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Old 06-21-2001, 06:24 AM   #21
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IMHO the SV 1000 idea revolves around the elimination of the rotary damper, fairing, and race-type ergos, not in how much "niceness" it could retain . . .



Personally, I like the SV1000 idea mostly because I like naked bikes (real naked bikes, not what the media has been calling naked lately, like the FZ-1 and Bandit 1200S), especially twins, and more power is ALWAYS better.
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Old 06-21-2001, 06:41 AM   #22
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That's cold.
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Old 06-21-2001, 07:23 AM   #23
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Obviously from my log-in name, I know something about the TLS. Mine has 39K miles on it and I commute 150 miles a day (yes it does suck). It is comfortable enough that I still find it a better commute vehicle than any car.



So while I agree completely with your idea of eliminating the rotary damper (mine has a penske conversion and gold valve forks), the ergo's are fine and I realy appreciate the wind protection that the fairing affords.
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Old 06-21-2001, 07:38 AM   #24
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No offense, but what's your point? Lots of people like fairings and sporty ergo's (myself included), but I was talking about the rumored SV1000, and specifically the reasons why I thought people like me wanted it. Think Bandit vs BanditS, or half-fairing 900SS vs Monster. They are different bikes for different people.



I do agree about your bike, though. It's a great ride, as is and I wouldn't want to commute 150m without a fairing!
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Old 06-21-2001, 07:40 AM   #25
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Did the text for that article come from a Suzuki brochure? Very floofy . . . but I guess that's the nature of the (press-release) beast.
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Old 06-21-2001, 08:45 AM   #26
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I like naked bikes too... though you can't tell by my ride, but I have to disagree w/you about the FZ-1 and Bandit 1200 not being naked bikes. You could get a LITTLE more naked by removing the 1/4 fairing, but I like a LITTLE wind protection. After riding 300 miles into a headwind on a '81 CB900 Custom, best speed of 70 MPH, with arms and neck cramping, I never wanted to live without at least a flyscreen again.
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Old 06-21-2001, 09:41 AM   #27
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Default They need

a half faired and/or naked TL-R (twin spar frame) with a conventional shock.
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Old 06-21-2001, 10:57 AM   #28
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Yes, yes for sure- change the TL1000S into the SV650s big brother- gimme a choice so I don't go buy an Aprillia - if I ever find a dealer.

If they are going to do anything to the Bandit how about 1400cc FI ,adjustable suspension and <$9000- I'll trade my 2000 B12 in a heartbeat for either one

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Old 06-21-2001, 11:09 AM   #29
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My point was: Ride with a windshield and your bike is not "naked". Offer me a "naked" TL1000, that looks like the Bandit 1200, and maybe I'd be interested.





I didn't say that windshields did not serve a purpose, I was clarifying what naked means to me, since there is obviously some disagreement out there.



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Old 06-21-2001, 11:12 AM   #30
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Yamaha made one and guess what: they didn't send it to the US! TRX850 (or something like that) It looked really nice when I saw it at Daytona many years ago, trellis frame and decent brakes and suspenders, with a half-fairing.
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