Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I am trying to decide between 2 different bikes.
1. v-strom 650, 50,000km (30,000 miles i think). comes with a lot of accessories. "Loaded with extras like hard top and side bags, Large Madstad windscreen, New Gel Seat, Side Bars, Heated Grips, Port for heated Vest, Handebar Risers, 12Vaccessory etc" It's about 2 hours away and I have not looked at it yet.
2. v-strom 1000, 33,000km. comes with a hard tail bag and that's about it. tires are 6 years old, he says they have life left in them but I have my concerns. they have about 6,000km on them.
they are both basically the same price. the 1000 is local. the 650 comes with everything I'd want but it was a lot of miles. I've read that the v-strom is reliable.. is it reasonable to expect to get say 100,000km or more? I don't want to buy a bike that i'm only going to get a couple years out of before major repairs. I understand nothing is a guarntee.. but what bike would you guys go for? both look to be in fantastic condition. (v-stroms always seem to be)