V-Strom a dual sport?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by gtackett, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Tell me about it....

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  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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  3. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    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:clap
  4. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    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.
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  5. JimIowa

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    :D 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.
  6. svs

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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.

    Dirt

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    Anything..... The perfect bike.

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  7. heavyhitter

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  8. Dirtgeek

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    bingo! you'll be hootin' on a strom.

    al

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  9. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    I'm sure you will enjoy the WeeStrom. It seems ideal for new and re-entry riders.
  10. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[​IMG]
  11. the schwartz

    the schwartz Buckethead Wendy

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    where is this "pigeon hole" you speak of? i would hear more of this.
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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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.