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welshlamb



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
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Location: South Wales , Nr. Abergavenny

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Odd Bimota prices Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIMOTA-YB5-/201760996015?hash=item2ef9e47aaf:g:mqkAAOSwBahVewZD

Following on from debate about the mispriced DB6 and KB1 at Craigs Honda... the YB5 "special' above (I use the word reservedly!) has been on sale at the listed 19995 for 2 years now! I have emailed the dealers and advised that the customisation wont probably appeal to any Bimota collector outside of Japan and there will be considerable cost in getting it back to standard. Yes Bimotas did sell for 'silly' money in Japan back in days of the bubble economy but that was with fat Japanese margins on fat Bimota margins.

I suggested politely that, with good used YB5 available at 10-12k if they wanted to sell this that they should reduce price to 8k ish (it is below the skin zero miles)

Never got a reply and 3-4 months on its still for sale... at 19995
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2bims



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see that an FJ has appeared on your footer..... Laughing
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:
I see that an FJ has appeared on your footer..... Laughing


Not a YB5 but about 10000 cheaper!! Still working on the 'wants' list!! Laughing
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RWG



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah well, not as ugly as a Mantra, though pretty close Very Happy
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't really expect a reply did you ?
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brian



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
You didn't really expect a reply did you ?


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, not really. Can only hope they were ripped off when they bought it in Japan!! Greedy bastards!
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