I have looked at several motorcycles over the last couple of days and nothing has leapt out and said, "Come on Dar, I am your bike, take me home baby!". I don't know if I am expecting too much, but my experience with buying Vixen my vino was exactly that. She was shined up and lovingly stored under a cover and clean.
I have been looking at used bikes mainly off the Internet classified websites. If there is one thing I could say to people who are selling their bikes is: detail your bike, shine it up and make sure it's clean. As a perspective buyer there is nothing more uninspiring than a dirty bike. The dirty bike gives me the perception that you don't care, and for me it starts me wondering a whole lot of different things like; 1) Was it serviced regularly? 2) Did they do any maintenance? 3)It appears that they don't care about it, so has it always been treated this way?
I know I am looking at used bikes and they are not in pristine showroom condition, but seriously spend an hour or two shining it up. A little bit of elbow grease may be the difference in full price or less being offered.
I am sure when I finally come across the bike it will say, "Come on Dar, I am your bike, take me home baby!"