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post #1 of 33 Old 12-24-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Long Way Round with a V-Strom

I just finished watching the series Long Way Round. If a V-Strom were equipped with the right tires and crash guards and skid plate is there any reason one couldn't do the same trip?
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All you'd need is time and money...
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I finally watched it and Long Way Down as well. Great stuff! You can google travelingstrom to see what they've been up to and you'll probably have your answer.

There are of course many things to consider, but on similar journeys, as long as there are either spare parts available, or the ingenuity to repair things otherwise, I sure don't see why a V-Strom wouldn't be a good candidate for the job.



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I just finished watching the series Long Way Round. If a V-Strom were equipped with the right tires and crash guards and skid plate is there any reason one couldn't do the same trip?
Of course you can. Grab the Horizons Unlimited DVD set, well worth the money.

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With the proper chase team and parts, there are many bikes that could be successful. I would love to see a Strom do a documentary like that, and I am betting overall reliability would be stellar.

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With the proper chase team and parts,
Any bike would make it .
Well , mainly ones that were made for some off roading , all those would for sure

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I wondered why those guys did not use V Stroms when they complained about the weight. Corporate sponsorship maybe. When I fantasize about riding to far away places I'm usually on my Suzuki. Seems your best bet and you probably won't need all that expensive support. Not that I would turn it down, just saying. They did ride the ride as far as I know and I respect that.

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Corporate sponsorship maybe. f

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The story is that they wanted KTM but KTM backed out because they didn't think they would make it.

I think they bought those BMW 's at a discount only

After seeing the one where ABS failed and then there were NO brakes I would be scared
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I'd do it if someone sponsored me and paid for the trip. My time, their money.

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