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Old 12-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #7366
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Why? With so many other good bikes available, what brings you BACK?
well, iv been thru 11 bikes in the past 6 years. iv got room in my garage for 3, so i can only have 3 at the time. im not rich by any means . all these bikes have been within my cheap budget. 3 have been stroms. and 3 have been burgman 650's. the others were cruisers, standards and sport bikes.

i come back the the strom because it fits my needs best! im 6'2'' 175lbs. so it fits like a glove. its inexpensive to buy and maintain. iv ridden most states east of MS river. long rides is what i like, and the strom 650 does that perfectly.

iv still got a burgman 650 and a drz400s(its for sale). hope to get a small 200cc dual sport for trails when i sell the drz.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #7367
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well, iv been thru 11 bikes in the past 6 years. iv got room in my garage for 3, so i can only have 3 at the time. im not rich by any means . all these bikes have been within my cheap budget. 3 have been stroms. and 3 have been burgman 650's. the others were cruisers, standards and sport bikes.

i come back the the strom because it fits my needs best! im 6'2'' 175lbs. so it fits like a glove. its inexpensive to buy and maintain. iv ridden most states east of MS river. long rides is what i like, and the strom 650 does that perfectly.

iv still got a burgman 650 and a drz400s(its for sale). hope to get a small 200cc dual sport for trails when i sell the drz.
Do you have a smaller 200cc trail bike in mind? All the new 200-250 bikes are about the same size. My Dad's KLX250 is pretty much the same size as my DRZ400, except mine has the bigger motor. Unless there is something specific that the 200 bike can offer better than the 400, I'd stick with the 400. I do know that some of the older 250 are lower to the ground, which is nice. I'm kind of in that same boat. Keeping an eye out for a good 200-250 ish size dual sport for my girlfriend. She need something that isn't as intimidating as the bigger bikes. Nothing to do with motor size, has everything to do with the physical size of the bike.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:46 AM   #7368
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I'm sorry. What was your question? ". . . justify a purchase."?


I like it!
Might have to replace the Wee with one of these beasts ^
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:57 AM   #7369
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I like it!
Might have to replace the Wee with one of these beasts ^
What is that? Is it coming to the U.S.?

I was just on Suzuki's website.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%...aspx?year=2013

The 1000cc V-Strom is not shown.

???????
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #7370
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It's the 2014 Vee... Due out sometime next year.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #7371
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Yup. New VStrom concept. I have some concerns, but this is not the place for that discussion. It sure makes a pretty picture though.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #7372
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What is that? Is it coming to the U.S.?

I was just on Suzuki's website.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%...aspx?year=2013

The 1000cc V-Strom is not shown.

???????

Read here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831026
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #7373
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Acording to a American Suzuki factory guy at the show last weekend the pic was leaked from Suzuki.He says thats the protoype from Suzuki !!.
He wouldn't tell why they did it but I'm sure it happens alot..


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Old 12-20-2012, 07:11 AM   #7374
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I'm sorry. What was your question? ". . . justify a purchase."?


If that thing comes out in black on black....................I will be all over it I love black bikes......................

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:55 AM   #7375
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If that thing comes out in black on black....................I will be all over it I love black bikes......................
You mean like this. . .

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #7376
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:18 PM   #7377
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Not I. Stole it from the thread referenced on the previous page; post #7379. I look forward to spending some time reading over it.

Now, who's got a picture of a current strom; preferably a camping trip? Or, more video of your ride.

PS - I'm looking for a good deal on a Wee for my buddy. If you find a nice east coast bike, please pm me. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #7378
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My WeeStrom on Brown's Valley Road in central California a few days ago.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #7379
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wOw that concept Suzuki is yuk looking, like horrible.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #7380
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If that thing comes out in black on black....................I will be all over it I love black bikes......................

I have a black strom too. How much work would it be to fully black it out? Engine and exhaust covers I suppose.
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