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    Slow can be incredibly fun

    OK maybe not slow, but coming from FJR and FZ1, my new to me V-Strom 1000 is very ... unfast. Heck, it would probably lose to FZ6 in a drag race, BUT.. that low end torque makes it SO much fun to ride! Cruise casually at 3k rpm (or even slightly lower), twist the throttle and the thing just goes! Kicking the tail out on dirt roads using throttle is effortless. Really makes me smile. Oh and the V-twin sound is a nice bonus (I slapped a Delkevic pipe on it.. not loud at all, but a bit deeper than stock).

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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    You found a solid match with that bike

    Who doesn't love the sound of a V-twin? Does it have a nice overrun burble with your Delkevic pipe?

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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    I was expecting/ hoping you were posting about a Grom, haha. had a guy offer me a 300 mile 2017 Grom in trade for my FZ6 - I actually told him I'd take the trade, but he ended up selling it instead.

    Nice bike. I demo'd one a couple years ago, i remember that it definitely didn't feel as fast as it actually was.
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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    You really need to ride out west!
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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    Quote Originally Posted by darius View Post
    You found a solid match with that bike

    Who doesn't love the sound of a V-twin? Does it have a nice overrun burble with your Delkevic pipe?
    Rolling off aggressively = cannons firing! hahahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    I was expecting/ hoping you were posting about a Grom, haha. had a guy offer me a 300 mile 2017 Grom in trade for my FZ6 - I actually told him I'd take the trade, but he ended up selling it instead.

    Nice bike. I demo'd one a couple years ago, i remember that it definitely didn't feel as fast as it actually was.
    lol Groms are super fun! I use them when I couch and I did consider getting one and setting it up for offroad use. Might still do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
    You really need to ride out west!
    I hope to, one day!

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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    I don't care if it's slower than a jet fighter, That is a sweet bike and you could ride out west from the east on that!
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    Congrats for the new bike!

    Be careful- it's actually faster than you feel it while driving. V2s deliver the power in a much more linear (and flatter, less exciting) manner, they are called "sneaky fast" for a reason. Yesterday I caught myself doing almost 190kmh on the VTR1000 after an overtaking (!) - started at ~4000rpm and ended at ~9000rpm. Could have sworn I was doing ~140kmh.
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    Re: Slow can be incredibly fun

    Quote Originally Posted by bigborer View Post
    Congrats for the new bike!

    Be careful- it's actually faster than you feel it while driving. V2s deliver the power in a much more linear (and flatter, less exciting) manner, they are called "sneaky fast" for a reason. Yesterday I caught myself doing almost 190kmh on the VTR1000 after an overtaking (!) - started at ~4000rpm and ended at ~9000rpm. Could have sworn I was doing ~140kmh.
    Hahahah yes that can happen, but coming from FJR... it's still "slow" lol

 

 
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