Thanks for this! I didn't realize it had a taller windscreen. I guess its always a question of buying OEM version of those items versus after market. ....but you are right, all of those things give me something until I can afford to replace them if needed.I don't have bags; but if I did, I would prefer the ones on the adventure model. For everyday use, I like the slim profile. The bags along with a nice big trunk and a dry bags, you are ready for touring. Engine guards are nice. Some people have claimed that the taller windscreen does not have any buffeting. The plastic bash plate. What can you say, its plastic. Still, you have some value here with all those add-ons.
A quote for the 2014 V2 from Cycle World:
Still, at $12,699, the V-Strom is a bargain, a whole bunch of adventure bike priced $3,000 to $4,300 below the competition. And if you’re willing to spring for another $1,300, the V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure model comes with quick-detach saddlebags, a plastic skid plate, handguards, crash bars, and a taller windscreen—a bigger bargain yet.
And the cost will be discounted another $4,700 below an already great value. That's hard to beat.
I am not trying to talk you into buying the bike. This is just how I would look this deal.
You might be able to get a test ride if you convince the dealer that you're serious about buying it. I phoned dealers and told them I had to have a test ride first, and pretty much all the dealers around here (Oregon) agreed. I didn't ask; I told them what I needed and let them respond. (My negotiating advantage is that I really won't buy a bike I can't test ride. I think this comes across somehow.)Thanks for this! I didn't realize it had a taller windscreen. I guess its always a question of buying OEM version of those items versus after market. ....but you are right, all of those things give me something until I can afford to replace them if needed.
Buffeting is a major concern for me because of some ear problems I have. I hate that I can't test drive this thing. Unfortunately, it seems like all of the upright bikes sort of have this buffeting problem. I don't want to crouch due to some knee problems (I am falling apart...lol). So right now, the Vee2 seems to be the best choice just based on sitting on it and everything I have read based on what you get for the price.
I paid 10.4K OTD for mine 2 years ago. I think 10K all in is a good price on a brand new one. Tax, tag, title, setup... everything. See if if they will cut you a deal on the extended warranty as well.What's a fair price to offer?
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I did drop mine with the plastic bags on. They just got scratched nothing broken. Suzuki later replaced them for me over an unrelated issue of a broken lock. These bags are not Dakar ready to be sure but they are not fragile either. If you break them just go buy some harder aftermarket ones.Whatever option it has that you don't like...sell 'em. I like the oem hard racks and hang waterproof Nelson Rigg soft bags off of them. The dang 2017/18's only have single point hard bag mounts....wonder how those will fair when you gotta "layerdown"?
They are going to sell it to me out the door for $9800. I will ask about the warranty.I paid 10.4K OTD for mine 2 years ago. I think 10K all in is a good price on a brand new one. Tax, tag, title, setup... everything. See if if they will cut you a deal on the extended warranty as well.
I paid around $10,600 OTD for a 2014 non-adventure. At that time, I thought I got a great deal. I have heard of better deals but, I don't think that would of made any difference had I brought that fact to the attention of my dealer:nopity: So, the reality is that I had to deal with CT prices unless, I wanted to travel and I didn't. If someone got it for cheaper, good for them.:thumbup: I still think for what I bought, I got a very good deal.They are going to sell it to me out the door for $9800. I will ask about the warranty.
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