Is $ 8000 a good list price for slightly used 2012 Wee - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL650A - 2012-2016 DL650A 2012-2016 (L2-L6)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Snohomish County, Washington USA
Posts: 360
Is $ 8000 a good list price for slightly used 2012 Wee

So I am going to go look at a slightly-used (1600) miles 2012 Wee. It appears to be stock except for having the top box. They are describing it as 'perfect' and are asking $ 8000 for it. Tax, etc., will be extra.

What does the group feel as to this being a good price for a 2012? I have seen a couple of new Adventure models at local dealers, but not the base model.

Thanks for your thoughts.
MillCreek is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
eye.surgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central California
Posts: 875
Well MSRP for a new one is $8299. So you're getting $300 off for a used bike. Not much use from the sounds of it, but I'd expect more of a discount for a used bike than that.

'09 Wee (sold)
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring
2006 BMW K1200LT
eye.surgeon is offline  
post #3 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 02:13 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
EVstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sierra Foothills
Posts: 146
If memory serves me, $8,299 is the MSRP for a 2012 DL650. Most folks try to avoid paying MSRP...I paid $7,975 before tax and lic.

Not sure how much the top box is worth, but you are essentially getting $300 off MSRP for a used bike. Do you know if there is an extended warranty that comes with it? That might make it a better deal.
EV

Master of the obvious...
Ol' Bug Brain of the Sons of Practicality MC
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2012 DL650AL2
EVstrom is offline  
 
post #4 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
glasswave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wasatch Mnts, Utah
Posts: 438
Quote:
Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
Is $ 8000 a good list price for slightly used 2012 Wee?

So I am going to go look at a slightly-used (1600) miles 2012 Wee. It appears to be stock except for having the top box. They are describing it as 'perfect' and are asking $ 8000 for it. Tax, etc., will be extra.
I my opinion, no, it is not. The bike retails for $8300. Most car sites say that you lose about 25% of the car's value after you drive it off the lot. I don't expect it really to go for that much off, but Some people on this board have been getting new ones cheaper than that. Strom prices are higher on the west coast than east.

In the end, I don't think I'd take one with 1600mi just to save $300. I'd probably offer $7000 and be ready to pay $7500 max.

[SIZE="1"]Trips:
Indian Himalaya:Gangotri-Shimla-Manali-Pavarti-Spiti-Leh-Kargil-Padum-Sringhar-Daramsala (3 mo.--2x)
Kazakstan-Krygyzstan-Tajikistan-Xin Xiang to Lhasa, Tibet on China 219!-Nepal (7 months)
Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
Peruvian Andes (3 months)
N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]
glasswave is offline  
post #5 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 02:29 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
HotPockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 618
I paid 8045 tax tag and title for mine. If they are asking that much I would just opt for a new one.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Motorcycle.com Free App

'07 Yamaha Vstar 650 (sold)
'09 Honda CBR600RR (sold)
'12 WEEEEEEEstrom :biggrinjester:
'13 Yamaha FZ8
HotPockets is offline  
post #6 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
BOURBON BOY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: KY
Posts: 1,104
^+1, mine was a little less new, but that could depend on your area, not many Stroms around here. Cheers--BB

2012 Wee
BOURBON BOY is offline  
post #7 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 03:12 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flushing, NY
Posts: 339
I agree, $8K before tax is kind of high (top case notwithstanding). People on this board have paid that or not much more before TTL for the bikes brand new.

On the other hand, based on other messages on this board, it seems 2012 DL650s have been harder to find in the Pacific NW area than, say, in the Southeast or Midwest. So you may have to factor in How Bad Do You Want It And When Would You Get It Otherwise, and how easy it is to get a hold of this one.

Just to play Devil's Advocate, if you end up paying under MSRP of $7,995 plus tax (6.5% in Washington State) = just over $8,500 for a new 2012 DL650, that sounds much better than the same $8500 for a used one with a top case and 1600 miles on it... Unless you aren't able to find that new bike for that price (a) without traveling over 100 miles to get it, (b) paying $600 or so in shipping costs to get a bike sent to you from out of state, or (c) even if you get a bike from a local dealer, having to wait until September or something. When you think of it that way, suddenly essentially paying someone a "finder's fee" consisting of letting them break the bike in for you (and paying for or taking care of the first servicing) while buying you a top case and riding it to your door may not seem so bad.

If you're the only buyer and he's the only seller, try to meet somewhere in the middle. Like offering him $8K but with your tax cost factored in, i.e., $7500, without the top case.
robardin is offline  
post #8 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 03:22 PM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
Instead of figuring what others have paid before the popularity of the bike was determined, consider your present options. How much would it really cost to buy a new one? What is your tax situation on the used one? In other words, what are the actual costs to you in each case? Can you find a new one at all? Do you really want one or can you do without?

A few weeks ago when I was looking and couldn't find one, I would have jumped on your deal as long as the condition was basically showroom new.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html

Last edited by greywolf; 05-14-2012 at 05:48 PM.
greywolf is offline  
post #9 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Flushing, NY
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
Instead of figuring what others have paid before the popularity of the bike was determined, consider your present options. ...
A few weeks ago when I was looking and couldn't find one, I would have jumped on your deal as long as the condition was basically showroom new.
Exactly. And don't forget that the break-in and first servicing has been done for you; no keeping under 5K revs for the first month for you! That's assuming you trust the previous owner to have done it in a way you would find accceptable. Find out whey they're ditching such a popular bike so soon after getting it. If it's to buy a 1600cc crotch rocket because this thing just couldn't get up to 8K revs fast enough, well, hmmm.
robardin is offline  
post #10 of 39 Old 05-14-2012, 03:38 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
PTRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Posts: 7,437
Can you find a new '12? If not, this one is an OK price.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
44 B.C.
PTRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome