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post #1 of 8 Old 08-20-2008, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Review by Motorcycle Mojo

http://www.motorcyclemojo.com/articles/2008-vstrom-650/
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-22-2008, 10:59 PM
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Thanks for posting - another article that reinforces that i made the right choice.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-30-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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"The 2008 v-strom comes standard with ABS..."

...Damn Canadians! They get them with ABS standard!
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-30-2008, 10:56 PM
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The 427lb dry weight figure given is for the non ABS model though. ABS adds 7lbs.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-14-2008, 06:09 PM
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The 427lb dry weight figure given is for the non ABS model though. ABS adds 7lbs.
Motorcycle Mojo guys don't count so good with their shoes on - not usually past seven.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-15-2008, 08:52 AM
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You know what most reviewers forget? the lights.... I would rather ride the Wee at night than my 03 Dodge Ram 2500, these lights rock on the Strom.

Especially after putting some after market bulbs in.

Ron W.

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07 DRZ400 SM (wifeys)
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-15-2008, 09:45 AM
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Thumbs up Stroke us some more!

A truly glowing review. praising the good brakes? Ahem... Otherwise spot on.

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-17-2008, 12:34 PM
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Motorcycle Mojo is a chopper/cruiser magazine. That they reviewed a bike without feet-forward controls is a surprise. Modern brakes would be a surprise to them, as would using that lever on the right handlebar as opposed to that Chevy brake pedal on the floorboard.

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