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Old 06-01-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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Yep, get the 'Zuk.
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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Yup...get the Suzuki...you'll love it..
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
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Oh man, are you screwed!!! You know you gotta have it, and that poor Vulcan will be sold in a year at the most. Welcome to modern motorcycling, your gonna LOVE it. Let us know if you get it.... never mind, you will.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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I rode a DL-1000 for a year and loved the bike. Super versatile and comfortable. After a year I ended up selling it to make way for a 2006 GSXR-1000 but I really would have liked to have kept the DL too.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:46 PM   #7
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Welcome to the real world. You really thought you knew what fun riding a bike is until you rode that DL, didn't you?



In a year you'll try on a 675/R1/GSXR/... and from there on there's no turning back. That's the difference between "really enjoy" to "HOLLY ****IN JESUS".



Isn't adrenaline fun?
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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The V-Strom is a more versatile design to be sure and if you do any sort of extended touring, I'm sure it's multi-faceted capabilities will shine. That said, it has been my experience that if you intend to keep your motorcycle for a long time, the Kawasaki is the one to go with. They're super durable. I'm convinced that Kawasaki puts more value in ensuring that their products stand the test of time and wear. Parts are generally overbuilt to withstand dents, dings, corrosion and failure better than those of comparable Japanese motorbikes. Not everyone will agree, but that's my honest opinion.
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:21 PM   #9
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I tend to agree but it's probably subjective. Maybe it come from the name, Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Probably the overall design and execution of the bikes plays a part as well. Their designs, in all the little things and how they integrate into the whole, usually seem less elegant than the Japanese competition and there is a certain utilitarian, heavy duty sort of feel to it.



For years their sport bikes were literally heavier too.



Unfairly perhaps for a basis of comparison but my only Honda, a used 83 750 Sabre, had horrific design flaws in the valve train. Honda has had a surprising number of these kinds of engineering snafus but then again, they have so many designs that failures are bound to be more common.



I do take issue with the fighting corrosion part of the arguement for their durability. Often I think the finish on little parts is a bit subpar compared to say Honda.



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Old 06-01-2006, 04:33 PM   #10
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