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V-Strom 650 as beginner bike

There is this v-strom abrout 11 hours from where I live currently. Just wondering if a strom is a good starting bike.
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There is this v-strom abrout 11 hours from where I live currently. Just wondering if a strom is a good starting bike.
they have v-strom 250 as beginner bike. 650 IMO is too big and too powerful, but all depends of course.
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There is this v-strom abrout 11 hours from where I live currently. Just wondering if a strom is a good starting bike.

Unless you live in outer Mongolia there is a very high chance there are mutiple DL650's f/s a lot closer to you.


As far a s beginner's bike there are worse and there are also better. But having no idea if you never sat on a motorcycle or have 20 years experience racing hare scrambles it hard to say what might work out good for you.

Posting you general location is also helpful.
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Unless you live in outer Mongolia there is a very high chance there are mutiple DL650's f/s a lot closer to you.


As far a s beginner's bike there are worse and there are also better. But having no idea if you never sat on a motorcycle or have 20 years experience racing hare scrambles it hard to say what might work out good for you.

Posting you general location is also helpful.
Ah, true. I live in the dfw area. I know there are quite a few around me, they just aren't in my price range at the moment.

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they have v-strom 250 as beginner bike. 650 IMO is too big and too powerful, but all depends of course.
Is that one not in the US right now? I haven't heard of it until now.

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The vstrom is a tall bike, so even if you have the discipline to keep the power under control you may have difficulty getting comfortable on it. (Unless you are about 6-2 or taller.)

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I've started on a V-Strom 650 and in my opinion it's a good beginner bike, especially if you're tall. The engine is docile and easy to control, so the bike shouldn't scare you if you don't twist the throttle hard. One possible downside is that it is quite heavy. But it's fast enough for the highway, so there will be no need to upgrade in a few months.
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The vstrom is a tall bike, so even if you have the discipline to keep the power under control you may have difficulty getting comfortable on it. (Unless you are about 6-2 or taller.)
Yeah, am about 6'3

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Perhaps informations such as your hight, weight and age would helped to get the right answer...
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I've started on a V-Strom 650 and in my opinion it's a good beginner bike, especially if you're tall. The engine is docile and easy to control, so the bike shouldn't scare you if you don't twist the throttle hard. One possible downside is that it is quite heavy. But it's fast enough for the highway, so there will be no need to upgrade in a few months.
That's what I was thinking as well, I was looking at an mt-07 as well, because people say that the smaller displacement bikes get boring after you get used to them.

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