Lately I have been scouring the used market on Gumtree NSW and Bikesales.com. It certainly can be a form of entertainment, helping also to establish price range accuracy and what could be difficult to unload. The best way to establish what isn't selling is go to the last page and work backwards.
Listed today on Gumtree is a 'nearly new' 15 Honda Dio. The further claim is that it has done 110 two up and topped 140kph. REALLY! I want my money back for mine; I must have purchased a dud. And why anyone would think that making those claims for a 108cc engined machine would be attractive to a respective buyer is beyond me. Entertaining, though.
Bikesales just listed a as new 2010 Honda SH150 with 1657ks only, including coded top box from original owner for $2.5k with current rego. Now that's good buying ... but Victoria.
When I originally started looking at the Vespa GTS 300, about 3 years ago, there were more used listings than now appear. A lot from older guys who just weren't using them enough to justify the money being tied up. But a good low mileage one is now harder to find. There have been very few offering of a used Vespa Sprint 150 since their first release.
The season is moving in my favour, so if the 17 SH150 does not rock my boat I'll just be patient for a used hobby scooter to run parallel with the Dio. Patience is the key. My late father was a master at sourcing some amazing exotic motor vehicles, which were his passion. Onya dad.