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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2019, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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Hello everybody,

I am an Indian Army veteran (Infantry/22 RAJPUT REGIMENT). Retired as a Colonel in 2018 with 27 years service. Owned and ridden bikes for about 30 years. Currently riding a BMW G310 GS.

The V Strom 650 XT was launched here in Indian last year and what better place to get detailed info about it than here?

Thank you for a wonderful and highly informative site.

1993 Kawasaki 125 RTZ - 25k kms, sold
2001 Bajaj Pulsar 150 - 18k kms miles, sold
2010 Honda CBR 250R - 14k kms miles
2014 Triumph Bonneville - 18k kms
2018 BMW G310 GS - about 14k on the odo, still with me
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-07-2019, 10:43 AM
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Greeting, Colonel. I think you will find the 650 vastly different than the 310 BMW.
I've had several BMW's and find the Wee Strom a very satisfying ride. Mine is an 04, first year, and still going well after all the time and mileage.
Your input of travels with pictures if possible would be very welcomed!
You could start with a report of how the 310 works for you. I tested one and found it wanting.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-07-2019, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to the forum, oliverider.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
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