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post #1 of 3 Old 06-20-2012, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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new member (tested both v's) just bought 2012 vstrom 650

hello all,

i am new member to the forum, i am also a member of kawanow (for my soon to be ex-kawasaki nomad). so today i test drove the 2012 red 1000 vstrom non-abs and the 2012 orange 650 abs. i drove the 1L first and wasn't impressed honestly but when i got on the 650 i was like wow, it fits great, handles great, looks great, i wanted it! so i gave a deposit and i am going back to get it on friday morning! i traded in my nomad 1600 and was nervous about the size difference but the powerband is so different and the vstrom is all there! i went on back roads, the highway, and a small stretch of dirt for aprox 12 miles (it had 1 mile on it when i left the lot so i loved it. i did notice a lot of wind bufetting with my half helmet but when i switched to full face it went away. i ordered the top luggage box only not getting sides, the heated grips, hand guards, lower fairing "cowel", and 12v socket. i ride year round here in the northeast so i gotta be prepared! i will browse around on the forum and update you all friday or saturday. if anyone needs anything or is a fellow owner i am in the rhode island/southeastern mass. area!

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-20-2012, 10:49 PM
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-21-2012, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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haha, i saw twisted throttle on here then just googled them...looks like a road trip on the new 650!
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