What do we now think of the bike

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

  • It surpasses my expectations

    Votes: 726 56.7%
  • It's exactley what I thought it would be

    Votes: 472 36.8%
  • It's not quite what I thought it would be

    Votes: 77 6.0%
  • It's nothing like I thought it would be

    Votes: 6 0.5%

  • Total voters
    1,281

Bombadier36

Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2019
Messages
38
Location
Florida Panhandle
Purchased a used 2017 non-ES and came from a DR650. The size was initially intimidating and the weight is something I am learning to manage - especially in slow maneuvers. The bike has exceeded my expectations. I over researched for about a year and finally made the decision to purchase. The last trip was FL to AZ (out here waiting for the COVID-19 situation to pass) and the motorcycle performed amazingly!!! Comfortable, carried all my luggage with no issues, cruise control was great, etc.

Looking forward to the trip back and adding more mileage while traveling between work weeks.
 

SHUMBA

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2018
Messages
989
Location
ONTARIO, CANADA
Purchased a used 2017 non-ES and came from a DR650. The size was initially intimidating and the weight is something I am learning to manage - especially in slow maneuvers. The bike has exceeded my expectations. I over researched for about a year and finally made the decision to purchase. The last trip was FL to AZ (out here waiting for the COVID-19 situation to pass) and the motorcycle performed amazingly!!! Comfortable, carried all my luggage with no issues, cruise control was great, etc.

Looking forward to the trip back and adding more mileage while traveling between work weeks.
Enjoy it man
SHUMBA

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Old Scratch

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2020
Messages
88
Location
Northeast Alabama
I bought a 2013 with 19000 miles on 21 Mar 2020. I am 2500 miles into ownership: love. That is all I can say. In the twisties, it will hold a line. In the woods, the suspension will absorb major holes and ruts. I have completely forgotten about the Harley I rode for 22 years. My only complaint thus far is the amount of time I spend staring at it! It looks amazing covered in mud.
 

Combo

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Joined
Oct 18, 2010
Messages
1,541
Location
Santa Fe, Texas
I have had mine since 2011 and was ordered in 2010. No problems or issues except the front turn signals rubber started to rot and I had to replace them last year. Fantastic Motorcycle!
Question?
Does anyone left on this forum know what happened to the guy that started this Thread? "Swagger"
He seamed to be a cool guy serving his country and in a number of hot spots. Wishing him well.
 

Old Scratch

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2020
Messages
88
Location
Northeast Alabama
I still love the bike. 4200 miles into ownership.After several off road jaunts, the weight of the bike is predictable. I corrected the sticky throttle at slow speeds. Oil had accumulated around the butterfly valve in the throttle body and had become super sticky. Cleaned the throttle body. Perfect. Finally settled on a suspension setting. The only 2 upgrades I would like to do is brakes and seat. The rear brake is not a strong as I would like. And the seat will burn your ass at 100 miles. Overall, super happy with it. and the MPG is really good. Daily commute averages 43. Long trip average was as high as 48.6. I still have not bought my Adv Rider Costume. May do that soon.
 

pilleway

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 18, 2019
Messages
205
Location
Mexico
Mine is a 2013 with 54000 km got it about a year a go and it is the best bike I ever had, like it very much, reliable, solid! Great bike! done some mods lights, personally build toolbox and top box! I am very happy with it.

Have a great weekend to all of you!!
 

wjfawb0

Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2019
Messages
65
Location
Chattanooga, TN
I took my 2019 to the Cherohala Skyway and also did 50 or so miles on gravel forest roads in the mountains of the Cherokee National Forest. It did really well on gravel. Not as good as my WR250R, but good. One of the photo groups got some decent photos of me. The next day I took the family in the grocery getter.



Grocery getter:
 

Vespa

New Member
Joined
May 15, 2020
Messages
13
I purchased my 2015 non-ES brand new. Rode it all over northern Italy in the Alps and Dolomites, and then in the US. Put over 13,000 miles on it. The bike was flawless. Always easy to handle, did exactly what I wanted, felt very stable on the highway at fast speeds or in high cross-winds, and was very forgiving at any speed and gear. Ergonomics was perfect, weather protection was perfect, and it brought a smile to my face.

Wasn't riding it as much due to living in a more congested area (with terrible drivers), no longer had a garage, and had other family responsibilities to think about (costs and risks). I traded it in as I bought a new car. I know why I made that decision, but regret giving up the ST and miss it.
 
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