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post #11 of 15 Old 06-10-2017, 11:06 PM
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Overall, not bad.

Anybody else annoyed by people trying to tell us these overly conservative off pavement limitations of our bikes? I guess the writers have to try and draw distinctions, but I'll gladly lead them down forest roads and doubletrack with my Vee2. In fact I'm pretty sure I have a photo of my Vee2 doing a stream crossing around here somewhere.

Chase you out there?

He rode the same stream crossing with his girlfriend on the back of his Wee. There was a multi strada in the group as well. I'll bet the writers would have cautioned the six or seven V-Stroms against the ride (at least in print). I really don't think the the one multistrada on the ride had much of any advantage on the forest roads.
Its not a European gourmet machine Rick, what would you expect from the writers and reviewers?

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post #12 of 15 Old 06-11-2017, 04:48 AM
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Overall, not bad.

Anybody else annoyed by people trying to tell us these overly conservative off pavement limitations of our bikes? I guess the writers have to try and draw distinctions, but I'll gladly lead them down forest roads and doubletrack with my Vee2. In fact I'm pretty sure I have a photo of my Vee2 doing a stream crossing around here somewhere.

Chase you out there?

He rode the same stream crossing with his girlfriend on the back of his Wee. There was a multi strada in the group as well. I'll bet the writers would have cautioned the six or seven V-Stroms against the ride (at least in print). I really don't think the the one multistrada on the ride had much of any advantage on the forest roads.
I think you will enjoy this if you haven't already seen it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xdu_i3BGeY

We have all of their DVD's, they do some awesome rides around Oz mainly on DR650"s

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post #13 of 15 Old 06-12-2017, 12:17 PM
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v2man,

Great video. That is what an adventure bike is for. The V-Strom's designers nailed the compromise between dirt and street in my opinion.

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I think your right. The writers have to have to focus on what sells magazines and gets website traffic for advertising revenue. There is no doubt that most people would consider me potentially biased, but if I had to have just one bike I would not choose the AT over the Vee2 or Vee3. Too much of my adventure time is spent of twisty roads, cross country, and with the Mrs. aboard. The AT trails the Vee2 in those areas.
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Yeah my Strom has gotten plenty dirty. Bike does just fine in many off road and rutty situations. Throw a TKC 80 on the front and and K60 on the back and you are good to go. Mind you....this particular trip to the Mojave in January might have been a tad too much. Live and learn.
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-14-2017, 02:00 AM
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This is the best review of the VStrom 1000 I've seen yet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8r9d8ZAh8I
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