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Mighty fine! I bought my non-ADV for $9400 plus TTL, so probably about the same price as your ADV.
 

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Hi and welcome to the site. My only issue with the 2014 is that it uses high octane fuel not regular gas. Now I might be wrong but what happens if you are off the beaten path and only regular gas is available?

Otherwise I have heard many good things about the 2014 Vee.

Take care

Brian
 

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Don't worry too much about the price, and think about how much you'll save on repairs... or in time waiting for parts that are in back order from germany :grin2:


Hi and welcome to the site. My only issue with the 2014 is that it uses high octane fuel not regular gas. Now I might be wrong but what happens if you are off the beaten path and only regular gas is available?

Otherwise I have heard many good things about the 2014 Vee.

Take care

Brian
I haven't had this bike for long, but so far in remote areas of quebec and ontario, and during my coast to coast trip in the us, i have yet to see a place that doesn't sell at least 91. Even in the middle of death valley. So all is good (but a lil more expensive haha) :)
 
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I've came across a few places that either dont sell 90+ octane gas or the pump I happened to pull up to only sells regular. In both those cases I fill it up with regular and have never had an issue. I'd say 9/10 tanks though are 90+
 

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When riding up North or off the main roads I often find stations that are 87 only and can't even tell the difference.
 

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Higher octane is to prevent knocking. I regularly use regular gas, and have zero knocking issues. I have a buddy with a Super T with 65,000 miles on it. It requires "high octane" as well. He has never fueled up with anything but 87. Bike is still running strong.
 

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Where's the pictures??
 

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I don't understand the people who put regular gas in something that requires premium. First off, the 1000cc engine requires a higher octane for a reason. Second, they hold only 5 gallons of gas. Is the difference in prices going to break the bank so much that you're willing to put your engine at risk? Third, gas is under $2.00 a gallon for premium these days in most places. Is the $1.50 more per fill-up going to save you more in the future on gas, or will it cost you more to purchase a new bike in the future when that knocking finally takes its toll?


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Because it's not needed. Do you think Yamaha and Suzuki make bikes to travel the world on only premium gas? Many places in this world don't even offer premium gas. Once again, higher octane only prevents knocking, so if the motor does not knock, then it is safe to use.
I have an Toyota FJ Cruiser with 340k miles on it with regular gas. It also "requires" premium gas.
 

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I don't understand the people who put regular gas in something that requires premium. First off, the 1000cc engine requires a higher octane for a reason. Second, they hold only 5 gallons of gas. Is the difference in prices going to break the bank so much that you're willing to put your engine at risk? Third, gas is under $2.00 a gallon for premium these days in most places. Is the $1.50 more per fill-up going to save you more in the future on gas, or will it cost you more to purchase a new bike in the future when that knocking finally takes its toll?


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sometimes you dont have a choice... also how much of the 5 gallons you buy is actually premium...
 

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sometimes you dont have a choice... also how much of the 5 gallons you buy is actually premium...
So I got curious and googled it, about 0.2 gallons will be whatever the previous customer purcahsed. so if it was regular you'd get .2, not enough to worry about :)
 

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I have the same bike. I'm really enjoying it. Picked it up on 12-04-15 and parked it for winter last weekend with 1,150 miles on it.
 
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