(apologies to any member who might be trying to sell a second-hand VStrom at the moment) I'm normally the first guy to say "Don't buy new, you'll take a massive depreciation hit". But I'm seeing brand new VStroms advertised down to $9k + ORC, and second hand ones advertised up to about 10. What do ORCs run these days? Maybe $1500? So really there's not a hell of a lot in it between a new bike and a second hand one.