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2012 Suzuki V-Strom-v2/hd bags/new 80-20 tires - $4,750 (Seattle/Olympia)

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type: adventure
condition: excellent
engine displacement (CC): 650
motor: gas
odometer: 10600
title status: clean
transmission: manual
This is the v2 Adventure (ABS) version that Suzuki did to the V-Strom, not the older 2011 & earlier. It is in great shape and has crash bars and factory black hard bags of heavy-duty fibre and aluminum that go on and off incredibly-easily (I'll get around to some pictures before too long). I put brand new 80-20 Bridgestone BattleWing tires on it less that 300 miles ago and an adjustable lowering-link to take it down a couple of notches (can be adjusted up or down, and I also have the original); also a height-adjustable kickstand (link & side-stand are Soupy's). I also bought a brand new Givi skid-plate for it as I wanted to do more off-road, but have not installed it yet-its still in the bag. It has a 19” front wheel, and a tail rack. I also have a basically-new extra seat I intended to use that seat pan to convert my Russell Day-Long double heated seat with a back rest for use on the V-Strom if you want that its an extra $375 (they sell new for well-over a $1000).

This is a great bike and will go off-road on some gravel, forest roads, or moderate trails, without white knuckle, hang-on for life like you would on a cruiser. Weighs around 472 pounds with a full 5.5 gallon tank! It is also an EXCELLENT highway machine, surprisingly fast and won me over from my previous ‘too much weight—to high’ Triumph Tiger Explorer (1200 cc/135 hp) and is much more manageable! The v-twin is quite willing to get up and go, its about 68 horsepower/43'# of torque, reported to be ‘bulletproof’/and "spirited" , . . . and the 6 speed shifts like butter, (professional bike people tell me it is quite a special bike). I would not hesitate to ride it across country (I've done that on other bikes).

I never thought I’d be happy on a 650 but, after riding my friend’s V-Strom, I was quite impressed and bought this one.
This bike has spent too much time in the heated storage room that its in (Its parked in Lacey). Text or call if you’re interested, . . . I'll tell you why I'm selling; or you may want to see my 2016 Triumph Tiger 800, in which case I'll keep the V-Strom because it is a GREAT bike (even though it literally blew over and put a small dent in the tank when I'd propped it up on wet ground too upright--see last picture/other than that it is in excellent condition).

And if you think that a dual-sport/smaller adventure bike is for you, you might enjoy this 8 minute video:
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+can+you+tell+a+2012+v-strom+is+an+adventure+bike&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS992US992&oq=how+can+you+tell+a+2012+v-strom+is+an+advent&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUqBwgBECEYoAEyBggAEEUYOTIHCAEQIRigATIHCAIQIRigATIHCAMQIRigAdIBCjI3NTEwajBqMTWoAgCwAgA&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:60a8b5cb,vid:vKwueG9iTKw,st:0

I'd consider a trade, maybe for the right car or small truck, but much prefer a cash sale; or part-trade.

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