I am going to be selling my SV650 Nekkid (or trading in) for the Wee. Need something more touring and less nekkid. If you guys thought the buffeting is bad on the Wee, you should try it without any fairing/plastics at all!
From all I have seen on the forum, $5999 from a dealership is on the high side of the price range. Non ABS, 2008 model, flat black (love it!). It has 13K miles, factory side guards, but little else. No packs, no racks, no panniers, no "farkles".
What do you guys think?
I'm ADVenture curious!
I think you may be getting wind/airflow and buffeting mixed up.
Having owned a couple nakeds, including an SV650, I find there was no buffeting at all....lot of wind, very little protection, but no buffeting.
That said, much better protection on the Wee, you'll probably really really enjoy it.
With respect top price....yes, seems pretty high, but keep in mind, it's a dealer, and it's only the asking price.
For a 2008 non ABS, I would figure close to $5k would be more in-line.
I paid $6200 near the middle of LAST season, for a 2009 with some decent farkles (private sale), which was a good deal, but not a "steal".
Here's the same model you are looking at, less miles, in Austin, asking just under $5k
08 Suzuki DL650 Vstrom