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post #1 of 9 Old 09-20-2006, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need serious opinions!

Hey guys my name is Vinny and Im obviosely new to these forums and NEED an opinion. I am 6'6, 350lbs with a 32in inseam. My wife and I are both getting a V-Strom. I am getting the 1000 and the wife a 650. My question is this: I understand the 1000 has a horsepower rating of around 90-98 and a top speed of 125, Will this bike perform well with my BIG figure on the highway? Where I live there are alot of mountains and 3 freeways near me go through these mountian ranges. Will the bike strugle with me? Will I have enough power for passing big trucks and so forth? Wife and I are ready to buy these 2 great looking bikes right away. But if the bike will strugle with me on it then I will choose a higher displacement bike... Thanks guys for any opinions you leave!!


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post #2 of 9 Old 09-20-2006, 07:26 PM
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For your size and intended purpose, the V will be perfect. Certainly wouldn't go smaller. Sounds like you and the wife have it figured out pretty well. Enjoy both bikes.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-20-2006, 07:33 PM
 
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not to heavy

You would still have plenty of power with your wife and you on the bike. The V1000 has more power than you need.
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-20-2006, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys for your opinions. Wife and I are going to the stealership next week to pick up our two new bikes!!
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-21-2006, 12:21 AM
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Buy hers first.

Seriously. If you can manage it get the Wee for your wife and take it for a spin, you might be pleasantly surprised. V-Stroms aren't about power or top speed anyway; the 1K definitely has more horsepower and torque but the 650 is very well sorted out. The money you save would give you a head start on the farkling

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-21-2006, 01:16 AM
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Re: Buy hers first.

Exactly what I would recommend

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Seriously. If you can manage it get the Wee for your wife and take it for a spin, you might be pleasantly surprised. V-Stroms aren't about power or top speed anyway; the 1K definitely has more horsepower and torque but the 650 is very well sorted out. The money you save would give you a head start on the farkling

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post #7 of 9 Old 09-21-2006, 09:23 AM
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Get the liter bike, you will not regret it.
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-21-2006, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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yea, Im gonna get the liter bike for myself, will be alot of weight with me and all my side bags and gear. 650 will be perfect for my wife. Thanks again guys.

Btw. I have many farkles in mind!!
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-21-2006, 12:43 PM
 
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BUT - have a go on the 650 when youve bought them both. And enjoy the smiles it gives.
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