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    Default Trying to decide between this 2019 RT Ltd or a 2024 year/model - advice?

    Hello…
    I am trying to decide if I should get this 2019 RT Ltd or... spend the money on a new 2024?
    I have a Ryker right now - great fun. But I need something to tour with.
    I know some older Spyders have issues. Don’t know much about the 2019 year models.
    Would love some feedback on the 2019 models.
    Thanks.
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    Like buying any used vehicle, does the 2019 come with all of the receipts for necessary maintenance work?

    How many miles has it been driven, and do the tires look good?

    Have you heard it run and have you driven it?
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    Also, have all the recalls been done, if there are any?

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    If you can get the 2019 at a great price, don't be scared of it. Mine has 55,000 plus miles on it, so I figure it's just passed getting broken in.
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    Get a new '23 model!
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    The moment after you sign for that '24 Spyder, it'll lose $3000.00 in deprecation! .... The 2019 didn't have any glaring faults that come to mind .... they might have the front sprocket wear issue .... but so may the '24 .... I have a '14 RT with 82,000 + mi. and am still quite happy with it. Your money, your call! Good luck ....Mike
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    I had a 2019 Spyder RT Limited and it was ok. However, the 2023 is a lot better. Much smoother at 80 mph. The 2019 had a vibration at high speeds.
    It had a recall for the sprocket that never was fixed, since it was not worn enough.
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    If you can afford the new one, that would be the way I would go, especially if you don't do your own wrench turning. Good luck
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    Hell ... You can likely find a new/leftover 2022 somewhere. I agree with a new leftover 2022/2023.


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    If the 2019 is a chrome version, then it has the best-looking OEM front wheels ever put on a Spyder! I have two 2018's and have put PPA ORB wheels on both of them. Would have gone with the 2019 chrome wheels; however, they cost twice the cost of the PPA wheels.
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    go for the 24 they really did a nice job reconfiguring the hand controls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasdog View Post
    I had a 2019 Spyder RT Limited and it was ok. However, the 2023 is a lot better. Much smoother at 80 mph. The 2019 had a vibration at high speeds.
    It had a recall for the sprocket that never was fixed, since it was not worn enough.
    Glad to know my vibration from about 71-73 is normal. It's odd and goes away after 74ish.
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    If you're looking at a '19, you're far better off bumping it up at least one year and get a '20 or newer. The 2020 RT was totally redesigned and it's a much more comfortable riding position. It's the same engine and transmission as the '19, there's just more creature comforts. You won't be sorry.
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    I wouldn't be afraid of the 2019, especially if it has been cared for. Spyders, like Harleys, are often purchased and then are nothing more than butt jewelry that might see 1000 miles a year. I don't know how many miles on the 2019, but I recently passed 50,000 on my 2015, and since it has been trouble-free, I plan on keeping it for a long time.
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    My 2014 has fewer than 60 miles to go to reach 88K and I have absolutely no intention of trading it for any kind of new Spyder.
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    Just bought a 2023 RTL new for $23500.
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    I would either look at a 2020+ (possibly a leftover 2023 at a good deal), or take a look at something from 2014-2017. I say that because the basics of the 2014-2017 are like the 2019, except for bluetooth and digital dash, and the earlier models will be cheaper. Seems like most people want as much for a 2019 as you can get a redesigned 2020+ for. Also, since you ride a ryker, take a look at a F3L. They can be great for touring, with a little less storage than the RTL, but the position is closer to your ryker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copperman View Post
    If you're looking at a '19, you're far better off bumping it up at least one year and get a '20 or newer. The 2020 RT was totally redesigned and it's a much more comfortable riding position. It's the same engine and transmission as the '19, there's just more creature comforts. You won't be sorry.
    Plus you get LED lights all around. A much better lighting experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklightning View Post
    I would either look at a 2020+ (possibly a leftover 2023 at a good deal), or take a look at something from 2014-2017. I say that because the basics of the 2014-2017 are like the 2019, except for bluetooth and digital dash, and the earlier models will be cheaper. Seems like most people want as much for a 2019 as you can get a redesigned 2020+ for. Also, since you ride a ryker, take a look at a F3L. They can be great for touring, with a little less storage than the RTL, but the position is closer to your ryker.
    That depends, I picked up this 2018 with Elka shocks, 8k miles, OEM driver's backrest, and Chrome mirrors added by original owner for $15.5k in January. I like the digital dash.
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    (Champagne/Hooker) Magic Mirrors, 360 LED head lights, BajaRon sway bar, H&R springs and shock adjusters, dash cam, foam grips, third brake light 4 LED strobe for 7 seconds and then on steady, rear LED turn signals/8 ohm 50W resistors, sequential turn signals on front fenders, Vredestein and PPA Orb wheels on front and General out back, and driver backrest.

    Things that move between machines: Ikea sheep skins, Zumo XT GPS, and extra tools. Hooker is going to be my summer trike up North; and Hookie my winter trike down South.

    (Asphalt/Hookie) Elka shocks on front - BajaRon sway bar, OEM driver's backrest, LED headlights, dual USB with voltmeter, dash cam, foam grips - Magic Mirrors - front tires Vredestein Quatrac SL on PPA ORB Chrome wheels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoking1127 View Post
    That depends, I picked up this 2018 with Elka shocks, 8k miles, OEM driver's backrest, and Chrome mirrors added by original owner for $15.5k in January. I like the digital dash.
    Wow! You did well. Most of the 2018-2019 that I have seen, people tend to want nearly as much or sometimes more than I paid for my 2021 RTL. But I must admit that I got a steal. I have owned mine for 18 months now and still have only seen one 2020+ at the price that I paid for mine with 460 miles.
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    I had a 2015 RT and I've had my '21 RTL long enough to put 18k on it. The '21 RTL is a world of difference, and I would not go back.
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    If you can get a new in the box 2022 or 2023 they are cheaper than they were new.
    iMotorsports out of Chicago was just offering new 2023's for $24k; they do free shipping to you also.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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    Speaking from experience, spend the extra dollars to get a 2020 or newer RTL or Sea to Sky. Nothing wrong with the 2019 and older bikes so long as they have the bells and whistles that you want BUT the 2020 and newer RT is an entirely different animal as far as comfort and handling is concerned. I had a 2019 and loved it but traded for a 2022 Sea to Sky and can tell you without a doubt that they ride and handle differently. Sure, if you buy a new or hold over bike you will suffer immediate depreciation but let me assure you that you won't regret it.
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    I typically buy the latest model vehicle I can afford, but not the current year's model. There is way too much instant depreciation on the current year model. I happened upon a great deal on my 2019 RTL with only 3800 miles on it in January, so I bought it sort of on impulse, and I absolutely love it. There are just a few things where some of the aftermarket stuff is available only for 2020+. Also, the newer RTL editions have much more storage space. But to me, maintenance and warranty are paramount to the the TCO. (Total cost of ownership.)
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