I used that $2k number cause I've seen people trying to sell 2016-2017s in the past year for $2500 or so and getting no bites. Maybe it'll hold value better but who knows.
The cb250 Nighthawks have a single carb, are dead reliable and cheap. Same with rebel 250s (same motor). I bought a rebel 250 with a title that had been sitting for a year for $200. Bump started it and rode it home.