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  • Magnus888
    Magnus888
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    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 12:11 AM

    What happens to the value of the old models then?

    Quoting OlChesnut on 17 Sep 2021 12:15 AM

    I think the old models will eventually go up.  Especially in Australia where there's not that many around.  I've seen the value of older Shovel Sporites go up in recent years.

    I have a mint condition 48 and was thinking of trading for a breakout, rung the Dealers and there are no more 48's coming in. Having second thoughts now about keeping it and having two bikes...
  • OlChesnut
    OlChesnut
    1 month
    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 12:11 AM

    What happens to the value of the old models then?

    Quoting OlChesnut on 17 Sep 2021 12:15 AM

    I think the old models will eventually go up.  Especially in Australia where there's not that many around.  I've seen the value of older Shovel Sporites go up in recent years.

    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 12:32 AM

    I have a mint condition 48 and was thinking of trading for a breakout, rung the Dealers and there are no more 48's coming in. Having second thoughts now about keeping it and having two bikes...

    The 48 is a great bike.  Classic Sporties going forward will have a special place in Harley history.  I don't think the same will happen with bikes like the Breakout.  I've got a 1200C, one of the last Sporties that was updated with ABS, better brakes and electicals.  There won't be any more bikes like it.  I'm leaning to making it a keeper.
  • Magnus888
    Magnus888
    1 month
    Quoting OlChesnut on 17 Sep 2021 12:15 AM

    I think the old models will eventually go up.  Especially in Australia where there's not that many around.  I've seen the value of older Shovel Sporites go up in recent years.

    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 12:32 AM

    I have a mint condition 48 and was thinking of trading for a breakout, rung the Dealers and there are no more 48's coming in. Having second thoughts now about keeping it and having two bikes...

    Quoting OlChesnut on 17 Sep 2021 12:43 AM

    The 48 is a great bike.  Classic Sporties going forward will have a special place in Harley history.  I don't think the same will happen with bikes like the Breakout.  I've got a 1200C, one of the last Sporties that was updated with ABS, better brakes and electicals.  There won't be any more bikes like it.  I'm leaning to making it a keeper.

    Good points, I have a 2017 which has all those updates, and it's a fun bike, sounds great, perfect for the hills. I know the new sporty has more power and mod cons but doesn't appeal in the looks or price dept for me. Just too add a stage 1, you would be up around 30k.
  • Postie
    Postie
    1 month
    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 12:32 AM

    I have a mint condition 48 and was thinking of trading for a breakout, rung the Dealers and there are no more 48's coming in. Having second thoughts now about keeping it and having two bikes...

    Quoting OlChesnut on 17 Sep 2021 12:43 AM

    The 48 is a great bike.  Classic Sporties going forward will have a special place in Harley history.  I don't think the same will happen with bikes like the Breakout.  I've got a 1200C, one of the last Sporties that was updated with ABS, better brakes and electicals.  There won't be any more bikes like it.  I'm leaning to making it a keeper.

    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 01:37 AM

    Good points, I have a 2017 which has all those updates, and it's a fun bike, sounds great, perfect for the hills. I know the new sporty has more power and mod cons but doesn't appeal in the looks or price dept for me. Just too add a stage 1, you would be up around 30k.

    Ive got a 2017 48 and a 2008 deluxe. Id let the deluxe go but my son will be inheriting the 48. I love the new sportster S but it's just not a sportster. Not a full frame or air cooled motor. No potential show bike there. It's the end of an era. Kept all the standard parts as a standard 48 will end up worth more.
  • Wess
    Wess
    1 month
    I got a 2010 Nightster 1200 and I looked up Nightsters on Bike Point only a few days ago, the sporties the same as mine were priced at 16 grand and 17 grand ! ...Jesus I paid 8 grand for mine 3 years ago with new V&H pipes, stage 1 and a few other bits I was going to buy anyway ...the bikes for sale had low K's and were in good nick but if you got a 48 with low k's I would hang on to it I'd be rich if I hung onto some of the old Bike and cars I had (I still got a 1970 Bonnie in the shed). 
  • Magnus888
    Magnus888
    1 month
    Quoting Wess on 18 Sep 2021 09:53 PM

    I got a 2010 Nightster 1200 and I looked up Nightsters on Bike Point only a few days ago, the sporties the same as mine were priced at 16 grand and 17 grand ! ...Jesus I paid 8 grand for mine 3 years ago with new V&H pipes, stage 1 and a few other bits I was going to buy anyway ...the bikes for sale had low K's and were in good nick but if you got a 48 with low k's I would hang on to it I'd be rich if I hung onto some of the old Bike and cars I had (I still got a 1970 Bonnie in the shed). 

    Would be interesting to get the numbers sold of each model in Australia. Can't see too many Sporties for sale at the moment.
  • Magnus888
    Magnus888
    1 month
    Quoting OlChesnut on 17 Sep 2021 12:43 AM

    The 48 is a great bike.  Classic Sporties going forward will have a special place in Harley history.  I don't think the same will happen with bikes like the Breakout.  I've got a 1200C, one of the last Sporties that was updated with ABS, better brakes and electicals.  There won't be any more bikes like it.  I'm leaning to making it a keeper.

    Quoting Magnus888 on 17 Sep 2021 01:37 AM

    Good points, I have a 2017 which has all those updates, and it's a fun bike, sounds great, perfect for the hills. I know the new sporty has more power and mod cons but doesn't appeal in the looks or price dept for me. Just too add a stage 1, you would be up around 30k.

    Quoting Postie on 17 Sep 2021 09:34 AM

    Ive got a 2017 48 and a 2008 deluxe. Id let the deluxe go but my son will be inheriting the 48. I love the new sportster S but it's just not a sportster. Not a full frame or air cooled motor. No potential show bike there. It's the end of an era. Kept all the standard parts as a standard 48 will end up worth more.

    Interesting to hear your point of view, my son is 18 and I was contemplating the exact same thing. Although a lot of Harley owners I meet don't have a sporty, most say they are fun too ride...
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    1 month
    I'm just happy I have my 2003 XLH 1200 5 speed with the motor rigid mounted to the frame ( not rubber mounted ). these are the Bikes Harley raced in Roaring sporty's in the 1990's. I've got 2018 heads on it. it goes strong too light.
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