Dark Sol, I've looked at a couple in the 3000-4000 range. I would just as soon pay an extra 1000 to 1500 for new vs. one with 7000 - 12000 unknown miles with unknown oil changes etc. A used one would have to be less than half of the new cost to really interest me. So far I have found one in the 2000-2500 range but it was a 2001 model. That's pretty old!
I've read of the lucky people who find a four year old TW with 1000 miles, but I haven't been that lucky yet.
Digger988, $4000.00 out the door? That is a great price. I may have to push a bit harder on the dealer. Of course California is probably going to be more expensive than just about anywhere.
Thanks for the feedback on this.
For new you have to remember that prices are different in different parts of the country. And "out the door" will vary also because taxes, title etc. are not the same everywhere and can vary a lot.
I am on my 3rd TW, the first 2 were used, low mileage, looked and ran great but ended up having issues, so I found a new 2012... which wasn't easy in my area, I had to drive 120 miles to a dealership to get it, the 2 closer dealers couldn't come up with any.
Used ones seem scarce now too around where I am.
I paid about $4600 "out the door" (bike was $4100) but also got a 5 year factory warranty in that price.
My last one (2007) looked and ran great... but...I would have had to spend $$ on a new tire, chain, probably sprockets, there was some unexplained junk in the oil at the last change and signs of the base gasket oil weep issue so to me the new one was a no-brainer, and now for the next 5 years any issues it may develop are Yamaha's problem.