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post #1 of 26 Old 08-19-2015, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hey All new here Buyin a vstrom

So, I am going to buy a vstrom very soon and not sure which to buy. I am torn between a 650 and 650 adventure, suzuki adventure pack isn't cheap, also considering a 1000. Any advise?
I have been riding motorcycles off an on for decades. I also dont want anymore heavyweight not maneuvering bikes, i sold my vtx1800 last year and was tired of wrestling a 950lb monster. I currently have a 2014 KLR650 and a 2014 Polaris Sportsman 800efi, i want something more touring oriented and more comfortable for road trips or just cruising thru the mountain twisty's where i live.
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post #2 of 26 Old 08-19-2015, 06:25 AM
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So, I am going to buy a vstrom very soon and not sure which to buy. I am torn between a 650 and 650 adventure, suzuki adventure pack isn't cheap, also considering a 1000. Any advise?
I have been riding motorcycles off an on for decades. I also dont want anymore heavyweight not maneuvering bikes, i sold my vtx1800 last year and was tired of wrestling a 950lb monster. I currently have a 2014 KLR650 and a 2014 Polaris Sportsman 800efi, i want something more touring oriented and more comfortable for road trips or just cruising thru the mountain twisty's where i live.
Thanks for any help
Go with the 1000 of you want comfort and touring, the 1000 will handle fire roads and light offroad as well. You don't want to be stretched for power loaded down with luggage and two up going through the mt.s or twisties plus it's a power house loads of fun and gobs of torque at your flick of a wrist. Plus not a ton of weight difference between the two for 350cc and 40 more hp.
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post #3 of 26 Old 08-19-2015, 10:58 AM
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Mooboy,

I test rode a bunch of bikes prior to purchasing mine and did some write-ups. They start here on page 6 and go through to the end but the 650 and 1000 are both on page 6.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-curiou...eestrom-6.html

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so i got an offer from a local dealer for a leftover 650 adventure for 8119.00 out the door and 0 percent financing. I know its 2 years old but still new, which will have a depreciation if i ever sell it.I could pay cash but for 0 percent why not instead of using my cash up?
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forgot, its a new 2013 650 adventure

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I have put a fair amount of mileage on the 650's and recently got a new DL1000.

While the new 1000 is an incredible machine and improved a lot over the 650 the 2012+ 650 is really a great machine and will do almost anything the 1000 does. Just not quite as well.

If the price works for you then it's hard to go wrong with the 650.

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is it a good price or not so much?

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Your pricing depends on where you live. My OTD price for a 2014 dl650a(non-adv) was a bit under 7800 in CT which includes 6.35% tax. I thought I had received a fair price.

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Your pricing depends on where you live. My OTD price for a 2014 dl650a(non-adv) was a bit under 7800 in CT which includes 6.35% tax. I thought I had received a fair price.
I am in Komifornia, the land of fruits and nuts where everything is usually twice as much...
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If that includes tax, buy it before I do.

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