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Hi my name is George and I am new here. I have not had a motorcycle for about 8 years, all my bikes have been cruisers. My wife and I decided to get a bike for 2 up riding. We went to the show in Portland last weekend any my wife like the V-Strom 1000 the best. Looking at prices in the Seattle area there is a new 14 for $7950 not including tax, title. The problem is where to store it as we live in the city, also I am not planning riding over the winter so it will just be sitting around. Is this a screaming deal or do I wait?
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Hi my name is George and I am new here. I have not had a motorcycle for about 8 years, all my bikes have been cruisers. My wife and I decided to get a bike for 2 up riding. We went to the show in Portland last weekend any my wife like the V-Strom 1000 the best. Looking at prices in the Seattle area there is a new 14 for $7950 not including tax, title. The problem is where to store it as we live in the city, also I am not planning riding over the winter so it will just be sitting around. Is this a screaming deal or do I wait?
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They're never going to be much dearer anyway (there'll always be a deal to be had) so why have it sitting around devaluing over winter with no place to store until it becomes a 2 year old model on the books?
Personally I wouldn't even give it another thought until you're ready to use it - by which time your wife may find another model she likes
 

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new 14 for $7950
Great deal. It'll get bought by someone. There are lots of good riding days in the winter. Warm layers, sun, ride, enjoy.
 

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Thats a great deal.. I just bought mine for a great deal like that one.

I ride all year round but I'm in San Diego so not to much of an issue.. I always seem to but this time of year as the prices drop big time on older models. I say, do it.
 

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That's about what I got mine for and I thought it was a fantastic deal ($8900 OTD). Next spring there may or may not be any leftover 2014s in your area and you'd have to wait for a similar deal on a 2015...it's a gamble.
 

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I just bought a used 2012 Adventure model Wee from a member here. Got it for a fair price I thought. He, in turn, got a very fair price (I think) on a 2014 leftover Vee2.

Based on those two very recent experiences, it seems right now is a good time to buy if low price is meaningful to you.

Good luck regardless.
 

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Buy it! I'm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia; I'll guess we are about 10-15 degrees colder than you, and I rode every month last year, so you can absolutely use your new motorcycle. Dress appropriately and it will make the winter blues go away.
 

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Where are you planning on storing it when it isn't winter? And the obvious fact that regardless if you buy now or wait for spring you will be in the same spot next winter.. I dont live in the city but also do not own a garage but have plans to store it with a friend for the week or 2 it snows in NC. I cosign the comments above, if you invest in good gear the riding season is much longer. I'm about to ride home from work and it's 45° and I'm still excited
 

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Thank you for all the responses. Storage plans are probably in the street covered, free but have to move it every 72 hours. Parking is $200/mo, even at places like uhaul. I payed that the first 18 months we lived here for my car and realized for that money I could buy another vehicle. I grew up in the Midwest and always had a garage so leaving a motorcycle outside, in my old mindset, was outrageous. The weather here is very mild compared to Illinois so you guys are right I could buy now and ride now with some warmer gear.

Brisky mentally it seems harder to leave a brand new bike out as opposed to one I had ridden all season but that thought process is kind of irrational.

Bville-Bud what gear are you using? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for gear for my wife, for example should we have the same stuff or will she be warmer being shielded by me?

alfie53 my wife is going to be a passenger so she isn't looking independently. My main concern is in 3 months I'll paying the same for a used bike. Not that I care if something is brand new or used but the bike will have less wear and tear, brakes, tires, ect. From that point of view what are your thoughts?

Thanks again everybody, I added my past bikes in my signature.
 

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With the rebates Suzuki are throwing out there right now added on top of some of the sale prices some dealers have, there's no doubt that NOW is the time to buy if you're looking for a great deal. I just bought a demo model Friday with absolutely no regrets, and that's coming from a cheapbastard. :mrgreen:
 

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I'd like the name of that dealer, if you don't mind.
Only kidding.
Go for it.
 

