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Get a versys 1000 on good price or continue saving for 10S ?

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There is a good deal around for a versys 1000 2012 for 7950 usd....do you think I should go for it or I should rather continue saving for a super tenere?

For the time being I am keeping my 2008 versys for the summer tour in Europe with my wife...I was imagining that most likely I will upgrade upon my return from the trip...

The S10 runs for 12k plus used....

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If i was planning on going off-road a lot i'd do the S10 if mostly slab then i'd jump all over that V1000 ...

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Second thought at that price I'd just have to go for the V1000

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Have you had the opportunity to test ride a 1000?

I could name ten different bikes I love to look at only to find when you ride them they aren't what you had hoped.

Would you have buyers remorse if you choose to pass on one for the other?

What type of riding are you interested in doing?
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I don't think I will go off roading...may be exceptionally if I get lost and the rest will be roads and pavement...

Both have abs and traction control which is great...the only edge for S10 is the braking management system that balances both front and rear...


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Have you had the opportunity to test ride a 1000?

I could name ten different bikes I love to look at only to find when you ride them they aren't what you had hoped.

Would you have buyers remorse if you choose to pass on one for the other?

What type of riding are you interested in doing?
I tested S10 and i liked it though I felt it was really big but then may be because i am used to the versys 650...
Off roading will be a rare activity for me






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ok now I have added a Vstrom 2014 for 9500 USD to the list....this thing is driving me crazy now...
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ok now I have added a Vstrom 2014 for 9500 USD to the list....this thing is driving me crazy now...
Thats a good price..

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Thats a good price..
yeah it is a family member who is in Canada and does his best to get me the best proposals....now what to decide, Vstrom 1000 has so many features that I find in s10...my wife has no preference provided we travel as much as possible

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I know reviews by so called experts aren't always gospel but here is an article I just read recently.
On the other hand the Versys 1000 didn't get all rave reviews but I absolutely love it.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...t-impressions/

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If you are going to tour, I would recommend the Tenere manly because of the shaft drive and cruise control. Once you have had a bike with cruise control and shaft drive, it is hard to tour without them.

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I think the V Strom is a mix of both bikes. And its a twin, for me that's a plus, easier to work on, less to break etc.. I echo what twowheels said about shaft drive, on the tenere Ive heard nothing but great things about it.

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for 8k uSD i would buy it now


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If you are going to tour, I would recommend the Tenere manly because of the shaft drive and cruise control. Once you have had a bike with cruise control and shaft drive, it is hard to tour without them.
I have the 20 USD cruise control tool that maintains the speed :P however, for the shaft drive I agree, though I don't see the maintenance of chain as a major issue...I was doing it each night after my daily trip during my 10,000km trip in Europe last summer...

I am still not decided yet and I need to pull the trigger quickly...so far

V1000: many people has said that versys 650 have more fun in it than the V1000 but yet so many interesting features in the V1000 (mainly comfort, abs, TC)

Vstrom 2014: many people say that it is not a fun bike at all and that the engine is boring and the exhaust is not good for luggage set up (but yet it is full of features that make it a good tourer for two up)

Super tenere: no complains except the price which is a factor for me...

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Nothing on your profile says where you are from but a used 2012 S10 can be had around here for around $10,000. If that is what you are looking for dont settle for a Kawasaki...by the time you make up for all the build quality differences to bring it to Yamaha standards...

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Nothing on your profile says where you are from but a used 2012 S10 can be had around here for around $10,000. If that is what you are looking for dont settle for a Kawasaki...by the time you make up for all the build quality differences to bring it to Yamaha standards...
In Morocco we usually import from Europe (especially France, Italy and Belgium) where they count in Euro....the problem is that 10000 USD for a used 2012 S10 is a 10000 Euro for a used 2012 S10...while Euro is 1.36 USD...that is 13600 USD....importing from Canada is the best deal so far whereby 1USD = 1,09 CAD and given that I can ship it from there for amost free then I save A LOT...
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In Morocco we usually import from Europe (especially France, Italy and Belgium) where they count in Euro....the problem is that 10000 USD for a used 2012 S10 is a 10000 Euro for a used 2012 S10...while Euro is 1.36 USD...that is 13600 USD....importing from Canada is the best deal so far whereby 1USD = 1,09 CAD and given that I can ship it from there for amost free then I save A LOT...
Will you be doing most of the maintenance? I would think about the better build quality if you are. You don't want to have to spend extra money shipping in parts.
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Will you be doing most of the maintenance? I would think about the better build quality if you are. You don't want to have to spend extra money shipping in parts.
Good point...labour is really cheap, parts could be imported from europe but then it is a Yamaha and except the case of accidents/ drops/ etc I wouldn't expect huge requirements for spare parts (excluding the "consumables" )
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I ended up dropping the three deals....my wife suggested to me to try first my current versys during our trip...if it works well for two up full luggage then we will keep it until it is fully amortized...if not then there are so many bikes on this planet to strike other good deals next year....


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I ended up dropping the three deals....my wife suggested to me to try first my current versys during our trip...if it works well for two up full luggage then we will keep it until it is fully amortized...if not then there are so many bikes on this planet to strike other good deals next year....


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True..I got my FJR thinking it would be better for 2-up. But the girlfriend likes being on the back of the Versys better and the Versys handled better in the twisties 2-up. I plan on keeping the FJR about a year and then get something else.

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