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post #1 of 10 Old 09-29-2011, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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wee-strom or r1100rt?

I'd like some opinions of those who have ridden both. What do you like most and least about these two. I'm 6'4". My "city" bike is a Wide Glide and I'm looking for something easier to ride for a long day(s). It will also be a commuter.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-29-2011, 11:54 PM
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I ask myself this question occasionally. Lately, been looking at the R1200R, too. Related comments scattered through forum. Looking forward to seeing a new round of comments.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-30-2011, 02:44 PM
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RT VS Strom

Just sold an 1100 rt. Clutch went out and it was 2k to repair.
Had a K1200LT ABS was 2k to repair.
Plus no dealer in my city
The RT is a great bike repair issues can be troublesome
VStrom much more reasonable to repair
Two different kinds of bikes
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I'd go with the newer 1200RT. They're awesome! For less though you can get a new Vee fully farkled. Depends on your riding style. I have a wee so I'd like a sport touring as an addition.

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Having been down the BMW route, with shaft,ABS, TPS and other inherent issues, I wouldn't go there again.

The Wee is stress free and so easy to live with, does everything I used to do on the BMW- tours, commutes, dirt roads, carries us two up and loaded when we need to.

No more winged $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ flying out of the bank account.

Save yourself the money right from the start, buy the Wee.

I could have bought two brand new Wee's for the money I spent on the BMW.

Never did learn anything the easy way, I always ended up paying in one way or another.

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post #6 of 10 Old 10-01-2011, 10:35 PM
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I'd like some opinions of those who have ridden both. What do you like most and least about these two. I'm 6'4". My "city" bike is a Wide Glide and I'm looking for something easier to ride for a long day(s). It will also be a commuter.

Thanks!
as someone who commutes daily on his 1000 VStrom, I can say two things
I have put almost 100,000 trouble free km's on my K9 ....and...
I would also recommend the 650 with ABS for daily commuting.... but I would never take that advice myself. :beatnik:
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-06-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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I've owned 2 r11rt and 1 r12rt. I love my wee, and i get to keep a bunch of money that used to go to the bmw dealer.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-08-2011, 10:00 PM
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vstrom winds hands down

After three v stroms,two 650s and a 1000, 220000 ks later,still have money in pocket,never been let down,servicing easy to do yourself,best value for money,great resale.Used to work for BMW ,trouble trouble trouble. Good luck with your decision either way.
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-09-2011, 08:57 AM
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To me that's like a jeep and a Buick

What of the Beemer 800 series

IF IF If you have lots of money do what you want.

I have a VEE so partial to power but with her back at 2012 then she ain't dead.

Ride for a year just get a remap and/or PC3

Year 2 get chudder fix and tps

every year you can mod her and enjoy like new.

You won't be invited for all the restaurant runs with the Beemer guys
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-09-2011, 03:52 PM
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I have both, well my beemer is R1150RT anyways both have their applications and I use both to commute 75miles each way on a daily basis. My recommendation is if you don't or can't wrench on your own bike them the Wee is the way to go. Beemers can be expensive to maintain if you have to take it to the Bring More Wallet aka BMW store. Not bad though if you wrench it yourself.
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