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post #1 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Adventure worth the extra coin?

I'm going to take advantage of the 0% financing Suzuki has now and buy a new 650. I like the look of the Adventure, but I'm not convinced they are worth the extra $1500 or so. Opinions???
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post #2 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 10:28 AM
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I have the adventure and the only reason I went with it is because at the time I got it for about $700 over the std version. For that, it was worth it, the $1500 retail markup, no way, I'd go with the std.

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post #3 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 10:46 AM
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You get flimsy boxes that are too wide, flimsy crash bars that buzz and will break, and a windshield that isn't much better than the standard one. Farkle it with aftermarket. Al
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post #4 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 10:46 AM
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I'd agree with Cheap. For $700 the Adventure is a bargain. For $1500, you can pick your accessories. I bought the standard, as I wanted different bags and crash bar, but would have bought an Adventure for the right price. BTW, I bought Givi bags, racks, and crash bar from my dealer and it was included in the o% financing. Either way you get a great bike!

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post #5 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 10:53 AM
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I saw an adventure model for $7999.00 at a local stealer a few weeks ago...:mrgreen:

But I didn't buy one. I may have chose the black color if it was offered as a standard version but it wasn't. I got the orange.

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post #6 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 11:59 AM
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Just bought mine 3 weeks ago. I got the exact luggage I wanted, (Givi side and top boxes) and the lower cowling for less than the adventure. Added the Givi Air flow, still less than the dealer wanted for the adventure.
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post #7 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 01:12 PM
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I just picked up a left over 2012 model for $7999. I looked at them a year ago and couldn't justify the full retail price. If you can find a decent deal on it, snatch it up. You can always sell off the factory bags and bars then purchase the brands you like.
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post #8 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 01:26 PM
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I was faced with the same incentives and decisions when I got my '13 650 in December. I liked the blue better, didn't like the blocky look of the adventure panniers, and the Suzuki racks sit pretty far out from the bike, giving it a big butt. So, instead of spending $1400 more for options I didn't like that much, I spent about $1200 on after-market options (Givi mount, E450, V35, engine guards, fork brace, rox risers, etc.). I'm really glad I did.

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post #9 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 01:34 PM
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It's all a matter of cost. Price it out and don't forget to bargain with the dealer. I have the adventure and happen to like the boxes and have had no buzz or trouble with the bars. I very much like the racks because when not on a trip I like to ride clean. (Well I do have a top box) Of course I only have about 8K on the bike at this point with about 5K of that on trips. The windshield I modified by having a larger spoiler made. I do have buffeting but haven't found it intolerable. I may try the GIVI windshield someday.

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post #10 of 29 Old 04-22-2014, 07:54 PM
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It depends if you like the color and the accessories on the adv model. I like the look of the metal boxes...not flimsy with my experience and the crashbars have not had a problem and make a good mounting point for a skid plate.
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