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post #1 of 18 Old 08-02-2017, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Rider Mag Features the Wee

The September issue of Rider has the 650 as their feature bike! I put a picture of the cover below.
Great article that basically states that the 650 is the best bang for your buck going but we all know that anyway.
Another article called Swiss Army Bike compares the Versys to the Strom and of course the Strom won.

Check it out, it will make you feel pretty good about your selection of bike. The article also mentions the legions of Stromtroopers, pretty cool.
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-02-2017, 12:02 PM
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Very good article looks like the DL650 has a bright future. In the top if there was one bike to buy what would it be.
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Preach to the Choir! Tell it on the Mount. LOL Good to see the strom getting good press.
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Yea every time I start thinking about another bike I compare it to my 650.

Cheap to buy
Cheap to own
Minimal maintenance
Reliable to a fault
Gas tank capacity
Dirt road capable
etc.

It's hard to find a bike that checks all the V-Strom's boxes.

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same issue names HD 'Milwaukee-Eight' as 2017 Rider Mo'sickle of the year.
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My brother and i compared bikes all the time. He had a Versys. While the Vstrom is an adventure bike, capable of handling all but the roughest gravel driveways the Versys wasn't particularly off0road worthy. He referred to it as a "tall sport bike". After a brief ride, I agree. The handling was sharper and it felt more agile but my wee cruised much better and rather than scream "go faster" in a corner, it says "I can handling anything you throw out, just don't be stupid". Its very comfortable and assuring. Obviously a lot of riders agree as it survives model changes with few changes. Some things are fine just the way they are.
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I am so glad to see this and will be looking for a copy on the news stands.
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post #8 of 18 Old 08-04-2017, 04:10 PM
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I want to look for that issue of Rider magazine. I've never read that mag, but just subscribed online. If you happen to be an AMA member, you can log on to the AMA site and get a link ( under member discounts) for a decent subscription discount. I think it was $19.98 for 26 issues, instead of $15.00 for 12.
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Rider Mag Features the Wee

"I can handle anything you throw out, just don't be stupid"

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