It would seem the upside is obvious. Case in point. I just sold a 2002 KLR on Ebay. I live in South Louisiana. The bike I sold is a dual purpose motorcycle that by most accounts is a decent street bike that can go down a few fire roads now and then, or a gravel road, dirt road no problem, camping is great, off to Alaska if you can get the time off, great, problem is down here off road means SWAMP. Cycletrader does me no good when I want to sell a KLR in South Louisiana. How about a dual purpose bike 75% swamp, 25% water? I need to get to buyers who live someplace where off road looks like a John Denver song. Cha Ching, ebay baby. Just the facts ma'am................2466462860.......check out what my '02' KLR sold for on ebay. Ok , it had a few extras, worth $600 retail. I sold that sucker for $3800, with 7K miles no less. Subtract the used value of the bags/seat/tank bag and I figure I got $3400 for it. That bike in South Louisiana would sell for $2800 max, and yet the buyer drove over 800 miles to get this bike so I am guessing he was happy too. Sure, your local bike trader has a bazillion bikes, and if you could care less what you buy, have at it, come to think of it my local paper has a bazillion Harleys, CBR600F2s, Moto Guzzi Convertibles, BMW R50/5s, Suzuki Marduras, Kawasaki Specters, Honda Pacific Coasts, on and on and on. On the other hand if you just have to have a very nice KLR with luggage, Corbin seat, Dual Star tank bag (the best by the way) and ebay has it right now, go for it because it ain't gonna be in the cycle trader any time soon.