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post #1 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Just one bike?

OK, I have two bikes. Love my KLR. Love my Honda. But here is an interesting question...done lots of 'what bike would you add to your stable' queries, but here's a different one.

If you could only have one bike and it could not be a KLR, what would it be?
Me, I'd be thinking VStrom?

(I have the flu and I'm bored and y'all don't post fast enough.) Hence, the Q. I need something to read.




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post #2 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 07:02 PM
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I figure you mean a new, current production bike. Lately I have been thinking about a middle weight standard road bike, and the Versys looks good to me.

If I don't have the constraint of the bike being in current production, then dammit, I want my Norton back...

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Thanks Tom. And I would never restrict to current production bikes. Come to think of it...I want your Norton back, too!




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post #4 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 08:33 PM
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Crap, that's a good one Mark.




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He says that only because he'd want me to pay for it..

One bike?? I'd go with a DL650 Strom.. Does everything.. My 1000 Strom was overkill, but I think the 650 would be a great all around bike.

On the other hand, the day after buying the Wing, I was on several gravel roads with no problems.. And I'll be the first to admit that the Wing is an absolute joy to ride.. Cruise Control, stereo, comfort, handling like a sportbike, fantastic brakes, luggage, etc.. I just hate getting lumped into a group known as GoldWing riders..I can't do the group ride, color matched, parade thing..
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For my use I would chose the 650 v-strom, not to big but big enough to get me where I want to go.
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 11:09 AM
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I'd have to go with the BM W 800 GS right now. It's really close to KLR weight with more than double the power and chain drive. If I sold all of my bikes that's the one that could do it all for me.

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