Hello stromtroopers , I am back from half day riding from Malibu and Mulhollnad drive , what a beautiful day ,what a ride .I have done the same ride and road on sport bike before , but I enjoyed todays ride may be more,sitting position on my 2008 DL1000 is much more comfortable and bike over all control is easier compared to my 2014 VFR 800.ever sice i bought the vstrom on december ,I am not riding the VFR any more , just 20 minutes weekends to maintain the the battery.
I am thinking to sell them both and upgrade to something better for all purpose , what would be your recommendations? alot of good bikes that you have in Europe we donot have them in US, or california
I am thinking about followings :
super tenniere (but I donot like the look that much)
V strom 2018 XT 1000
Africa twin( i like every thing on it only after fully adventure upgrading.
Multi strada 2018, except I never had italian (in very old day my Dad was riding a vespa like 50 years ago.)
BMW GS 1200 Adventure fully upgraded for Adventure( too expensive and I might be scared to ride a brand new 30000 us $ bike ,if I do that would be my very last bike.)
I like Versys 1000 but looks a little toy like to me.
what I really really like is a Triumph Tiger XC 1200 ,fully factory equipped,I was very close to buy one in 2014, but did not happen d/t financial considerations.
I still want to buy the best for the buck , easy maintenance and coast of maintenance is important too.
Having said all of that what would be your choice ,my type of riding is every weekend 300-400 miles of combination of freeway, hiway ,and Canyons with a group off big adventure bikes mostly BMW 1200 s.
I enjoy my ride with 2008 DL 1000, but is non ABS and no traction control,otherwise
great bike. Vstrom 2018 would be the less expensive for new bikes , but how good they are? are they as good as old V stroms?