New or Used 650???
I am a soon-to-be Strom newb. I have been dreaming of V-Stroms for years, been doing loads of research since then. Now that I am ready to get one (finally!) I am at a crossroads. I'm currently looking at two DL650s. One used, one new. (I like Orange and Blue equally)
The Used one is an orange 2012 model (ABS), 8,000 miles, original owner, in great shape. No huge mods, except the crashbars and new windscreen. Looked like it was babied. The people at the dealer said it was a trade in by a guy that commuted on it daily and wanted to upgrade to a Triumph. Only thing I noticed was that it has been at the dealer for 4 months sitting inside and dusty, and that the crashbar on the right side had been cracked. No dents or scratches on the bar, except for the crack. Looked like they heated it up and the metal just snapped. Only weird thing about the bike that may or may not be a big deal. Aside from that, the fairing, frame, pegs, exhaust, engine, back rack, wheels, chain, were spotless.
Price: $5999 ($6500 otd)
The New one is a blue 2013 model, 0 miles and I am pretty sure I will be eligible for Suzuki's Deal Days 0% APR for 2013 models.
Price: $7745( ~$8400 otd)
Obviously, it'd be great to have a new one, but given the reliability of these bikes, would the 2012 be a better option since it's already broken in and $2,000 cheaper? (It'd be nice to use that money for a skid plate, some bags and riding gear)
Or would a brand new bike (at 0%APR, if I qualify) with a 12 month warranty be worth the extra 2 grand?
(About the crash bar on the used one, I forget the name, but they were made in Germany, black and there was a weird reddish discoloration where it was cracked. The crack was on the right bar, where a cross bar goes in front of the radiator to connect the left and right bars)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!