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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2015, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Had to run by the multi-brand dealer to pick up a side cover grommet for the VTX yesterday. Made my usual loop through the bikes after I made my purchase. I have had "new bike" lust for about a month. There before me, were two list toppers that I had extensively researched on the internet. A 2013 Super Tenere, and a 2014 Vstrom 1000. First time seeing either in person, up close. Looked them over, and sat on both. The Tenere is a big bike. I am 6'4, 220lbs. A little heavy coming off the sidestand, and a lot of bike landscape in front of you, when sitting on it. Comfy seat. Looks like it would have decent wind protection. Could likely gobble up many hundreds of miles on the road. Off road? Not sure about that but, I am not a former hare scramble enduro champion either. The Vstrom was a big surprise. From every photo I have seen, I couldn't stand the look of that pointed beak on the front end. In person, it is nothing like that. It is much shorter, wider, and rounded than it appears in the pics. It was not off putting at all. Sitting on it was great. Light, intuitive hand and foot placement. Seat was somewhat firm (much less cradling than the Tenere). Would likely choose it for the type of riding I do, over the Tenere. Got back in my truck (thunderstorms all day) and sat there for a minute thinking things over. I have my 2012 Versys 650 and my 2007 VTX1800 sitting at home in the garage. Bought both new, with cash money at the time of purchase. They run good, have given no major problems, and serve the needs for which each was designed. I don't need a new bike. That being said, I do miss my old KLR650 and XR650L for dirt road and beach runs. Might pick up a cheap, used "don't care if I drop it" bike to throw myself off of every once in a while.
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Might pick up a cheap, used "don't care if I drop it" bike to throw myself off of every once in a while.
now that sounds like a plan
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