I am considering a Strom purchase to replace my '87 Transalp (replace is harsh ... it's going to sit next to my Alp
Used units are few and far between in my part of the world plus I want to go new(ish) this time round. I'm not partial to either the 650 or the 1000,
Dealer in town has the following available:
2015 DL650 demo (approx 300km / 190mi) - warranty already started on unit, need to see if it would be 5-yrs less whatever's been used or if it falls into the normal 1-yr.
2014 DL1000, 5-yr warranty, priced $1000 (Cdn) above the 2015 Demo
2015 650XT, 5-yr warranty, priced ~$2000 (Cdn) above the Demo / $1000 above the DL1000
On all I would put on sump guard and center stand,
XT has side and top rack plus cases and engine guard, and the plastic hand guards. The spoked wheels are sharp but I don't put a premium on them.
On the demo or the 1000, I'd outfit with side racks and likely use my first gen Givi Trekkers; probably put top rack & box on the down the road list; Bark Busters; and engine guards, and possibly windscreen & mount upgrade.
From reading on the forum, looks like the 2014 1000 has a few gremlin's but nothing that isn't / wouldn't be covered by warranty.
I'm a bit into the overthinking stage so figured I'd reach out for some advice. Thoughts?