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DL650 VSTROM OR GT650 COMET?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by champs, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. :?: Hi guys I am new to this forum & I know you heard it all before. Not this old chestnut but here goes, I am looking for an allrounder. The vstrom is great I know I have owned 1 but the Hyosungs seem to great value, $3000 cheaper. What do ya reckon? Go for the Vstrom or save heaps of dough with the GT? They would both do what I want but what about being reliable & resale? Line up & give me your 2 cents worth. Cheers. :?


     
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  2. Vstrom. The end.
     
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  3. DR650. $6800.

    If you want something more onroad, it's my humble opinion the Vstrom would be worth every cent of the price difference there.
     
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  4. Go for the hyo.

    Just kidding :LOL:

    Seriously you get what you pay for in this case, the hyo is too unreliable (run a search) and the chances of it spending most of its life at the dealer are too high imo. The DL is bulletproof and more of an allrounder.
     
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  5. This story has a sequel.

    Vstrom II. The end.
     
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  6. If price and resale are a concern - buy a 2nd hand V-strom.
     
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  7. Strom no contest... not sure where you get $3000 from though, there's only $1200 between the 650S and the Strom
     
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  8. Depending on what you're doing.. but for under $10k the strom is almost unbeatable value.
     
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  9. :WStupid:
     
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  10. Yep, good quality low km VStrom FTW
     
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  11. Vstrom.
    "Worst kept secret in motorcycledom".
     
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  12. Thanks for your reply guys, I knew what the answer would be. Some times you just need someone to kick some sense into you. Hey Stigger, The $3000 price difference comes from retail price of vstrom $9990 compared to the Comet naked $6990. I have found a 08 Vstrom ABS model demo in Grey with 1200klms.I can get it for $9300 ride away with 12mths reg & 2 year warrenty, I think I will go that way. I don't like the 09 colors of black(too hard to keep clean) or white(too boring). I beleive for a two up all rounder the vstrom will do me. Thanks for your input guys. Champs.
     
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  13. Just to throw a spanner in the works, the word from a lot of V-Strom riders and bike reviews is that if you plan on pillioning a lot fo the time, the V-Strom 1000 may be a good option. The extra grunt comes in handy as with two up and panniers etc, the wee-strom can be a bit sluggish. Of course, it costs a few thou more and there are less of them around so less chance of picking up a choice second hand one.
     
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  14. Weestrom.
     
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  15. Get the Vstrom. It's a better bike.
     
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  16. vstrom 14 hyo 0
     
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  17. V-strom III ~ the thrilling final chapter... the end.
     
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  18. plus one for the vstrom.....but just to throw the spanner in the works have you considered the sv650?
     
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  19. Good point but really depends on the type of riding he wants to do. The naked 650 is retailing for $10K, I believe.
     
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  20. I actually prefer the WeeStrom to the VeeStrom... it just feels more flickable (although of course the Vee does have more power).

    I'd say if you do a lot of two up work then think about the Vee, if you mostly ride solo then the Wee will probably be more fun.
     
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