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post #21 of 466 Old 02-08-2018, 07:56 PM
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post #22 of 466 Old 02-08-2018, 08:00 PM
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I bought my V STROM 1000 after my BMW K1200 R SPORT died. I always look for a bikes suited for tall riders. If the v strom had to go I think I would look at the honda VFR1200X. Unless it was to small. I like big bore bikes in general. Besides I already have the best big enduro ever so I only think in terms of another street bike.
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post #23 of 466 Old 02-08-2018, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ennsync View Post
we have Kawasaki Versys 650 in our group , when we exit the canyons and enter HWAy or free way ,the bike is not very safe for keeping up with GS1200A .
Really? That bike can't do freeway speeds safely? I get the idea that maybe it couldn't accelerate as quickly as some bigger bikes and find the same opening in traffic perhaps, but it has more than enough juice to catch up quickly to the others unless you and your buddies are pushing triple digit speeds.

In 07 when I got back into riding on a brand new Ninja 650, my co worker on his FZ1, a gal on a Ducati 999 and myself took off for Denver on the interstate. They loved speed (I found out quickly) and immediately wicked it up to 90 mph. Not that I wanted to ride that fast, but I realized if I didn't, they would lose me. The little Ninja that could did just fine cruising 50 miles or so at 90. I am not suggesting that you get a smaller displacement bike, because it sounds like you are not looking for that. I was wondering why you want a kitted ADV bike that could be on the porker side for pavement day rides. I second the Ninja 1000 as a possibility or the DL1000.
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Originally Posted by bobbyvstrom View Post
I keep thinking I would enjoy something with more power and similar comfort to my '06 DL 1000. Then I consider that more power only helps in a drag race. (which I enjoy, but only lasts a few seconds) It has lots of power the way it is and fits me to a tee, so what's the point of changing bikes? I look all the time but can't find one that suits me any better for backroad riding. I'm afraid I'll be buried in my Strom but I have to tell you that I love the old thing.
I know exactly what you mean. When I replace the old gal, it will likely be a new Vee. In the meantime, however, the required TLC keeps a smile on my face. I've bonded with this bike for almost 200000 kms and know it inside out. It does almost everything I want in a daily driver/tourer, and my DRZ does the rest.
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post #25 of 466 Old 02-09-2018, 07:28 AM
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One bike will NEVER do. An RM a DR a DL and a GSXR. One stop shopping and you can wear the same T shirt on all of'm.
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post #26 of 466 Old 02-09-2018, 08:35 AM
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Next bike would be an '18 or later Vstrom1000. If not that, a Versys1000.
But, at my age, and as much as I like mine, I do believe this could easily be my last ride to the great beyond.
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post #27 of 466 Old 02-09-2018, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Also Ran View Post
One bike will NEVER do. An RM a DR a DL and a GSXR. One stop shopping and you can wear the same T shirt on all of'm.
I like your attitude.
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post #28 of 466 Old 02-09-2018, 12:34 PM
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If you want performance, the Honda VFR1200x is a shafty, and faaaast. Doesn't seem to get much love out there, but it is on my radar for next bike. They started in 2014, I've seen them used for 9-10k with very low miles.
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my vstrom was given to me via a radio contest. so im keeping it FOREVA! lol but if i were to get another similar style bike. i really like the triumph tiger 1200

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post #30 of 466 Old 02-09-2018, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by marcham View Post
The only bike I'd consider now is a newer Super Tenere ES. Heated grips + electronic cruise control + shaft drive = heaven on wheels! . If they made one with 800cc that would be fine.

I've considered a bmw but after talking to owners the high maintenance isn't my cup of tea.

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Exactly my thoughts. Would love an 800 Tenere with similar Bells & Whistles. Or, the TIger

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