When planning to buy a motorcycle, whether it’s brand new or second hand, one of the most vital but underrated criteria that most buyers forget to take into consideration is ‘Resale Value.’ Now I know, not all of us want to sell off our bikes, most of us would even consider selling their bikes to be equivalent to losing a family member, which if you ask me, is a justified reaction. But then again, the fact that you don’t want to sell your bike doesn’t mean that you won’t have to. And that is exactly why I think that resale value is an important criteria to consider before making your choice. Speaking of resale value, here’s a list of motorbikes with the best resale value.
1. Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is Royal Enfield’s bestselling model in India and that’s why it is safe to say that a lot of motorbike enthusiasts in the country would want to get their hands on this baby, making it hold on to its original value tighter than most other motorbikes in it’s price range.
2. Yamaha FZ S V 2.0
Owing to its perfect combination of style, performance and fuel efficiency, the Yamaha FZ S V2.0 swiftly became one of the most popular 150cc segment bikes and thus there isn’t a steep drop in its original value.
3. Royal Enfield Classic 500
The Classic 350’s heavier sibling, the Classic 500 commands a waiting period of nearly 6 months, despite of being a bestseller in its weight class. The fact that it has been in the market a lot longer than its immediate competitors makes these facts even more impressive.
4. Yamaha YZF R15
Garnering praise and rave reviews ever since its launch, the R15 has always been popular. And then Yamaha went ahead and outdid themselves by updating this already near perfect bike to a version 2.0 with better handling. This bike is considered to be good for the roads but perfect for the racetracks, which might be why there will always be enthusiasts waiting to get their hands on it.
5. Hero Splendor Pluss
With a name as legendary as ‘Splendor’ attached to its name, this bike was always destined to do well in the Indian market. Add to this the fact that the bike is the closest you can get to buying a perfect commuter with a decent blend of style and is one of the most fuel efficient motorbikes in the country, and maybe you will understand why it has a high resale value.
6. Hero Passion Pro
A variant of the Hero Passion, the Passion Pro has the new i3S technology. With its revolutionary stop-start system, Hero claims that it has a mileage of 84kmpl. And in India, mileage is everything.
7. Honda CB Unicorn 150
The first bike in India to ever be launched with a monoshock at the rear, true motorcyclists get a sense of nostalgia from the Unicorn. Now, the times have changed and with it, so has the Unicorn. With a 149cc single cylinder air cooled engine and a mileage of 60kmpl, its no wonder that the CB Unicorn 150 has such s good resale value.
8. KTM 200 Duke
A motorcycle that has redefined the low capacity performance segment in India, the Duke 200 has been a bestseller ever since its launch. With a reputation that precedes it, the Duke 200 has broke previous performance benchmarks in the 200cc segment and that is why it’ll always have a soft spot in the hearts of the customers.
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