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post #1 of 4 Old 11-14-2019, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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hi ...new to this forum...V-Strom 2008 new bike

Hi everyone,

I am from Malta but living in Spain in Alicante.

I am currently looking for an adventure bike and since this is my first experience with adventure bikes and in a new country I would like to get hold of a second hand V-Strom 650 to get used to the Spanish roads, do some travels with it and then maybe in 2 years time upscale to a bigger adventure bike like a BMW GS 1200 adventure.

I have found a nice looking V-Strom 650 2008 model here in Alicante for sale and am really considering it as my first bike in Spain.

Any things to keep in mind when considering this model and year? These are few pictures of the bike. It has 84,000 km on it and has ABS.

Nice meeting you and look to hear from you.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-14-2019, 10:57 PM
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Beautiful bike.The first generation 650's seem to be rather dependable. I've an 04 with 100+ K miles and running fine.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-14-2019, 11:04 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Ivan.

I have an 06 and close to 70,000 miles. No issues. Planning a 3,500+ mile trip for next spring.

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-15-2019, 01:56 AM
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