Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lincoln Co, North Carolina
IMHO, new is almost always better than new, warranty, "I KNOW how it's been treated", etc. That being said, this summer I bought a "used" '16 GS Low with 1,300 miles on it. I didn't have many extras on it (SW Mototech engine guards is all) but it was $5,000 less than the new one I went to put a deposit on. I was going to have to finance about $5,000 on the new one and the incentives had not yet been announced. Even with the incentives, I don't think it would have made a difference to have a free and clear title when I rode away from the dealer. I didn't spend anymore on "extras" than I would have anyway, as I had bought most of them over the summer anticipating buying a new GS.
So, every situation is different. To me, the deciding factor was NO monthly payment and clear title.
Lincoln County, NC, USA