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post #1 of 4 Old 05-29-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Garage 2012 650 ADV shootout with video - DL650 uber alles! pits the NewStrom against the 2012 Kawi Versys and BMW G650GS - and guess which one comes out as the ultimate budget adventure bike? :mrgreen:

2012 650 Adventure-Tourer Shootout - Video -

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It's the $8300 V-Strom's competent package, highlighted by its best performing engine and well-rounded rider environment, which came out on top with a best overall score of 82% from our in-house voting (76% for the Versys and 71% for the G650GS). And when you consider for a mere $400 more than the Kawasaki's price you can have the V-Strom's refined ABS as standard equipment, the V-Strom is all the more appealing.

Of the three bikes, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS is the best two-wheeled Swiss Army Knife here.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-29-2012, 08:39 PM
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nice article, thanks for sharing that.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-30-2012, 09:59 AM
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Great review, thanks. :mrgreen:

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2012 Suzuki DL650AL2, over 45k miles already!
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