Just bought my new 2017 650 Vstrom
Hi guys, and firstly, cheers again to all the vstrom forum guys, who helped in all the questions l had about the stroms here a few months back, and to finally buying my my 1st Vstrom.
After many months looking into the adventure bikes, KTM, BMW etc it was honestly the great storys i kept reading about the vstroms.
Ive been riding 24 years now, 6 days a week in all weather. From classic 76 cb550 v4 to the kawasaki gpz750 turbo,to all the sports bikes, and now to a beautiful suzuki 650 vstrom.
I hadnt actualy test rided the bike, so it was going to be an expereince, i traded in my carbon fiber loved gsxr, and picked up my vstorm 2 days ago.
At 44, riding all my life, everyday, i thought, how is this bike going to be differernt? wow...to people who are thinking about buying a vstorm, shes is an expereince, free revving, light, and has actualy has this wonderful "soul."< even with a stock exhaust>
I was going to buy the 1000, but, due to marridge, life, bills etc, the 650 fitted what i was after. 2 hours later i was two up, with my wife heading to dayboro in queensland, and to be honest, i couldnt feel the extra weight. The bike felt free, alive, and she went where she wanted.
For people, coming of naked or sports bikes, the height and balance will take time too become used too, but after a few short hours, it becomes natural.
Build quialty~ the actual frame is a dream! stream lined black frame, looks amazing. Not sure why they placed a VIN sticker on the right frame...
But overall build quilty is great. From the frame, the moter, to the decals, a wonderful bike.
Suzuki hasnt let me down in over 24 years of suzuki bikes, thats putting aside my loved 1977 gt250 two stroke , haha.
A question to any vstrom owners, what saddle bags are you using?Any suggestions or photos would be of a great help.
Cheers agian vstrom forum, what a bike^^
Last edited by Paul43; 08-04-2017 at 09:01 PM.