care of it or the prices finally reach his dream....
/whinge off [^]