Author Mark 1 v Mark 2 ( 2008 v 2017 specifically)  (Read 631 times)

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    Mark 1 v Mark 2 ( 2008 v 2017 specifically)
    on: 04 November, 2023, 02:45:18 pm
    04 November, 2023, 02:45:18 pm
    Any thoughts anyone...?

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    Re: Mark 1 v Mark 2 ( 2008 v 2017 specifically)
    Reply #1 on: 04 November, 2023, 05:50:36 pm
    04 November, 2023, 05:50:36 pm
    I' had a mk1 until some numpty reversed a Mercedes sprinter over it in a car park, good sound bike that unfortunately fried it's stator at 12k miles. Now have a 2017 registered mk2(Yes I do realise it would have been new old stock as manufacture ended in 2013.) Imo the mk2 is a better bike with more horsepower, better fuel consumption and the stator problem seemingly sorted. I love this bike and have no intention of getting shot of it until I can't manoeuvre it easily around the garage

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    Re: Mark 1 v Mark 2 ( 2008 v 2017 specifically)
    Reply #2 on: 04 November, 2023, 10:02:56 pm
    04 November, 2023, 10:02:56 pm
     :405: You're asking an impossible question.

    As above the earlier original SC58 model was manufactured/assembled between 2006 and 2010, the later face lift SC64 model was manufactured/assembled between 2010 and 2013. Both models are known as new old stock with SC58's known to be registered as late as 2013 and SC64's as late as 2017 which means that the 2017 late registered SC64 will in fact be a 2013 new old stock motorcycle!

    Which is the better mechanically or which is the better value for money will vary from machine to machine, there really is nothing else to it. The considerations regardless of the year of registration are: age/mileage; previous keepers; service history; cosmetic/mechanical condition etc. Remember you're buying a 10 to 17 year old motorcycle and any motorcycle can be prepped as eye candy, I'd pay more attention to the mechanical condition bearing in mind low mileage isn't as good as sellers would have buyers believe and high mileage isn't so bad as many buyers think.

    The bottom line is expect a later model to cost you more to purchase vs an earlier model that will cost you more to maintain.

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    Re: Mark 1 v Mark 2 ( 2008 v 2017 specifically)
    Reply #3 on: 06 November, 2023, 01:53:18 am
    06 November, 2023, 01:53:18 am
    Art is right. Yes, the Mk2 has some improvements over the Mk1, but they are, by virtue of them being out of manufacture for some time now, both historical models (recent history, I hasten to add).

    So, with that in mind, along with any vehicle over a certain age by far the overriding factor in ascertaining whether one bike is better than the next is condition. I suppose if, in an ideal world you had the choice of two bikes, an SC58 and the SC64 that were both in excellent condition, same mileage, same service history, you'd probably go for the later model based on it being made later and having had some improvements. But when will that happen? Condition is king.

    Indeed, with many vehicles, the older or original models are more sought after. Take, for example an MGB motor car. Any aficionado will tell you that an earlier one with chrome bumpers, wooden steering wheel and wire wheels will fetch more money than a later, plastic bumper model. Not that the CBF1000 has entered the status of being a vintage vehicle just yet though.