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  • Offline Squirrelly   gb

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    Would be V2s buyer
    on: May 09, 2022, 07:06:06 pm
    May 09, 2022, 07:06:06 pm
    Hello all,

    I'm new here.
    I went out last Saturday with the intention of ordering a new V2S for the summer.     Naive?   

    Yes...  I was told that if I ordered today I'd get delivery in late August if I was lucky. 
    Well if it's late August I may as well wait until September and get the latest (UK date related) plate.
    But... being a fair weather rider that would give me only about 8 weeks riding before my bike goes into hibernation for the winter so I may as well order for next March.   First World problems eh? 

    Anyway,  being a long time 'adventure' bike owner - XRV750 Africa Twin, ETV1000 Caponord, Tiger 800XCx and CRF1000 Africa Twin I wondered what others from a similar bike lineage think of the 950/V2 in comparison?
    I might add that at 64 and 5' 9" I'm not getting any stronger or taller so I'm thinking a V2s will be more manageable going forward.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 07:11:52 pm
    May 09, 2022, 07:11:52 pm
    I'm new to all this ordering malarky too, as will quite a few of us.

    I've gone from a selection of GS (12-1250) to a V2S order, but then it all went a bit giddy...

    Already sold my bike, so decided to buy an interim bike, which is a 2019 950S and have to say I really like it after 1,000 or so miles.I'm a bit younger, but same height and it's pretty manageable.

    But, after spending a few quid on the 950 - desmo service, chain/sprockets/fancy indicators, new tyres and a few odds and sods, I wasn't ready for the V2S expected June/July, so swapped my deposit onto a V4 Pikes Peak and if it comes, it comes, but will enjoy my 950S in the meantime.

    The V2S is essentially a newer version of my bike, so it is going to be a cracking bike for anyone.

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 07:40:03 pm
    May 09, 2022, 07:40:03 pm
    Hi Burnsey,

    I'm guessing your V2S option/order will hav been snapped up already?
    If not, I'm interested.


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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 08:00:05 pm
    May 09, 2022, 08:00:05 pm
    They apparently can't be 'swapped over'.

    It's still showing as an order for me, but guess that's just dealer shenanigans...

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 08:35:27 pm
    May 09, 2022, 08:35:27 pm
    Burnsey,

    Could you pm me with the dealer's name please,  It'll be worth a try calling them.

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 08:40:15 pm
    May 09, 2022, 08:40:15 pm
    Done.

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 06:25:00 pm
    May 10, 2022, 06:25:00 pm
    *Originally Posted by Squirrelly [+]
    Hello all,

    I'm new here.
    I went out last Saturday with the intention of ordering a new V2S for the summer.     Naive?   

    Yes...  I was told that if I ordered today I'd get delivery in late August if I was lucky. 
    Well if it's late August I may as well wait until September and get the latest (UK date related) plate.
    But... being a fair weather rider that would give me only about 8 weeks riding before my bike goes into hibernation for the winter so I may as well order for next March.   First World problems eh? 

    Anyway,  being a long time 'adventure' bike owner - XRV750 Africa Twin, ETV1000 Caponord, Tiger 800XCx and CRF1000 Africa Twin I wondered what others from a similar bike lineage think of the 950/V2 in comparison?
    I might add that at 64 and 5' 9" I'm not getting any stronger or taller so I'm thinking a V2s will be more manageable going forward.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 06:44:04 pm
    May 10, 2022, 06:44:04 pm
    Oops. Quote got sent first!
    I have just purchased a2019 950S and have already done 1000 miles mainly up in the Borders over the weekend - highly recommended BTW.
    I think its a fab bike. I had an AT 1000 for over 3 years and the last July I changed it for a Tracer 9. Then I realised I really should have got another Adv bike. Went looking for a GS (had 3 previously over 10 years - great bikes) but stumbled over the 950S. How does it compare? I reckon its even better for my riding that the AT. The ride and suspension are very very good and it carries more of a punch. Its a better long distance tool as the seat comfort and wind protection is very good - with or without spacers (std screen). I am 65yrs 59 and only 31 inside leg. I got the low seat fitted but took it off as it put my bum too low for my knees.
    I find that lifting the thing off the side stand can be a bit of a struggle as its top heavy even compared to the AT. The GS us much easier. Im fitting a SW Motech side stand foot extender which will only marginally lift it up. Well see.
    In short it goes like a train and handles beautifully. I was out with 3 x KTM Superduke GTs and a GS and the former were getting bounced around much more than me and making no better progress. They are of course also pig ugly and hugely unreliable. Nuff said! 👍

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 07:17:14 pm
    May 10, 2022, 07:17:14 pm
    Thanks for the helpful replies.

    I've been in touch with a dealer recommended by Burnsey and have been possibly quoted a much earlier build/delivery date .
    I'm having a test ride there on Thursday.  :001:

    If... I decide to buy I'm looking at a few ticks in the bling catalogue so opinions would be helpful on...
    1. Centre stand?
    2. Heated grips?
    3. Ducati Multimedia - does is have Android Auto etc?
    4. Alarm - but this seems to have disappeared from the online configurator?
    5. Spoked wheels.   Do you still get the original alloys in with the price?  My thinking is to re-fit the alloys at the next trade in and ebay the spokes IF this is the case?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Would be V2s buyer
    Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 09:23:28 pm
    May 10, 2022, 09:23:28 pm
    *Originally Posted by Squirrelly [+]
    Thanks for the helpful replies.

    I've been in touch with a dealer recommended by Burnsey and have been possibly quoted a much earlier build/delivery date .
    I'm having a test ride there on Thursday.  :001:

    If... I decide to buy I'm looking at a few ticks in the bling catalogue so opinions would be helpful on...
    1. Centre stand?
    2. Heated grips?
    3. Ducati Multimedia - does is have Android Auto etc?
    4. Alarm - but this seems to have disappeared from the online configurator?
    5. Spoked wheels.   Do you still get the original alloys in with the price?  My thinking is to re-fit the alloys at the next trade in and ebay the spokes IF this is the case?

    Thanks.

    I'd go centre stand just to make chain maintenance easier and heated grips are essential.

    Multimedia never seems to work flawlessly on any manufacturers bike, so not for me. Alarm, up to you, but does anyone do anything when they go off?

    Wheels price is an upgrade, soyou get one set whatever you choose. As a former GS owner, always went for spokes, but they're only an advantage if you're going off road, plus I honestly think the cast look better (and they weigh less).

    Look at the navigation bracket too.