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post #1 of 34 Old 12-26-2013, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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This one or that one

I've sold my cruiser and my klr is for sale. I'm going to buy a dl 650. Here is what is available in my area. What would you buy and why?

#1 2009 DL 650 with 16500kms for $6300 CND This bike is well equipped with all the most popular farkles (center stand, Suzuki 3 piece plastic luggage, hand guards, skid plate, crash bars)

#2 New 0km 2012 DL 650 - bare basic bike - $7399 +tax and dealer fees = $8121CND
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I'd rather have the new one. The farkles are worth about $650 if bought new (I didn't count the luggage which I wouldnt pay anythiing for the Suzuki bags although the luggage mountsrack are okay.)
For an extra grand you get a new bike, warranty, abs (not sure if the 09 you are looking at is abs or not) and you get to start a half dozen threads on which skidplate is best, which crash bars and best and so on.

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Depends on whether you want the new design or the original, the 12 is bare bones so you WILL be spending extra on aftermarket goodies on top of what you already will be paying. The nicely equipped 09 sounds like a good option, and if also ABS equipped it is a nice option to have, but would not be a deal breaker for me. Enough changes have been made to warrant the newer one, but you will be working with a blank canvas. What does your gut tell ya?

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The 2009 does have ABS which I defiantly want. I agree the suzuki "hard" bags are not worth much but I've got pelican cases from the KLR that would mount up nice. My gut says 2012 but it's a little beyond my approved budget. I haven't really tried to talk either deal down yet. If the price on the 2009 would come down a little more I think I would be an easy choice.
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Have you ridden the 2012 -- as a comparison to the previous models?
Don't do it if your budget really won't stretch that far tho.
After my test ride on the L2 (2012) I couldn't go with the previous models at the time of my purchase.
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I'd definitely be going for the brand new (with warranty), 0 km's, 2012 (3 years newer) and also a much improved model in all ways

Plus adding your own accessories and making it your own is half the fun.

Stretch the budget a little now, and you will find that over time it will work out better for you, and you will have the better bike.
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You will probably get the extra cost of the 2012 back when it comes time to sell.

Lets say you keep the bike for 3 years, the 2009 will be harder to sell than the 2012 and the newer model will have 16500kms less on the clock.

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If dollars are there I too say NEW

Depending on your overnight use what luggage you want. Once and a while motel then a duffle. Camping Adventure to Alaska, Aluminum Boxes

I also have thing about Motoman break in and from Sport biking worry about the real history of used.
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If dollars are there I too say NEW

Depending on your overnight use what luggage you want. Once and a while motel then a duffle. Camping Adventure to Alaska, Aluminum Boxes

I also have thing about Motoman break in and from Sport biking worry about the real history of used.
I've been a big fan of used bikes (it's the only way to get vintage ponies) but I opted for a new Strom for the reasons above.

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Whats your budget? Whatever that is, stick to it! Overspending on what you can actually afford is never a good choice. If your budget is 8k, here are the options I see;

1. Buy the 09 for 6k = saves you 2k - saving money is never a bad thing
2. Buy the 09 for 6k spend the 2k you saved for customizing the bike
3. Buy the 12 for 8k = no more money for customizing - to customize the bike you are now spending 8k+

I would go with option 2. But then I'm a person that never buys new, let someone else take the new price hit.

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