Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
I think as Strommers, we are forgetting these reviewers are testing...a V-Strom, albeit a very nicely updated one at that. And we, of course, don't have issue with Stroms, knowing they are a very good basic bike. Less basic now though than before.
If the reviewer is trying to make the comparison to more expensive bikes (and it seems like some of them have), I think that is where some of the "I'm not-so-impressed with this or that" comments start to come in. It's not really fair in a way, because this bike is not those bikes sort of thing, IMO. But rated for what it is on its own, I think it's probably a very good bike, and many reviewers have said basically that. But it is kind of difficult in a way to review in the ADV category, because it seems like some of the other bikes out now are in a different class. Reviewers are going to naturally point out differences, just like buyers will. In spite of that, this bike will make many new owners perfectly happy with what they are getting. Still, we shouldn't be shocked someone will think differently and see flaws or shortcomings where we do not. It will be interesting to see how much people in their various countries will be willing to pay for this new model.
06 V-Strom DL650
Last edited by John V Strom, Jr.; 01-15-2014 at 01:29 AM.