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post #1 of 19 Old 07-20-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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New to V-strom, need advice...

Hi all-I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2012 V-strom 650 Adventure that is "new" from a dealer but with 1,000.00 miles on the odometer. The dealer loaned the brand new bike to a journalist from the NY Times for a feature on the V-strom Adventure, apparently. Journalist road bike for a couple of months and put the milage on it. Dealer is asking 8,999.00 (before tax/tag/title)--seems like a decent deal BUT I'm concerned that I have no idea how the "new" bike was ridden as pertaining to break in by the "tester." Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks!
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post #2 of 19 Old 07-20-2012, 12:17 PM
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I'm no expert on used MC prices, but the price sure does seem excessive given the mileage. I mean it is a demo.

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Even though the typical MSRP is $9.799.00?
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A dealer in Oregon is doing the adventure model for $8999, I assume before the other fees. That is brand new....

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Yeah, unfortunately, I live in the Baltimore/DC corridor where prices for everything are always high/higher/highest... Most Adventure models in my neck of the weeds are selling for the $9,799.00 MSRP (money sucking rat pigs!).

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Drive to Ct. I just paid $8800. plus tax for a new 0 miles 2012 ADV. and got the tall seat at cost. Plus all accessories for the rest of the riding season at 10% over dealer cost.

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Don't think I can finance out-of-state...
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Give it a try. Usually it depends on where you live, not where the bike is located for financing.
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Don't think I can finance out-of-state...
I live in Virginia and bought my Wee in West Virginia with no financing problems. I personally would avoid the "demo" bike at that price. Call Timmy at Romeny Cycles to see what kind of deal they can do for you. They are in West Virginia, but they made it more than worthwhile for me to go out there to get my new Wee. Romney, West Virginia, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Motorcycle, Scooter, ATV, Utility Vehicle, Dealer, Used, Parts, Service, Financing, Accessories 1-866-766-1495

Supposedly, they are the largest Suzuki dealer in the country. They were straight forward and easy to deal with and only charge a $50 doc fee, no delivery and setup (which could be up to $1000 at other dealers). I probably got the best deal of anyone on a new wee and I didn't even have to haggle at all to get taht deal.

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A vehicle is "new" until it is titled. I agree, $9k is too much for a loaner bike. Probably not broken in per book, and probably OK in spite of that.

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