Honda Rebel 250cc from 1985 - Worth the price? - Honda Rebel Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-22-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
 
FernandoRocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: México
Posts: 69
Honda Rebel 250cc from 1985 - Worth the price?

So, newbie here.

I want to buy my first bike, and after a lot of research, I decided to get a Honda Rebel 250cc. It seems like is one of the best bikes for beginners.

A friend of mine is selling me a Honda Rebel 250cc from 1985 (I think this is the first year the bike was produced?), and it is in excellent conditions. It only has 40,000 miles, never been in a crash. There are some cosmetics things that I would need to change. For example, the paint job is not very shiny anymore.

But... he wants $1,300.

Is the price good?
__________________
FernandoRocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
Moderator
 
wjmrty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne,Victoria. Australia
Posts: 5,623
Welcome to forum. You cant go wrong with a rebel . cant help you with prices but in aust would be cheep
__________________


2000 rebel 250 Aussie My Baby.
2012 honda PSX 150cc scooter [in Thailand]
1986 rebel Silver 450 Elvis

putting your bike info in your signature helps others help you !
wjmrty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Posts: 21,185
Welcome. Check Kelly Blue Book for your area to get an idea of what bikes are selling for. For me, I'd be thinking more in the $700-1,000 range.
__________________
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!

2001 & 2004 Rebel 250, 2006 Ninja 250, 1989 Vulcan 750
Putting your bike year and model in your signature helps others help you!
flitecontrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Posts: 21,185
Here's a bike that's 20 years newer with half the mileage for $1,000.

2005 Honda Rebel
__________________
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!

2001 & 2004 Rebel 250, 2006 Ninja 250, 1989 Vulcan 750
Putting your bike year and model in your signature helps others help you!
flitecontrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
 
Shadow Shack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas, Nevada U.S.S.A.
Posts: 7,931
85 Reels are becoming difficult to find in undented condition. If the chrome is still healthy I'd say the asking price is close to what I'd pay.

{EDIT} Just looked up KBB for an 85, $1200 in good shape (FWIW they were $1500 brand new in 1985). So there's room to wiggle on the price.
__________________
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Support your FLIBS (Friendly Local Independent Bike Shop) - they're far more valuable than you realize.
http://shadow-shack.20m.com 85 & 96 250 Rebels
Shadow Shack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #6
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 169
My 86 has less than 3000 miles and I bought it for under a grand.

40k is a very used bike, I think your friend is way too high on the price. I'd keep looking. Average up here is around a grand for a low mile first generation bike. My neighbor has an 87 with 3500 miles for 1100.
__________________
sbear99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 6
Look around man, it took me 4 months to find a clean, smooth running bike. I must of looked at 15 different bikes in person, checked craigslist EVERY day, and finally got an awesome bike. Im glad i waited, and checked out a bunch before i bought.
__________________
carpwarrior50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #8
 
Shadow Shack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas, Nevada U.S.S.A.
Posts: 7,931
One thing about the 250cc market...you need to be ready to pounce when the deal drops in your lap. Unless they're severely overpriced and/or sophomorically bobberized, Rebels don't linger with For Sale signs very long.
__________________
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Support your FLIBS (Friendly Local Independent Bike Shop) - they're far more valuable than you realize.
http://shadow-shack.20m.com 85 & 96 250 Rebels
Shadow Shack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Motorcycle
» Stats
Members: 19,298
Threads: 24,125
Posts: 314,430
Top Poster: flitecontrol (21,185)
Welcome to our newest member, rebelyellin


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 AM.


vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007 - 2008, PixelFX Studios
2004 - 2010

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0