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post #1 of 19 Old 08-01-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question V-strom 650A with factory farkle or 650 and choose farkle?

I guess my question is somewhat difficult to answer as each rider may desire/require different farkle to suit their needs. But is the factory-selected farkle on the 2013 650A worth the $1,500 adder compared to the 650 with user-selected farkle? From what I can tell you get an adjustable windscreen, crashbar, saddle bags, and different seat when you get the 650A. (am I missing anything?)

Is the quality of the factory add-ons worth it, or is it better to hand choose the add-ons and spend the $1,500 that way? We all now how quickly add-ons add up.
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A lot of folk (like me) like to tinker and add their own accessories to their bikes... These people normally go for the base model... Some folk don't want to mess with bike stuff and just want to ride... They like having it all ready to go when they buy it...

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I made that same decision two days ago. I went with the factory farkles on my 2013 650. If I was to choose the base model, I would have spent more money adding the same items on the bike. I think it's a better deal to get the " adventure package. Now I don't have to shop around and install everything I want. There's still plenty of farkles I'll add on my own. I pick the bike up on Tuesday equipped with panniers etc.
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It was a no brainer for me since I got a better deal on the adv model. It was more like an $800 diff between the two.


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The 'factory' farkles are nothing you can't get elsewhere. The windscreen is an MRA Vario, the bags are (I believe) SW Motech. If you like those particular items its easy enough to come up with prices for them, Twisted Throttle has them so it would be easy to compare costs.
The bigger question is whether you like what Suzuki did for accessories or if you want to source your own.

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Thanks all for taking time to respond!

Exactly -- it seems like a no brainer, as I expect (unless Suzuki is ripping us off) they should be able to supply the "factory" farkle for less or same as on open market.

Thanks Joe S. for the farkle manufacturer information, that's just what I was looking for -- now I can run the prices myself and feel like I made an edumucated decision ...

Bobinoly -- I'll be curious to hear your initial impressions of the factory supplied gear.

I'm hoping to pull the trigger on purchase in 1-2 months -- all this talk about summer blow out deals makes me want to find a 2012 maybe ...

Again ... thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
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Zero percent financing on the Adventure farkles is nice. Especially if you have a "Financial Advisor" you report to, since there is only one transaction.


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Just put the new bike in the garage. Got it delivered to my door. If you buy the "650 wee Adventure package" the boxes do not come with locks. Have to buy them for $46.00.
Hopefully I get my endorsement this weekend and then I'll be able to post my impressions of the bike.
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Just put the new bike in the garage. Got it delivered to my door. If you buy the "650 wee Adventure package" the boxes do not come with locks. Have to buy them for $46.00.
Hopefully I get my endorsement this weekend and then I'll be able to post my impressions of the bike.
Sounds good! Thanks for the update. You've got to be pretty stoke with that bike now parked in your garage. Enjoy.
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Unless the policy has changed, you should get 6 locks with your new ride. 2 for each pannier and 2 spares for a top box. Some troopers have reported that they also got a spare windshield (non vario type). Talk with the sales manager.


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