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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by gtackett, Feb 25, 2009.
Tell me about it....
I have used my 1000 for DSing and it's a big,heavy,overpowered ( for the knarly suff I'm used to ) and EXPENSIVE bike.I'm useing it for street now ( and dirt roads ) and I have a XL600 for the nasty stuff.
Budget suspension and a lack of cornering clearance makes dragging peg feelers easy.
So....a Strom is not a sporty bike...............or a dual sport.
It is an affordable entry level bike that is allowing many to ride even in these tougher times. Well done Suzuki
We are discussing the ability of the VStrom to be a "Dual Sport" bike?
I think everyone agrees that its more the Rider using the Bike for whatever purpose they deem they want. As I stated before I use mine as a Daily commuter but on the weekends as you can see I like to get off the beaten path. I run DS rides with other 250,400,650 doesnt matter. The VStrom is a Very Capable Dual Sport Bike. It handles what you throw at it both ON and OFF road.
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.
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.
Anything..... The perfect bike.
I feel sorry for the newbies that think a DRZ400 can do what a CR, YZ, KX, RM can do.
bingo! you'll be hootin' on a strom.
I'm sure you will enjoy the WeeStrom. It seems ideal for new and re-entry riders.
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
where is this "pigeon hole" you speak of? i would hear more of this.
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.