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I met a guy yesterday on a brand new V-Strom. I'm not sure I get it. These dual purpose bikes don't really do anything for me. Although I haven't ridden one, it looks like a bad compromise on a street bike and an off road bike (i.e., it doesn't do either type of riding as it is intended). I used to do dirt bike riding and I sure wouldn't want to take this thing too far off the road. For the street, the seat is too high, the tires are all wrong and, looks aside, it doesn't appear that it can corner like a cruiser or a sports bike. Am I alone here ? :-\
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Out west here in the Rockies the Vstroms are exception machines. When you ride the streets here you miss out on about 75%-90% of the great sites and views. These bikes can go all the way up the Prudhoe Bay and all the way down to to the lowest points in South America. The are also fairly comfortable on the slab. These are not off road machines but dirt road machines that unless you are Adventurous and want to see more than just tourist traps this class of machine is great. I would compare this class of bikes to the jeeps we have today.
If you drop a DL on the ground it is considered a badge of honor, and what happens if you drop your Stryker?
I don't own a DL, though I seriously considered a Super Tenere.
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