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  1. Quality of the 2019 V-Strom 650XT Touring? Worth the price?

    DL650A - 2017+
    I'm currently looking to purchase a 2019 V-Strom 650XT Touring. Are there any owners who can comment on the reliability and overall quality of the bike? Is it worth paying $8,500 new?
  2. 2011 Strom 30K summary and lessons

    General V-Strom Discussion
    First time to post in awhile. This is a summary to supplement my setup videos.
  3. Amigos - Baja October 2016

    Welcome to Baja October 2016 This is an open invitation to independent and self sufficient riders to share a 14 day, 4,000Km adventure into Baja, in October 2016. Gathering in San Ysidro, Ca. on Sunday October 9th, Monday October 10th will see us enter Mexico with the following suggested...
  4. Helmet Recommendations?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Looking for a a new helmet and would like some suggestions. The requirements: must have flip-down sun-shield, low wind noise, and can fit sena smh10 speakers comfortably. I realize that price is probably the biggest factor, and I'd like to keep it around 200 bucks. A couple helmets I was...
  5. Touring Setup Advise

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Just going to jump right in here. I think I am going to transition my wife and I to a pair of DL650s for touring. We have done two Alps trips on four different bikes and although we didn't ride it the Transalp was what we saw out there which would be most suitable to our style of riding. The...
  6. new to v-strom

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Hi, I'm new here and am considering a v-strom Adventure, 2012 - 13. Presently I ride a 2005 R1200RT BMW and do mostly cross country from MN. But I've found my heart is in the west and as I travel along I pass all the dirt roads my RT will never take me on. Thus the V-strom! Can you out there...
  7. New Central Ohio Member

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hi All, I'm looking for other Ohio riders to plan some trips or join-in on some. I bought my '04 Wee in Aug '10 with 27000mi. Over Winter it got serviced and I added a Madstadt windshield, Givi bags, OEM hand guards, OEM heated grips. Then, last March I rode it down to Jacksonville...
  8. Best Touring tires? Rear, 2-up

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hey Folks, with all the hubbub about the Shinko 705's, which I was going to get, I'm now on the hunt for another option. What do you find are the best touring tires for the DL1000? I don't do much offroading, unless you count a few camping sites and the pothole filled streets of manhattan...