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post #1 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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signing off soon...

The V-Strom and Stromtrooper have both been great, but I am moving on. For me the Strom is the perfect answer to a different question. In my Lazy-Boy, I see myself on long tours loaded with camping gear, but for 50-51 weeks / year (30 if weather is factored in), rather than grand adventures to Alaska, Florida, or Mexico, I actually go for weekend joy-rides, and commute in a big city with too much traffic. in Toronto traffic, my top-heavy, go anywhere V-Strom is not in its element, so I have traded it on a hugely discounted, brand new, red 2009 CBF1000. I love the power, torque (lots more, which to me is surprising from a 4 cyl), best brakes I ever used, and it feels far lighter than the DL650, even though it isn't.

I'll have a tool tube / luggage support with hardware and maybe a wind-shield holes-mounted GPS shelf to offer soon to a trooper in Toronto area (don't want to ship them).

My Strom is the perfect machine, just for a different mission profile.

All the best.

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 09:32 PM
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well, happy trails to you. glad you found what you wanted.

ironically, i'm getting a strom because of my "top heavy" venture
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post #3 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 09:42 PM
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post #4 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 09:48 PM
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Choosing a CBF1000 over a Wee for big city commuting is a strange choice to be sure since on paper the Wee would be a much better choice for that application. Having said that it's all about what makes you smile, so enjoy the new ride, it's a beauty

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I understand your dilemma. I was in the same boat and bought a Triumph Scrambler for my daily commuter as I work in a city and I wanted something easier to get around on.

That being said, I have still kept the Wee and now I own two bikes. That pic looks great. Hopefully you consider keeping both?

I am headed out on a three day weekend trip and I am glad I have the Wee to ride. I think I would miss it.

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Choosing a CBF1000 over a Wee for big city commuting is a strange choice to be sure since on paper the Wee would be a much better choice for that application.
Seems like a bass ackwards choice to to me too, but I'm a different kind of weirdo. Happy trails and ride safe.
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Wow those are sweet looking bikes, better brakes, more power..honda reliability, sounds like a better commuter bike with out all the ugly but how come there not on hondas U.S. website? http://www.bikerzbay.com/index.php/m...-cbf-1000.html

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Wow, good luck with the new bike. Its funny how its different strokes for different folks. The Vstorm has to be one of the best inner city bikes I have used. Narrow and light. I was on the freeway with some sport touring bikes and we had to lane share. I was the only one narrow enough to make it through the traffic. Top Heavy? really.....hmmm, the Vstrom is one of the lightest feeling bikes I have ridden. The long distance freeway cruising at 80mph is the only place I have been where I would have prefferd my last bike.

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It's profile is very similar to the Strom.....

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Wow those are sweet looking bikes, better brakes, more power..honda reliability, sounds like a better commuter bike with out all the ugly but how come there not on hondas U.S. website? http://www.bikerzbay.com/index.php/m...-cbf-1000.html
Not available in the USA. Honda brings us the DN01 and doesn't bring us the CBF1000.

Idiots.

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