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post #1 of 14 Old 06-10-2017, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Picked-Up My New 1000 Today

I traded my Harley in on a 2017/18 V-Strom 1000 and trucked it home today. I have ridden it less than 10 miles, since I got home late, but it is totally different bike than the 2012 V-Strom 1000 I had. More later as I get some miles on it.. Best to Everyone ...Richard

(I posted here previously when I had the 2012)
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-10-2017, 02:13 AM
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Let us know what u think! I'm particularly curious how you'll find it in the comfort department vs your old Harley, especially on longer rides.which Harley did u own?

Oh... and Congrats!

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-10-2017, 07:36 AM
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Welcome back, Richard.

I agree that the new V2 is a different bike than the V1, better in so many ways.
My 2014 V2 is my favorite bike, to date.

Have fun on you new ride!

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-13-2017, 12:29 AM
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I bought a 14 V2 just over a year ago after riding a 98 shadow for over 3 years. I love this bike. It has just enough get up and go and is so nimble for the size of it. I honestly say it has been the best purchase I have ever had. Cheers to happy riding.
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-09-2017, 03:43 PM
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I've got about 2200 miles on my new 2018 DL1000. I also had a 2012 which I sold on Cycle Trader. I think there is a number of improvements on the new one. ABS, traction control, better electronics, better mileage, and it's just as comfortable, although I may install bar extenders to get things up and back an inch.
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-10-2017, 01:34 AM
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I have a 2002 with about 60,000 on it and right now the only fight I have is mpg's and not trading it in for a new one my own self. The mpg war is about to win though. I like the idea of all the new safety features too. I'm just trying to avoid it a little longer until I finish doing an LS swap on my 85 Jimmy, so I have it out of the garage and more room for activities, and free'd up cash.
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-16-2017, 09:48 AM
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what did the 2018 bike cost if your willing to say. thx

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-16-2017, 07:26 PM
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Love my new 2018 1000 xt. Have 3200klms on. Have the Givi air flow on for noise control and will be getting a Russel day long this winter.
Congrats on yr new bike.
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-16-2017, 08:23 PM
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Hola, Richard. Didja keep the 2012 Vee? Hope you can be happy with the Harley gone. Hours of chrome polishing gone now. Time to ride!
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-19-2017, 12:59 PM
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I paid approximately $14,800. Suzuki luggage, and heated grips, were the only extras.
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