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post #21 of 88 Old 06-07-2018, 06:08 PM
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Glad you love the 2014 V-Strom 1000 like I do and I have rode just about every adventure bike out there at this point. I know Big B might not appreciate this but the BMW guy I traded my 2014 V2 with for just the day a few months back really loved it too.

He had a 2016 BMW R1200GS Adventure which is what i rode all day. While I liked the gadgets and a bit softer suspension plus the extra torque - I was real glad to get my V2 back. It just felt better for the terrain we were in. I am sure I could get used to the BMW. I choke a bit when I hear folks declare it is in another class. Don't get me wrong it was very nice but there were things I didn't care for. That said 90% of our riding that day was on paved twisties in the Ozarks so your mileage may vary. Straight and flat and long days may be something else.

I think the DCT might be ok on the new Gold Wing. I still don't see it on an AT. My Honda salesman buddy was itching for me to demo the GW when I was there last week. They have a demo day this Saturday where all of the cool bikes will be parked for riding. He owes me a ride in a Slingshot. They come with you on that one. I save on gas money demoing their bikes a lot. lol The Honda sales manager hinted at a part-time sales retirement job for me there but I just laughed as I no longer own any Honda's.

I keep hearing folks say their dealers won't let them test ride bikes in the US. That is crazy IMO. Our big dealer who knows me from buying two bikes there even tried to get me to take one home for the weekend once which I didn't do because I live pretty far from that dealer.

All said and done I still prefer the V-Strom 1000 on the pavement for how I ride and where I ride. The ST is probably second.

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I love mine. I looked at cycle trader and found the best out-the-door prices I could find, then went to the local dealer with that info. They matched it, I wrote the check and it was done.

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I purchased an 18 1000xt...$12,700 OTD in the Northwest.

I've owned an Africa Twin, and as others have stated it's a little better off road but not as good on pavement. If offroad to you is a dirt or gravel road with a few ruts then any adv will work. If the riding is within a 100 miles of home, I prefer riding my plated XR650R or XR400. For truly offroad singletrack it is the KTM 350xcf.

The Suzuki is much nicer than expected, especially 2-up riding. I prefer it over the Africa Twin (except styling). Very easy bike to ride and just enjoy. Almost pulled the trigger on a KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, but I already have the speed and power fix with an Aprilia Tuono 1100. I wanted a go anywhere (almost anywhere) long distance bike that is reliable. The new KTM wasn't available for a month due to a fuel pump recall.

That being said out of all the bikes I have, if I could only have one it would be the old Xr650r.....and that's with a Tuono that will get your heart pumping!

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I got a 2018 Vstrom 1000 with less than 500 miles and new Shinko 804/805 tires, Givi Engine Guard, and Factory Centery Stand. Central MS area, 39154. FS for $8,500.
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As much as I like and respect Honda, the Africa Twin has been a disappointment as far as having way too many problems. Maybe the first year was the source and the later ones are doing better, maybe not. There are things I really like about an Africa Twin, and if I were in love with what a KTM can do off road and that was a big part of my riding, I would consider an Africa Twin as it is a lot cheaper than a KTM. A DL 1000 is an easier to live with pavement bike than either the AF or KTM for most any rider. But the Super Tenere Yamaha is better off road than the V Strom, plenty good on the road compared to the V Strom, and has shaft drive and factory cruise control. If you ride long distances and pavement is a big part of that, those two things are big advantages in my opinion.

I would consider a new DL 1000 for my use. I have a long distance bike already........
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Did you find out what happened? Job loss, fast trade-in, etc.? The guy took a huge hit. Nice deal.

Our giant dealer (Big M) has 8 2017 Africa Twins they can't sell. Half are DCT. They have 7 2017 V-Strom 650s (not XT's). No 2018's of either or any V-Strom 1000's of any year. It's a lot of leftovers even for them with currently 1804 new (78 used) power-sports in inventory. They have two other smaller dealerships within 100 miles so they can shuffle stuff around.

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This one is for sale for $8,500

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Oh thought you bought it. Why is it for sale? Is it posted somewhere? Hard to sell things with 3 posts.

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