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Old 06-30-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
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Luckily I just lost a few pounds and now can be respected off road.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #12
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Smile Wee-Strom

"Yes, you're correct in that you have it wrong! The F650 has the 800cc Twin. The G650 is the latest single-cylinder bike, new(ish) for 2011."

All now made in China, I suppose. At least the Wee-Strom has an aluminium frame, unlike the 800 Triumphs.

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Old 06-30-2011, 06:03 PM   #13
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I rode the 800GS weekend before last, the snatchy throttle I dont understand how anyone could ride it off road. As Ive been lusting for that bike since it came out, it was a major disappointment. Wish the local triumph dealer will get in a demo 800, they had a few on the floor that were already pre-bought but at least I got to try one on.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:13 PM   #14
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I understand the disappointment with the snatchy throttle. But there are some possible fixes for that, right? One example of a possible fix: "the ecu is shutting down the engine completely when you release the throttle, and when you get back on, it fires the injectors like it was getting a restart. Adjusting the tps keeps the engine running at the idle fuel metering, so you don't have that annoying on off problem."
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:01 PM   #15
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I rode the 800GS weekend before last, the snatchy throttle I dont understand how anyone could ride it off road. As Ive been lusting for that bike since it came out, it was a major disappointment. Wish the local triumph dealer will get in a demo 800, they had a few on the floor that were already pre-bought but at least I got to try one on.
I think you'll like the Tiger 800. That triple engine is everything "they" say it is; super-smooth, great torque, plenty of power for any offroad or fire road type of riding.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:58 PM   #16
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"Yes, you're correct in that you have it wrong! The F650 has the 800cc Twin. The G650 is the latest single-cylinder bike, new(ish) for 2011."

All now made in China, I suppose. At least the Wee-Strom has an aluminium frame, unlike the 800 Triumphs.
The G650GS is built in Berlin, but I believe the engines are built in China. Just spent a couple of days on it. It's a great do-it-all, entry-ish-level machine that is terrific around town, surprisingly competent in the canyons, and quite passable for mild off-roading. Stay tuned for its review.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #17
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So it's a Wee with a few minor changes? Um, very exciting.

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My Vee riding co-worker got his hopes up for a 750-800ish cc VStrom with ABS or something. He was a bit bummed.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:14 AM   #18
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Luckily I just lost a few pounds and now can be respected off road.

Next thing you know you'll be doing cross-ups through the flowerbeds like some dam* scrawny kid......
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If one uses his or her bike on paved roads and seldom if ever where the pavement ends, it would be interesting to see how Suzuki's V-twin compares with their in-line 4 cylinder machines (Gixxers) of comparable total cylinder displacement.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:37 PM   #20
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it would be interesting to see how Suzuki's V-twin compares with their in-line 4 cylinder machines (Gixxers) of comparable total cylinder displacement.
Two entirely different animals.

Except for both having 2 wheels.......and the name badge.....they have almost nothing in common.

That is true of the V-twins and I-4's of any brand.
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