Now he sells the Versys and it's a nice bike as well, but overall I don't think you could go wrong with either one.
Now you just have to ask yourself if you would purchase from the same guy that basically lied to your face in hopes of getting another sale.
yes, he thinks the versys is the best bike overall that they sell. I dont hate it but much prefer the lines on the V and my days of screaming inline fours is behind me..... but if I was looking for another I would probably wait for the rebirth of the naked katana next year, brings me back to the bike I had in high school.
trusting any salesman is tough, and it takes time to earn trust. for example, I was out for a ride on saturday and stopped at a couple dealership to see what they'd give me. my usual guy brought the blue book, spun it around and showed me. then explained a couple other factors like sales that were on right now that might bring down what I could get for it and said if i wanted to get the most for it I should list it online first. of course I already knew that, I just wanted the official numbers to know what to list it at. then I went into the suzi dealer armed with that knowledge and asked them what it was worth. he pulled out the blue book, leafed through it and gave me a number almost $2k less than the other dealer, then quickly put the book away. either they just didn't want it, which really doesnt matter as I'd be selling it privately anyway (if at all) or they were trying to make a nice profit. I would have preferred an honest answer. I understand they're a business and have to make money, but just how much do they need to make off of someone buying a new bike from them?
Holy cow I didn't realize the exchange rate was so bad between US and CA. According to NADA new bike pricing a new DL1000AL9 V-Strom ABS retails for $12,999 here in Washington State, USA. I would say that would come to about $ 14,500 here out the door. I sure hope you folks are making big buck up there in CA land given the costs of things.... <img src="https://www.stromtrooper.com/images/StromTrooper_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise!" class="inlineimg" />
it's the taxes and I might have made a slight rounding error with my quick calculations. but yes we use different money and from your list price, I'm not sure the exchange rate is properly reflected in the prices.
new here are $13,499 and $14,099 (they both just got a $500 spring discount, lucky I waited). then PDI and delivery, it's been a few since I bought a new bike but think it was over $500 last time. and then the harmonized sales tax of 13%. I wouldnt be surprised if they've weaseled a carbon tax on top of all that too. so that would bring it to around $17k out the door ( less the $500 discount now).