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post #201 of 211 Old 05-21-2012, 07:22 PM
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Hmmm sounds a bit creepy when you put it that way, LOL thank you. I have had 3 KLR,s and never posted over there either. So its not personal.
Yeah, I noticed just because I lurked for quite a while myself, a couple years I think. You can sure learn a lot just by searching and reading. And as you can see, I still don't post much.
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post #202 of 211 Old 11-25-2012, 03:59 PM
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CW Jan '13 Comparo Test

The January 2013 issue of Cycle World has a comparison test of the following bikes:

BMW F700GS, Honda NC700X, Kawasaki Versys and 650 Strom.

If you want to know the result read on for a spoiler.....





SPOILER ALERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Review summary below


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post #203 of 211 Old 11-25-2012, 04:19 PM
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I have a subscription to that, how did you get it so soon??

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post #204 of 211 Old 11-25-2012, 04:57 PM
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DT, I get it online thru the Zinio magazine app. I have been getting printed copies for years as well, but last month's seems to be lost in the mail.
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post #205 of 211 Old 12-10-2012, 02:02 AM
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Rider Magazine (November 2012 issue) --compared the Glee vs. Kawi Versys and Honda NC700X DCT.

Rider comparo: Honda NC700X vs. Kawasaki Versys vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS | Rider Magazine
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post #206 of 211 Old 12-10-2012, 06:17 PM
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BMW to V-Strom

I have been riding touring and GS BMS since 1989 and wanted something with more suspension travel than my K75 to baby my mature and aging back. I test rode a 2011 BMW F650GS (800cc - go figure) and rode a neighbor's (nice guy) 2011 650 Strom the next day. My mind was made up. The K75 was sold and a 2012 650 V-Strom Adventurer is in the garage. Does anyone want to buy a set of Suzuki Adventure aluminum side cases? Great bike, questionable (to be kind) luggage.
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post #207 of 211 Old 12-10-2012, 11:40 PM
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Hi Snick,

I testrode the F650GS (twin) when I was looking for a replacement for my aging 2004 DL650 --and came away thoroughly unimpressed. Easy to ride? Sure. Exciting/inspiring/fun? Not at all.

I am sure you will get on well with your Glee!
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Expedition Portal takes the Strom for a ride.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 - YouTube

Suzuki V-Strom DL650AL2 - www.bike-addict.dk - It's not what you ride but how you ride it
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post #209 of 211 Old 01-15-2013, 04:27 PM
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Good review and sums up the bike exactly. For the price, it can't be beat.

Going off road you just have to be aware of it's limits and ride appropriately.

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post #210 of 211 Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 PM
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Talking made my mind up.

Several of these reviews are what made my mind up for the 12+650. I currently own a Versys ,but will probably get it this month when the dealer tells me it's in. Getting the itch for riding soon!!
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