just wanted to get some feedback on the Pro's and cons of a 2012 vstrom 650. It's the adventure model. got about 13, 000 miles on it. But the owner has always been "spot on" on all maintance, etc...
So all comments would be greatly appreciated.
The 2012 as compared to other bikes or as a bike in general?
Rear cylinder boils your thighs and manly area at summer. Front brake could be better.
It wont be stable as a ducati street bike at high speeds especially with the rear loaded. Wind protection is crap at high speed and no, aprilia mirrors won't solve it.
Pros? Its reliable so I've heard (after recall's been done), has enough all around power, great at the twisties. Big enough fuel tank. Great front lights and even greater at high beam. Nice torque. Good seat for long trips.
My Rides: Suzuki TS50, Honda CB400 Superdream, Yamaha RD350LC, Triumph Tiger 650 (71), MotoGuzzi NTX 650, Ducati 750SS (93), Yamaha XTZ 750 SuperTenere, Vespa 200PX (01), Vespa Sprint 150 (68 ) ... Although ridden, never owned a four cylinder :-)
Last edited by ilan; 03-29-2018 at 04:11 PM.