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Wanted, Cheap bike FLORIDA, APRIL

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I am looking to visit FL next month and could do with a cheap bike....something simple........I am looking around on Craiglist and Ebay but compared to the uk it all seems HORRIBLY expensive....if I do find something, how do I go about insurance and getting it registered....I want to do it legally but as cheap as possible as am on a budget.......regards to all and summer is coming....!
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I just looked at Craigslist Miami and searched for motorcycles priced $1000 to $3000...
south florida motorcycles/scooters - by owner classifieds - craigslist

Tons of midsize cruisers. What are you looking for?
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I am looking for something round the 1000 usd mark or something like a cb4oo for a few hundred......am now seriously considering shipping my bmw from Southampton.with ww.....where are the bargains? Prices used to be much cheaper in the states.......I recently bought a Dodge Chrysler Neon here in the UK for 495 pounds in great condition, yet on browsing Ebay motors and Craiglist they are 1,000s of dollars.......
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I think the problem is that for about the last 20 years, comparatively few bikes smaller than 600cc have been brought into the US/Canada. Remember that this is the land of "bigger is better", and even a 600cc is considered a "beginner's bike" by many.

The 400cc twins that used to be so common in the 80s have now changed owners multiple times and have been run into the ground. You just don't see that many in decent shape, certainly not for a measly $1000. Remember, too, that as gas prices have risen sharply in the US in the last couple of years, those few small bikes that get really good mileage are staying in the hands of owners who want a cheap commuter.

If you want a small cheap bike, think Ninja 250. These have been brought in continuously since the late 80s. You should be able to find one in decent condition for about $1500-2000. They are widely available and parts/service are easy to find. They're a pretty peppy bike for a 250, as well.
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