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post #1 of 22 Old 06-04-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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What is it...

about the 2012 Wee that has people stopping to compliment the bike every time I get gas?

I have only had the bike for one month and 2 days, and have 2100 miles on her. Each of the ten times I have stopped for gas, people always stop and ask what kind of bike is it? Is it really a V-Strom? Where can they get one?

Then proceed to tell me it's 'bad ass', 'nice', 'sweet', etc.

I have a Piaggio MP3500, so am used to people stopping to gawk and ask questions. But I never would have expected the attention the Wee would get.

How do you all deal with the attention the bike receives?

P.S., I love this bike. It's quick and nimble on the pavement, and relatively sure-footed when I take it off road. In all , it's a hoot to drive!
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post #2 of 22 Old 06-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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One reason I chose a VStrom this time around is because it seemed to have less than remarkable styling than many bikes, and was hoping for less attention at gas stops.

Last time out I got "Nice - Is it a beemer?" twice.

I'm going to start parking behind the gas stations.

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Sometimes I think people say "nice bike" for the same reason they say "nice day".

Nobody's said anything to me about the 2012 yet.

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I have had many bikes I consider to be "nice". The Wee is one of the few that the general public seems to agree with me. Seems to draw compliments regularly.
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post #5 of 22 Old 06-04-2012, 10:57 PM
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Sometimes I think people say "nice bike" for the same reason they say "nice day".
+1 I get that from people at gas stations. I think it's mostly from guys that wish their wives would let them have a bike.

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I also have had a few who first thought it was a beemer, many good comments though, that I have not received with other bikes.......

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post #7 of 22 Old 06-05-2012, 02:26 AM
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Last time out I got "Nice - Is it a beemer?" twice.
Is this desirable ?

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Is this desirable ?


It's a compliment to BMW and insult to us Stromers
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post #9 of 22 Old 06-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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The 12' Wee certainly attracts attention, I've had more than a few compliments even at stop lights.. It's all good, better than someone telling you she's an ugly duckling.

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my favorite has been when i pass cruisers with wives/girlfriends on that little patch they call a seat. they see my fiance sitting nice and comfy and, if they're stopped, will smack the driver and point and point at us.
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