Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Central Otago, New Zealand
Help me choose my next Strom
Currently on a 2004 650 with 110,000km, still very tidy, and love virtually everything about it but I'm looking to update.
About half my riding is 300-600km days solo without luggage. The other half is two up and luggage weekend trips of 500-2,000km
Im pretty sure I want to go to for the 1000cc as once fully loaded and two up the 650 lacks a little punch. But maybe the later models have enough tweak power-wise?
I can't afford new as they run to $20,000 here in New Zealand and that is more than I can justify to the other half as we continue to renovate the house.
I can google the spec changes between years easy enough, what I'm really interested in from this forum is opinions from riders who have updated, the things you noticed and loved or loathed, sort of "seat of the pants" observations.
Thanks in advance.
2010 DL1000 V-Stom
2004 DL650 V-Strom