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post #41 of 78 Old 05-05-2018, 01:01 PM
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Because my buddy is the Honda salesman I got to test ride one a lot. Enough to know for my pattern/style of riding the V-Strom is better. He said there was a puff of sales when they first hit but now they move slowly. I live in twisties and it just didn't track as well.

I am hoping my giant dealer has a few new leftover 2018 V3's by the end of the year or early next year. That is where and how I got my two V-Strom's.

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Picked up this guy up yesterday. Brand new 2018 XT. Traded in my pretty darn new 2017 Africa Twin for it. Just wasn't feeling the AT, and decided to come back to a Strom.

Already got a center stand, crash bars, heated grips, seat ordered. One of the windscreen mounting bolts was broken off so I've got to drill that out and replace it.

I did a 260 mile ride home from the dealer, and enjoyed it. Seems more peppy than the AT, has way better instrumentation, brakes are about on par, seating position is a little more cramped. Buffeting and air flow from the windscreen feels about the same. Definitely better on the pavement and especially in the twisties than the AT is.

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post #42 of 78 Old 05-12-2018, 07:52 PM
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Impressed how nimble it feels compared to the Versys 1000 I tested and the power, while not the same as the Versys 1000, is impressive enough for me.

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post #43 of 78 Old 05-20-2018, 07:14 PM
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My XT. Absolutely adore this machine.
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post #44 of 78 Old 05-21-2018, 04:18 AM
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My XT. Absolutely adore this machine.
Depending on when you took that photo, and how quickly you post that photo, it would be a winner in the the photo challenge game over in the photo Forum. The current challenge is your motorcycle with a road construction site.

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post #45 of 78 Old 05-25-2018, 12:25 PM
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Along the Blue Ridge Parkway between Asheville and Cherokee earlier this week...

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post #46 of 78 Old 06-01-2018, 11:49 PM
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My new '18 Vee 1000 XT. Got her yesterday.
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post #47 of 78 Old 06-30-2018, 11:38 PM
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post #48 of 78 Old 07-07-2018, 06:46 PM
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Here's my baby!
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post #49 of 78 Old 07-07-2018, 11:43 PM
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Here you go .... 2018 Vstrom 1000
And it's for sale
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post #50 of 78 Old 07-29-2018, 11:32 PM
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What a fun scooter! ... this bike was built for me!
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