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post #1 of 5 Old 07-30-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone.
I just purchased a 2014 1000 and I'm picking it up on Friday. I’m so excited I just needed to come in here right away!

I am (was) currently driving a 2017 SV650 which was my first bike. To be fair it was an amazing ride! I loved it to bits, however I came to realize that it was somewhat too small for me and that what I like the most in motorcycling are the longer rides, travel, camping, etc. So I needed more comfort, cargo capacity and wind protection (especially living in Canada, the fall season can be really cold without a windshield!)

I knew I wanted an ADV and I did many road tests since the start of the season (especially BMW which had a convenient demo ride day near my location). In the end I decided that the ride quality of the BMW was not worth the $10k difference in price so I focused mainly on the Suzuki alternative. So I went and did a full-day rental of a V-Strom 650 and immediately I knew that was it! It felt pretty much like my beloved SV, but in ADV format. Exactly what I was looking for. I ended up purchasing a 1000 mostly because I am the designated “mule” of the family, carrying our son and most of the cargo while my wife will travel much lighter.

So that’s it. I felt I owed this forum some kind of gratitude since it has been an important source of information while I did all my research. I am glad to now be part of this community.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-30-2019, 09:24 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-30-2019, 12:01 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Perizene.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-31-2019, 03:37 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your new ride.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-31-2019, 11:32 AM
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Hola, Congrats!
“mule” of the family, carrying our son and most of the cargo while my wife will travel much lighter."
Ain't that the way it seems to work out?
Although there was a brave young Mom that had a sidecar on her F650BMW that held at least one of their children.
Enjoy the family fun .
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