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post #1 of 52 Old 10-21-2016, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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One of the nagging temptations that accompanies owning a VStrom...

Is the temptation to go fast. Very, very fast.

Just saying. :thumbsup:
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There is no very very fast on a Strom. LOL

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BS, the speed limit in most areas is 55-60, I can blow past that in second gear.

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BS, the speed limit in most areas is 55-60, I can blow past that in second gear.
You have owned enough bikes Dave to know what "fast" is, but the Stroms can for sure be ridden at a quick pace in the twisty stuff...... a Busa or a Gixxer is FAST, like we are talking 100 MPH in first gear fast!!!

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You have owned enough bikes Dave to know what "fast" is, but the Stroms can for sure be ridden at a quick pace in the twisty stuff...... a Busa or a Gixxer is FAST, like we are talking 100 MPH in first gear fast!!!
I was in a trail the other day just doing 80kmh, for me that qualified as FAST.

Most racing liter bikes are in another category, it's called STUPID FAST
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You have owned enough bikes Dave to know what "fast" is, but the Stroms can for sure be ridden at a quick pace in the twisty stuff...... a Busa or a Gixxer is FAST, like we are talking 100 MPH in first gear fast!!!
Your definition of fast is dependent on your age. When I was 21 fast was much faster than fast is at my current age, just sayin.

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Granted its no busa, but oh man, that feeling of the front end lift as you follow a sport bike in twisties...



...Is not a good feeling at all
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My nagging temptations are to look at a steep powerline hill and think "I could make it" (and I'd be wrong more than right).

I'm wired for a different kind of thrill, I guess.
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I am constantly shown what "Fast" is on the road, doing 30k over the limit and a group of sporties blows past me like I'm standing still, humbling.

It's OK, I am already going fast enough to kill myself, no need to have a hair trigger to go along with it.
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It is still true that compared to almost any car or truck on the road short of a true supercar, a 650 V-Strom can blow their doors accelerating off the line or merging onto a highway.

It is easy to get weight off the front wheel when I come out of the toll plaza at the bridge in the morning.

I get it, its not super bike fast but still more then enough get in trouble with. I haven't owned another machine that I had to pay attention to not going 100 mph accelerating onto a fast moving highway.

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