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« on: June 27, 2013, 06:03:15 pm »

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/06/anticipating-suzukis-2014-v-strom-1000-another-look-at-the-concept/

Looks sweet, still has that silly name though.  I really love the flood of bikes we are getting like this.

Someone need to invent a front wheel that changes from a 19" to a 17" on the fly  Lol
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 07:51:43 pm »

Rear bags have a cool shape, but can not longer fit a pizza box without folding.  
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 09:52:42 pm »

Well...the couldn't make it look any worse  Bigsmile
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 10:56:13 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 09:31:45 am »

Looks good to me.  I'm surprised at the divergent design compared to the recently redone Vstrom 650.  



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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 10:02:30 am »

Very nice, I like it.  Thumbsup



Ok I guess I'll be first to ask, "where the hell is the shaft drive"?

Suzuki makes a great shaft drive system, IMO it wouldn't be that expensive too make one work for this bike... (or would it?)
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 10:17:34 am »


Very nice, I like it.  Thumbsup



Ok I guess I'll be first to ask, "where the hell is the shaft drive"?

Suzuki makes a great shaft drive system, IMO it wouldn't be that expensive too make one work for this bike... (or would it?)


++1.      I like the way you think!

Where's the ride by wire throttle, traction control, ride mode select, and cruise control. Gotta have if ya wanta run with the big dogs!    Bigok

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 11:19:13 am »

I like it a lot.
If it was exactly like the other bikes, well, then it would be exactly like the other bikes.
I could live without the beak.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 11:28:48 am »

Of course they had to put a beak on it.  Sharp looking bike and I think it was a good idea to move away from the 650 Strom's look.  
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2013, 12:07:39 pm »

I don't see the point of having two very different bikes with the same name.  

It's like Mopar got into the bike biz.  Thumbsdown
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2013, 02:01:19 pm »




++1.      I like the way you think!

Where's the ride by wire throttle, traction control, ride mode select, and cruise control. Gotta have if ya wanta run with the big dogs!    Bigok

Regards, Paul


As long as the price reflects the lack of those features, I think it's a great addition.  We could use a minimalistic adventure bike.  FOB anyone?
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2013, 02:04:58 pm »


I don't see the point of having two very different bikes with the same name.  

It's like Mopar got into the bike biz.  Thumbsdown


The BMW GS line-up consists of four or five different bikes.  The Triumph Tiger line-up consists of three rather different bikes.  Shrug




++1.      I like the way you think!

Where's the ride by wire throttle, traction control, ride mode select, and cruise control. Gotta have if ya wanta run with the big dogs!    Bigok

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The article did mention adjustable traction control.  Is ride-by-wire/cruise/ride-mode featured on any other Suzuki?  I don't think so.
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2013, 05:19:49 pm »

Beak-strom 1000
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++1.      I like the way you think!

Where's the ride by wire throttle, traction control, ride mode select, and cruise control. Gotta have if ya wanta run with the big dogs!    Bigok

Regards, Paul


It's pretty clear the Suzuki isn't TRYING to run with the big dogs . . . it's got enough GS-look to suit, and it'll be budget priced ( Suzuki alweays seems to have the best bang for the buck in almost every niche) . . . . there no way a Strom could compete with BMW, no matter WHAT the price was . . .
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2013, 12:29:19 am »

Updated Strom page:

http://suzuki-vstrom.com/

Lighter, lower seat, luggage is narrower/more closely fitted, radial momoblock ABS brakes, traction control.  

Gawd I just wish the front end weren't so goofy.... but I can avert my eyes or approach the bike from the side.  Lol
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2013, 08:00:08 am »

Amazing how they were able to take the ugliest bike ever made and make it look good by comparison to it's progeny.

Aside from the looks, something like this is exactly what I'm looking for.  Oh, and as a current SV1000 owner......make a new SV1K w/ the new motor!
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2013, 11:24:41 am »


Amazing how they were able to take the ugliest bike ever made and make it look good by comparison to it's progeny.

Aside from the looks, something like this is exactly what I'm looking for.  Oh, and as a current SV1000 owner......make a new SV1K w/ the new motor!

+1.  And make it a serious effort this time around... not a budget second-fiddle to the mighty GSXR.
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2013, 11:28:11 am »


Updated Strom page:

http://suzuki-vstrom.com/

Lighter, lower seat, luggage is narrower/more closely fitted, radial momoblock ABS brakes, traction control.  



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.
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2013, 04:31:27 pm »

Height is relative. To me someone as tall as you is tall


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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2013, 04:31:52 pm »

Given that it will still have long-travel suspension, the 'lower' seat will likely not be a lot lower. As a 5'6-ish sort, I'm on tip-toes with the Strom despite cutting down the seat bumpers. Many taller folks buy or fit taller seats and use peg-lowering kits for more legroom.  
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