Scott Badman



Personal Cell Phone:  217 281-2066
E-mail:  scottbadman@comcast.net


For Sale:
2007 Yamaha XT 225 Motorcycle
$1700

For Sale: 2007 Yamaha XT 225

                     223 cc engine -- 5 speed manual transmission -- 4-stroke (no mixing of gas and oil, no obnoxious exhaust)

                     1,301 original miles. Fully documented that I bought it new on August 8, 2007

                      Essentially a brand new motorcycle -- as good as when I bought it.

                     The smallest motorcycle that is fully street legal in Illinois.

                     Perfect for city use, plus it will stay up with traffic on 2-lane rural roads.

                     It will hold 55 miles an hour up any hill in the Midwest.

                     Also, you can take it off road, which can be really fun. I did that in my younger days, but I haven't with this motorcycle.

                     Legally, you can take it on the Interstate Highways, but I wouldn't recommend doing that.

                     $1700

                     Kelly Blue Book prices: http://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/yamaha/xt225/2007-yamaha-xt225/trade-in/
                       Trade-in Value, what a dealer would pay if in good condition: $1,725
                       Suggested Retail Value, what a dealer would charge, in excellent condition with about 13,000 miles,
                       10 times more mileage than 1,300: $2,565

                     NADA Guides prices: http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/2007/Yamaha/XT225W-C-223cc/Values
                       List Price when I bought it: $4,199. It was a brand new motorcycle,
                       but I actually paid $3,539 plus tax in August 2007 because of an end-of-the-season sale.
                       Current Average Retail, good condition with average mileage -- much more than 1,300 miles: $1,655

                     This model has a manual choke, which can be a little tricky when you first start in the morning if you are not used
                       to manual chokes. If you don't get the choke settings correct as it warms up, it can run rough. After
                       a few minutes when the choke is not needed any more, the motorcycle runs fine. You should be able
                       to get the hang of it quickly enough.

                     All original manuals and documentation included, plus the Yamaha Repair Manual on CD-ROM.

                     You can see a picture of the motorcycle loaded in the back of my truck four years ago at the following link.
                       (from my Retirement Toys section of this web site -- scroll down to see the motorcycle in the truck)
                        http://www.scottbadman.com/Retirement_Toys.htm

                     My old helmet included with the sale (it's not very impressive), plus a motorcycle cover.

                     Truck loading ramps and Yamaha tie down straps available for $75 extra,
                       for carrying the motorcycle in the back of a pickup.

                     Motorcycles can be dangerous if not driven correctly. I won't sell to anyone under 18 years old,
                       even with permission from a parent or guardian. If you're between 18 and 21, I strongly prefer that
                       your parent or guardian is involved. (International students excepted because of the
                       distance involved.)

                     Illinois requires you take a Motorcycle Test before you can legally drive on the street.

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Current mileage is 1301, 61 miles more than these pictures (last year)



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Full original documentation, plus the Yamaha Shop Manual on CD-ROM.



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This and the following picture are the only significant scratches or defects on the motorcycle.
They were caused by the tie-down straps as it was carried in the back of my pick-up truck.



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Scott Badman



Personal Cell Phone:  217 281-2066
E-mail:  scottbadman@comcast.net