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Sportster 1200 / V-Strom 650

6112 Views 13 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  acecycleins
Could I get some constructive input in regards to where one bike would shine, or fall short, over the other? IMO, both bikes are well built and dependable. One isn't necessarily better than the other, because that depends on the person riding it and what type of riding they are doing. If a person such as myself was trying to decide between these two bikes what suggestions would you have for them?

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.

Should hold the road better with the heavier weight and lower center of gravity
Mostly steel
Holds value better

Better dirt/gravel road bike
More luggage options
Larger fuel tank
Better suspension
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Price out a new seat on the wee strom today and order it up (corbin or sargent). Thats the weakest link on that bike. It will out handle and out run the sportie along with better wind protection and a higher more upright riding position. You'll see better on the slab higher up and be seen.
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