Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lansing, Michigan
A New To Me V- Strom Today
I found a V-Strom 1000 locally on Craigslist today.
The friendly previous owner wished to get rid of the bike and his loan. We went back and forth once and he agreed to $5,200 for a 2007 blue V-Strom with only 1100 miles on it. The bike is like new. I thank the selling gentleman as I intend to ride the V many happy miles. A Givi rear box was included, too. This is only my second bike that is not a cruiser. I finally have something suitable for the gravel roads I love to ride. Getting lost is the goal, but being home for dinner is the second priority. Over the winter I will get the bike to fit me with risers and such, then take it to NC and Deals Gap next May for a proper break in.
I saw a few 1000 V-Stroms on the Alaska Highway last summer that had been across the Arctic circle twice in two weeks (to Inuvik and Prudhoe Bay) and I saw it was a heckuva of a gravel road tourer that could also do all day stints on the free way getting to the back roads. Seems like a damn good bike to me. Time will tell if it is a good bike for me.
Last edited by banjobart; 09-19-2009 at 10:37 PM.