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« Reply #100 on: July 17, 2011, 02:21:20 pm »




But where's my beak... I wants me some big ol' German beaky thing to balance the abruptness of the front fairing!



Business opportunity for you..... Bigsmile
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« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2011, 03:54:13 pm »

Looks like November is the target date for the release date of the new 2012 V-Strom ABS....
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« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2011, 12:08:49 am »




Business opportunity for you..... Bigsmile


Naaa... I'm a rider not a wrencher.

(Just so much debatable critique from a designer's perspective...)  Smile
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« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2011, 02:21:58 pm »

On second thought, I’ll clean up my post from above.

I realize I might have come off as trolling with the somewhat blunt opinion of new DL650; which by the way I really like. (And, I’m sure some enterprising after-marketer will offer the obviously needed beak.)

Also I sense, that with the swipe at the grotesque boxes, I may have chaffed the sensibilities of those who cling to the dilution that this thing is some kind of an “Adventure Tour” bike. It is not. In reality, it is a very sporty standard… or if you will, an SV650 with sensible upright seating ergonomics (that will not jamb the collar of your riding jacket into the back of your helmet, that will jamb it onto the top of your glass, into your nose… ride ruining pain and aggravation, etc.) and near perfect usable architecture (and little better motor).

And, I need to dispel any thought that the German guy in the photo is me. (He has had way more helpings of bratwurst, sauerkraut und kartoffelnds.)

So here’s a more benign photo:



(I also was going to open some discussion about the possibility that those boxes aboveare stuffed full of said bratwurst, sauerkraut und kartoffelnds. If they are, they’re pretty darn leak proof. Enough said.)
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« Reply #104 on: July 21, 2011, 03:49:15 pm »



Also I sense, that with the swipe at the grotesque boxes, I may have chaffed the sensibilities of those who cling to the dilution that this thing is some kind of an “Adventure Tour” bike. It is not. In reality, it is a very sporty standard… or if you will, an SV650 with sensible upright seating ergonomics (that will not jamb the collar of your riding jacket into the back of your helmet, that will jamb it onto the top of your glass, into your nose… ride ruining pain and aggravation, etc.) and near perfect usable architecture (and little better motor).




They stuck with the 19" front ... I lean towards the Multi's 17" front, for looks and possibly (pavement) handling, too.
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« Reply #105 on: July 23, 2011, 01:32:03 am »




They stuck with the 19" front ...


Yups, and did you notice the vintage Suzuki sport-bike design of the spokes... cool



I lean towards the Multi's 17" front, for looks and possibly (pavement) handling, too.


I also. The Multi is a true phenomenon in M/C development. While I could have one, I am torn by the less-is-more aspects of the DL650, and as said, its near perfect architecture (and value - $$$$ less, and MPG, and range per tank, and proximity of dealer base, and maintenance cost....).
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« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2011, 05:11:13 pm »

This is a pretty funny French Wee-Strom promo. If you only want the riding segment, go to 2:30.

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« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2011, 10:46:17 pm »

Great video!
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« Reply #108 on: September 28, 2011, 07:45:15 am »

That was hilarious even though I don't know French, thank you stromgal!   Lol
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« Reply #109 on: October 03, 2011, 06:08:43 pm »

 Lol
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« Reply #110 on: October 03, 2011, 06:25:20 pm »


So close....





I like it, and the SW Motech style cases. Very nice.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2011, 02:51:49 pm »

Preliminary review from MCUSA

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/235/11326/Motorcycle-Article/2012-Suzuki-V-Strom-650-First-Ride.aspx

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« Reply #112 on: October 19, 2011, 03:42:11 pm »

Thats been flying around the web today.  I can't figure out how he arrived at the conclusions he did, re: the old and new engines.  Still waiting for someone with actual knowledge of the old model to thoroughly flog the new one and tell us the differences.  
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« Reply #113 on: October 24, 2011, 07:51:56 pm »

Suzuki updated their website today.

V-Strom 650 ABS $8299
V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure $9799

Along with a non updated 1000

V-Strom 1000 $10399
V-Strom 1000 Adventure $10999
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« Reply #114 on: November 10, 2011, 09:56:34 pm »

Review and video at motorcycle.com:

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/2012-suzuki-vstrom-650-abs-review-first-ride-91171.html
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