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2014 Suzuki V-Strom

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It's horses for courses. IMHO the V-Strom will make a more accomplished go most places tourer than the CB500X. It costs a fair bit more than the Honda but I think you're getting a lot more bike for your money. That's not to say that the Honda isn't a decent little bike in it's own right.

+1 exactly

Still impressed V-Strom is so close to the Versys in price. Must be the FTA with Japan?!

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maybe assembly in Thailand.

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maybe assembly in Thailand.

Hopefully not at the dealership!

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maybe assembly in Thailand.

Previous posts confirm that its made in Japan then imported (thankfully)

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Yes. I remember now sorry.

I remember asking this to manager lady of suzuki on bike show as well but could not geta satisfactory answer like how come that cheap.

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I think that this is a perfect "bigger" bike for Thailand. It has decent suspension and as long as the brakes and tyres ok wont need to many mods. I would consider the dealer shortage a concern so my versys will have to do. Not the most beautiful bike but has some good angles.

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I think that this is a perfect "bigger" bike for Thailand. It has decent suspension and as long as the brakes and tyres ok wont need to many mods. I would consider the dealer shortage a concern so my versys will have to do. Not the most beautiful bike but has some good angles.

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Most reviews see the Versys as a better street bike and the V-Strom as a better kinda-offroad bike with the 19" front. If you have a Versys I'd think the "upgrade" to a V-Strom would be disappointing. Some things are better, some are worse, and in the end you paid money for nothing. And yeah service would be a concern; Kawasaki is outstanding in that regard.

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No arguments with any of that. I was speaking from my 3 month ago purchase of a new versys. My experience with 3 trips to kanchanaburi for some ride outs has made me appreciate many good things about the bike and the v-strom's off road capabilities are wasted on me. Love to imagine a world tour but its doubtful in my lifetime.

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Im heading back from China today and is due to pick up my v-strom. But im getting a second thought as it might be difficult to get spare parts and proper service around Pattaya area as the model does not seems to be so popular among farangs/thais living there. And I also plan to buy a fun car and the 350k could be better spent on tuning and customizations instead... And I already have a PCX150 and a CRF250 in the garage and GF thinks we need a car instead, so it has to be fun car then if spending money on one according to my opinion...

Though decision.... Go for the bike and buy a cheaper, boring car. Change to another bike like Honda NC700X and a cheaper car. Skip the bike and go for the nicer car.... What would you guys do?

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Im heading back from China today and is due to pick up my v-strom. But im getting a second thought as it might be difficult to get spare parts and proper service around Pattaya area as the model does not seems to be so popular among farangs/thais living there. And I also plan to buy a fun car and the 350k could be better spent on tuning and customizations instead... And I already have a PCX150 and a CRF250 in the garage and GF thinks we need a car instead, so it has to be fun car then if spending money on one according to my opinion...

Though decision.... Go for the bike and buy a cheaper, boring car. Change to another bike like Honda NC700X and a cheaper car. Skip the bake and go for a nicer car.... What would you guys do?

I go for a bike always.

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If you spend any time riding on poor road surfaces this seems the best choice IMHO. For me neither the V-Strom or Versys are good looking bikes and are definitely function over form - both good at what they do.

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If you spend any time riding on poor road surfaces this seems the best choice IMHO. For me neither the V-Strom or Versys are good looking bikes and are definitely function over form - both good at what they do.

I agree, but think the WeeStrom looks better with its twin headlights.

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Im heading back from China today and is due to pick up my v-strom. But im getting a second thought as it might be difficult to get spare parts and proper service around Pattaya area as the model does not seems to be so popular among farangs/thais living there. And I also plan to buy a fun car and the 350k could be better spent on tuning and customizations instead... And I already have a PCX150 and a CRF250 in the garage and GF thinks we need a car instead, so it has to be fun car then if spending money on one according to my opinion...

Though decision.... Go for the bike and buy a cheaper, boring car. Change to another bike like Honda NC700X and a cheaper car. Skip the bake and go for a nicer car.... What would you guys do?

I go for a bike always.

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I have to agree on that.

Fun bike (depending on needs): 250K baht up to +4 mill baht for top shelf Ducati.

Fun car (again depending on needs): +2 mill baht and up to perhaps +30mill for Bugatti Veyron (not sure you can get one for that, haven't checked since I saw my bank balance, lol).

I given up long time ago getting a fun car here, so I bought a new pick-up truck instead.

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Im heading back from China today and is due to pick up my v-strom. But im getting a second thought as it might be difficult to get spare parts and proper service around Pattaya area as the model does not seems to be so popular among farangs/thais living there. And I also plan to buy a fun car and the 350k could be better spent on tuning and customizations instead... And I already have a PCX150 and a CRF250 in the garage and GF thinks we need a car instead, so it has to be fun car then if spending money on one according to my opinion...

Though decision.... Go for the bike and buy a cheaper, boring car. Change to another bike like Honda NC700X and a cheaper car. Skip the bike and go for the nicer car.... What would you guys do?

Change the girlfriend.

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