Ah, disagree. I paid $3,000 cash with TTL included for a 2001 Ducati Monster 600 with only 5,000 miles on it. The owner took it in every year for new belts, plugs, oil, air filters, etc.. Last year he took it in and requested new rings, decarbonizing, new base gaskets, new head gaskets, belts, valve shimming, tires, and new chain. Nobody knows why the guy wanted it all done. He paid up his $2,000 service ticket and turned around and told the sales guy, I don't ride it much and think I might want to sell it. I swooped in and grabbed it.
It's like a brand new machine for $3k. I do think that $4k is a more reasonable amount for a decent bike. If you are vigilant you will find one for less, I do all the time, however you will need to weed through the crap to find a good one.
06 Paul Smart Sport Classic NFS ever.
08 S4RS Tricolore #081 NFS ever.
01 M600, aka, The Pink Monster
97 900SS CR
72 Norton Commando 750
03 KX60 with S4R rear shock,Honda CB350F, Hodaka Ace90, 3x Yam-YGS1, Yam-CS3 200, Vespa small frame, Gilera 106, Puch Sabre, Puch 50 Boy Racer, Ducati 250 bevel, Benelli 250, Benelli 360, Honda CB350T, and many more.