You can buy a new 790 here in the uk for £6500 At the moment, when I asked about a trade in price the dealer wouldn’t even give me a price as he didn’t want to insult me.This should get interesting...
I'm going to guess that most people here, who've already purchased a 790D, and have invested heavily into it, are in no hurry to sell it, take the depreciation hit, and buy a 890 D R .
It's just the way of things. 3.5 years ago I bought the latest & greatest iPhone 7+, (I got great use from it), for around $900, I'm trading it in, super-clean, for $150, so it goes, 💰🚽You can buy a new 790 here in the uk for £6500 At the moment, when I asked about a trade in price the dealer wouldn’t even give me a price as he didn’t want to insult me.
$8k?? That is insane.I paid $8000 OTD US for a new 790. I don't care how much better the 890 is. I'm not going to walk away from that much savings for a fantastic bike to begin with. I'm not interested in the more aggressive ergo of the 890. That's a negative in itself. I'm only Street Rosi; I don't need all those upgraded components for the streets. But if I don't already have a 790, maybe I'll get the 890 depending how much discount I get for a 790. But honestly, the ergo is the one thing that would prevent me of buying the 890. I'm 50 years old! I'm not young anymore.
Ergo isn't much changed from the 790. 890 sits higher, but it's relatively the same riding position overall. Also the 890 comes with a rear seat and footpegs for a passenger on top of the seat cowl.I'm 50 and love my 790! Little jealous of the 890 and I'm sure it's awesome, but for the street the relaxed ergonomics and having provision for a passenger is a good thing for this old 790 owner. I've got the Coober ECU, Coober Airbox lid, Akropovic slip on, and Ohlins suspension plenty of wheelie power quick handling for this old guy. Most people can't ride the 790 to its full potential on the street let alone the race track. I giggle in my helmet every time I pass guys on bigger bikes like the1290 and sport bikes!