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Definitely 76 24.92%
an interesting work of machinery. 28 9.18%
not my cup of plastic. 20 6.56%
spelled incorrectly. 13 4.26%
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Old 05-16-2002, 05:23 AM   #31
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Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom DL1000

Certainly hope my reactions to the DL are the same as "soundhound" when I pick mine up. Since the dealers are extremely reluctant to let anyone test ride a bike these days, one has to hope that the bike you are buying is every bit as good as you expect it to be. Fortunately, they are probably 99% of the time.
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:25 PM   #32
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Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom DL1000

WHEN ARE WE GONNA SEE THE ZX-9 TEST.... AS WAS PROMISED TO US, OR A HAYABUSA VS. ZX12 WHICH WAS ALSO SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN..... THESE ARE THE STORIES I WANNA READ...
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:26 PM   #33
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THE TEST OF THIS BIKE IS DOG POOP, NOT THE WRITING SO MUCH.... BUT WHO GIVES A ***** ABOUT THIS THING??
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:33 PM   #34
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PERFECT SUMMATION.... OLD PEOPLE CANT HANDLE THAT MUCH POWER
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:44 PM   #35
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HOW DO U LIKE THE HAYABUSA?
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Old 05-16-2002, 01:02 PM   #36
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Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom DL1000

What do you wanna know about the ZX-9? We excluded it mostly because it's old tech compared to the newer bikes, and we knew it wouldn't win--an idea borne out be every test we've since read. On the other hand, it's a great, maybe the best, street bike/sport tourer if that's what you're after. What we promised was a ZX-9R performance upgrade, and it could still happen if the Kawasaki people would only gather up their skirts.



ZX-12 is much improved and very nice, Hayabusa is unchanged and very fast, CBR1100XX is a superior gentleman's express and you'll never miss however many horses it gives up to the other two. Smoooooth....
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Old 05-16-2002, 01:34 PM   #37
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Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom DL1000

Sportbikes are great for day blasts out in the canyons or on the track, but would you really want to load up your R6 with camping gear and ride up the coast from LA to Seattle?
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Old 05-16-2002, 02:14 PM   #38
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So, no tests then?



It doesnt matter to me whatever the reason...
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Old 05-16-2002, 02:16 PM   #39
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fair enough.... No, thats precisely why I just sold the thing
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Old 05-18-2002, 05:47 AM   #40
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Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom DL1000

I've had my V-Strom for about the same amount of time and am also very happy. I would, however, put the turbulence at more of a problem level. Maybe I'm just more sensitive to it, but I find it a distraction at all but the lowest speeds. A bit annoyed at Suzuki for not having the accessories - taller screen & centerstand at least - available yet.

Oh yeah, it also does have too much high speed compression damping in the forks. Other Suzukis in this price range have fully adjustable forks - why not the V-Strom?
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