An affordable / reliable tour was what I was looking for when I bought my TC. Did not have the bells and whistles but did have a great appearance, great sound, ride and riders reviews said LITTLE to NO maintenance other than servicing. I looked at resell value and did take that into consideration only as far as making my offer and deciding how much money I would invest in it before deciding it was a keeper. I could sell it now (With the CB) for more than I paid for it.
I think once you start accessorizing or personalizing the thoughts of resale value could be shot. IF I had paid full or sale price for my Vision, I would be absorbing a loss on a turn around sale I am sure but, just like when Bandit bought his HD, I got a price for a bike I wanted that was too good to pass up. So, the resale value on it is solid... Well as long as I don't go crazy accessorizing it... lol... My thoughts on HD riders concerned with resale is that they jump head first into a bike they may NOT be sure they want to keep. Therefore, they have to be concerned with it for trade up (sportster) or trade in (gadget upgrade).
Safe riddin all!!!
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
2004 V92 TC - S1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
Retired Navy SCPO