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post #1 of 16 Old 11-19-2015, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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wonder if we will ever see a smaller V strom, something 100lbs lighter and 2-3 in lower with something like a 300-400 cc engine, it would be a dream for some.

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post #2 of 16 Old 11-19-2015, 11:29 PM
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Its called a CB500x... 474 cc - lighter - sweet machine.

https://rideapart.com/articles/suzuk...omparison-test
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474 lbs? my G650GS BMW is 430 on the public scale...before you add all the farkles
The Wee was 490-500 on the same scale before the farkles.
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Hey, you never know...

Is this what the Suzuki V-Strom 250 might look like? - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown

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Anyone care to take a chance....



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This one is a great unknown and we spent quite a bit of time checking it out. Priced at just $3495, the 2016 CSC RX3 Cyclone is a Chinese-made 250cc adventure bike. It has niceties such as fuel injection, electric start, engine guards, water-cooling and a six-speed transmission, side bags and a top case, and the built quality looks good. CSC tells us the bike has done Baja and the 10,000 kilometer Brest-Dushanbe Rally through the western Asia, so we look forward to testing one. Like everyone else, we wonder how bad/good can it be for that price!
If it's reliable might be an option for Australia for me.


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If it's reliable might be an option for Australia for me.
Apparently it's a steaming pile of crap... but your money, spend it how you see fit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJkVl-Ll9c
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any if you took your strom on the same single track it would be bashed as well.

It's not a single track bike - neither is the Strom .....

The video is bull ....it's not a use the bike is designed for ....nor is a Strom designed for that.


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The harsher testing was left to yours truly and on my return from a trip across the pond I promptly repossessed the beast, slapped on a pair of Metzeler Karoos (aggressive dual-sport rubber) and spanked it silly on a Motorally dual-sport day. The conclusion? Not bad … except for some minor denting in the cast ally rims. Hmhh, I did ride it pretty hard – maybe that was as bad as they’d get?

Apparently not, as on a subsequent Motorally ride I managed to clip a rather large rock – and at a rather high rate of knots – peeling back the wheel rim like the lid of a sardine can.
http://canadamotoguide.com/2005/01/1...termer-racing/

and picking up a TT250 is hellishly easier than a Strom.

Want to do this?



get a DR

The TT250 is better for light single track like this.

I have 2 x TT250s in the garage ....what you got ???? bubka.

Read the info from the people that own them and ride them.....

CSC's Baja Trip 2016 - Page 4 - ChinaRiders Forums

It's a low cost entry bike for dual track and light single track like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzkR-Lnk-Co

Good sized fuel capacity, kick and electric and a variety of other nice features at the price point.


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Canada 2018 CB500x >2009 CBF1000 sold 10 Wee ABS sold 09 Burgman Exec sold 10 NT700v sold
Australia> 04 KLR650 93 ST1100 sold
Travel photos> https://500px.com/macdoc/galleries Oz riding >https://tinyurl.com/y4c7lm87

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The DR650 makes a nice light weight alternative to the V-Strom. Dry weight is somewhere around 360 pounds, significantly lower seat height, much more manageable in the rough, and reliable.

However, I like this one.



I like this a lot.
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ReREAD what was stated....

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474 lbs? my G650GS BMW is 430 on the public scale...before you add all the farkles
The Wee was 490-500 on the same scale before the farkles.
The Honda works extremely well considering it's price and weight. Many will choose this as their 1st 'adventure' bike.

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post #10 of 16 Old 09-23-2016, 10:07 AM
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wonder if we will ever see a smaller V strom, something 100lbs lighter and 2-3 in lower with something like a 300-400 cc engine, it would be a dream for some.

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Take one jug off. 325cc and lighter as well. Done.
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