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Old 10-03-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:20 AM   #2
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I'm surprised to see Suzuki has put the S-DMS system on the 600 and 750 bikes. The system made some sense on the liter bike, but I wonder if anyone is going to use it much on these smaller displacement machines.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:23 AM   #3
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Maybe on the low power setting, that 600 will become a 250 and truly become a starter bike! With the new tiered licensing law I am proposing, you would have to go to the DMV and have them flip the power switch.
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Maybe on the low power setting, that 600 will become a 250 and truly become a starter bike! With the new tiered licensing law I am proposing, you would have to go to the DMV and have them flip the power switch.
Actually it's all part of the big gumment plot to control motorsiklists from the laptops in the squad car. The cops are going to be able to fire a pulse that will whack the bikes down to 10 horsepower.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:53 AM   #5
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I like Honda’s exhaust better on their liter bike (look, a Honda compliment) than what Suzuki is using on their three. It looks like Suzuki paint schemes are getting less painful to look at (apart from their "signature" blue and white set-up).

That's about all I got. I'm just not the target market for these.

Here's a question, what are the manufacture's going to do in the next ten years with these bikes? They are already beyond street usefulness. Are we going to see 300-400hp street legal sportbikes? How will that be any better (or more fun) than what is already available?

Anyone know if Kawasaki plans on revamping/updating the 500R?
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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I imagine the S-DMS system would be useful in the rain. Since people use these as daily drivers in Europe and the UK it makes sense I guess. a 16k rpm Sportbike on wet cobble stones would probably be something of a handful if you weren't careful
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:41 PM   #7
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:51 PM   #8
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I think Yamaha is the closest to a decent design. But, even they are getting a little too pointy and angular.

I like Triumph's 675, but I was a little disappointed that they didn't go in a different direction with the design.

Speaking of Italian, isn't it time for Aprilia to redesign their bike?
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Yes I agree. I like the Triumph 675 looks but it's a torture rack. I test rode one last spring. I loved the triple sound and performance I have an 05 Yamaha R6. The new R6 I don't like and the R1 is OK but dated. I am disappointed with the GSXR750 because I was seriously thinking about moving up to the 750 class this year. Sorry Suzuki this year's model is just too ugly. You and Honda get F's this year..The front end got worse not better and that tail pipe ick! Yikes who designs these bikes? Like the Honda CBR1000 article says the bikes are so close in performance (especially to the average rider) looks are an important differentiator. So one would think you would spend some time getting that right. I can't afford a Ducati 1098 maybe the new 898 will be in my price range.
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