What are your riding needs?
Two years ago, when I was looking at the V Strom, I had the same question, which would be best to but? I looked around this site for a awhile, read posts on both bikes, and looked at what I needed from my bike. I have a daily 120 mile commute, so I wanted a bike that would fit the bill, bags, center stand, and fuel range were tops on my list. I ended up going with the 650, better fuel economy, longer range, and from what I had read, less running issues. Just over two years and 17k miles later, along with a few adjustments, windscreen, madstad, seat, Pilot Road tires, and fork brace, all is good
Take an honest look at your needs and find the bike that will keep you happy
74 ts 250 Suzuki First Bike
56 BSA basket case Bought for $30.
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Blue V Strom Club
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