I wonder how come some of these bikes cost so much, like the madone series.
I have a Yamaha VSTAR Classic motorcycle that I paid $7500.00 for. The nicer Madones are around $11,000, 10,000, 9,000. I'm pretty sure they aren't more complicated then a motorcycle that takes oil, gas, and all that stuff.
Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, just wondering what actually drives the cost of these things? I wouldn't think that the most complicated derailleur and frame would be as as complicated cost that of a Harley Sportster ($8000) or a jet ski or a decent used vehicle. These things all take electricity, gas, oil, engines (timing of pistons, etc..) to use.
Anyone know what drives the cost of these? Again, don't take it a complaint just a newbie wondering.