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Also, does anyone have any recommendations for gear for my wife, for example should we have the same stuff or will she be warmer being shielded by me?
I ride here, last year all winter with a used Kilimanjaro jacket and TPG escape pants I got at a used gear store in Vancouver. I wear a full face Shoei RF 1200 helmet and Gaerne G-Adventure Boots. I am still working on gloves. When it was below 50 or raining hard I put my rain gear, Frogg Toggs, over them. I got new gear this year, 2015 versions of the Kili and Escape pants. Same boots. I did get some gloves from Columbia Sportswear that are gauntlet type gloves that are supposedly water proof, we'll see.

I don't have any good ideas for your wife. I got a heated jacket liner this year and in 50 degree weather my new Kili and TPG pants kept me warm, my daughter was wearing the jacket liner and my old Kili, she was 'just warm enough'.
 

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It amazes me how many of these 2014's are still cycling around. I guess the dealers were really expecting a windfall from these and bought too many.

I bought my 2014 in Feb this year around this same price, so it may be possible to wait until Feb/Mar and get a 2015 for the same price, but that is a risk since it seems unlikely to me that dealers would over-purchase two years in a row, so you may end up in March with no cheaper options.

Personally I would not buy a bike and park it outside for the Winter, so IMO either buy it to ride, or leave the purchase until Spring.

For Winter riding you need heated grips and a heated jacket liner, plus waterproof gear, so either get a cheap decent armored jacket/pants combo, plus a rain suit to pull over top, or go with something like an Aerostich suit for you and your wife, if you can afford it.

Get good waterproof boots, and as much armor for hands as you can without it being too bulky.
 

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SOunds a good deal tho I buy used.

I'd work on storage...surely there must be a corner of someplace nearby you can put the bike inside. But riding in the cooler weather is fine. Just a bit of gear needed.
I favour heated gloves or glove liners over heated grips but both are fine.
Something like a Scott jacket or many others willl carry you well for all year except very warm temps.

Get some riding in now before going 2 up will serve you well.
Comm system like SENA 20s really adds to the enjoyment.
 

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Bville-Bud what gear are you using? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for gear for my wife, for example should we have the same stuff or will she be warmer being shielded by me?
I had junk for years then bought some decent Kilimanjaro and other First Gear Stuff. A couple years ago I bought a cheap Teiz suit second hand for about $150 on another forum. It did it's job well, but I have upgraded to an Aerostich Roadcrafter (also bought 2nd hand) and it was a huge step up. I'm tighter than bark on a tree, but if you look around you can find some fantastic deals on used high quality gear.
 

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I agree with Bville, especially in Portland. You can ride all year in that mild climate. Just need a good rain suit. Riding does make the winter blue melt away.
Pull the trigger and enjoy.
 

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Hi my name is George and I am new here. I have not had a motorcycle for about 8 years, all my bikes have been cruisers. My wife and I decided to get a bike for 2 up riding. We went to the show in Portland last weekend any my wife like the V-Strom 1000 the best. Looking at prices in the Seattle area there is a new 14 for $7950 not including tax, title. The problem is where to store it as we live in the city, also I am not planning riding over the winter so it will just be sitting around. Is this a screaming deal or do I wait?
Thank you
Honestly BUY IT! Just try to work a deal with the shop you are getting it from to store it and pick it up in the spring. They shouldnt care becasue they are not paying for it anymore. Thats a good buy - get it!:smile2:
 

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Olympia Odyssey One Piece Suit - RevZilla

I've had my Phantom suit for 10+ years (100g + miles) and love it - waterproof / great venting / easy on and off - over clothes (SHorts and T in summer / layered up in fall and winter) awesome.

Another good piece of gear on close out right now is this -

FirstGear TPG Expedition Suit - 2014 :: MotorcycleGear.com

Many of the same features as the Odyssey / Phantom and a quality piece of gear. Once again - easy on and off - great venting and waterproof when necessary.

Layer up under either and you have 4 season gear............
 
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