Gas-Sipping Honda Twinstar Can Stretch Budget If You Are A Mechanic

In times like these when inflation is running wild and you’re duped into feeling good about gas prices dropping under five bucks a gallon, a bike like this Honda Twinstar could be a life saver. This small-sized cruiser is easy to ride, won’t attract the attentions of thieves and sips gas. Throw on saddlebags and you’ve got a great around-town, errand runner. That is, if you can get it running.

Yes friends, it is a Running When Parked. The bike looks complete, unmolested and well stored. Those are all positives. The $1000 asking price is where all RWP’ed bikes seem to start these days but you’ve got to get the seller down to the $400 range to make this pencil out. J.D. Power puts the value at $425 for “good-condition” example and a RWP’ed is a notch below that.

The phrase “Running When Parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the corner of the garage or tool shed for far too long. Lacking the energy, time or resources to bring the little beauty back to life, the owner lists it for sale in hopes that a new owner will massage it back to health. Our collection of RWP bikes fall into two distinct categories; treasure or trash. And you are the only one who can properly judge which category the bike belongs in.

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