I've been riding bikes since I was a kid and my current ride is a 2006 K1200GT. My passion is sport touring riding and I put on about 12,000 miles a year solo, mostly on 200-300 mile day trips in the Sierras and coastal California. Past bikes have included another BMW GT, a Suzuki Boulevard, and a Honda VFR, as well as lost of dirt bikes.
I finally came to a realization that I want a simpler, lighter, more basic and mainly cheaper bike than my GT. I sold it yesterday for $11,200. I like to pay cash for my toys, and I want to spend about half of that on a new bike. I've always had a hankering for the Strom, set up more towards sport touring than adventure riding.
So I'm in the market, looking on craigslist and elsewhere for a used Strom. Initially I assumed I would get the liter bike, but reading here makes me think that the Wee may be better suited to me and also cheaper. I'm leaning towards a 650 with ABS and less than 5,000 miles or so, preferrably pre-farkeled to my tastes
So any suggestions would be welcome! Big change for me, my GT had 152 HP, heated seats and grips, power screen, electronic cruise, GPS, radar, and was incredibly powerful and fast as well as great in the twisties. If any of you know Pashnit, you may know me from over there. So the Strom will be an adjustment.
My previous bike as of yesterday, sad to see her go but excited for a Strom...
**** Found a Wee, see my update on page 4 :mrgreen: