Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Victorville, CA
Buy a new Strom every year, buy used, or keep it?
So here's the deal. I bought my '07 650ABS model on the last week of March. Here it is mid-July and I just performed the 7500 mile maintenance last night.
This got me thinking that at this rate the bike is going to have major amount of miles in no time. So, here's the question that I want to pose:
In this situation, we'll say 25,000 miles a year, I'm wondering what's best for my money. Where I live I can pretty much ride all year and my commute is 400miles a week. I came up with three scenerios but I'm sure there's more.
1. Keep the bike until it finally dies of old age?
2. Sell it every year with about 25K miles on it, eat the depreciation, and buy new?
3. Sell it every other year with 50K miles on it and buy a low mileage used bike to replace it?
I'm loving the Strom and will likely stay with it and transfer what farkles that I can each time.
"Old age & treachery always overcome youth & skill"
Steve - K6OST
'07 V-Strom 650 ABS