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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2014, 10:35:26 am »

I was very tempted to do exactly that when I had my RSVR Red lion.  If it had been a Tuono Factory, I might have done it and kept it.

All three on your list are great choices, with much greater sporting potential than the big rigs.  Very different engine characteristics though.  Having had all 3 (if you count the C14 as the fat cousin of ZX14), I like them all, but the Honda 76deg V4 is the most engaging motor to me.  

I've always liked the Gixxer 1000 motor.  It has a more linear power delivery than the FZ1's R1 5V engine, and it's smoother than the Ninja 1000.  Hopefully, either Suzuki or the aftermarket will come with hardbag mounts for it.  The subframe looks a bit too much like the GSXR though, so not sure if it'll be practical.  We'll see.
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2014, 08:15:02 pm »

That may just be the ugliest motorcycle I've ever seen.  EEK! Has sort of an orca look to it.  I like the idea of the bike, but…..my eyes!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2014, 06:51:23 am »

The fairing looks really bloated.  Maybe that'll mean good wind protection for the legs and hands, but it doesn't look like the windscreen is high enough to keep much wind off of the torso.  I'm really not sure if I like it or hate it.Headscratch
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2014, 10:08:15 pm »

they have the right idea, but...the wrong styling department

(not as hideous on this pic)




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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2014, 07:16:45 pm »

It seems to me that it started with the FZ1, but why do all fairings look like they fell off their anchor points and dropped about 6 inches?  I know it has a lot to do with aerodynamics, but a while back I saw some bike pics where they were photoshopped with the fairings raised vertically about 6 or so inches, and to me they looked much better.  Wind protection looked better also without having to add a stretched windscreen.
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2014, 07:19:58 pm »

You mean like this?

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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2014, 07:27:20 pm »

I don't think it looks all that terrible.

In fact, it harkens back to my old 1984 FJ1100 and not the current bloated FJR.

Some soft luggage and yer good to go  Smile Thumbsup
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2014, 10:16:33 pm »

I don't think it is a bad looking bike. However, the mirrors being on the bars instead of the fairing looks really odd to me.

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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 10:32:29 pm »


You mean like this?


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« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2014, 10:20:13 am »


Stop calling anything that's not an RR bike any kind of tourer. Sure, use it for touring. Make it fit your needs. I'm all about that.  But a true tourer comes out of the gate with touring capabilities designed in. This doesn't. I don't know why that bothers me so much but it just seems everyone is carrying a major hard on to hold onto the "sport touring" moniker that it's become a game of throwing spaghetti at the wall and waiting for it to finally stick.


Agree... with the complete failure in North American Markets of the GSX1250FA, it seems unlikely that segment is where Suzuki is aimed. The market for mostly sport, middle aged body friendly street bikes is pretty ripe. The success of the S1000R speaks directly to this... 40+ friendly ergos and an engine reconfigured to be more usable in normal street environments by more mature riders. Can't keep them in stock...
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« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2014, 10:25:11 am »


You mean like this?





Looks like an ad for a push up bra.
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« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2014, 10:27:31 am »


I don't think it looks all that terrible.

In fact, it harkens back to my old 1984 FJ1100 and not the current bloated FJR.

Some soft luggage and yer good to go  Smile Thumbsup



Agreed, but with one caveat. There are no Frankenstein bolts on the back like the older Bandit 1200's had that made soft luggage packing a breeze.
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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2015, 09:00:36 pm »

 This thing looks to me like nothing more than a sport bike with handlebars instead of clip-ons. It would be useless for two up and they just had to go with the race bike tail with a silly looking plastic add-on for the tail lights and plate.

 I would like to have something along the lines of a 750cc Bandit S with shaft drive instead of chain and better suspension than the Bandits came with. Plus, enough electric capacity for additional lights a full heated gear.

 






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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2015, 01:04:04 pm »

Man, I REALLY like the looks of this bike, both in terms of its capabilities and the aesthetics.
I would get the red/black version.  Do a tail tidy-up for mo better bad-azzery look.  I'll never ride it with a passenger so that aspect doesn't matter to me.  The vast majority of my riding will be local or day trips.  For the occasional long rides I'd just fit up a set of soft luggage.  Bada-boom, bada-bing.

I checked one out at the dealer and mostly liked what I saw.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2015, 10:41:31 am »

I was interested until I read they shortened the stroke of the motor? Why the hell did they do that? It's what made the GSXR so unique and streetable.
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2015, 11:15:16 am »


I was interested until I read they shortened the stroke of the motor? Why the hell did they do that? It's what made the GSXR so unique and streetable.

Who's they?  On this bike, Suzi used the K5 engine, which has been regarded as one of the best GSXR grande engines ever built.

The '09+ GSXR1000 stroke was shortened, yes.
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2015, 08:07:33 pm »

They shortened the stroke of the K5 motor. Why? That was a unique characteristic

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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2015, 12:18:39 pm »

When I first heard of this bike, I was pumped. It looks pretty nice, and uses that beautiful K5.

Why the shortened stroke? I guess they wanted to alter the tuning for more torque lower down the power curve while still having a decent top end. 145HP is not bad, if you ask me.

What has disappointed me is the tail and it's subframe. Kiss hard luggage goodbye with this bike. Suzuki has said there will be no OEM luggage option as the subframe is not substantial enough to support it, and there are no hard points for attaching it. That kills it as a sports touring machine as far as I am concerned.
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« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2015, 03:30:30 pm »

Still don't see where the "shortened stroke" comes from.  GSXR1000 had the same 73.0 mm × 59.0 mm bore and stroke since the beginning, K1 in 2001.  It wasn't changed until 2009 when it went to 74.5 mm × 57.3 mm.

See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_GSX-R1000

GSX-S1000F uses the same 73.0 mm × 59.0 mm "long stroke" K5.  Or I really should say "longer stroke", because even at 73x59mm, it is still a very over-square sportbike engine.  Most riders like it better because the power was more streetable.
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2015, 03:55:14 pm »

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2014/10/article/2016-suzuki-gsx-s1000f-first-look/

They shortened it. So much Fail, Suzuki
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