Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

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Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby nab 301 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:03 pm

I had a load of fun On a CBF 250 over the last 18 months despite the lack of go so when I had the chance to "upgrade" to something a little kinder to my 6' 4" frame with no cash outlay ( swopped two bikes with cash to me) I jumped in .
It has the full Charley and Ewan luggage kit so I get lots of waves and leg waggles from those types when out and about :shock: They obviously haven't noticed it's only a 250 . I'd have preferred the Yellow and black ... but on the plus side it does 32 km per litre or 90mpg and will at a push do 500kms (300miles) to a 17l tank. What it lacks in speed I can make up over the course of a day by travelling non stop! I did 900kms the first weekend I got it and have covered over 1600 kms( 1000 miles) in less than 2 weeks including a short daily commute.
2018 Suzuki DL 250 V Strom :oops:
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Re: Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby Paul » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:31 am

That pannier on the left side of the bike looks enormous :shock:

Enjoy!

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Re: Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby nab 301 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:44 pm

Paul wrote:That pannier on the left side of the bike looks enormous :shock:

Enjoy!

Paul


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Re: Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby big rob » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:06 pm

When it comes to value for money motorcycling Suzuki have got it spot on with the V-Strom range.
Enjoy your new bike.
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Re: Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby Blackal » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:59 pm

Where’s the engine? :shock:

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Re: Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby nab 301 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:15 pm

Blackal wrote:Where’s the engine? :shock:



I know , my part of the world has gone like France , all 80kph limits , so is ideal for that...
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Re: Has a beak but isn't a GS .....

Postby dave the german » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:44 am

That looks like a bloody good commuter bike for me!!
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