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post #1 of 9 Old 11-24-2015, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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2015 VStrom 1000 - need feedback

I'd like to put a deposit on a 2015 VStrom 1000 but I thought I'd ask the forum for some feedback first.

My plan is to take a two month cross country trip next summer. I'm 6'1" and I weight about 230. I've ridden bikes for years.

I don't really care about off road but I like the look of Dual Purpose bikes. Plus I want a bike where I can find dealers if I need them. I've read just about everything about every bike in the category and I'm set on the V1000.

Does anyone know if there are any issues with 2015 models I need to be aware of.

All comments and feedback appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-24-2015, 08:33 PM
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Well I had a headlight bulb burn out 3 months rough 3 months and 20,000 km and the clutch doesn't seem to fully release but it works fine otherwise.

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I have the 2015 1000 with only 1500 miles on it and I love it. No problems whatsoever. Buy it and enjoy it.

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If you "don't really care about off road", before you pull the trigger I would definitelly checked (if you haven't done it already) new 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000. So far it gets better reviews then V Strom and Yamaha FJ-09 placing #1 in front of Yama and Suzi last.
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If you "don't really care about off road", before you pull the trigger I would definitelly checked (if you haven't done it already) new 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000. So far it gets better reviews then V Strom and Yamaha FJ-09 placing #1 in front of Yama and Suzi last.

I actually almost purchased the 2015 Versys 1000LT. They had one in all black at the dealer I bought my Dl1000 from. What stopped me is literally $100 more per month to finance it but yet both bikes were the same price. ImageUploadedByMO Free1448442659.175584.jpg
This was it. It was fully equipped.

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-25-2015, 04:14 AM
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I'd like to put a deposit on a 2015 VStrom 1000 but I thought I'd ask the forum for some feedback first.

My plan is to take a two month cross country trip next summer. I'm 6'1" and I weight about 230. I've ridden bikes for years.

I don't really care about off road but I like the look of Dual Purpose bikes. Plus I want a bike where I can find dealers if I need them. I've read just about everything about every bike in the category and I'm set on the V1000.

Does anyone know if there are any issues with 2015 models I need to be aware of.

All comments and feedback appreciated.
Short answer re issues- no.
You buy the DL1000 and I bet you , you will have it LONG after your 2 month trip

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-25-2015, 04:36 AM
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watch out for the dreaded "idle hammer" i was going to buy a 2015 model so took a test ride , i,m afraid i couldnt live with that knocking and went for the 650 ..you could also look at the 1200 tenere ..no chain to adjust ?

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-25-2015, 05:51 AM
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Zero issues with mine in 26000 km.
Love it.FJ 09 felt tiny to me (6'4" 275lbs).
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No problems at all with my '14. Very minor idle hammer noise and some timing gear noise that has lessened with mileage. I'd buy it again. Those noises are normal and no mechanical problem, but some have them louder and an annoyance.

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