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Old 10-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default Re: 2007 Suzuki Model Line-up

You guys should put that M109 in a shootout (I don't really care, though, because it's ugly as sin).
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:09 PM   #2
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First post!



Can't wait for the report on the new Bandit. The reviews here are worth the yearly renew.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:56 AM   #3
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Bah no 750 in there
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
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Default Suzuki School's 'Market Awareness 101' is in session

Wow, the Bandit is a steal.



All you guys who were talking for the past months about sensible bikes the manufacturers don't make, here they are and go buy them. You have no excuse not to at these prices. The Bandit, WeeStrom and SV650 are targeted at you. I know where I'm going if I need a commuter - straight to a DL650 with ABS.



Suzuki is very much on the ball with the distribution of ABS on the street/commuter oriented models and skipping it on the 'hard core' sportbikes. The same goes for the noticeable (and wise) absence of linked braking systems. I'm not saying we're better than them, I'm just saying that the perception of most riders is 'skip it' and Suzuki's listening.



I daresay Honda could learn a thing or two here: bikes that have the features people want, are relatively inexpensive, and perform. Actually that's a thing or three, but it's sort of a grab bag so take what you will. Down with technology for technology's sake, which seems to be Honda's corporate mentality these days. However, that's just my opinion.



Gawd almighty that M109 is ugly though. U-G-L-Y-ugly (clapclap-clap) You ugly! (clapclap-clap) You ugly!



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Old 10-23-2006, 02:56 AM   #5
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the M109 got no alibi...
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:15 AM   #6
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What did you expect? It was a brand new bike last year.
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:23 AM   #7
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Gixxer updates were a given. The SV abs is a great add. The bike that is of the most interest is the "New" Bandit. Wish they would have put a nice USD fork on the front to make it look 21st century. But pricing is everything. Bet its a fun bike. I had an old 98 Bandit for a minute. Wonderful daily commuting bike. Hope this one live up to that.
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:31 AM   #8
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oh yeah, Bandits rock. I'll have to make room in the garage for another one of them, with ABS this time.



Using the M109 in a shootout is a good idea as long as it's the target, looks like the Rune finally has some competition in the boat-anchor of the year olympics.
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:32 AM   #9
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I like this ultra modern design. But then I loved the Rune also, which has drawn plenty of critisism from the stylistically most backward segment of the motoring public (=longride). The traffic cone glued on the front looks odd but I reserve final judgement when I see one in live. Rear quarter view is best ever.



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Old 10-23-2006, 05:12 AM   #10
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I saw a black M109 on the road and was pleasantly suprised by its looks. After seeing the pictures of the blue one, I've changed my mind. Ick.
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