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Really a good article and personally I feel this bike to be cult status one day down the road.
It's probably one of the reasons I'm buying one knowing it will hold its value and little if any depreciation will take place.

What's your take on this?
Will it truly be a cult bike?馃か
 

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As an owner of an S2000, I completely agree with this article. ZX-4RR will be a special bike in the decades to come. However, unless you're planning on leaving your ZX-4RR in the crate or unridden at 0 miles, I wouldn't expect to break even anytime soon. Like firearms, motorcycles generally make for poor investments. Your 3000 mile only-dropped-once 4RR isn't gonna resale for MSRP.
 

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As an owner of an S2000, I completely agree with this article. ZX-4RR will be a special bike in the decades to come. However, unless you're planning on leaving your ZX-4RR in the crate or unridden at 0 miles, I wouldn't expect to break even anytime soon. Like firearms, motorcycles generally make for poor investments. Your 3000 mile only-dropped-once 4RR isn't gonna resale for MSRP.
I think the same. The initial depreciation will be normal since buyers will be able to buy new at MSRP, unless there is a shortage. However, down the road, the price will probably stabilize at around 4-5k (and maybe go up a bit in 10-15 years) while a normal bike of the same value (let's say a Z900) will slowly drop down to 2-3k and stay there until it's antique.
 

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Hmmm you're probably all right but the Ninja400 seems to be maintaining its value quite a bit.

Same with the ZX6R as I've been looking at the 6R to purchase and they are all in the 7-9 thousand range for sale used.

400's are selling for no less than 4,500 when they're still selling for 4,900 msrp.

The S2000 being a niche marketed sports car and oh so desirable is an icon in that market and low mile examples selling for 20K used.

I'm not saying the ZX4R is an investment but if kept low miles and garaged will yield a good resale value to those looking for one when production has stopped.

i guess I'd be the perfect example of that as I'm a truck driver having little time to be home and ride.
My Ninja400 has only 645 miles on it and most of those are track miles. 1-1/2 years with few miles.

Once my VTR1000 is finished I'll have 3 rides to choose from so neither of them will accrue any appreciable miles over the years with my job and career.
That's where the good resale comes in if I had the need to sell a bike as I'm not that spring chicken anymore and another crash may keep me from riding ever again. 馃

Let's hope not and enjoy the ride for what it is. 馃
 

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If there are no ZX4R/RR the following year, then the value would rise as the existing supply is slowly crashed. If production continues, nothing special, regular depreciation. I don't ever really buy anything thinking about "investment", not even my house. Mike: Hey, genius. Wanna know why I bought the car? Sulley: Not really. Mike: To drive it! You know, like on the street? With the honk-honk and the vroom-vroom, and the no walking at all?
 

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Hmmm you're probably all right but the Ninja400 seems to be maintaining its value quite a bit. Same with the ZX6R as I've been looking at the 6R to purchase and they are all in the 7-9 thousand range for sale used. 400's are selling for no less than 4,500 when they're still selling for 4,900 msrp. The S2000 being a niche marketed sports car and oh so desirable is an icon in that market and low mile examples selling for 20K used. I'm not saying the ZX4R is an investment but if kept low miles and garaged will yield a good resale value to those looking for one when production has stopped. i guess I'd be the perfect example of that as I'm a truck driver having little time to be home and ride. My Ninja400 has only 645 miles on it and most of those are track miles. 1-1/2 years with few miles. Once my VTR1000 is finished I'll have 3 rides to choose from so neither of them will accrue any appreciable miles over the years with my job and career. That's where the good resale comes in if I had the need to sell a bike as I'm not that spring chicken anymore and another crash may keep me from riding ever again. 馃 Let's hope not and enjoy the ride for what it is. 馃
Last time I shopped for a used bike was in 2019 (in Canada) so i'm not up to date with covid inflated prices; I bought my then 8 year old cbr250 for 1.2k and I can probably sell it for 1.8k this spring, 4 years later. I think that prices for toys will eventually come down though.
 

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I support the cult-bike idea for the ZX4RR. But for me, none of that matters. I've wanted a 400 like this since the 90's. I'm wanting a small displacement screamer to enjoy finding the limits on reguardless of its stock HP. I bought a 22 KTM RC 390 for the same reason. I'll be adding the ZX4RR in addition to the RC because it's going to be a much more hyper experience of a bike with its much higher redline....... should be great therapy experiences...
 
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