Honda Helix for sale

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by Has been maxi tours » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:37 am


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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by Jaz » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:51 pm

orange1290 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:26 am
yes but it's 2019 now, so why would people buy it today? It's not as if they are very collectable or ever will be no matter what those who own them dream about.
Why would anyone buy one of those exploding rubber-framed '70s Kawasaki 2-strokes in 2019? At least the Helix can be relied upon to run for more than 500 miles between rebuilds and not throw you off at the first sniff of a bend :lol:

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by Jimo » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:07 pm

At least £1000 over priced - but some folk are like that!

But maybe like me they are attempting to cover the cost of their cremation!

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by orange1290 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:47 pm

Jaz wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:51 pm
orange1290 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:26 am
yes but it's 2019 now, so why would people buy it today? It's not as if they are very collectable or ever will be no matter what those who own them dream about.
Why would anyone buy one of those exploding rubber-framed '70s Kawasaki 2-strokes in 2019? At least the Helix can be relied upon to run for more than 500 miles between rebuilds and not throw you off at the first sniff of a bend :lol:
Bought for €1000 each and now worth at least €9,000 each and rising, that's why :mrgreen:

They also look and sound fantastic 8-)

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by muddyfox » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:20 am

But maybe like me they are attempting to cover the cost of their cremation! :D :D
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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by Meldrew » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:29 am

Yes those old 2-stroke Kawasaki’s do seem to be going for silly money, although the odd ones I've seen since they were around in the Seventies have had shed loads of money restoring them to a standard that they didn't leave the factory in Japan in.

Like all early Japanese motorcycles, one average British winter ravaged the chrome and paint, and furred the alloy. I can't imagine yours will get a lot of use in traffic choked Malta either, it’s like any other Med country where the sun, salt, and ozone fades black plastic to grey, crazes clear windscreens, and gives headlights that opaque milky covering.

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by XP500FUN » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:29 am

Well yes possibly on the two strokes, but they are still way over value.

This Helix is probably suffering from " I own it syndrome " where it has extra value/worth in the owners eyes as its belongs to them !!!

Funnily enough most people I encounter who suffer from this usually want major discounts etc when they are buying things though.

I have an aquantance in another hobby who often strongly complains on a forum for that hobby that items are now way way over priced, but then sells them himself for about 3 or 4 times the price, but always wants cash off ( the lower price ) and free post etc when he is buying.

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by orange1290 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:37 am

XP500FUN wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:29 am
Well yes possibly on the two strokes, but they are still way over value.

This Helix is probably suffering from " I own it syndrome " where it has extra value/worth in the owners eyes as its belongs to them !!!

Funnily enough most people I encounter who suffer from this usually want major discounts etc when they are buying things though.

I have an aquantance in another hobby who often strongly complains on a forum for that hobby that items are now way way over priced, but then sells them himself for about 3 or 4 times the price, but always wants cash off ( the lower price ) and free post etc when he is buying.

Best Mark.
They aren't 'way over value' because these are the prices they are selling for. I've had several offers around the €9000 for each of my two 500's. Also, they aren't kept in Malta but in Germany garaged with several other classic bikes
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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by capitano » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:08 am

orange1290 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:37 am
They aren't 'way over value' because these are the prices they are selling for. I've had several offers around the €9000 for each of my two 500's. Also, they aren't kept in Malta but in Germany garaged with several other classic bikes
Exactly. Anything is worth what someone will pay for it.

It's basic economics 1-01, along with supply and demand.

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Re: Honda Helix for sale

Post by XP500FUN » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 am

What something will sell for does`nt always reflect its real value though.

Especially at the moment money is all over the place so rarer things are going up in value beyond what they are really worth.

If for whatever reason we start facing food shortages etc ( we may well do in the UK ) things here at least will plumet.

Whatever regarding things like two strokes etc that price for a Helix is crackers.


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