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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-07-2008, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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a worthy "other bike"

I,m lookin around to buy another good ride. I'm not selling the vulcan because its unique to me, but maybe a touring bike would complement my needs. It has to be quick, easy to handle around traffic, with good passenger space and ergos. Dont know just yet, perhaps a suzuki vstrom?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-07-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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I have been DROOLING over the V-Strom since before I ever even bought the vulcan! Definately a bike on my wish list! THough I have had a real hard time finding one...... I did finaly find one at a dealer a couple hours away, and drove over there just to look at it. It looks better in person than it does in pictures. I really was not prepared for how good it actualy looks.

While I was there, the Bulevard C50T (touring) caught my eye and now I cant decide wich I want more. I wish I wish I wish I could have both. FOr my needs, and probably for yours, the C50T comes with more stuff and will need less mod'ing to meet your needs. And the dealer wonted the same price for both. Go to the 'zuk' website and give it a gander.
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My worthy other bike would have to be the 650 or even a 750 about an 81 model maxim. No better than the vulcan just different.

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Well I told my wife about it and she seems to prefer the looks of a cruiser, but the adventure seeking soul of us both "feel al home" on the taller v-strom.
Now its a cuestion of which is faster, the c50t or strom650
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I went through this...wanted a bike I could tour with, that had ample passenger room, was fun to ride , with butloads of power. I got a Yamaha FJR1300 and have not regreted this decision in the 2 years I have had it.
The sad part being that I found myself not riding the Vulcan anymore, so I felt it needed a "good home" and sold it within the first year of buying the Yamaha. I miss the Vulcan now and then, but LOVE my FJR.
So, be carefull what you do here.....lol

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Again knifemaker, you are right.
Thats why Ill consider the 650cc vstrom better than another cruiser. Then Ill add bags (all of them), and a cushy seat if necesary. Of course ill have to keep the stock mufflers so it doesnt sound better than the vulcan.
The Yamaha fjr is still a little pricier and too good to have another bike on the garage, so The suzuki must do.
Does someone knows how fast is that 650vstrom by the way?
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I've always liked the Honda ST1300 or the new Kaw Concours 14.

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Does someone knows how fast is that 650vstrom by the way?
From what I found online, on several different sites, top speed is 120mph 5mph.


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Thats quicker than my vulcan
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The Vulcan will go 120 mph....

When you said fast..I would have thought you meant accelleration time..e.g. 1/4 mile time ...NOT just the top speed.

I would wager the V-strom is quicker off the line than the vulcan..

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