Ok, so now I'm in buying mode for a used V-Strom. Looking for a DL650 due to the gas and cost savings over a 1000. Yes, would love to have a new one..but I'm cheap, and if I can keep a few grand in my pocket, all the better.
The only thing I HAVE to make sure the "new to me" bike has is ABS. Well, I'd also like to flat foot at 5'9", but that may not be totally possible. Anyways, I've looked at KBB, NADA, and talked to my bank guy. All told me that the difference in FMV for each year really takes a upswing between the 2011 and 2012 offerings.
I understand why; it was the changes to the overall bike. My question is are those changes THAT big of a change to warrant that I should only look for 2012 and 2013 bikes? Or, am I going to still have a blast riding a 2008-2011 bike (with ABS) for a lot less dollars?
I know everybody has a different value wall...but for those in the know, was the 2012 and newer models worth the extra Ben Franklins to get them?
Thoughts much appreciated. Oh, since I don't have 20 posts yet (and won't do junk posts), if you have something that may interest me and are in/near the Midwest, let me know (that's more of a *cough cough* than an ad, I hope