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Kelley data shows top touring, cruiser bikes

April 2, 2012
Filed under Features

2007 Electra Glide Ultra Classic is most viewed in February

The changing of the seasons provides the perfect opportunity to lure new customers to touring bikes and cruisers.

With gas prices being high and looking to stay there for now, interest in gas-efficient transportation is at a premium. What better way to take advantage of the unseasonable warmth than with vehicles that need fewer visits to the pump?

Consumer confidence is also higher than it has been recently, which helps those considering two-wheel vehicle purchases. The right new or used deal could lure consumers to cruisers and touring motorcycles, whether as a means for alternative transportation or as vehicles perfect for short getaways.

In order to show dealers what’s hot in the pre-owned market, Kelley Blue Book powersports editors have provided Powersports Business with exclusive data. The accompanying chart shows the top 10 cruiser and touring motorcycles that were researched on KBB.com during the month of February.

The data shows that if you were in need of pre-owned touring and cruiser inventory in February, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Sportster 1200 Custom models were being sought. The Street Glide had four different models — 2006-09 — in among the top 10 most viewed in February on KBB.com. The Sportster 1200 Custom took two of the top three spots and had three overall in the top 10. The 2005 and ’06 Sportsters were second and third, respectively, with the 2004 ranking No. 10.

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Kelley Blue Book data shows that Harley-Davidson’s 2007 FLHTCU Electra Glide Ultra Classic was the most viewed bike among touring and cruisers for February 2012. The bike, with 2,210 views on KBB.com, had a Kelley wholesale value of $13,000 and a Kelley trade-in value of $12,025, with an average market research price of $11,995.

Not far behind and another one to keep an eye on is the 2005 Harley-Davidson XLC Sportster 1200 Custom, with 2,177 views. Its Kelley wholesale value is $4,250, with a Kelley trade-in value of $3,860 and an average market research price of $3,811.

The 2006 version of the XLC Sportster 1200 Custom sat third in popularity among touring and cruisers, with 1,956 views. It had a Kelley wholesale value of $4,625 and a Kelley trade-in value of $4,205, with an average market research price of $4,292.

The Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide took the next two spots, with the 2007 and 2006 versions gaining popularity. The 2007 Street Glide had 1,931 views, with a Kelley wholesale value of $13,400 and a trade-in value of $12,400. Its average market research price was $12,457. The 2006 edition, meanwhile, had 1,773 views. Its Kelley wholesale value was $10,800, with a trade-in value of $9,950 and an average market research price of $10,808.

The 2003 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Softail had the No. 6 spot in February with 1,770 views. It had a Kelley wholesale value of $8,450 and a trade-in value of $7,750, with an average market research price of $8,119.

The 2009 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide was the most current pre-owned touring and cruiser bike that ranked in the top 10. It took the No. 7 spot with 1,726 views. It brought a $14,800 Kelley wholesale value and a $13,750 trade-in value. Its average market research price was $14,685.

In the No. 8 position, the 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic had 1,684 views. It brought a Kelley wholesale value of $15,000 and a trade-in value of $13,925.

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