V-Twins Buck Downward Trend In Used Unit Values

What has been happening within the motorcycle and powersports market during the past month? Prices in the powersports market have peaked for the year. The normal high point for motorcycle and powersports pricing usually occurs around July 4 — before that, prices generally rise. After that, they begin to decline as dealers sell off their bike inventory and begin to stock up on ATVs for the fall season.

Let’s first look at a couple of bright spots. The domestic V-Twin segment, though not broken out individually from the cruisers, has managed to buck the overall negative price changes this month, seeing increases in the 1 percent range. Additionally, sport bikes, which are included in the street bike segment, have also generally increased in value by a small amount, though the overall segment is down by .6 percent.

The only other relatively positive news comes from the personal watercraft and jet boat segments, which have seen only tiny declines of .3 percent in value.

Off-road bikes are down by 1.1 percent, while dual sports are down by half a percent. Scooters have dropped by 1.8 percent.

Snowmobiles continue to languish in values and auction activity again this month and see prices drop by 2.2 percent.

The ATVs and utility vehicles have not started their seasonal appreciation yet, dropping by .9 and .8 percent, respectively.

Overall, it has been a year of weak price appreciation, and it will be interesting to see if the fall price drops are as moderate as the increases have been or if the soft market will see larger declines than normal in the coming months. Keep checking with us each month to stay on top of the latest trends, no matter which way the market goes.   

You May Also Like

BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept

This BMW CE 04 custom e-scooter was a collaboration between Vagabund Moto GmbH and BMW Motorrad Austria.

BMW CE 04 Vagabond, custom scooter

While the international customizing scene around BMW Motorrad primarily devotes its inspiring creativity, excellent craftsmanship and continuous flow of new ideas to the BMW Motorrad Heritage models R 18 and R nineT, an exceptional project based on the BMW CE 04 has now taken shape in Austria. In collaboration with BMW Motorrad Austria in Salzburg, customizing specialist Vagabund Moto GmbH in Graz, Austria, has created the BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept: a stylish and multifunctional e-scooter based on the BMW CE 04 for urban use.

Zero and HUGE Design Release Custom-Built SR-X Electric Motorcycle

The two companies reimagine the future of powersports with this stunning custom fabrication built from a stock SR/S premium electric motorcycle

Zero, HUGE Design, SR-X
KTM and BRABUS Collaborate for the BRABUS 1300 R Edition

Bold and luxurious, this brand-new naked bike offers cutting-edge riding experiences.

Special-Edition Polaris Slingshot with ROUSH Performance

The ROUSH Edition represents the first-ever cross-branded Slingshot and touts the perfect blend of style and performance.

Polaris Slingshot ROUSH Edition

Other Posts

2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE Motorcycle

Engineered to be free.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE
2023 KTM STREET Range Flashes With a Fresh Selection of New Colorways

Check out features for the KTM 200 DUKE, 390 DUKE and RC 390.

KTM RC 390
Turn by Turn Navigation System Arrives on the DesertX

The 2023 DesertX, available in Matte Star White Silk and “RR22” liveries, is the first in the Ducati range to offer integrated Turn by Turn navigation.

DesertX, Turn by Turn
Thömus Launches Lightest Electric Bike on the Market

The electric bike company also opened its first retail store outside Switzerland.

Thömus Swissrider