I have been wondering the same lately. I know where I can get an 01 300EC (euro spec) that has one weekend on it for approx $7500 CDN or $5300 US. No matter how cheap it is, if I cant get rid of it it isnt worth anything to me. I already have an 01 400EXC that I know I can sell when the time comes. I just keep thinking of my buddy with a 98 Berg that he cant give away. We keep joking that he should donate it to the Smithsonian Ins. as it will be an antique before he sells it.
This question comes up quite a bit. It is always slightly more difficult to sell a less well known brand, no matter what you are talking about. However, with the incredible boom that GG is experiencing, resale shouldn't be much of a problem. I had a person tell me last weekend that the moment I decide to sell my '99EC200, to let them know and they would be over to pick it up:) However, I like the bike so much that I have no intention of selling it:cool:
I, at least, struggled with my '99 EXC250 for almost a year before re-riding a Yamaha and only then put in up for sale.
Glad you like your GG so much. What bike(s) did you own prior to the GG, if I may ask. The reason I'm curious is that a lot of the GG owners are recent KDX converts and, frankly, it doesn't take much to outshine a KDX.
I am one of those converts, but don't let that fool you. Prior to choosing the GG I test rode an EC200 along with a KTM 200EXC, a KTM 250EXC, a Husky WR125, a Honda CR125, a Honda CR250 and a Fredette modified KDX220. At the time I was trying to decide whether or not to stay in the 200 class or move to the 250 or Vet class. Out of all those bikes I preferred the handling, power delivery and ergonomics of the GG. When I decided to move to the Vet class, a sweet deal on a '98 EC250 fell into my lap. I test rode the bike and it took less than a minute to convince me it was just what I was looking for.
As for resale, about the only time you see one for sale is when the owner is trading to a different/newer model. :cool:
Some parts of the country may be a little harder than others and in general will be harder to sell than jap bikes. But if priced right, like any bike, it will sell. I bought mine used and had to cross 2 state lines to go get it because they aren't many used ones for sale. If your main concern is resale, buy a jap bike, but if you really want a great bike, go with the GasGas.
I've had a bunch of different bikes prior to this EC200 and now I'm a much better & faster rider. It's got a very stable chassis, handles great, & makes good power everywhere. :)
Don't ya just hate it when it's beautiful outside on a work day and the forecast is for rain this weekend.
Lemming and kdxfile--friends? Guess you're SERA compatriots.
250 to 300, right choice I presume? I've ridden 250's since '95 but think at 46 it's probably time to go big. Any regrets after the switch? And, not getting personal or nothing, are you a big guy? I'm 175, SSRA rider and don't know if a 300 will wear me down (or out) faster than my 250's. 300's feel good for a lap, but after 60+ miles I don't know.
Almost forgot. The easiest bike I ever sold used was my '99 KTM EXC250. The afternoon it came out in Cycletrader the phone lit up and the following morning a guy drove 6 hours from Georgia to take it. And I HATED that bike.
The 300 was a great choice IMO. I haven't raced it alot (2 HS and 1 Enduro)
and once I got it dialed in I love it. It really suits my riding style in the woods which is riding in the low to mid RPMs. I never have been a RPM screamer (except for the open fields between woods sections)
Also keep in mind that the 300 is NOT like a open class bike. Its a 'little more everywhere' power. Its in the same chassis as the 250 so depending on your riding style it shouldn't wear you out anymore than the 250.
I weigh 195 (15 more than I should :eek: ) I have 44kg front springs and the stock rear with 95mm of sag. MX Tech anodized the fork lowers and revalved the Zokes.
... a lot of the GG owners are recent KDX converts and, frankly, it doesn't take much to outshine a KDX.
I've owned and ridden a few bikes and the GG ( 99 EC300) has out shined them all hands down, for my type and style of riding. I 'm 220 lb and like tight technical stuff and hill climbs. I looked at a 00 KTM EXC 300 prior to the GG. The EXC is an awesome bike, however I liked the ergos, handling and tamer power deliver (and softer seat) of the GG EC. Just a matter of preference