Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Gramde Prairie, Alberta
Bikes: Vision R-44, TerraTrike 3.6
Used Vision R40
Today I had an opportunity to ride a factory built recumbent for the first time. My only previous experience has been on my own 'no weld' home-built bike. What a tremendous thrill! I really hated to give it back, it felt so right.
I was visiting this bike store in a nearby town where they have a Vision R40 for sale (at least I 'think' it's an R40). They tell me that it's 3 years old and the asking price is $750 CDN (that's about $450 - 500 USD).
As near as I can tell the only signs of wear is a little scuffing/tearing of the right side hand grip. I suppose the tires are a bit worn, but nowhere near in need of replacement.
My question is - does this thing 'sound' as though it's worth $750 CDN? Any and all advice, even discouragement is welcome. I'm trying to attach a picture that I took of it today after I rode it, dunno if that will help your assessment or not, but please have a look!