What happens to the value of the old models then?
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...
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.
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).
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.