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Old 03-24-2015, 08:47 AM   #1
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Help! 2012 Super Ten or 2014 strom 1000

Hey all,

Soo I'm trading in my 2008 Warrior..
And I'm looking to go a little more versatile,
Live in Texas now which means I'll be doing more miles between basically everything..
In Texas distance is measured in hours. But I want the ability to go on dirt/farm and maybe some trails.
I have the opportunity to pick up either a 2014 Strom or 2012 Super Ten for about the same price, around 9990.
The question then is... Which one to get??
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:35 AM   #2
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Take cash and ask for a demo ride of ea.

Whichever one makes you feel at one with the bike . . .
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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good advice

Take both for a ride.I did and liked both.I'm a Yamaha guy and drive shaft put me on a Tenere.Only 500 miles so far but very happy with my choice.They both feel light when riding.Just feels like there's more to the Tenere.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:44 PM   #4
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I've never ridden a Vstrom, but I really love my 2013 Super Tenere. I have zero complaints about the bike, and as someone above mentioned, I love that shaft drive. What a machine.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:55 PM   #5
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If you like twisty roads and/or you are not tall...Suzuki.

If you are tall and/or wanna go further off-road, Yamaha.

I love my XT1200 and the DL is awesome! Win Win, get one.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:01 AM   #6
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The Vee2 design makes the driver exposed to just about every weather element. s10 is a much more accomplished rig. So if travel around the block or just for fun - i would say Suzuki, as it's more agile. For something remote - only the Yamaha
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:38 AM   #7
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The Vee2 design makes the driver exposed to just about every weather element.
well if I don΄t want to be exposed to the elements to a certain degree, then I΄ll just go on four wheels.

You make the Vee2 sound like it is a naked bike, which it untrue, there΄s quite a bit of fairing and adjustable screen. In fact rider΄s legs are quite exposed to the wind, but same can be said of all V-Stroms, and many other ADV bikes, too.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:45 AM   #8
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The Vee2 design makes the driver exposed to just about every weather element. s10 is a much more accomplished rig. So if travel around the block or just for fun - i would say Suzuki, as it's more agile. For something remote - only the Yamaha
The ST does offer more leg protection . . . which is nice to have during the colder months. However, in the warmer months, it emits more heat on your legs. The V2 is a very cool operating engine . . . it is easier to wear warmer pants in the winter on than V2 to be comfortable . . . than the reverse in the summer on the ST.

I decided on the V2 over the ST due to its smoother 90 degree V-Twin engine. If I was planning on taking long road trips during wet weather . . . the driveshaft would definitely be a great benefit.

You can't go wrong with either bike:

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Old 03-27-2015, 06:49 AM   #9
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I don't know what you weigh, or if you plan on 2-up what you both weigh [none of my biz, right!~] but both those are big bikes. I would suggest you at least entertain the idea of the Wee2 or 2.5 [XT]. its an awesome bike for versatility, attested by a horde of folks that can afford whatever.

don't know where you live exactly but if you're in the New Braunfels area anytime shoot a note - I'd be glad to let you ride my weestrom - its equipped for just about every encounter so gives an idea of what to look for, add, etc

for western hill country & west tx, New Mexico, my first choice would be any one of the Wee2 group... just my .02... whatever else might make the shortlist would be behind that one, and have to show me compelling reason to switch - what do I gain?, what do I lose?
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:54 AM   #10
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I decided on the V2 over the ST due to its engine.
ahh, that was not nice to come up with engine argument -- it's certainly very hard to beat the 90-twin.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:24 AM   #11
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I don't know what you weigh, or if you plan on 2-up what you both weigh [none of my biz, right!~] but both those are big bikes. I would suggest you at least entertain the idea of the Wee2 or 2.5 [XT]. its an awesome bike for versatility, attested by a horde of folks that can afford whatever.
The picture above is deceiving, and makes the Vee2 look a lot wider in the front than it is in reality, in which the S10's body is much wider.

In terms of weight, the new Vee2 (502 lbs) is only a 30 pounds more than the wee2 (472 lbs), whereas the 2012 S10 is around 574 lbs

When I rode the vee and wee back-to-back, the weight actually felt about the same, both at a stand-still and while moving.

I sat on the S10 yesterday in a dealership...the body completely blocks your front legs from oncoming wind...I think mcmann summarized the pros/cons of this very well above. On the Vee2, your legs are a little more exposed, and the seat is more narrow near the tank end for a better "grasp" of your legs
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:50 AM   #12
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:34 AM   #13
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I have the vee and my neighbor has the st both great bikes we have switched a lot during rides and both like the vee better mainly because the motor is more fun to ride but I really don't think you can go wrong with these two both are great bikes
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:07 AM   #14
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Rode the 2012 S10 and found it to be well made, comfortable but boring. Slow to respond (both motor and handling) and about as involving to ride as KLR or a Camry. Bought my 3rd Strom this year and I like it a lot for strafing WV twisties. Quicker handling, less flywheel weight, a whole lot lighter, and just as reliable as the Tenere.

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:08 AM   #15
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One of the most fun bikes I ever owned was my 1980 KZ 750. Quick steering (for the time), agile, punchy responsive motor ( especially after I added the MAC pipe ), great brakes. Although not a light bike, it was about 50 lbs lighter than other bikes in the class. Sound familiar? With sticky Avon Super Venoms, it was awesome.

The new Strom 1000 is the old time sporting standard X2. Better brakes, handling, smoothness and comfort and it will be about 100 times more reliable and durable and even more fun if I was still 35. Oh well, you can't have everything. lol

BTW: anyone who wants good feedback on the S10 and the Strom 1000 should check out Desert Dave's posts. The last time I checked he owned both bikes and liked them, but found they were not strictly comparable.
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