Captain StripleR: Because it's on an 06 plate, what's he meant to advertise it as, lol? He's not making any claim to it being manufactured in 06.
Isn't he? He's supposed to advertise it honestly & truthfullyand he hasn't. It's a 2004 model year bike registered in 2006 and advertising it the way he has is deception. When you consider that you can buy a genuine 06 model year Speed Triple that comes with a 1050 motor for that money and the fact that they are, afterall, Triumph Dealers it makes their advertisment all the more wrong
Model SPEED TRIPLE 955I
Engine Size 955cc
Year 2006 : 06 Reg
Mileage 5100 Miles
Location Pure Triumph Wellingborough
You and I know the difference but some people don't
But the fact is it's registered in 06, so obviously you advertise it as an 06 -the advert refers to the year of registration. It would cause far more confusion advertising it as an 04. It's not "deception", he's not claiming it's anything it's not. Whether it's overpriced, or what else you can get for four grand is a completely different discussion.
I have an 04 speed triple registered in May 04, I bought it in april 05 for £4k with 3k miles on it. THAT was a bargain. How is this one a bargain?
As for the year the bike is, I agree with ptb. If I knew nothing about triumphs and I showed an interest in this advert, I would believe I was looking at a bike that is an 06 model.
You are correct the seller is not making a false claim, but it is worded in such a way that he has a defence but to someone who doesnt know thats an 04 bike, it is misleading at best... Personally I wouldnt give him the benefit of the doubt. The seller knows its misleading.
It just reinforces my already low opinion of most dealers.
Captain StripleR: But the fact is it's registered in 06, so obviously you advertise it as an 06 -the advert refers to the year of registration. It would cause far more confusion advertising it as an 04. It's not "deception", he's not claiming it's anything it's not. Whether it's overpriced, or what else you can get for four grand is a completely different discussion.
Is that how it's done in the UK? Does that mean it was built in 04 and first registered in 06? Why not just say it's an 04 with current reg if that's not the case? Excuse my ignorance AGAIN about UK motor vehicle stuff...
If it was registered in 2006 though I wouldn't say that was misleading by itself - but it would certainly be nice for them to point out that it was late registered older model for avoiding embarassment later
Maybe they did (to the person who bought it - if indeed it is sold)