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Old 01-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #1351
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Now, if Yamaha kept the new triple in the EXACT same state of tune as the new MT-09 and put it into a Triumph Tiger 1050 style "Tall 'Rounder", and made it a totally street focused machine, I'd buy THAT bike.

I WANT a street oriented, Adventure Style motorcycle.

Give me a reliable Ducati Multistrada Pike's Peak bike built by YamaSuzuHondaSaki and I'm there with cash.
Me too. I give credit to Suzuki for developing this bike, and to a certain extent Yamaha for the S10 (overpriced IMO), but Kawasaki and Honda

Oh and I mean that. Cash, greenbacks, dollars on the barrel at the dealer. I swore I'd never buy a new bike again (why take the devaluation?) but that MT-09 is inexpensive enough that I'd get over it......
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:37 PM   #1352
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I got curious. I saw some guys were starting to pre-order their 2014 DL1000s and I gave Romney Cycles in WV a call ( 866-766-1495) to see what their price is going to be. $11,395.00 or the Adventure model at $12,495.00, and as always they don't do shipping or BS setup fees. Just like he did with the Tenere you can call the GM, Larry, and he'll get you setup.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:17 AM   #1353
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Danggggg . . . You had me at Hello

600 mile drive . . . Unless a dealer near Atlanta will deal
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I picked up my first Tenere from Romney the same day a Georgia rider was picking up his Tenere. They do a LOT of out of state business.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:18 AM   #1354
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... In defense of the DL1000 I will say Suzuki did fine on low end torque, 76.0 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm verses 87 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm for the KTM 1190. On the low end side this should sufficiently compensate for the handicap of 200 less cc's.
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I΄m not sure about this, because if you take a look at the torque of the KTM at 4000 rpm, you will see what I mean. I have no figures right now, but as I remember, it has plenty of torque there.

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Old 01-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #1355
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If they give me the same deal . . . It will be my next bike:
It's not my price for the bike...that's just what Romney is selling them for to everyone. They are a high volume dealer that is ranked as Suzuki's Number 1 dealer in the USA. They move a lot of product, and are a true no BS group of people.

I got my last two bikes from them, and they will get first crack at anything else I'm interested in buying.

Before someone sends me a PM, no, I'm not, and have never been an employee of Romney. I'm just a customer who got the Romney treatment and was impressed to finally find a dealership that gets it. Since then, I have inherited from dcstrom the volunteer role heading up the annual adventure ride event. It's been a fun event for the last two years and looking forward to 2014. Come join us.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:28 PM   #1356
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Also considering a new Vee as my next bike purchase. Went to the M/C show and saw one in person. Impressive except for the bars, thats easily fixed but I don't know why Suzuki would put these cheap looking bars on that bike to start with. Other than that looks like a great bike.. While I love my new Cb500x last weekend I took a 1190Adv. out for a demo. All I can say is wow!!! The fun factor on that bike is off the charts! I keep hearing Ktm calling my name for some reason now If anyone is thinking about the 1190 I would strongly suggest taking one out for a demo if your in the market for a big Adv. type bike. Its really that good..
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:06 PM   #1357
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While I love my new Cb500x last weekend I took a 1190Adv. out for a demo. All I can say is wow!!! The fun factor on that bike is off the charts! I keep hearing Ktm calling my name for some reason now If anyone is thinking about the 1190 I would strongly suggest taking one out for a demo if your in the market for a big Adv. type bike. Its really that good..
The 500 is a good learner bike.

I'm told the 990 is still better than the 1190.

As is the 800XC, better than the Explorer.


These are comments by owners and experienced riders that have ridden all of them, and prefer dirt routes.

I have not ridden either 990 or 1190. I've always thought they were too complicated to own. I had a KTM 250 and loved it, but it was a maintenance hog. The big ones can be just as bad. I've been a KTM fan since before they were KTM's.

Now back to the DL1000...
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:08 PM   #1358
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.....As the proud owner of a 2005 DL650 V-Strom, a 2004 Honda RC51, and a 1997 Ducati Monster 750, *snip*

*snip*
Give me a reliable Ducati Multistrada Pike's Peak bike built by YamaSuzuHondaSaki and I'm there with cash.

