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So now you've got one how well does it stack up?

It surpasses my expectations
605 (56.5%)
It's exactley what I thought it would be
400 (37.3%)
It's not quite what I thought it would be
61 (5.7%)
It's nothing like I thought it would be
5 (0.5%)

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Author Topic: What do we now think of the bike  (Read 130679 times)

Offline keeponriding

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #315 on: December 04, 2017, 09:05:14 pm »
Still got mine...40K since July of 2011.

Whenever I about replacing it, I think about how great a bike it is....then ride it and remember how great it is. Part of that is the bike is set up exactly how I like it (though heated grips would be nice).
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Offline ace50

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #316 on: December 05, 2017, 08:14:56 am »
I've never been able to get the Versys1000 out of my system,
I've only taken the Tenere off road once (stock tires and no protection) and didn't feel comfortable like that.
Wish I could get a ride on a V1K maybe to get it out of my system cause the S10 is a great bike.
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #317 on: January 07, 2018, 08:31:06 pm »
I loved my 2013 until it got pasted by a cell phone texter and I love my 2016, if the weather ever lets  me ride it! I added a fender extender and skid plate. Probably add altrider crash bars at some point, other than that I plan on riding the tires off it and wash-rinse-repeat.  Love the bike and my wife is comfy on it. Can't ask for more than that....




 
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Offline Forest Rooster

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #318 on: February 17, 2018, 08:50:27 am »
I've never been able to get the Versys1000 out of my system,
I've only taken the Tenere off road once (stock tires and no protection) and didn't feel comfortable like that.
Wish I could get a ride on a V1K maybe to get it out of my system cause the S10 is a great bike.

You need to go take a test ride on one to either confirm that itch or get it out of your system, once and for all.  I thought I wanted a VStrom 1000 until I rode one.  I love the looks of the Versys 1000 also (I didn't ride one).  But after riding the VSrom, Naahh, the S10 is MUCHO better...at least for me and my riding style.  I hated the high revving VStrom right away.  The STen seems bulletproof and just lopes along is like it is never laboring.  And, for off-road (which is mostly what I do), I love the low end torque.  In addition, I'm done with chains and sprockets and I suspect that the Versys is a high rev bike much like the VStrom.

I like the S10 so much I Just bought a second one.  I've had many bikes, but I've never been so satisfied that I bought two of the same thing.   
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 08:57:13 am by Yamasaki »
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Offline ace50

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #319 on: February 17, 2018, 09:06:12 am »
You need to go take a test ride on one to either confirm that itch or get it out of your system, once and for all.  I thought I wanted a VStrom 1000 until I rode one.  I love the looks of the Versys 1000 also (I didn't ride one).  But after riding the VSrom, Naahh, the S10 is MUCHO better...at least for me and my riding style.  I hated the high revving VStrom right away.  The STen seems bulletproof and just lopes along is like it is never laboring.  And, for off-road (which is mostly what I do), I love the low end torque.  In addition, I'm done with chains and sprockets and I suspect that the Versys is a high rev bike much like the VStrom.
I don't mind a high revving bike as long as it's smooth, which the V1K is, unlike the twin VStrom.
I agree the downside to the V1K is chain drive.
I've made so many mod's to my S10 it would be a shame to get rid of it now.
Hoping a ECU re-flash will help me change my mind to keep it!
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Offline Scubatech

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #320 on: February 17, 2018, 09:11:16 am »


  My friend has a Versys 1K. Silky smooth inline 4 and nice bike overall but feels totally different than S10. My friend dislikes twins because of the  vibes but I think the S10 is a way more capable bike and a shaftie! Power levels are similar but I would say the Yamaha is more in the league of the GS.
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Offline Ramseybella

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #321 on: February 21, 2018, 10:51:27 pm »
After the recent new wiring harness install at 75+K miles i can't believe how better it feels now. No more High, low and no idle much more pep and power to boot.
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #322 on: March 10, 2018, 10:13:27 am »
My 2016 seems to have really come alive after 8,000 miles. I'm amazed at how peppy it is. Last bike was a KTM 1290 SA and that was fast, but too much power isn't always necessary, also I like the shaft drive on the S10. KTM is expensive to maintain, also.
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #323 on: March 10, 2018, 12:22:25 pm »
I have just gotten 1000 miles in a couple weeks.  Been dealing with cold weather here in Colorado so has slowed me down a bit.  I came from a Triumph Explorer and the S10 is a fine machine.  It is not as fast as the Triumph but the rideability is fantastic.  Just put a couple hundred miles on it yesterday with two up and it was really nice.  I am in the honeymoon stage still but I am impressed so far.  My best discription of this bike is “you can just ride” and not worry about whether the bike will be dependable.  Have owned a lot of Yamaha’s over the years and hope this will be as good as the rest....they were trouble free and awesome.
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #324 on: March 10, 2018, 12:25:34 pm »
My 2016 seems to have really come alive after 8,000 miles. I'm amazed at how peppy it is. Last bike was a KTM 1290 SA and that was fast, but too much power isn't always necessary, also I like the shaft drive on the S10. KTM is expensive to maintain, also.
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For some reason, these bikes don't really break in for a good 5,000+ miles.
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Offline Nikolajsen

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #325 on: March 10, 2018, 02:56:51 pm »
'


For some reason, these bikes don't really break in for a good 5,000+ miles.

Does it have caramic inside cylinders?
If so, Could it be the reason?
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Offline Kiyoti

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #326 on: March 10, 2018, 09:32:08 pm »
My 2016 seems to have really come alive after 8,000 miles. I'm amazed at how peppy it is. Last bike was a KTM 1290 SA and that was fast, but too much power isn't always necessary, also I like the shaft drive on the S10. KTM is expensive to maintain, also.

...same thoughts here.
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #327 on: March 11, 2018, 10:13:07 pm »
Does it have caramic inside cylinders?
If so, Could it be the reason?


Don't think it has ceramic coatings and the break in thought applies to others aspects, as well. Shifting, suspension, etc.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #328 on: March 12, 2018, 10:55:45 am »
I agree with your 5k assessment, but I only saw a difference in engine performance.  Software programming?  There is definitely more grunt now.  I noticed it at about 5800mi, but thought it was my imagination until I saw your post about it a while back.  ::001::
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #329 on: March 14, 2018, 08:35:30 am »
This is where my bike is parked all day while I'm at work.
25 feet away and in sight.
Every time I look out there and see it I still think how cool that thing is.


With a few miles on it now, I still can't wait to ride it more.

 

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