Would you buy your bike again?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by CafeRacer99, May 3, 2012.

  1. XitLeft

    XitLeft n00b

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    I have an '07 XB 9 R, probablly would buy the Uly if I did it again. But the V-strom is pretty interesting too. :D
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  2. Kidder

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    I think my comments speaks volumes about how good the V-Strom 650 is. I like the S10 and with an aftermarket seat or lower pegs, the riding position would be as good as my DL. The S10 has 30ish more horsepower than the DL which is fun but at a cost of MPG. I averaged 50mph on the DL and am averaging 35-40 on the S10. There is very little underseat storage on the Yamaha. The Strom has a lot of room.

    I paid $7000 for my ABS 650 back in 2007. I paid $13000 for my S10. Looking back the V-Strom was an incredible bargain and I should have kept it. The roles that the S10 and Stroms play are very similar. IMO, the Strom is more versatile due to its weight and fuel range.
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  3. Wobbleside

    Wobbleside Been here awhile

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    1999 Monster 750: Nope, but I'd buy a EFI 900 that had it's mediocre suspension addressed.
    Multistrada 1000 DS: HELL YES; if I had the money I'd shoot for an 1100 S but even the base model is great. :clap
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  4. enkil

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    Nope.. Will always try something new. Well maybe a newer model gs :evil
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  5. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Chief Mansplainer

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    As much as I love my 2008 DL1000 V-Strom it took a ton of garage time, money and custom machine work by yours truly to set straight the factory's "oversights." I'm kinda' married to it now, but would I do it over again? Dunno', but I'd sure do some hard shopping the second time around. :hmmmmm
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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    :scratch

    As an ex Strom owner and now a Tenere I don't see how that is possible.

    The weight yes, no question. Did you have a growth spurt???:wink::lol3
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  7. NewSuz

    NewSuz Old coot on scoot

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    '06 DL1000. I'd buy it again if I were in the same position as when I first bought it. But my next bike might be something different. Not that I don't like the V-Strom; it's just that throughout the years it seems like the bike I currently ride is the best bike I've ever owned. However, I am sort of nostalgic toward my '71 Commando.
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  8. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Chief Mansplainer

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    +1 on the 71 Commando, as well as the P11 Scrambler that I ALSO foolishly sold... what was I thinking? :loco
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  9. Boxmonkey

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    2012 Tiger 800 ABS Road version. I would not hesitate to buy another Tiger. For me this bike is awesome, but I am just a noob that has only owned two bikes.
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  10. BobB

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    Tough question for those of us that like variety....I can't say I've had two of the same. Current fleet includes DL-650A, Buell Ulysses, ZG1000 Concours, CB900c, YSR50, Yamaha Zuma, C70 Honda Passport,72 Norton Commando Interstate, and my first ever new bike- a 1972 Yamaha 60 Mini Enduro. I've had several Harley's, many two stroke enduro's, Vespa scooters, mopeds, an 1100 Yamaha, a 920 midnight virago, and lots of minibikes.

    I enjoy many different styles and experiencing the uniqueness that each bike can offer. Figure I need to enjoy them while I can :) Either that or I'm still waiting to find the perfect bike!! (maybe a diesel powered ADV or sport touring machine...)
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  11. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    +1. Maybe he's kidding.?

    Jumping back on the Strom seemed a bit cramped to me too.

    Maybe he got it backwards.:scratch
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  12. Kidder

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    I'm not kidding. With the Suzuki Touring Tall saddle, the leg room from seat to pegs was greater than the S10 with the seat in the high position.
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  13. cug

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    Tiger 800 Roadie. Would I buy it again? Of course not as I never buy the same bike again ... too many bikes out there to try.

    Do I love it right now? You bet.
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  14. AVGeek94

    AVGeek94 Been here awhile

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    2012 Super Tenere, and no doubt yes.

    2008 FJR, and I already did (had a 2004 FJR before this one, bought the 08 out of lust for the black).
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  15. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Im hoping this tiger is the bike I would buy again, I have loved all my bikes but im trying to get to the bike that is all I need for the next 100,000 miles.
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  16. OneZero

    OneZero TGT of Opportunity

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    I wouldn't trade it for the world, but ask me again after I have to pay for one of the major services. I have ridden everything from mini bikes with a paddle brake to a KLR650 and the GS is smooth as silk compared to any of them. There might be other bikes out there that are better than the GS, but I haven't ridden them...yet.
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  17. outsidein

    outsidein Been here awhile

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    Versys - definitely for city riding, sport riding, exploring, commuting and twice annual 2-3 day trips.
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  18. Elefant95

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    I own a MY 95 E750 Cagiva Elefant in Lucky Explorer colours & i would buy another again.I would buy a new Elefant in a heartbeat, if it's like the one i own.
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  19. slugdad

    slugdad Been here awhile

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    my wee strom abs
    no, don't think i will
    it's a great bike but it just doesn't fit me or more to the point i don't fit it
    i've thrown some money at it and it helped but there comes a time...................no mas
    i like the s10 and i feel comfy on it in the show room but i can't justify the extra $5-6k more that my wee cost
    and ya, your right, i also own a klr
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  20. shaddix

    shaddix Banned

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    I also want to know why the 800gs is getting a pass???
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