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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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New Star Venture rider, old V-Star rider

Greetings everyone. Just got a new Star Venture TC. Wow, what a ride! Long time 2003 V-Star 1100 Classic rider, but never "found" this forum somehow. My loss, for sure. Wife and I had talked about moving from cruiser to a touring bike for the past few years and were certain it would be a GW. Rode the 2018 GW DCT and 2018 SVTC at my dealer and it was an easy choice. The Honda was one smooth and well engineered machine....but I didn't feel like I was riding a motorcycle. Some weird electric scooter feel to it (albeit a very quick scooter). Loved the sound and feel of the Yamaha V-twin. Plus, wife thought the SVTC was much roomier and comfortable - and if she's not happy, no one is happy! Almost one month in and we're still learning about the SVTC and all it's capabilities and extras. Love it! Happy to be here as well.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 06:29 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you found us. We have several Venture owners here how have shared their enthusiasm. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-20-2018, 06:38 AM
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Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. Les is right, we have several members that have purchased one of the new Ventures, and they are great looking rides. Had a chance to sit on one at a demo ride last year, very impressive, and thanks for including a pic. Ride safely!


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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. The SVTC is certainly catching on quick and you're not the first GW rider to convert over to it. Your reasons are the same as everyone else claims - it just feels more like a motorcycle and is more comfortable. I've never ridden a touring bike before but after reading all the positive comments on the new Venture, I have to admit I'm curious to try one.
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Welcome, from the Netherlands!

Great looking bike indeed. It is a bit of a shame it will not be imported here, but who knows, maybe in a few years time ....

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It seemed to me the new GW is trying to appeal more to the younger crowd/sport bike folks who have "aged". Nice machine, but was not comfortable for the long rides I have planned. Plus (big turn off for me) was they cut the storage compartments down significantly. The SVTC just looked, felt, and sounded like what I was looking for in a touring bike.
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Greetings everyone. Just got a new Star Venture TC. Wow, what a ride! Long time 2003 V-Star 1100 Classic rider, but never "found" this forum somehow. My loss, for sure. Wife and I had talked about moving from cruiser to a touring bike for the past few years and were certain it would be a GW. Rode the 2018 GW DCT and 2018 SVTC at my dealer and it was an easy choice. The Honda was one smooth and well engineered machine....but I didn't feel like I was riding a motorcycle. Some weird electric scooter feel to it (albeit a very quick scooter). Loved the sound and feel of the Yamaha V-twin. Plus, wife thought the SVTC was much roomier and comfortable - and if she's not happy, no one is happy! Almost one month in and we're still learning about the SVTC and all it's capabilities and extras. Love it! Happy to be here as well.
WECOME from a fellow SVTC owner in North Carolina!
Another RED one, EXCELLENT!
Hope you can make it to our Maggie Valley meet Sept 20th! Would be AWESOME to have a group of these SVTC’s there.
Look forward to hearing about your ride experiences!
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Welcome, from the Netherlands!

Great looking bike indeed. It is a bit of a shame it will not be imported here, but who knows, maybe in a few years time ....

Kind regards, Wim
Wim - thanks. I work on occasion in the SE NL (Brunssum), less lately than in the past. Love that area and have visited Maastricht many times. Beautiful city and area. Wish I could bring my bike over with me!
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WECOME from a fellow SVTC owner in North Carolina!
Another RED one, EXCELLENT!
Hope you can make it to our Maggie Valley meet Sept 20th! Would be AWESOME to have a group of these SVTC’s there.
Look forward to hearing about your ride experiences!
Thanks Chief! Saw that, but unfortunately will be in VA on work that week. I am heading out to Boone in mid-October to test her in the hills though. Can't wait!
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