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I'm outside of Portland and have been looking at the leftover 2017 bikes. Around here they are ~$9K with warranty and since I am coming back to the sport that is a tempting entry point. I understand they were updated in 2018 and again in 2020 but nothing that I see to really need. My last bike was a liter class sport tourer with 90 bhp so I'm not intimidated by the size though it's been two decades.

I'm not looking for anything more adventurous than fireroads.
 

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I'm outside of Portland and have been looking at the leftover 2017 bikes. Around here they are ~$9K with warranty and since I am coming back to the sport that is a tempting entry point. I understand they were updated in 2018 and again in 2020 but nothing that I see to really need. My last bike was a liter class sport tourer with 90 bhp so I'm not intimidated by the size though it's been two decades.

I'm not looking for anything more adventurous than fireroads.

Luke ... I mean Clackamas once you cross over to the dark side there is no going back...
so welcome..
 

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Thanks AT-Long,

I was at a local dealer and he had a bunch of old Hondas mounted near the ceiling. I counted three that I had owned previously. A CB200T in the silver with maroon highlights, a 450 twin, and a 550/4 with a Yoshimura kit in it. I ended up standing on the 550 as it skidded across a road in the Florida keys. The marketer who came up with the slogan "you meet the nicest people on a Honda" did not have me in mind.
 

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10 Year hiatus for me. Just recently got back in the saddle (Aug 15). Whole outlook about riding is different, meaning I go when I want, wherever, more relaxed outlook. Wish the ATAS was available sooner! Over the hill but still thoroughly enjoy the ride 10 min. or 2 hrs. Guess I'm a 'been there did that kind of person':
 

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" I go when I want, wherever," That was me prior to the ring thing.

As I am new to the PNW I know that wandering around on a bike will let me better understand the area.
 

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I bought a new, leftover 2017 for about $8500 a few weeks ago. I don't see how you can go wrong at such a low price point for what is agreed upon to be a great bike. Just depends on whether you can live without the latest farkles while saving seven grand...

Heck, I bought the CRF 450X when it first released in 2005 for $7k. The AT seems like a bargain in comparison...
 
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