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Offline Omninorm

Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2019, 03:04:12 pm »
Nice bike for some touring even 2 up but yeah - 19" for sure.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2019, 05:36:30 pm »
Please tell me they chain driven
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2019, 05:39:39 pm »
Suzuki and Kawa is such a let down when it comes to DS bikes
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2019, 06:00:07 pm »
Battlestar had a new Vstrom 650 at the Freestate bash, and I was quite impressed. Tubeless spocked rims, good spread of power, good handling and fuel consumption. These motors are inherintly reliable and have a solid reputation..... well priced for what you get. Very underrated all rounder.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2019, 06:14:05 pm »
New Vstrom has the same motor, same chassis basically etc as the old one...just new plastics.

Looks good.. and the Strom is a fabulous motorcycle, capable of going anywhere.

Suzuki are banking on the retro looks for sales, guess the Katana must be a success in terms of sales.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2019, 09:40:27 pm »
If only they could get those V-Stroms on a diet. They are quite heavy for the CCs that they carry. The 650's dry weight is about the same as that of my 1290 SAR. My wife is looking for a bike to ride with me, was interested in the 650 V-Strom until she saw it's dry weight. I mean jeez, the 790 Adventure is about 30kgs lighter. If only my bank balance was not light also after my 1290 purchase.
 

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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2019, 05:18:00 am »
Best thing to do is to take a test ride.... The weight factor can be advantageous in certain conditions, making the bike more stable.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2019, 06:16:32 am »
and with all that weight,  imagine the traction you'll have.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2019, 07:30:24 am »
and with all that weight,  imagine the traction you'll have.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2019, 05:02:51 pm »
The company I run tours for in SA use Vstroms as well. The 650's

I cannot fault the little machine. 2 up up Sani and through Lesotho.

Through the Karroo they handle anything that you throw at them

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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2019, 05:31:18 pm »
Had a 2013 Model 640 myself. Ugly but man what an awesome.bike. Smooth as butter. If you only do gravel and need a solid reliable and silky smooth bike the Vstrom Rick's the boxes.
The new one looks a lot better.
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2019, 03:39:46 pm »
If only they could get those V-Stroms on a diet. They are quite heavy for the CCs that they carry. The 650's dry weight is about the same as that of my 1290 SAR. My wife is looking for a bike to ride with me, was interested in the 650 V-Strom until she saw it's dry weight. I mean jeez, the 790 Adventure is about 30kgs lighter. If only my bank balance was not light also after my 1290 purchase.

You dont really feel that weight as its all low down. If you had to carry the bike I think it would make a difference but if you just riding it on tar or even on gravel or tweespoor you not going to get off it and complain about the weight IMO
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2019, 04:44:31 pm »
If only they could get those V-Stroms on a diet. They are quite heavy for the CCs that they carry. The 650's dry weight is about the same as that of my 1290 SAR. My wife is looking for a bike to ride with me, was interested in the 650 V-Strom until she saw it's dry weight. I mean jeez, the 790 Adventure is about 30kgs lighter. If only my bank balance was not light also after my 1290 purchase.

You dont really feel that weight as its all low down. If you had to carry the bike I think it would make a difference but if you just riding it on tar or even on gravel or tweespoor you not going to get off it and complain about the weight IMO

figures I can find is Strom 220 wet weight

790 R 189 kgs dry. so the difference aint 30 kilos...probably less than 10 when comparing apples with kettles fo fish
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Re: New Vstrom
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2019, 09:10:20 am »
Not a "Wow" entrant at all - but depending on price maybe not that bad after all !!
Not an oil-painting either - but definelately the best looking Vstrom ever!!