Written on: 20/04/2012 by GoodGrief (1 review written)
Now just because I've given this bike a 1 STAR rating don't go getting upset - actually it deserves a 5 STAR rating because it's possibly the finest 'ped we've ever seen. It looks superb, starts first time - even after standing for 6 months, sips fuel, is clean to ride, looks great and is very comfortable to ride.
The 1 star rating is just if you want to sell it on...
My son has got one of these - a 2010 (60 plate) Gilera Runner SP50. It's brand new and is a great looking bike. His has a white and black fairing with black sports wheels (red rim pin-striping) and looks absolutely fantastic - it should do, it's barely 2 years old and he's basically never used it. It's been garage kept since new and has a grand total of 212 miles on the clock - less than a week's use!
This year, he's off to uni so has decided to sell it to help towards his living and accommodation costs. We paid £2,200 for it and if you check the web, they go for at least that now.
But we have advertised it locally in the newspaper, nationally on the MCN website and in eBay classifieds.
Have we had ANY responses? Nope! Not one!
We started advertising at £1700 - £500 cheaper than new for what is basically still a brand new bike. Nothing!
We dropped the price to £1500 - that's a £700 discount. Nothing!
We have just re-advertised it for £1300 - nearly £1000 off the new price and still nothing.
We are now thinking we'll just keep hold of it, keep it in our garage and not use it. Then, in another 20 years, HIS kids can sell it - it'll prolly be worth £20,000 by then!