Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Charleston, WV
Went through similar comparisons some 2 plus years ago and went with the used bike which had less than 1000 miles on it. Even though your used one shows 9,000 miles, still relatively new bike. Economic advantage lies with the used one if you plan on customizing/modifying to suit over a period of time. That's what I did and have the bike as I wanted. With careful planning/shopping you can customize w/ seats, bars, lights, and yes even Big Bore Kits if you think you will need more power, but unless you just want lots more power, the 96 will most likely be more than enough. Don't know how much custom work is done/available in your area either by dealer or private shop?? Actually you are in a very good place having to make such decisions in buying a Harley. Good luck whichever way you go and ride safe.