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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2013, 04:49:13 pm »




The following is not directed directly at you, just a general comment.  I feel like I am in the minority when I say, enough with the lower seats on motorcycles!  I am tired of being cramped up on bikes and I am only 6'3", I can't imagine what truly tall people do.  I like the idea of, lighter bikes, decent features and decent price point but, not everyone is short.  Hell, I feel bad for my three sons, the shortest of which is 6'4" and the tallest of which is 6'7", he looks like a clown on my FJR.


I'd like to be the first to say SHUT YOUR GIANT CAKEHOLE YOU FREAKISHLY TALL WHINER.  Seriously, that entire segment of motorcycling caters to you people.  Throw us hobbitses a bone, will ya?   Lol
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2013, 05:06:42 pm »




I'd like to be the first to say SHUT YOUR GIANT CAKEHOLE YOU FREAKISHLY TALL WHINER.  Seriously, that entire segment of motorcycling caters to you people.  Throw us hobbitses a bone, will ya?   Lol


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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2013, 06:07:47 pm »


I'd like to be the first to say SHUT YOUR GIANT CAKEHOLE YOU FREAKISHLY TALL WHINER.  Seriously, that entire segment of motorcycling caters to you people.  Throw us hobbitses a bone, will ya?   Lol


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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2013, 06:42:17 pm »




I'd like to be the first to say SHUT YOUR GIANT CAKEHOLE YOU FREAKISHLY TALL WHINER.  Seriously, that entire segment of motorcycling caters to you people.  Throw us hobbitses a bone, will ya?   Lol

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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2013, 08:04:05 pm »



I'd like to be the first to say SHUT YOUR GIANT CAKEHOLE YOU FREAKISHLY TALL WHINER.  Seriously, that entire segment of motorcycling caters to you people.  Throw us hobbitses a bone, will ya?   Lol

lol, that's funny.

Seriously though, I can't fit 90% of the bikes in any brand because my knees are jammed into the fairing or don't fit into the tank cutouts for legs but my 5'8" wife fits almost every bike out there just fine!

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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2013, 03:09:34 pm »

Some "in the wild" shots of the new DL1000 riding the Alps.

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2013, 02:28:43 pm »

Thanks for the pics.  I'm due for a replacement.  This may be it.
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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2013, 05:08:06 pm »




The following is not directed directly at you, just a general comment.  I feel like I am in the minority when I say, enough with the lower seats on motorcycles!  I am tired of being cramped up on bikes and I am only 6'3", I can't imagine what truly tall people do.  I like the idea of, lighter bikes, decent features and decent price point but, not everyone is short.  Hell, I feel bad for my three sons, the shortest of which is 6'4" and the tallest of which is 6'7", he looks like a clown on my FJR.


You and I are at opposite ends of the bell curve. I can't fit 90% of the bikes out there, either, but for other reasons. You and I, we're not the norm, so we don't have the man power to really bitch about this.

Take your wins where you can get 'em. I was working on an R1150GS and I had to take the seat off it in order to ride the thing. Versys...? Hah! barely can tip toe the thing. ST1300? Right. FZ1? Barely. Blah. I'd LOVE a properly-sized-for-me bike with the ergos and layout of my VStrom.
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2013, 12:52:27 am »




The following is not directed directly at you, just a general comment.  I feel like I am in the minority when I say, enough with the lower seats on motorcycles!  I am tired of being cramped up on bikes and I am only 6'3", I can't imagine what truly tall people do.  I like the idea of, lighter bikes, decent features and decent price point but, not everyone is short.  Hell, I feel bad for my three sons, the shortest of which is 6'4" and the tallest of which is 6'7", he looks like a clown on my FJR.
+1.  A 36" inseam sucks on most bikes.  That's what I like about my buddy's old Strom.
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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2013, 03:20:26 am »

I just hope they get the fairing / windshield right to properly deflect the air / wind and prevent buffeting.
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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2013, 07:37:48 am »

Why do all the adventure bikes have that freakish bird's bill under the headlight?
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« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2013, 01:34:35 pm »

I'm short (5'7" with 29" inseam) and have had no problems with 90+% of bikes out there.  The only exceptions include the "Adventure" GS and the "R" KTM Adventure with their higher suspension.  My fellow short folks need to not be so afraid of heights.   Lol Twofinger


Why do all the adventure bikes have that freakish bird's bill under the headlight?


It’s nothing new.  



Originally, beaks were used as a fairing-mounted mudguard.

Fork mounted high mudguard causes aerodynamic disturbance and a high-speed weave.  A frame-mounted mudguard is better aerodynamically as the forces it generates do not act directly on the steering and are 'damped' by the greater weight of the bike.

But the frame-mounted mudguard really doesn’t work well as a mudguard.  So, bikes with a frame-mounted guard need a 'sprung' mounted one hugging the wheel (where it won't catch the wind).  When the bike is operated in thick clogging mud, the rider can remove the sprung guard and still benefit from the (inferior) protection of the frame-mounted guard.

Now days, the beaks have become a styling signature of  “adventure” bikes.  
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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2013, 08:36:37 pm »

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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2013, 09:38:01 pm »

How many adventure bikes does the market need?  Especially one with a beak!  
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« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2013, 09:50:57 pm »

Yeah, the beak thing... Otherwise looks interesting.
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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2013, 09:53:11 pm »


lol, that's funny.

Seriously though, I can't fit 90% of the bikes in any brand because my knees are jammed into the fairing or don't fit into the tank cutouts for legs but my 5'8" wife fits almost every bike out there just fine!

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I'm here to support this statement. While there's a comment on a 'whole family of bikes to support it', I resent the heightism! Smile Those of us who had to get taller saddles on our 950SMs feel the pain of all those bikes built for 30" inseams.
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« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2013, 07:11:46 am »

Another 1st look, along with videos, at http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/888/17051/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Suzuki-V-Strom-1000-First-Look.aspx

I'm waiting to hear how low they price it.  I think it will be extremely competitive in the market.  

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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2013, 10:56:19 am »


Another 1st look, along with videos, at http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/888/17051/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Suzuki-V-Strom-1000-First-Look.aspx

I'm waiting to hear how low they price it.  I think it will be extremely competitive in the market.  





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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2013, 11:19:48 am »


How many adventure bikes does the market need?  Especially one with a beak!  


That's exactly how I feel.  Damn aging baby boomers!
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« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2013, 12:26:15 pm »




That's exactly how I feel.  Damn aging baby boomers!


Hey now.  I'm only 38 and riding my second adventure bike.  I think they're a great blend of utility, performance and comfort.   Thumbsup

BTW - this is not technically another adventure bike being brought to market, because it is a replacement model.   Wink

Here are 58 high-res pics of the new uber-Strom - http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/photos-2/2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000/

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2014-Suzuki-V-Strom-1000-action-111.jpg
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