Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX & Moosehead Lake, ME
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
I rode a friend's Wee Strom before I bought my '08 Versys and am convinced I made the right choice. The V is more nimble, and for me more comfortable. I'm not much of an off road rider (at least not intentionally) so I don't miss the Strom's 19 inch front wheel at all. Nor do I fuss about the gyroscopic precession of a 19 inch wheel.
And what's more. with the Versys's (that doesn't look right) underslung muffler, as opposed to the Strom's angled stove pipe exhaust, I have the same amount of space in both left and right hard cases (Givi V35 bags). With hard cases mounted on both bikes, the Versys is a few inches narrower than the Strom as well, meaning you don't have to ride down the center of the road to avoid knocking over joggers on the shoulder! Oh wait, I just noticed this may- just may - sound a bit biased. Disclaimer: Batteries not included, your results may vary, do not use an electric blanket in the bath tub.
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