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Old 11-04-2009, 10:05 AM   #166
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It's simply what a bike should be. It does what the owner wants it to do. A good rider can take this bike places that would frighten the average rider. The rider makes the difference.

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Anything..... The perfect bike.

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Old 11-04-2009, 11:03 AM   #167
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Originally Posted by DRZ400SK4
I feel sorry for the newbies who see Suzuki's marketing, and maybe think that a DL650 will do for them what a DRZ400 does, because Suzuki sticks both bikes in their 'dualsport' category.

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I feel sorry for the newbies that think a DRZ400 can do what a CR, YZ, KX, RM can do.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:11 PM   #168
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I have been lurking around this site for sometime trying to decide which bike to get after 24 yrs of not riding my own bike. Used to ride Observed Trials.
I have to admit it has taken me quite some time to get used to the looks of a Strom. All the talk about what the Strom is and is'nt has convinced me it is the perfect bike for my re-entry.
bingo! you'll be hootin' on a strom.

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #169
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I have been lurking around this site for sometime trying to decide which bike to get after 24 yrs of not riding my own bike. Used to ride Observed Trials.
I have to admit it has taken me quite some time to get used to the looks of a Strom. All the talk about what the Strom is and is'nt has convinced me it is the perfect bike for my re-entry.
I'm sure you will enjoy the WeeStrom. It seems ideal for new and re-entry riders.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:16 PM   #170
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I have had over 50 bikes in 47 years and hands down the Strom is the best one I have ever had.It's not the best DS,or the best sportbike,or the best touring bike,BUT it can do all those things well !!!.And for well under $10,000 what more could you want !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:36 AM   #171
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I really don't care what you classify vstroms as. All I know is there are a crapload of them around here and most of those guys flat out ride! Paved, gravel, cow pasture, bogs, they just ride. While you are sitting at your keyboard trying to pigeonhole bikes and riders they are out riding.
where is this "pigeon hole" you speak of? i would hear more of this.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #172
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I got a Vstrom in April of this year. As far as being a dual sport, it depends on what kind. 50/50? Nope. More like 80/20 on/off road the way it comes from the factory. Much better standard than a dirt bike. A DR650 would be closer to 60/40 to me. KTM dual sports are more 40/60 or even 30/70, 20/80.
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