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post #1 of 30 Old 06-28-2007, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ever regret selling another bike to get the 'Strom..

Just wondering if anyone has ever regret selling another bike they once had to get the 'Strom (650/1000) ?
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Just wondering if anyone has ever regret selling another bike they once had to get the 'Strom (650/1000) ?
Not me. I sold a DL650K5 to get a DL650AK7. :mrgreen:

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I hear that alot since the K7's have ABS.
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I regret selling my '03 SV1000s for a BMW F650 Dakar, which then led to the DL-650AK7. But I still miss my SV. Bar risers, gel seat, and soft luggage enabled me to do back to back 1000 mile days.
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I traded in a 2002 ZRX1200 that was well-massaged. Suspension, brakes, engine mods made the bike quite fast, handle extremely well and it was a great bike overall.

The powerband was such that all you really needed was 3rd gear on the bike. It was very smooth from 15 mph to 125 mph. I can remember many days of running the twisties up in North Carolina and having 600 sportbikes behind me unable to pass on the uphill sections of roadway. Once we got to the top, it was a bitk different headed downhill.

Some of the things that led me to the V-Strom were much better protection for the rider. More leg room and a generally more comfortable seating / riding position. Do I miss the ZRX? At times, but once underway on the Strom, all memories of it just disappear.


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I suspected I would regret selling/trading my KLR, so I just kept it when I bought the strom. 5 months later, I hadn't ridden the KLR once, so when I got a decent offer on it a couple of days ago, I had no problem parting with it. I loved the KLR, but the Wee is in a whole 'nother league, and far better for the kind of riding I do.
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i regret selling my virago....but that was long bfore they even made a strom.
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I don't regret moving from my concours' to the vstrom... not one bit!

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I don't regret moving from my concours' to the vstrom... not one bit!

Now you talk about two very similar motorcycles - Concours and V-Strom!

Kind of like Navel and Valencia oranges - quite similar, yet very different!

The Concours is a 1000 cc inline 4 cylinder motor, the V-Strom a 1000 cc V-Twin.

I must say there are a couple of of things nice about the Concours and there are a couple of things nice about the V-Strom.

My 1986 Concours was my "Winter" bike, the V-Strom my "All Season" bike. With the full fairing of the Concours, you got enough warm air on your legs to keep you warm on a cold morning. Add the heated grips and it was quite comfy. My Concours had a Rifle Windshield System on it and you could light a match at 100 mph in the rider's area. My Concours is much cooler on hot days and with my windshield as it is now, quite comfy behind it.

Both bikes corner very good. Both bikes run very good. I think the power output, while similar is still different enough. The V-Strom is very very much a torque monster, while the Concours was a 6000 rpm up machine. Hey, it was derived from a Ninja 1000 - kind of in the same manner the new Concours 14 is being derived from the ZX-14!

The Concours was different from one viewpoint, the stock seat is one of the only stock seats I have never changed out on a motorcycle that I have owned. It was very comfortable and I saw no need to put an aftermarket seat on it.

Both bikes are very easy to work on and keep in top mechanical condition. Both bikes worked well and did what I bought them for. I knew one day I had to make a choice on which one I would keep as they were too similar. I chose the V-Strom.

A good friend of mine bought the Concours and is loving it. He's already put about 8,000 miles on it in the six months he has owned it, 8,000 trouble free miles.

Yep, while different, still pretty similar.

Do you agree there Ian?



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