2007 V1000 or 2015 Adventure 1000
I have been soaking up all the info I can while looking for bikes. I am an experienced rider with both dirt and street. I currently ride a DRZ400 SM with an extra set of dirt wheels and a WR450 for dirt only days. Looking to add a street bike and really like the upright seating position of the adventure bikes. Pretty much set on a V Strom 1000, I feel I may want more than the 650 can deliver.
So here in Northern California I have a few choices. A 2007 bike, original owner, 5k miles, center stand, sargent seat, bar risers, windscreen (not sure which one) and it comes in a really nice Blue color I love. Priced at $5,400
Then on the other end of the extreme is a 2014 Adventure bike in a nice black and silver, comes with the side cases, one owner, 4,500 miles, Yoshimura exhaust, factory exhaust also included. It is at a dealer so not sure if there are other add ons they might have missed.
So price wise $3k is in the budget but just wanted to reach out and see what others think. Not sure if the 2007 was a 'good or bad' year. The 2014 has ABS, that seems like a big plus, also the stock luggage is a plus, I do not need it now but hope to make some multi day trips in the future. The exhaust is a plus, unless it is loud, I like reasonably quiet bikes, and it does have stock exhaust, sure the Yosh is worth a few bucks used.
The other must haves on my list, some I can just add,
bar risers or fat bar upgrade
12 volt outlet
possibly performance mods, but need to ride it first to see if I can 'scare' myself with the stock bike... JK
I love the blue but the black is just fine. There is another 2007 with a ton of options but it is the burgundy red, a deal breaker for me. The crash bars and side bags plus exhaust easily add $1k to price difference.
Any comments/advice is appreciated