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post #1 of 39 Old 10-03-2006, 11:24 PM
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Who needs a 1000cc bike when you have a V-Strom 650

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Who needs a 1000cc bike when the 650 v-strom does every thing a big bike does !!.Cheap to run easy on tyres & chain good fuel consumption & low comp insurance premium & the seat is good on your backside.
When I bought my 650 strom about 2 years ago I had some vibes through the right handlebar at around 100 KPH which drove me crazy as it was at the legal speed limit & a nice speed for cruising.
One biker did sudgest that it could be the throttle bodies.

I had the bike serviced at 12,000 klms & they synchronised the throttle bodies & I can tell you its much better so Iam happy with the service.

I was thinking of a test ride on the new BMW 800 ST when it hit the shores next month here in OZ, if any one out their has bought one please give me a heads up on it CHEERS, but when I think about it my bike is such an all rounder does everything in its stride. so, are you guys happy with yours ? reply soon Julian
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post #2 of 39 Old 10-03-2006, 11:30 PM
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Ummmmm Have you riden a 1000? Once you ride one you will know why................
post #3 of 39 Old 10-04-2006, 12:14 AM
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"Who needs a 1000cc bike when the 650 v-strom does every thing a big bike does !!.Cheap to run easy on tyres & chain good fuel consumption & low comp insurance premium & the seat is good on your backside."

Jeez, you learn something new every day. Who knew! What was I thinking buying that stupid litre bike?
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When I have more money, and more skill I dont think a 1000 would would be all that bad of a choice. For now the 650 is a Value, and the 1000 is neat.
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Re: Who needs a 1000cc bike when you have a V-Strom 650

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Who needs a 1000cc bike when the 650 v-strom does every thing a big bike does !!.
WHAT?!?!? Did I miss something? When did the 650 get 98 bhp and 74 ft/lbs of torque!! 8)

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Who needs a 1000cc bike when the 650 v-strom does every thing a big bike does !!.
I need a 1000, cause the 650 doesnt do some things the 1000 does. Like accelerate faster from trucks and traffic than a 650, top speed is more than a 650, load capacity is more than a 650.

Now you probibly gonna say: "Well who needs to go top speed and accelerate hard?" The answer is I DO. Thats my way of riding and the 650 can not satisfy my needs. plain and simple.
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Vinny, based on what's in your sig, I'd like to hear how the 'Busa and FZ1 compare to the Vee. How 'bout it?


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My busa and FZ are both great bikes. I use my FZ for around town and the busa is a street racer when I get the itch. Our stroms are for touring only.
On my Busa I can hit triple digits within a street block, 90mph in first gear. My FZ1 is a great bike and I love it. Extremely fast and wicked acceleration. But these two bikes dont compare to the strom when it comes to comfort and virsatility. Vstrom has great acceleration. Better suspension than my other 1000cc+ bikes and plenty of room for farkles. Here. I will put the bike in catagory:

Hayabusa: Extremely fast capable of 240mph + w/tre pcIIIusb and shift kit.
And WILL out run ANYTHING on the sreet today. Brakes are one of the best. comfortable streched laydown position, not the cramped fetal postion you would get with a gixxer or R1. Smooth running I4 engine w/no vibrations.

Yamaha FZ1: Real fast for around town driving. Top speed with 186mph could be a little more once I get a tre and pcIIIusb on it. Good for stop and go city traffic. Can and will get monkey butt in an hour. Great brakes and good power to weight ratio. Smooth running I4 engine w/no vibrations.


DL1000: Extremely comfortable upright riding position. Lacks a little on the acceleration and topspeed department but I can fix that. Brakes are great. Suspension is the greatest. GREAT touring bike for long trips. Wife and I go to Vegas alot and I would take the V over any bike out there. The V is the best all around "Adventure bike". V-twin can use some work, flogging the trottle makes me think Im on a Harley. If they would put a I4 engine in the bike in years to come I would sell my others and just have a few stroms.
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Re: Who needs a 1000cc bike when you have a V-Strom 650

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Who needs a 1000cc bike when the 650 v-strom does every thing a big bike does !!.Cheap to run easy on tyres & chain good fuel consumption & low comp insurance premium & the seat is good on your backside.
Julian,
I sincerely hope that you posted this out of excitement of getting a new bike and not to instigate a flaming war between 1000 and 650 guys. We are all passionate about our bikes and feel that ours is the perfect choice. However, what we perceive as perfection and our reasons for picking our rides are not necessarily what/how someone else see it. Please be more respectful of others and decisions they made.

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:arrow: Just say the word and this thread will magically disappear.

I think the 650/1000 thing has been beaten to death now, and I am sure most here would agree.

If you folks would like me to "manage" those threads, I gladly will.

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