FS: 2008 Triumph Tiger 1050

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Bob Milutinovic, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Only seeking expressions of interest at this stage; I've yet to get the
    complete details of the bike (for example, I still don't know if it's the
    model with ABS or not), but the following's stuff I _do_ know:

    - Near-perfect condition
    - Brand new genuine Triumph panniers (haven't been mounted to the bike)
    - Registered 'til September 2012
    - Black in colour

    I'm selling this on behalf of family friends, as it's part of a deceased
    estate (no, the original owner did _not_ meet his demise on the bike).
    Nobody in the family rides, and given how closed the departed owner was to
    his bike, are loathe to even look at it, let alone retain it, as it brings
    up too many memories.

    Anyone care to offer a guesstimate of what they should expect for it? Anyone
    interested in buying it? It's currently garaged in Liverpool, in the
    south-west of Sydney.

    Offers of "treefiddy" and/or "kicks in the nuts" will drawn yawns. Yes, I
    know it's customary, but is it really worth your while to type it?
    Bob Milutinovic, Dec 5, 2011
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  2. ABS was an optional fitting

    A realistic figure would be around the $7.500 to $8,000 mark
    Admittedly, you will see them in dealers shops for around 11 - 12,000
    but, they are offering a warranty of sorts.
    Not really my type of bike, I have a 1994 Trophy but I bought that because
    it was cheap, my older Trumps are a different matter
    George W Frost, Dec 5, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Was it worth your while to type that, Bob? [evil grin]


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Dec 5, 2011
  4. Bob Milutinovic

    CrazyCam Guest

    Hard to say what they might get for it.

    Under the sad circumstances, they probably just want it disappeared, but
    the market is pretty slow at the moment.

    I think it should go for about ten grand, but, to get that could take
    some time.

    I'd also hazard a guess that, if they phoned a few dealerships, they
    might be offered two or three grand, if they are lucky. :-(

    By chance, I recently had a ride on a white Tiger 1050, the non ABS
    model, from the same year and it was a very nice machine, just a tad too
    tall for me to be really confident to live with, but nice to ride.

    Might e-Bay be a good way for them to go?

    While I wouldn't be interested in buying it at a reasonable price, I
    could be tempted by it at $500 more than the best dealer's offer.

    CrazyCam, Dec 5, 2011
  5. Thanks for the feedback, Cam.

    It'll be eBay with a realistic reserve; just waiting for the weather to
    clear up so I can wheel it out of the garage 'n' get some decent photos.

    Not entirely sure they'd be keen on the "$500 more than the best dealer's
    offer," as dealers're notorious for offering nothing, giving it a wash
    (sometimes not even that), then charging a fortune to the next unsuspecting
    customer. But we'll wait 'n' see what happens.

    The money's going toward the purchase of his daughters' first cars (likely
    around $5k each guesstimate), so hopefully it'll get somewhere around the
    $10k mark or not too far from it.
    Bob Milutinovic, Dec 8, 2011
  6. Thanks for the feedback, George.

    I've seen dealer prices up as high as $14k for the same bike, but then
    dealers're always a bit rich on pricing.

    I'll be throwing it on eBay with a reasonable reserve - probably $7k - as
    soon as the weather clears up enough for me to get some decent photos of it.

    Hopefully they'll get closer to $10k for it, but we'll have to wait 'n' see.
    As Cam said, the market seems to be a little slow at the moment.
    Bob Milutinovic, Dec 8, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Dealers gotta live... ;-)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Dec 8, 2011
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    CrazyCam Guest

    On 12/09/11 1:35 AM, Bob Milutinovic wrote:

    It wasn't expected to be accepted....... and, if it was, Angie would
    kill me. :)

    It's just, over the years, I've heard of quite a few bikes that got sold
    off to dealers for washers when people without any background knowledge
    of motorcycles have to get rid of a deceased estate bike.

    CrazyCam, Dec 8, 2011
  9. Bob Milutinovic

    Diogenes Guest

    Or take the case of people suffering from undiagnosed chronic
    depression: In 1995 I _gave_ a "runs well" '81 Honda 750F2 to the
    wreckers because it had a flat tyre and was out of rego and I wasn't
    coping. Then again it may not have been my depression, it might have
    been my stupidity. I must add that at the time I was riding a BMW
    R65LS and the Honda thing was just rotting in the underground carpark
    of a block of flats in Marrickville.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Dec 8, 2011
  10. Yeah, I'd go the stupidity !!

    Rheilly Phoull, Dec 11, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Then again, you may lack an understanding of the effects of
    depression. Or maybe you view depression as stupidity.
    Who knows how Reilly Phoull you can be... ;-)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Dec 11, 2011

  12. It's typical of some of the vet's to think they are the only ones who
    know the black doggie, I still go for the stupidity.

    Rheilly Phoull ......... (For those who cant spot an obvious nick)
    Rheilly Phoull, Dec 11, 2011
  13. Bob Milutinovic

    Nigel Allen Guest

    That's a stupid a remark as me saying for instance "It's easy to pick on
    a section of the population because they have the balls to admit they
    have something wrong with them that has no obvious physical
    manifestation". But I wouldn't make a comment like that unless I knew
    what I was talking about.


    and no, I'm not a vet - although I did a few years in the Real Air Force.
    Nigel Allen, Dec 12, 2011
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