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« on: March 08, 2015, 10:18:10 pm »

My son is looking at the v-stroms.. He doesn't want to spend too much on one. We have found a couple on CL for sale. I don't know allot about them. We test rode one last summer. Seems like a good bike, good OEM seat. I'm not a fan of the higher RPM's it likes. He plans to do some touring with me this summer. Past bikes he has had have not been very comfortable for the miles I like to do.
What do you guys think?
He likes standard style bikes so this fits him. He's not a beginner, 5+yrs... Just out of college..
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 10:39:20 pm »

Great, fun and comfortable bikes for a tall(er) rider.
Is he set on the 1k only? The 650 has plenty enough go and uses less fuel.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 11:20:25 pm »


Great, fun and comfortable bikes for a tall(er) rider.
Is he set on the 1k only? The 650 has plenty enough go and uses less fuel.


... and more refined power delivery, and 45 lbs lighter, and....

Plus, you can get good examples of them all day long at $3k, well kitted.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 11:12:31 am »

I spent a few hundred miles on my friends DL1000. I liked the powerband. I think it had plenty of torque. Don't need to spin it up at all. Good bike.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 09:11:51 pm »

If he can fix the buffeting issue to his liking, the Strom's are great bikes.  But if you are going with a 1st gen, I'd suggest the 650 over the 1000.  The 1st gen 1000s are a good bit heavier and Ive heard suffer from a few mechanical issues.

I used to own a 1st gen Strom 650 and now own a 2nd gen 1000.  Buffeting is the biggest issue on the 1st gen bikes in my opinion.  Read Stromtrooper.com for more info than you have time to read...
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 09:12:37 pm »

Oh and also the 650s can be found used for pretty cheap.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 10:45:10 am »

I'm thinking this thread can also be used to praise the new V2. Having had mine for a year now I have nothing but good things to say about it. After a year long tour on a Stelvio I was looking to trade down to something a little lighter and still be a good long range cruiser. Went for the 2014 1000A and loved it from day one. Going from transverse to inline V I was pleasantly surprised at how nimble it is. It simply loves the corners. The addition of a Yosh can woke up an incredible lurking exhaust note that brings pleasure to my ears. The brakes are strong and the OEM seat gives me no displeasure at all between long rides. I have to admit I was not enamoured with the Woodpecker head design from the beginning but now don't even notice it. To all but previous Vstrom owners you seem to be awakened after 1000 kms. with the Idle Hammer phenomenon but wearing earplugs only lets in the great exhaust note for me. Surprisingly, with all that has been writ on this over at Stromtrooper, noobs still post on the "problem". With engines running well past the 100000 km. mark trouble free, we are assured there really is no problem. I have added all the extras; crashbars, skidplate, Barkbusters, heated Oxfords and the like and have explored the fire and logging roads on the OEM tires and felt a very sturdy bike. Will switch em out for Heidies or the like probably this summer after sufficient wear. So, what else can I say? Oh ya, the price. Best bang for the buck fer sure.  Thumbsup  
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