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post #1 of 16 Old 01-18-2010, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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DL1000 or Tiger 1050

Okay folks, I'm torn.

I've been lusting after the Tiger 1050 for a while. But recently, I've been looking at the DL1000. I think it offers a lot of bang for the buck. I could easily use the difference I'd save buying a V-Strom to farkle it up nicely. The V also has a much larger dealer network.

My intended use is a daily commuter (60 miles round trip) and some two-up weekend riding. My current bike is a KLR 650.

So what advice can you give me? I'd also like suggestions on hard luggage.

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-18-2010, 03:33 AM
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Ride both and see what you like is my first piece of advice .
This is what I found.

I got to ride a Tiger 1050 about 9mnths ago ,I wanted to like the bike but for me it was not right I was glade to get back aboard my wee .
Vibration was bad, funny my mates 1050 sprint dose not have the bad vibs
Suspension is set up for TRACK or smooth road forget Australian sealed roads I got bounced of the seat ( I am 115kg so it takes some to move me ).
Gearbox is great ( should be new bike on factory test fleet )
Brakes great
Realy more road than dirt I would say 20% dirt, Vstrom 35% dirt ,
Ride it and see what the aerodynamics are like I found anything over 50mph and the wind was trying to remove my helmet, realy, realy bad.

I would also look at the wee if acceration and top speed are not that important.

Look second hand you may get a bike with lots of farkles for a cheaper price , remember it's second had once ride it out of the shop .

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post #3 of 16 Old 01-18-2010, 04:23 AM
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if i rode pavement only i would own the tiger . if you plan to ride some gravel roads the strom would be better i think .

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Not sure how you can put the strom above the tiger on the dirt. They are both pretty much road bikes. (Can of worms open again? )

After riding both I would go the 1050 if you can afford the extra costs. The 1000 is great on the open road but I really liked the tiger everywhere, just couldn't justify the extra cost and ended up with the 650 strom.

As suggested, ride both on the types of roads you commute on and decide what suits you.
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The older 955 Tiger was a seriously good offroad bike - better than the Stroms.
The 1050 lost that (and left a few of my friends looking around for a replacement when theirs wore out ...).

I'd say the other comments are correct - any off road or significant back road riding, the Strom, all decent seal the Tiger.

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post #7 of 16 Old 01-18-2010, 08:31 PM
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I'd ride both and see which one is best for you. If you just have to have a 1000cc bike then I would lean towrds the Tiger with ABS. Both these bikes are basically road bikes. There are all sorts of farkles to customize either one till it suits you.

Neither have what I would consider long distance seats. IMO, the strom seat is a little better, but not by much. Two really good farkle sites are www.touratech.com and www.twistedthrottle.com

Edited to add the hard luggage. You have lots of choices. Givi, Jesse Luggage, Happy Trails, Pelican, Caribou. You can search this site for "luggage thread".

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If you plan a lot of 2-up, make sure you take your favorite passenger on the test ride. I loved the Tiger, but the wife was not at all comfortable as pillion. That purty much settled it for us.

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The Tiger was a great bike, handled great, lots of power, but as mentioned above, it did have more vibration than the Strom. My wife also didn't like the ride from the back. After numerous test drives on many bikes, she is still thrilled with our Strom.
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Not sure how you can put the strom above the tiger on the dirt. They are both pretty much road bikes. (Can of worms open again? )

After riding both I would go the 1050 if you can afford the extra costs. The 1000 is great on the open road but I really liked the tiger everywhere, just couldn't justify the extra cost and ended up with the 650 strom.

As suggested, ride both on the types of roads you commute on and decide what suits you.
the v strom has a 19 inch front wheel . the 17 inch front on the tiger is better on pavement and not as good off road

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