How bored will I be on a Vstrom 1000?

May 2017
328
2
Philadelphia USA
So I'm going to try trading in my HS for a 2015 BMW F 800 GT
this weekend. It's only got 1100 miles on it, some nice extras and in mint condition.

I don't need an ADV bike. I'm getting a 250cc dual sport this summer for trail riding. I just want a good commuter that can tackle occasional weekend rides, is reliable and easy to find service for. This bike has a good track record for reliability from all accounts by long term owners I've read.
 
Jun 2014
980
9
Boston
Everyone has their thing, but I found that to be one of the most soul sucking bikes I've ever ridden. If reliability, a daily commuter and joy is the goal, I'd surely look ay Honda or the other Japanese bikes - that's what they do. It's funny that Japanese bikes are often called soulless but the 2 I've owned were wonderful machines a sb500f and a Kawasaki Ninjette. One man's opinion.
 
Mar 2013
2,348
6
Naples, IT
This bike opened my eyes to fact that there is no true swiss army bike. Some come close, but there's always compromises. I knew I wasn't buying the best hwy bike, but I was willing to sacrifice some long-haul comfort for fun and flickability. I've realized I need 4 bikes:
1. Commuter/ Road Tripper: S1000XR
2. Bar Hopper/ Weekends: Diavel
3. Boredom/ Misc/ Not Selling: Strada
4. Track: ??? (maybe the Strada)
 
May 2017
328
2
Philadelphia USA
This is the plan I formulated.
Commuter/trips bike: ??? (Not the HS since it likes the garage/shop more than the streets)
Local cruising bike: Suzuki Savage (love the little beastie on backroads)
Trails/dirt roads: Possibly KLX250?

To be honest I actually have more fun on my hotrodded Savage when recreational riding. Very underappreciated bike, sad Suzuki finally stopped production.
 
Jun 2014
980
9
Boston
Another bike that interests me is one that slips through the cracks, the gsx s750. Seems like a real sleeper and can be picked up for short money. John Burns loves it and Euro reviewers do too:


If I was looking for a second bike I'd surely give it a once over, and a 750 i4 has to be one of the most iconic engine sizes.