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Hi guys!

Just found this forum and I like what I see so far!

Been riding the Ninja 1000 for one tear now and absolutely love it! It's a black 2011 with around 23000 kms on the odo.

Cheers!
/Anders
 

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Welcome

I think you're the first Scandinavian on the forum.

In Sweden, what type of bike do you see the most?
 

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Hi and thanks!
To start with mrsand's question; It varies. A few times I've been able to ride from March well into November while other years it can be May to October. Even though I live way up north, we still have great summers.
And now to ToNY's question; We are pretty diversified but the three major groups I would say are big adventure bikes like the 1200 GS, cruisers Harley-style and sports oriented bikes.
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Was fortunate to have been in parts of Sweden while in the Army in Germany quite a while ago. Lovely country with very friendly people. :D
 

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Takk og like måte ;-)

You're in a great place where you can live in Sweden where the prices are sane, yet travel to Norways mountains and fjords.

You're not kidding on the prices. The 2014 N1K ABS in Norway's MSRP is ~220,000 NOK. At today's exchange rate, that is about $36,000, 3x as high as in the US.

Before anyone points out that "salaries are higher" consider that they aren't 3x higher. Once in a while I toy with moving back to Oslo, and could probably land a job at 2x my current salary. But paying $11/gal for fuel, $23 for a microbrew, 25% (or so) sales tax, "cheap" $225 hotel rooms, $100 hostel nights, etc nixes that idea every time.

My parents still live in Oslo and have recently retired on the gov't pension, which isn't enough to allow them to stay in Oslo much longer. They are making plans to move to Minnesota soon, where their pension and lower cost of living will allow a much higher quality of life. By our calculations, the difference between monthly payments on a mortgage on a $100k townhome in MN and rent on a small apartment in Oslo, equals a $2000 plane ticket to Norway. Every month.

Besides, my dad has a VStrom parked in my brother's garage (also in MN ;-) )

So welcome ;-)
 

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Yeah, it really is beyond reason... I live in Luleå, quite far north at the coast towards Finland, and we get invaded by Norwegians every summer. To them we offer great summer weather at no cost... Anyway, they behave and spend lots of Norska kronor so we don't complain. :)
Would love to ride the west coast with Atlanterhavsveien. That's where they shot the SX comnersial, by the way.
 
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