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post #1 of 466 Old 02-07-2018, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question what would be your next bike after V strom

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?
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alot of good bikes that you have in Europe we donot have them in US
exactly - crazy popular in Europe ....limited availability in Canada ...zilch in the US...

It IS a CBF1000. Same weight, shorter seat height, better brakes docile until you twist the tail then ....

Nowhere near the luggage storage or weather protection but a 3,000 km 4 day loop to Ohio convinced me.
KLR650 in Australia meets my get muddy needs.

I likely won't get another Strom unless it's a mini in Australia.

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CRF250L or DRZ400S, need something smaller. I am keeping the dl650 for a looooong time though.
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I deleted your other thread in this section asking the exact same thing.......

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A used well farkled V2 2014 and up. Cheap but much better than your VEE.

Luggage, a Givi Airflow, Peg Lowering Kit, Sit&Fly seat cover is probably all you need to be grinning all the time riding with your buddies for 1/3 of their cost.

Or if cost don't matter by a GS.

.... 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.) ... No it won't. There will always be that "better" bike you desire. If you get a used V2 at least there is no huge loss when you get tired of it ;-)
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I deleted your other thread in this section asking the exact same thing.......
thank you but different title , less attention attracted.
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A used well farkled V2 2014 and up. Cheap but much better than your VEE.

Luggage, a Givi Airflow, Peg Lowering Kit, Sit&Fly seat cover is probably all you need to be grinning all the time riding with your buddies for 1/3 of their cost.

Or if cost don't matter by a GS.

.... 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.) ... No it won't. There will always be that "better" bike you desire. If you get a used V2 at least there is no huge loss when you get tired of it ;-)
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I sold my wee, and bought a BMW K1200GT.

After four months, I sold the BMW, and bought a 1k Vee.

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I already got it...an 05 Wee with only 36K miles. I should be good to go long after I die!
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unless I win the lottery I'd buy another Vstrom
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