Today I sold my first motorcycle. Last week I finally put my motorcycle up for sale on Turkey’s popular by-owner sales website “Sahibinden.com”. I almost immediately started recceiving offers, and today just one week after putting it up for sale I sold it. I have mixed feelings about the sale, because I was really happy with the motorcycle. The bike was the reason that I fell in love with motorcycling, and I am sure that if I had not moved to Ordu I would have kept it.
Interestingly I sold the bike for 100 lira more than I bought it. In 2011, I bought it for 3,500 lira including taxes and registration. Today I sold it for 3,600. Cars and motorcycles definitely hold their value. Before you think this was a good deal, the price of cars and motorcycles do depend on the foreign currency rate. In 2011, one US dollar was worth 1.3 lira. Today, the rate is one US dollar equals 2.5 lira. So while in turkish lira I may have gained some money, I didn’t come out ahead.