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post #1 of 30 Old 04-16-2019, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Picked Up My New 2017 Today

I'm now a VStrom 650 guy! Quite a difference from my 2003 Vulcan 800 Classic. Just under 200 kms today.
First impressions: Love the balance, acceleration, handling, suspension and appearance. High wind gusts seem to catch me a bit more than on the cruiser but I'm quickly getting used to it. The seat seems a bit hard but maybe I've just got a boney butt! All in all I love it!
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post #2 of 30 Old 04-16-2019, 07:38 PM
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #3 of 30 Old 04-16-2019, 07:45 PM
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Congrats on the new ride! Pretty different beast to your Vulcan for sure - bets are on that you won't look back though.

(I found gusts more noticeable at first too.)

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So your screen name is your email address? Interesting choice.
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She's a beauty! Welcome to the team... you're going to love riding that bike.

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Hola, Nice bike. It is a world away from the cruiser crowd, eh?
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post #7 of 30 Old 04-17-2019, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Second ride today. Added Givi engine bars, OEM front engine guard and Cortech 2.0 tailbag. Lovin it!
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Congratulations! I just picked up a leftover 2018 last week, same color.
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post #9 of 30 Old 04-18-2019, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations the 650 is a great bike.

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2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
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Congrats on your 650!!! Just remember "Shiny Side Up"

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