Join Date: May 2013
Location: Newmarket, Ontario CANADA
I sold my 2013 V Strom 650 Expedition. This bike has been amazing! It took me from one of the coldest places on earth, Inuvik, NWT, to one of the hottest places on earth ...Sahara Desert, and many places in between. After leaving north Africa at June end, I rode up to Dublin, Ireland. It was there that I sold the V Strom to a local motorcycle shop. I had 70,000 km on the bike with no issues other than maintenance. The bike never failed me. It never left me stranded at the side of the road, something that I can’t say about my past Harley. For an entry-level adventure bike, this bike is unbeatable! Why did I sell it? It was time to move on.
I have gone to the other side, the darkside? I bought a Yamaha super 10 because I really wanted cruise control. I was so hoping there would be a V Strom with throttle by wire, so cruise control could be added. That is the biggest feature for me, having cruise control on these long rides. The throttle lock wasn’t enough. I’m getting older now, and my wrist gets sore after a few hours.
To say this forum was an excellent resource for DIY and other sources of information, would be a gross misrepresentation and understood. This forum is by far, more knowledgeable, more helpful, more resourceful, then the other forums I am on including the Yamaha super 10 forum.
I want to thank The Stromtrooper forum, and everybody who has helped me with suggestions and other advice through the years that I have posted or, read various threads of information.
2001 HD Heritage Softail
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Expedition
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES