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Old 05-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #31
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It weighs almost 500 lbs for crying out loud,

I can't figure out why people keep saying "Almost". The weestrom is atleast 500lb and the big strom quite a bit more.

With a full tank of gas, luggage racks and skid plate (no luggage) my Weestrom is 515lb.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #32
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I've never weighed it, but Suzuki says the 2012 wee weighs 470 lbs. And of course the first thing I did was bolt on 50 lbs of shit. It's splitting hairs, you can just glance at a vstrom and see that it's no dirt bike. People just like to argue. But really I think people are just talking about different things. When somebody says they are considering a vstrom for "off-road" it's obvious that what they mean is unpaved roads. Just look at the vstrom offroad thread, almost all of the pics are smooth dirt roads.

I bought one for (1) 2-up comfort and (2) cost and reliability. No matter what the bike is, with a passenger on the back I'm not doing anything too rough so the wee is fine for that purpose. If I never took a passenger I would just ride a thumper. -al
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #33
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The tiger far surpasses a 'strom on road - have you tried one out? Way better off as well. Just don't ride one unless you're prepared to drop the $$ for one, they're that good. A lot of big KTM and BMW converts in the fold..
I rode a T800 and found it to be a little better bike for a lot more money. Then I rode a Tiger 1050 and found it a lot better bike for a little more money. YMMV.

OP, the V-Strom is neither a good trail bike.


Nor a good track bike.


But after a nuclear attack, all that will be left moving are cockroaches, Cher, and DL650's.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #34
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I can't figure out why people keep saying "Almost". The weestrom is atleast 500lb and the big strom quite a bit more.

With a full tank of gas, luggage racks and skid plate (no luggage) my Weestrom is 215lb.
Where do you get the 215lbs? If the stock curb weight is ~500 and the Vee is ~40lbs heavier, how did you get yours to 215?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #35
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Pretty sure that was a typo and he meant 515.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #36
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215kg is 473 lbs.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #37
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Where do you get the 215lbs? If the stock curb weight is ~500 and the Vee is ~40lbs heavier, how did you get yours to 215?
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Pretty sure that was a typo and he meant 515.
Yup, my mistake.

515lb.


Course if I could get it to 215, I'd be pretty stoked.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #38
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Course if I could get it to 215, I'd be pretty stoked.
And we'd all be lined up to find out how you did it...

Imagine - a 215lb Vee.

It kinda gives me a chubby....
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #39
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I have a 2012 V-Strom Adventure. It's not an off road bike. It's an all road bike. A torquey v twin with 95hp and good weather protection(with a taller Cee Bailey windshield) and long travel suspension makes it an ideal New England touring machine. You can slab it for two hours comfortably two-up, then blitz the Kancamangus with sport bikes, venture off the beaten path on a gravel road to find a picnic spot with your SO and them hammer it home a hundred miles to beat the oncoming darkness.

I love my Strom but that's because it meets my needs.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #40
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I have a 2012 V-Strom Adventure. It's not an off road bike. It's an all road bike. A torquey v twin with 95hp and good weather protection(with a taller Cee Bailey windshield) and long travel suspension makes it an ideal New England touring machine. You can slab it for two hours comfortably two-up, then blitz the Kancamangus with sport bikes, venture off the beaten path on a gravel road to find a picnic spot with your SO and them hammer it home a hundred miles to beat the oncoming darkness.

I love my Strom but that's because it meets my needs.
Where are you getting 95hp from?
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #41
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Where are you getting 95hp from?
That's about what the DL1000 makes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #42
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The Stroms are more capable than many realise.
There are much better weapons available. A Strom off-ROAD (not just off pavement) is like a dog walking on two legs: the interesting thing is that it does it at all, not that it does it well.

I used to be VP of an Enduro club; when I had my DL1000, I also had a DRZ and a GasGas 200 (2-stroke). The Strom was NOT what I would choose for the woods. Just because some guy insists on doing it doesn't mean that it is a good bike for it. Instead of going for a lot of aftermarket stuff to armor up a mixed surface road bike and change its suspension, and STILL have it be a heavy pig, if you want a bike for off-ROAD then buy a dirt bike.

OTOH if you want to do mixed surface long distance RTW type stuff for less cost than a BMW-GS, go for it. I'll say it again, just because some particular person wants to make a silk purse of a sow's ear, doesn't make it a good choice for the other 99.9% of us.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #43
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That's about what the DL1000 makes.
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Maybe he got the HP numbers backwards I didn't think the 1k came in Adventure format.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:06 PM   #44
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Maybe he got the HP numbers backwards I didn't think the 1k came in Adventure format.
2012 V-Strom 1000 Adventure



95hp would be about right.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #45
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Hmm.... I stand corrected
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