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post #1 of 84 Old 10-21-2016, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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What Exactly is a V-Strom

Many reviews call the Vee 2 an Adventure Style Bike. This sort of indicates that it is not a true Adventure Bike.
I know I should just let it go; but, it kind of irritates me because it misrepresents the capability of the motorcycle. And, someone looking for an Adventure Bike, might dismiss the Vee 2 based on some reviews:

This one reviewer represented the Vee 2 as an "Adventure Style Bike" and stated that the bike is really just a tourer. His review was challenged by the viewers response. So, he took it to heart and dug deeper into exactly what it Vee 2 is capable of.

This review is by a professional that really puts to rest whether the Vee 2 is a true Adventure Bike:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW_ZyPYN5R8
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Yeppers....the VStrom is capable of much more adventure riding than most owners are. You have to know what you're doing; know you're limitations; and respect the beast for what it is.

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its just a comfortable city+touring bike to me
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I mean that was cool, and all, but I've taken my strom on much worse stuff than that.
This bikes only fault is it's ground clearance. Get a proper skid plate, and the bike rocks.
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The definition of an "Adventure bike" relies solely on your definition of an adventure.

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You can take most "normal" road bikes (don't ask me to define normal) many places such as my R60 BMW up a very steep hill during the 1968 Goodwin Shield held in the Blue Mountains of NSW.
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That looks like Ohio 2stroke!!!

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"What Exactly is a V-Strom?"

Simple answer, "A bloody good bike".

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About the same time I reentered riding in 1995 I read an article in Rider about 3 brothers who took an "adventure" ride to Alaska. They all rode standards with soft bags and their gear lashed on with old fashioned bungees.

Since then it seems everyone but Harley has come out with some type of bastardized, high powered dual sport and tagged it an adventure bike. Personally, I have referred to the Vstrom as a standard decked out in adventure drag...

Anyway, adventure is the ride - the bike is just a tool. Some bikes are more "dirtly" and others more "streetly" but if the bike works for you, the adventure awaits!

So where is the argument?
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