Friday Forum Foraging: 2009 V-Strom 650A For Just $2500

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Snatch this one up.

By the time you read this, this ultra-clean 2009 Suzuki V-Strom 650 could very well be sold. If it's not, and you're looking for one, this looks to be a great buy. This example comes to us from our sister site The V-Strom 650 needs no introduction, as it's one of the most versatile street bikes ever made. Power comes from Suzuki's workhorse – the 645cc V-Twin first seen in the SV650, with iterations of the same basic engine still in production today, 20-something years later.

Treated properly, the 650 engine will return the love, as seen in this example. With over 60,000 miles on the odometer, the owner (who also happens to be the first and only person to have ever owned this 'Strom) says the bike has seen some miles, but has also been well-maintained and should be ready to face another 60,000 miles without a hiccup.

To sweeten the pot, this 'Strom comes with a laundry list of aftermarket accessories, itself worth the $2500 asking price alone. We're talking Jesse Odyssey side cases, Givi top case, Garmin GPS, heated grips, Barkbusters, new chain and sprockets, new radiator, fresh tires, and SW Motech crash bars – just to name a few.

We've copied the original listing below, but be sure to visit the original listing at to get all the information and to contact the seller.

I figure I'd post this here first in the friendly confines of Stromtrooper before I brave the raw primal savagery of Cycle Trader, FB Marketplace, Craigslist, et al...

They call it “The Swiss Army Knife of Motorcycles.”

Well-adventured but well-maintained, runs great.

I’m the original and sole owner, and I’ve ridden this bike all over NE USA & Canada.

It can be yours for a mere $2,500.

Perfect first or second bike for a new rider. Great commuter bike.

Or load up the cases and ride around the world.

The only reason I’m selling is I have my eye on another bike and can’t keep two.

2009 Suzuki V-Strom ABS (DL-650A)

60,637 miles (99% paved roads)

ABS brakes with new front pads (and lots of life left in rear pads)

Jesse Odyssey side cases with full liners

Givi top case w/brake lights

Garmin zümo 660 GPS and custom mount with current maps

Sargent seat (original Suzuki seat available)

Suzuki factory heated grips

Barkbuster handguards

Kaoko throttle lock

Madstad adjustable windscreen brackets

Helmet lock under license plate (locks 2 helmets)

Accurized speedometer

New chain and sprockets

New radiator

New Yuasa AGM battery (< 1 year old)

Valve adjust

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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