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post #1 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2014 DL 1000 Vs Yamaha Super T

I am looking at a new VStrom but the dealer has a left over Super T also at a very competitive price. Having owned a VStrom in the past I am leaning in that direction but I am curious if any of you have experience with both machines and what your opinions are. I ride almost entirely on the street so off road ability isn't a major factor (most of my off road experience was non-intentional). I have been watching this forum and some of you guys have been very helpful already.
Thanks for any additional input you provide...
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post #2 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 02:48 PM
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Try some seat time on both, When I traded in my 09 KLR650 I looked at both for the 2012 models I loved the Super T but price to high for me the only reason I did get. So test ride them both either one will be a fun bike. It's how many smiles to the miles you get thats what important.


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post #3 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 05:30 PM
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I would go for the Vee , I love my Vee the only way I would sell it would be to get the new 2014 DL 1000 Adventure Mdl .



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post #4 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 05:38 PM
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The factory cruise control on a 2014 S10 would be tempting. But a S10 with bags costs a lot more than a Vee2.
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post #5 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 06:17 PM
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The new Tenere is extensively updated. Dealer probably wants to blow out the previous model. Go with the new technology.


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post #6 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Good advice

All good advice, thanks guys.
I definitely intend on test riding the Super T as I have already Demo'd the Vee. I love how light and responsive the Vee felt with my only complaint being the wind/buffeting. This was a problem on my K6 when I had it but there are so many options out there to solve this that I am not worried about it.
Keep the opinions coming...the more the better...
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post #7 of 30 Old 05-06-2014, 08:20 PM
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For my style of riding I know for a fact that the Yamaha with the shaft drive would not be as flexible as the V2. I ride almost entirely back twisty roads with next to no highway riding and if that is why I bought the new V2. I am also fairly certain that I would not be as happy with the parallel twin as I am the V-twin. But depending on your writing style where you live in the types of roads would have a lot to do with it in my opinion. Both are nice bikes but are suited for different styles of riding.

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post #8 of 30 Old 05-07-2014, 09:13 AM
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I bought an S10 new. LOVED it for long distance. Rode it 16000 miles one year with nary a burp. I sold it because I hurt my knees---AND IT WAS TOO HEAVY. If I was wanting a cruiser/Interstate bike. I'd go with the Yamaha

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post #9 of 30 Old 05-07-2014, 09:15 AM
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cruise control....

After having this on my bmw's it is a very nice on a long trip. The original info on the new vstrom 1000 mentioned that this would be on it...but....it never appeared. Probably a cost issue. I am sure that most vstrom riders would have paid an additional few hundred dollars for it. Or, will it be on the new "updated" 2015 model?

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post #10 of 30 Old 05-07-2014, 09:29 AM
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Only showroom floor testing for me! I sat on both, and the Vstrom 1000 definitely feels/appears to be a smaller bike - almost feels smaller than the 650 from my view at the controls! The S10 also has a similarly compact feel to it, but the sidepanels/radiator shrouds do make it seem a good bit bulkier, and it is noticeably more heavy feeling when sitting on the bike, moving it side to side.

I'm quite impressed with how 'small' they've been able to make the V2 seem, but it still has that very roomy feel that the predecessor had. Smoke n' mirrors, perhaps? But, I'm sure both bikes would exceed your expectation, and be fun regardless of the one chosen.

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