I just bought a Tiger from someone that probably put $3000 of mods into it. I estimate the seller was able to recover approximately 15-20% of their value in the sale.After 50 years of Triumphs, I’ve learned that Triumphs don’t carry resale. I have put thousands upon thousands into performance mods on Rockets, T-Bird, and Bonnevilles. It doesn’t mean squat on the market, which is pretty slim for Triumphs in general, although there are some who desire completely stock bikes, especially the classics. I strongly advise you to do everything you want to do to the bike to make yourself happy. It won’t affect your resale or change anything when you decide on a new bike.
That's what I'll be looking to do with my next bike!However, I bought this bike because I know the high cost in adding all those mods myself and wanted someone else to take that hit.
It really depends on the market where you live. I had a TBird and a Rocket with thousands in mods, probably more than the market value of the base bike in both cases. Both were for sale for many months and ultimately there was only one interested buyer for each bike. That’s called a buyer’s market, not good for resale. It may be different for the sportier bikes, but Triumph cruisers aren’t hot items where I live. I hardly ever see a Rocket on the road in a city of 350,000 with one Triumph dealer.That's what I'll be looking to do with my next bike!
I think mods might make a bike take longer to shift at a fair price, but sooner or later someone will show up who really wants those mods