*snip*
It's funny, my Monster was my first bike. I bought the V-Strom because my Monster was broken down half the time and I wanted to commute to work on a bike. The V-strom starts every time, has never left me stranded, and just goes and goes and goes and goes and goes.

*snip*

are you not thinking of a MTS1200 because of the problems you had with a 1997 Duc?

because they have come a long, long way
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #1359
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A lot of really great bikes could also be good "learner" bikes.



My wife got her license on an SV650. So technically, she learned on it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:10 AM   #1360
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I'm told the 990 is still better than the 1190.

I have not ridden either 990 or 1190.
Is better for what?? For road riding & touring, the 1190 is from another planet. Should be, too, because bikes usually go forward in almost a decade (and then there΄s the 1190 Adventure R-version, too, with off-road wheels).

Dunno how exactly we got here from the DL1000, though....
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:41 AM   #1361
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The majority of our local 990 riders have tested the new 1190R and say their 990 is a better handling bike for dirt. Seems the new version has been more 'street-erized'. I have no dog in the show so makes no difference to me. I've never liked all the plastic on the 990 so I'd probly go 1190. Another riding buddy just got back from Mexico where he spent some time on another rider's 990 and he said he realizes he bought the wrong bike years ago with his GSA. The KTMs are lightyears better offroad.

I wouldn't buy any of them for a road bike. Out here in western US a lot of adventure riding involves miles and miles of dirt 2-track, even sandy areas and the road bikes just don't do well. SE's, 990's, Tigers, DR's, KLR's, XR's, GSA's and Dakars are all very popular. No s-10's or stelvios, and a lot of the GSA's have a 21" front conversion. On a given ride we'll have quite a cross section of bikes.

But yeah, back to the DL1000.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #1362
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Just got off the phone with John Clark (Romney) . . . He confirmed the price you mentioned and took my deposit. I will get the first 2014 DL1000 ABS Adventure that hits his dealership.

Thanks for the info . . .
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Happy to pass along the info. I'm just paying my respects to dcstrom, who not all that long ago made a post about the great deal Romney had on the Tenere for those of us who were ready to order. I appreciated him saving me a lot of money, and am happy to do the same for the Strom brethren.

Enjoy the new bike. Romney told me they would get a demo bike and I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin. I'm not in the market, but as a former Vee owner (lover), I'm looking forward to experiencing how it has been upgraded.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:16 PM   #1363
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I got curious. I saw some guys were starting to pre-order their 2014 DL1000s and I gave Romney Cycles in WV a call ( 866-766-1495) to see what their price is going to be. $11,395.00 or the Adventure model at $12,495.00, and as always they don't do shipping or BS setup fees. Just like he did with the Tenere you can call the GM, Larry, and he'll get you setup.
I have been buying bikes there since the early eighties, everyone gets the same deal, doesn't matter if you buy one bike or several, same price, no prep or setup, just a title fee. I know the owner and my good friend works in parts, he is laid off till spring, hard to beat their deals on the brands they sell. If you're looking for a Honda, Tri County Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki also has killer deals on bikes, both operate the same way, it's in Petersburg,WV down the road from Romney.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:08 AM   #1364
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Wondering if removing the secondaries on the V2 will be popular like on the V1.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:56 AM   #1365
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Laugh Vee Strom, Wee Strom, Beak Strom

Just ordered a new 2014 DL1000 from the local dealer. I've been riding Stroms since I became "slightly" upset at the amount of service my new BMW was requiring. 14 years after my first, (A DL1000K1 in 2002) I'm ordering my third version. First two were great, never stranded me once in over a decade, and here's hoping the third is also. My 2007 Wee ABS was a big step up in versatility and refinement compared to the original, but I spent a bunch on suspension upgrades. Maybe the new one will dial in with a little less effort.
They gave me an early April estimate for delivery and much the same price ($11600) as the West Virginia dealers.
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