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Old 06-17-2009, 09:49 AM   #11
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I know these two bikes are like comparing apples to oranges, but I'm curious as to what issues I might not have thought of.



That compairing these two models are like compairing apples to oranges?
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #12
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These bikes are built for two totally different objectives, which one are you going to be best suited with, only you know that?
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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Having put 10s of thousands of miles on Sportsters and having spent a fair amount of time on my buddy's V-Strom I'm pretty sure I would take the V-Strom if I had to own only one motorcycle. Better to get both!

If you are going to do two-up touring then your wife will thank you if you get the Strom.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:47 AM   #14
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My wife won't even get near the a sporty. Hell, she barely gets near the Kbike and it's comfortable. The Wee with a aftermarket seat is clearly the winner when riding with two. But if the wifey is not likely to go anywhere on a bike I think I would go with the XR1200 and call it a day. Screw fire roads.
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