Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
Well, it's official -- I received the blessing from the family accountant (Mrs. Bajakirch) to go bike-shopping in the spring. After test-riding a lot of bikes that could be the potential replacements for my '98 Kawasaki Concours, I've settled on the V-Strom 650. But I'm still new to the model and wonder what what I need to know as I start shopping bikes.
Here's what I know so far: I'm looking for a Strom no more than 10 years old, and I want it fully kitted out, with hard side bags, top box, center stand, tipover bars and hand guards. Max budget will be around $5k.
Anything I should be aware of regarding model years or trim levels, given my parameters?
If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.