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post #1 of 9 Old 05-11-2008, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Description....Catagory......"Sport Adventure"

We all have heard of.....

Touring Bikes
Sport Bikes
Adventure Bikes
Sport Tourers
Dirt Bikes
Enduros
ets......

In my opinion, the VStrom does not fit into any of those categories.....it fits into most of them in one aspect or another.....

Do you think the Strom and maybe the Tiger and mayber the Versys have cut there own catagory out of the mix?????

Could they be a.......Could the Strom be a......

SPORT ADVENTURE ??????

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We all have heard of.....

Touring Bikes
Sport Bikes
Adventure Bikes
Sport Tourers
Dirt Bikes
Enduros
ets......

In my opinion, the VStrom does not fit into any of those categories.....it fits into most of them in one aspect or another.....

Do you think the Strom and maybe the Tiger and mayber the Versys have cut there own catagory out of the mix?????

Could they be a.......Could the Strom be a......

SPORT ADVENTURE ??????
Start using it and perhaps it'll catch on. I tend to call it a Dual Sport Touring bike, or a Standard Touring depending on whom I'm talking to since people seem to immediately think "Goldwing" when you say just touring and Off-road/knobby tires when you say Dual Sport.

I insert Standard into some discussions relating to posture in order to differentiate the bike from sport bikes since the pictures to the uninitiated look fairly sporty.

Thinking about it I think maybe Sport Touring might roll off the tongue easier, but I guess that opens up another can of type-confusion labels.
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When my Wee is next to my KLX250s it looks like a total street bike. When it is next to my brother-in-law's VTX-1800 it really looks like a dual sport.

When it is under me, exploring ANY road I care to take......................................I call it just plain FUN !!! :-D

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We all have heard of.....

Touring Bikes
Sport Bikes
Adventure Bikes
Sport Tourers
Dirt Bikes
Enduros
ets......

In my opinion, the VStrom does not fit into any of those categories.....it fits into most of them in one aspect or another.....

Do you think the Strom and maybe the Tiger and mayber the Versys have cut there own catagory out of the mix?????

Could they be a.......Could the Strom be a......

SPORT ADVENTURE ??????
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I think I like "Adventure Sport Touring"
I don't think the new Triumph is really the same as a Strom, they are more Sport Tour now.

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Yeah, I think the Verseys and Tiger are just a tad more Sport than adventure. Not much, but a tad. Strom falls somewhere between the Tiger and the KTM Adventure. "Adventure Sport" sounds good to me

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Yeah, I think the Verseys and Tiger are just a tad more Sport than adventure. Not much, but a tad. Strom falls somewhere between the Tiger and the KTM Adventure. "Adventure Sport" sounds good to me

Off the Sales Floor, I agree with your comments about the Verseys and Tiger.... But I saw a new Tiger the other day, that had a different front rim and TKC's.....and it looked pretty darn Adventure to me....maybe even more-so than the Strom.

All three bikes.....have the ability to be tweeked to go just about everywhere.


I ride an Adventure Sport........I really like my....WeeStrom.

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Adventure Touring is how I describe my bike. No one knows what it means, so I get to explain that it's great for hundreds of miles of highway touring to get where the adventure roads are. The you go on the roads that street bikes avoid to find an interesting camping or picnicing spot.
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