My first post.
This site reminds me of Thumper Talk! Especially the debates on what bike is best.
I don't want to start one of those. I'm thinking the smaller bike is safer due to less power, but because of where I live, I may need the Vee. Anyone from the high country with miles on both bikes?
I've got some V-Strom fever! My V Strom will be used 90% roads, dirt roads, twisties, but still some open road, occasional hwy and 2-up. I get my single track fix on my smokers
Glad to have stumbled on to this forum!!
I live near Vail, CO. Most of my riding will be above a mile high and sometimes 2 miles high.
I have a YZ250 and YZ125 2 stroke. Both 2006. Raced a lot but mostly trail ride now. I'm an accomplished rider but not that many road miles.
I'm going to get a leg up on a Vee and a Wee in the next 24 hours. I like the concept of a smaller bike and that's why I have 125's. I also want to stay in one piece so less power seems safer for the most part.
Having said that, I'm in big mountains and when I get out of the mountains, there are some long flats out toward Moab for example.
Looking for some feedback from riders at altitude. I did a search but not too much jumped out at me specifically on altitude.
I can get a good deal from private parties locally. Plan on spending $4000-6000. Looking for low mile rigs.
Thanks in advance and sorry if this sounds like a "what is better thread". In a nutshell, what happens to the 650's up here on the big passes? All motors loose about 20% power.