Should I? brand new 04 yz450 $5800 OTD


18 replies to this topic
  • mtrdrms

Posted August 05, 2005 - 01:51 PM

#1

I am on the edge here guys. My local dealer really wants to blow this new 04 out and will give me a steal. I have a 250f now and I know my next bike will be a 450. I do all woods and dont really like the 4 speed but I am undecided. What should I knwo about this bike to begin with? Any quirks to watch out for? I went in to put a deposit on an 06 450 but now I dont know. Thanks for the info.
Andy

  • MotoGoalie

Posted August 05, 2005 - 01:54 PM

#2

That seems like a pretty good price. YOu might have to gear it down if you do tight steep stuff. I had to on my 03. Problem with that is you scream it going down straight sections.

  • CRFThumper

Posted August 05, 2005 - 01:55 PM

#3

Sounds high to me!!!I bought my son a new o4 last year for 4750.00 otd!That was when the 05's had just come out.

  • MX260

Posted August 05, 2005 - 02:26 PM

#4

$5800 seems really high, considering I just paid $5999 for my '05.

  • revolucien

Posted August 05, 2005 - 02:33 PM

#5

Sounds real high.... like the dealer was high too. :D I bought my '04 YZ450 in november of '03 for $6000 OTD that was a month or two after it hit the showroom floor. The 2006 is about to come out and that's the best he can do :D tell him to put the pipe down and give you a good deal or go to the Motorcycle Brokers ...Hell, they have the 2006 prices up and they are at 5,999.

  • 89yz250

Posted August 05, 2005 - 02:35 PM

#6

i would wait for the yellow 06.
But thats just me
and the 06 will have a 5 speed

  • dunecj2a

Posted August 05, 2005 - 02:42 PM

#7

If you are lookin for an 04 450 and tryin to save cash PM me. Shippin to CT is no problem for me :D

  • grayracer513

Posted August 05, 2005 - 05:12 PM

#8

$5800 is a good price for an '05, but it's way too high for an '04. What's the price before taxes and reg?

  • Dirty_Sanchez

Posted August 05, 2005 - 06:50 PM

#9

Yup, sounds like he's pretty proud of that bike he wants to sell you. He must not want to sell it bad enough.

I paid $4,7xx for my new 04 in October of 04.

Hold your ground, or walk. Too many other fish in the sea.

Dirty

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  • cojo

Posted August 05, 2005 - 09:28 PM

#10

way too high, over a year ago i paid 5600 otd in michigan

  • yz_for_me

Posted August 05, 2005 - 09:42 PM

#11

Could of picked up an '04 for $5300 6 months ago. I thought that was a little steep then. 5800 would be good if it were Rubles or Pesos maybe. Put your money down on the '06. Obviously the dealer doesn't want to sell the '04 very bad yet.

  • biznet1

Posted August 06, 2005 - 05:26 AM

#12

Way too much. You can get an 05 for that now, and the 05 has some substantial improvements.

  • RCannon

Posted August 06, 2005 - 05:28 AM

#13

No wonder the guy still has 04's left.....I woudl hate to pay that much for a two year old bike.

A person almost cannot do something lie that. If you needed to sell it in a few months or so, the bike will be worth 3 grand. Dont do it. If your financing, you woudl never even notice the slight savings your getting.

  • vantolr

Posted August 06, 2005 - 06:30 AM

#14

I'd do it for about $500 less than his asking price and perhaps a few goodies to boot.

  • mxaction

Posted August 06, 2005 - 02:44 PM

#15

I am on the edge here guys. My local dealer really wants to blow this new 04 out and will give me a steal. I have a 250f now and I know my next bike will be a 450. I do all woods and dont really like the 4 speed but I am undecided. What should I knwo about this bike to begin with? Any quirks to watch out for? I went in to put a deposit on an 06 450 but now I dont know. Thanks for the info.
Andy


All was good until you said you put a deposit on an '06 450F....GET THAT!

The '04 will rip your arms off...literally.

  • Cam yz250f

Posted August 07, 2005 - 10:38 AM

#16

My friend gaot a brealy ridden 04 450.It had no scratches and came with extra bars for 3500.Maybe you should take a look at used.Just my 2-cents.

  • Fastkid591

Posted August 07, 2005 - 02:44 PM

#17

I love my 04`. No problems at all. :D

  • willy henderson

Posted August 07, 2005 - 03:12 PM

#18

abernathycycles.com union city tn. otd $4894.00 otd 2005 yz450f

  • flintlock28

Posted August 07, 2005 - 03:31 PM

#19

You guys are all crazy buying brand new bikes....... I got a used 04 Yz 450f with just under 50 hours on it (trail ridden only on private property) for $ 3,300 back in April. It is flawless (except for the typical frame paint rubbed off from boots, and the rubbing on the magnesium casings) Why not save all that depeciation......I could maybe see buying new if you're definately going to race, but even than, I think it's way too much. I think this bike went for about $ 6,100 and a year later I get it for $ 3,300 I've put about 23 hours of riding on it (mainly trails, some Motocross) and absoulutely no problems. The 04 has slightly less "hit" than the 03 due to the heavier flywheel, but I believe the front forks are 2mm larger in diameter. Anyway, I highly recommend these bikes, but I'd lean toward used.....





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