Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Santa Clara, California
Modded 2005 or 2009 with abs?
I'm on my search for a Vstrom. I just missed out on a great deal and I am browsing again.
Two of the best deals I see right now is a 2005 with about 3k in farkles (1k in suspension), preferred blue color, but no luggage, for $4600. And a 2009 (with ABS) with some Givi side and top cases, crash bar, center stand and a Sargent seat for $5400.
I know the ABS is highly desirable, and the only differences between the years is a pretty much a dual spark on the engine. Is the extra cost worth it?
On one hand the 2005 is cheaper, has everything I would want to upgrade, but I would have to buy luggage (necessity). On the other, the 2009 has ABS and luggage already, but I might end up spending a lot in upgrades (big item being the suspension)
Edit: both have same mileage, about 25k.
Thanks in advance for any advice given.
Last edited by jjswee; 10-03-2013 at 03:39 AM.