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post #1 of 13 Old 12-31-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Finally decided on the Wee Strom

I purchased a 1000 Vstrom back in 2004 and put 33K miles on it in 3 years before selling it to buy a 1050 Tiger. I ended up selling the Tiger after 6 months and bought a KLR. Sold that after a year and 14K miles and bought a Scrambler which I put 14K miles on.

I have missed the Vstrom, but the 1000 was a bit heavy for riding in the mountains. Then last year I did a demo on the new Wee Strom at Daytona and was very impressed with the power and nimble handling. I looked closely at the 2013 BMW F700GS which was also very impressive, but it was too "appliance-like". I'm now hunting for a glacier white standard, and I already know how I'm going to outfit it. Can't wait!
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-04-2013, 08:42 PM
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You wont regrett your decision

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 12:49 AM
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Its a good bike but it weirds me out that anyone can think another bike is more 'appliance like' than a Wee Strom. But these things are in the eye of the beholder. Congratulations and enjoy.

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 11:05 AM
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Just got a wee myself and managed a little riding before snow hit, I love it. I had been eyeing them for a long time- had a Klr for a while but it just wasn't good enough on the highway. Realistically I ride more on road than off, some fields, gravel roads, fire roads, but mostly on the road. So far I love the wee but I have really only ridden it on hard packed gravel road and pavement. Lots of fun and my wee is really comfortable 2up which surprised me....
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 11:07 AM
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Great color choice! You'll love this motorcycle! Good luck on the hunt..
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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I just bought a white 2012 VStrom and I know of at least two more dealers in Georgia that have 2012 White VStrom 650's...


2012 G-Strom - White
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-12-2013, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by WNCStrom View Post
I'm now hunting for a glacier white standard, and I already know how I'm going to outfit it. Can't wait!
Excellent choice. It's a great bike in my estimation. I've done 8,500 klms and that includes a fair bit of gravel road riding.
How are you going to outfit it?, and
Can you explain "appliance-like"? -- I'm thinking something like 'too slick'
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-03-2013, 09:05 AM
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Few years back...Wee Recommendation

It was a few years back I read a German magazine was asked to describe the #1 bike for riding in the Alps - ANSWER: Weestrom.

I think this was before the Multistrada and 800GS were introduced. Not sure if the editor's would change their minds today.

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post #9 of 13 Old 04-08-2013, 02:44 PM
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Picking up a white 2013 next week. Check this out... I was talking to one of the mechanics at the dealership and he told me that there are only 2 Suzuki bikes he would ever consider purchasing. One was the Boulevard M109R and the other was the DL650. That's testimony enough for me.

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post #10 of 13 Old 04-08-2013, 03:23 PM
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The prodigal son returns.

Welcome home.
I checked with Dal Kawa in Hendersonville, they have some on order.
They are the only dealer in the area from whom I'd buy a new Suzuki.

Leave your name with Ralph, you'll be the first on the list.

Good luck,


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