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Transalp V700 Opinion Please

I want to buy a new bike. I came across a very clean almost new Transalp. Normally 70% of my rides are on tarmac and 30% on packed and unpacked gravel tracks. Can I buy lightly used transalp or brand new KLR650?

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Don't hesitate to buy the Transalp. I have had mine for 4 months and I am very happy with the purchase. You don't hear of people complaining of Transalps that own them. If you do the majority of riding on road I would by far prefer the Transalp. Better power and more comfort. I do about 60% on road and the other half on some nasty dirt tracks mainly in my area of Western NSW. You will not be dissappointed with it I can assure you of that.
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Yes - totally agree . I'm on my second having had a 650v for 4 years. The 700VA is a nice upgarde, and is more road boassed than the last.
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I want to buy a new bike. I came across a very clean almost new Transalp. Normally 70% of my rides are on tarmac and 30% on packed and unpacked gravel tracks. Can I buy lightly used transalp or brand new KLR650?

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I`ve had my T/A 700 for a year now and no major problems . Went to France in summer and clocked 3000 miles with ease . Only niggles would be lack of a 6th gear for motorway riding and vibes at 4k revs although vibes gone with change from o/e tyres . Overall a much better bike than my previous BM850 .
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I've had my 700V for 2 years now and it has run everyday without any problems. I have just done 27,000 kilometres across Russia and central Asia to Spain and it handled the dirt just as good as the tar, never missed a beat, and did the whole lot without having to change the chain and sprockets. I was impressed.

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nsk11 did you get it and if so how are you getting on with it?
i had one as a courtesy bike for 2 days while my varadero was being serviced, found it more plasticky than im used to but a good solid ride, i wouldnt say no. can you get bigger tanks for it yet?
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I've had my 700V for 2 years now and it has run everyday without any problems. I have just done 27,000 kilometres across Russia and central Asia to Spain and it handled the dirt just as good as the tar, never missed a beat, and did the whole lot without having to change the chain and sprockets. I was impressed.

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did you go cat-less, or did you leave it on?
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mine's cat-less and i noticed a significant improvement in the bottom. generally believe that 700 is a very nice motorcycle. comfortable. i'm not afraid to drive it in the next year to mongolia
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hi,

i am also looking for a bike and considering to buy a V700.

i have read the threads. however, i need more specific info.

- what kind of modifications does it need for daily use?
- what is the petrol consumption in motorways and in city?
- what kind of mods does it need for touring (not very hardcore tho)
- what about service intervals?
- how many km will it ride without a valve adjustment?
- is it easy to find aftermarket parts?
- what sort of spares does it needs for a month or two touring?
- how is vibration on the highways at around 120 km/h - or 75 mph?

any other cons/pros is appreciated.
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nsk11 did you get it and if so how are you getting on with it?
i had one as a courtesy bike for 2 days while my varadero was being serviced, found it more plasticky than im used to but a good solid ride, i wouldnt say no. can you get bigger tanks for it yet?
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Hi Davsato,

I don't want to bring this great thread too much "off-topic" but I would like to hear you opinions on the 1000 Varadero.

I had been using my brothers year 2000 Africa Twin, (XVR750) for about a year, but wasn't that really impressed with it.
Sure it was good, but 80% or so of my ride was 2-up, on tarmac, good quality.
Then just now and then I would very carefully be on the gravel.

Where I felt let down with the AT was the cruising speed on the longer tarmac stretches.
I felt the AT a little underpowered, but still rather heavy.

Please tell me your feelings on the Varadero.
You may wish to start a new thread, and let this one get back on track.

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