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Old 05-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #61
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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.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:56 AM   #62
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I'd be interested to hear why you don't like it. My wife is seriously interested in this bike.
This is the first negative feedback I've heard on the S10. I appreciate your honesty!
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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Old 05-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #63
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #64
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Nope.. Will always try something new. Well maybe a newer model gs
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:35 AM   #65
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Dl1000

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.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #66
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Super Tenere. No.

I wish I would have kept my 07 DL650A. Strom has much better range and with the touring tall seat fit me perfectly. I'm cramped on the S10. And it's a lot heavier.


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???
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #67
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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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Old 05-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #68
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However, I am sort of nostalgic toward my '71 Commando.
+1 on the 71 Commando, as well as the P11 Scrambler that I ALSO foolishly sold... what was I thinking?
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #69
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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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Old 05-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #70
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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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Old 05-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #71
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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???
+1. Maybe he's kidding.?

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

Maybe he got it backwards.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #72
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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.
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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Old 05-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #73
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 06:53 AM   #74
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #75
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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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