Author Topic: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!  (Read 5958 times)

Offline twowheeladdict

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2014, 06:19:23 pm »
What's a test ride???


I don't think I've ever ridden a bike before I bought it.............

I won't buy a bike without a test ride.  Might not be the exact bike I buy, but I will ride the same model.  No ride, no buy.
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Offline Rhino

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 12:22:42 pm »
I won't buy a bike without a test ride.  Might not be the exact bike I buy, but I will ride the same model.  No ride, no buy.

+1 I don't understand dealers that will not allow test rides. Would NEVER buy a bike without a test ride.

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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2015, 10:18:43 am »
I have the first gen and the improvements on the new Vee2 when compared is immense. The power is more than adequate, it just lays it down differently than lets say a C14 and it is sneaky quick. The suspension and brakes are excellent, traction control works perfectly, the bike is so light and agile it is like a toy, TONS of aftermarket goodies to make it what you want, and it is just a superb touring machine. The sound that a 90 degree race twin makes with proper exhaust is just music to the ears and soul, and the engine breaking in the twisty stuff is great. Yeah I love the V-Stroms, they are so versatile and DEAD RELIABLE........there is a 2003 out there with over 350K on it, still has great compression and the latest oil sample still proved things are working well internally. He uses nothing but FRAM oil filters and Castrol GTX 10W40 car oil, so I guess you can say the engine platform is very robust and solid.
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2015, 08:13:34 pm »
Pokey, sounds like you are a fan!!!

I have a full Arrow exhaust on the way already.
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Re: Picked up a new Strom 1K today!!!
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2015, 10:57:38 pm »
Pokey, sounds like you are a fan!!!

I have a full Arrow exhaust on the way already.




LOL yeah you can say that, I am on my 2nd Strom. No bikes can do as much as well as the ADV style bikes, they are just so versatile. I REALLY LIKE the new 1000, but the Super Tenere is calling my name hard these days. Hard to tell with me, might just get a new 1000 as I was that impressed with it.  8)
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