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post #1 of 10 Old 04-28-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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I've been kicking around buying a 012 V Strom, pretty much for 2 up riding, and some trips on my own.....

I have a Gen1 FZ1, and a 09 Versys, my wife has a 012 Versys. She is about done with riding by herself all of the time, and wants do ride 2 up more in the future.. We sat on a 1000 V Strom Adventure, and liked the feel, and the storage.....

I have no interest in a 1000lb "touring" bike, thus looking at the V Strom.

Prolly end up trading one of the Versys in..

Has anyone on here done a lot of 2 up riding/trips (I'm sure of it)...Just seeking opinions...

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-29-2012, 09:19 AM
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Plenty of power and I like it when the misses is on the back end. Bike is much more stabler in cross winds with the xtra weight.
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No more thinking....I bought a 012 DL1000 Adventure today.


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Looking good Jnor.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-14-2012, 04:06 PM
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Welcome to the club. Sounds like a great trip.
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Black is beautiful.
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I just got mine last month and have put 3k on it, including some two up. Fantastic bike


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post #8 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 07:53 PM
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What made you choose the 650. Over. The 1000.
Future buyer and cant decide
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-01-2012, 05:06 PM
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The OP got the 1000.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-13-2012, 03:22 PM
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Hey Jnor. I just made the same move from my Versys. I'll pass this along in case you have similar issues: My 2012 VStrom DL1K had a really annoying stumble at 2800 rpm, until the dealer installed iridium spark plugs, (covered by the warranty). I just picked the bike up a couple of hours ago, but it seems to have greatly improved that issue. I haven't toured 2-up yet, but the bike is great around town 2-up.
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