Should I? It's such a good deal...
OK. I've been considering a V-Strom for several years. I think I am ready to pull the trigger. I currently own a 2009 BMW R1200RT and a 2011 Yamaha FZ8, both of which have been for sale off-and-on the last couple of years. I thought I either wanted a naked bike and that nice clean air (FZ8 ), or massive wind protection (R1200RT). After only putting between 1,000 and 2,000 miles a year on each bike the last 4 years (plus a couple of bikes for my girlfriend), I've decided I would really like to get down to just one bike, a V-Strom 650.
A dealer about 40 minutes away has a new 2016 V-Strom 650ABS, in red (pretty), for $6999. Add $299 setup/delivery/freight/whatever, $89 doc fee and taxes and it seems like a screaming deal. Problem is, I REALLY don't want to store 3 bikes over the winter. I just got to the point where we can get 2 cars in the garage. My car got kicked out by my girlfriend's brand new BMW X3. Got the price on the FZ8 down to $4,800 and just can't sell it. Dealer only offered $3500 trade. I can probably sell it next spring easily for $4500 +.
So...should I just buy the V-Strom? Is it too good deal to pass up? Not sure how it would fit in the garage, but I can give it a try.
2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS
2009 BMW R1200RT
2011 Yamaha FZ8 (traded in on 2115 V-Strom)