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  1. New or Used 650???

    V-Curious
    I am a soon-to-be Strom newb. I have been dreaming of V-Stroms for years, been doing loads of research since then. Now that I am ready to get one (finally!) I am at a crossroads. I'm currently looking at two DL650s. One used, one new. (I like Orange and Blue equally) The Used one is an orange...
  2. Gladius Engine and Overall V-Strom Longevity

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm in the process of exploring my motorcycle purchase options, and one of my main requirements is longevity. Imported motorcycles here in Taiwan are heavily taxed, so I have to make a very long-term commitment to the bike I decide on. The 2012 model has the Gladius engine, but I don't know...
  3. Reliability?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hey gang! I'm a new ecstatic owner of an '09 orange "cheese"-strom and also new to this forum. In saying that, I apologize if this topic has been covered but I'm just curious about the lifetime of a 'strom and it's overall reliability. I know a lot of that depends on the owner and how well...
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