V strom or Tenere

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by coneye, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. coneye

    coneye Adventurer

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  2. AlsoRan

    AlsoRan Lone Trail Of Dust

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    Well said. I can tell that you have actually have ridden both bikes for thousands of miles and know how they really perform unlike some others that are commenting.
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  3. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    Well, I demo rode the bike but didn't feel it that way really.
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  4. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Actually, there are a lot of Tenere owners that have, or had, a V-strom beforehand.
    And almost all of them have fair, honest, and mostly fond opinions of the V-strom. But for whatever reasons, it just irritates a couple folks that those same Tenere owners think highly of the Yamaha too.

    My brother and I are ADV riding soul-mates. We cross this country together. He on a V-strom 1000, me on a Tenere. It would be the equivalent of a 25,000 mile review\shootout. He loves that Suzuki. He keeps it in perfect condition. Ask him to compare the bikes, just as the title of this thread suggests. First he would tell you all the reasons he loves his bike. But then he would tell you all the ways his brother's bike is superior.

    Some reason it doesn't bother him a bit.
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  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    I doesn't FEEL that way may be right. Especially in gear 1-3 on a stock bike.

    The first time I rode my DL1000 down to a ride day to check out the S10 for an hour I was surprised at the speedo reading.every time I looked at it. But it wasn't FEELING as fast as it was. It was just picking up pace and going with no fuss at all. It's more about the area under a torque range you are working in.

    That will need picture and it's too geeky. Go and love the Strom. Its a fine machine for what they charge for i and its intended purpose.
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  6. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    Thanks, GrahamD -- what would i have only been doing if it weren't for you :nod
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  7. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    This is so true...after 2 1K Stroms, you won't her me say bad things about it, but if you have the scratch for a Tenere, the difference is worth it.
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  8. wshoc840

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  9. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    I understand this bike is better than the Vee in most respects and probably worth every penny; just have no liking for it -- it doesn't look good (though her riders are one of the best photographers), it doesn't sound good (except that famous white Tenere w dual pipes), and it doesn't run much better than the Strom on the road.

    On the other hand despite all the wide choices in the adv market, there're very few alternatives for this bike. Unless of course to close one's eyes and fancy TEX as good offroad, or even Versys (whose owner here is so much in love that almost believes this), or KTM capable for long distance travel without butt requiring treatment from orthopedist, or something other.
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  10. MrMac

    MrMac Been here awhile

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    Eh.. My TEX is every bit as good off road as my Vee, if not better. Yes, I have both, for now. I wouldn't either 'good'.

    Many Triumph dealers offer test rides. Just do it..

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  11. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    I meant the Tenere -- with regard to big Strom pretty much every bike of new generation is at least not worse offroad.
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  12. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    weestrom beats vstrom.
    ask those who have both.

    that outta the way - yes I've seen in the big tenere hangouts that a lot of them were weestrom owners, lulled to guard-down position by the awesome reliability and "forget its there" nature of the wee.
    I think its still too early to tell whether, over several years of high mileage riding, the tenere is still considered to be worth the 2x price.
    from a Maker's standpoint, one great purpose that high prices serve is that it makes the buyer feel obligated to praise the bike [to show how incredibly savvy the owner must be :deal]

    i like yammy.
    i like suzy
    i don't like honda... even though i've had several
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