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post #1 of 22 Old 10-07-2017, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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My first impressions of my new 1000XT

Absolutely LOVE this bike. I am so glad I did not do what I was GOING to do, and that is, buy the R1200GSA. After test riding the GSA, and now owning the 'Strom, I would have been pissed spending all that extra money for a marginally better motorcycle, but without the huge manufacturer support, and the huge aftermarket. Don't get me wrong, BMW pretty much made the Adventure segment what it is today, but the Japanese Four have a bigger network, and aftermarket. Plus, I can get the 'Strom serviced ANYWHERE. Parts are EVERYWHERE.




I was born to be on this bike. After years of trying different bikes; Enduro's, Crusiers, Naked, Sport Tourers. The V-Strom is by far the most fun I have had on a motorcycle, since getting my license way back in 1991.




I am thanfull that I bought the 1000. The 650 would have been more bike then I could possibly know what to do with, however the extra power, and the sort-of-a 'slipper clutch' just won me over to the 1000. The 650 is an awesome bike, but for me, IMHO, the 1000 XT was meant to be. Did I say I LOVE this bike!
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Wow! Dewayne - You seem to love the DL1000a as much as I do. The V2 is my favorite bike, to date.

I have said this before, I can't understand why these bike are not flying off the showroom floors. It is such a great "bank for your buck".

Like you, I really appreciate the 650 as it is one awesome bike. But, the 1000 is just not a big 650. it is different bike with a very different riding experience. I cannot see me changing bikes anytime soon.

Enjoy that bike and ride safe!
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I would not own anything but the 1000. I've had 2. A yellow 04 and Black 07. Getting 35 more HP for 35 more pounds and the extra refinement is a no brainer.

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My Strom is IMO a true ADV bike.
My definition of ADV is not the definition that the Strom gets compared to accurately though. To me, an adventure is waiting for me every time I throw a leg over it. From smooth blacktop to simple fire roads, the Strom takes me there. My ADV doesn't have to be full of peril and seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, but time away from the day to day grind, where I can find myself. Sometimes it is a small section of road where the pace quickens and I take control, others are wide open spaces or red rock canyons that make you feel diminutive and in awe.
I will keep my Strom, and any extra cash I have (because I didn't spend it on a status symbol) will be put to use taking me on my adventures!
See you out there, on an adventure.
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My Strom is IMO a true ADV bike.
My definition of ADV is not the definition that the Strom gets compared to accurately though. To me, an adventure is waiting for me every time I throw a leg over it. From smooth blacktop to simple fire roads, the Strom takes me there. My ADV doesn't have to be full of peril and seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, but time away from the day to day grind, where I can find myself. Sometimes it is a small section of road where the pace quickens and I take control, others are wide open spaces or red rock canyons that make you feel diminutive and in awe.
I will keep my Strom, and any extra cash I have (because I didn't spend it on a status symbol) will be put to use taking me on my adventures!
See you out there, on an adventure.
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I've never bought a new car, but I could see buying a new 'Strom someday.

That is if I ever manage to wear out my '07 Vee.
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I would not own anything but the 1000. I've had 2. A yellow 04 and Black 07. Getting 35 more HP for 35 more pounds and the extra refinement is a no brainer.
Sounds like that works great for you, but I too said that in the past, and now I own a 650 and tickled to death with it.

You wouldn't like your old 1000 so much anymore if you rode a new 1000, yes the overall difference is that BIG.
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My Strom is IMO a true ADV bike.
My definition of ADV is not the definition that the Strom gets compared to accurately though. To me, an adventure is waiting for me every time I throw a leg over it. From smooth blacktop to simple fire roads, the Strom takes me there. My ADV doesn't have to be full of peril and seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, but time away from the day to day grind, where I can find myself. Sometimes it is a small section of road where the pace quickens and I take control, others are wide open spaces or red rock canyons that make you feel diminutive and in awe.
I will keep my Strom, and any extra cash I have (because I didn't spend it on a status symbol) will be put to use taking me on my adventures!
See you out there, on an adventure.

Not sure that is accurate since so many are very happy with their more expensive ADV machines, many of them do in fact ride those bikes as they were designed and are capable of.
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Sounds like that works great for you, but I too said that in the past, and now I own a 650 and tickled to death with it.

You wouldn't like your old 1000 so much anymore if you rode a new 1000, yes the overall difference is that BIG.
I actually plan to get a new (my 3rd) 2018+ DL1000. LOL....
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Not sure that is accurate since so many are very happy with their more expensive ADV machines, many of them do in fact ride those bikes as they were designed and are capable of.
I agree with you. I know that many are sold because they want an incredible bike and have an expectation for a motorcycle that those bikes meet.
I also know many that some buy them because they can tell other people what they own to make themselves feel better about themselves. I don't mean that they are the majority but you know them when you meet them.
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