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Old 09-16-2002, 12:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2003 Suzuki SV1000/SV1000S

Looking at the beefy frame, I'd say that frame breakage, the bane of TL1000S owners, will be a distant memory. I wouldn't consider this a first-year model, but rather a TL1000S with the most grevious bugs worked out. Hopefully Suzuki won't cheap out and use crap suspension.



I wish someone in the U.S. would post photos of the naked version and get some discussion going on that. Talk about a back-road-terrorizing wheelie monster. And speaking of Monster, I bet Ducati is hoping like hell that Suzuki doesn't bring these bikes to the U.S. market.
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Old 09-16-2002, 12:27 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2003 Suzuki SV1000/SV1000S

New models are usually shown to the press in advance of their introduction, with an "embargo", meaning that the media cannot talk about a new model until the specific date. Dozens of people knew about the SV1000, ZR1000, ZX-6R, CBR600RR, etc., months ago but were sworn to secrecy. MO does, in fact, cooperate with the OEMs, and that's why you don't see early information on this site. The euro sites don't seem to care about honoring the embargo so much, but here if you lose the OE's trust, you don't get to see new stuff next time.
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Old 09-16-2002, 01:16 PM   #13
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Oh, thanks for explaining the details.

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Old 09-16-2002, 01:27 PM   #14
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Default What about the rear suspender hoochie-watchie

Anyone know if this bike has the achille's heel of the TL1000's??.. that funk-o-fied 'rotary-damper'?



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Old 09-16-2002, 02:26 PM   #15
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Default Bombshell...

MO is reporting a rumor that has been confirmed as fact several hours prior.



Don't you fellas have the budget to send someone to Intermot?



What's next?



Ducati is "rumored" to be releasing a 749/749S version of their new "rumored" 999. Also, Ducati is "rumored" to be releasing 1000 and 620 versions of their Supersport.



Also, Caprossi is "rumored" to be joining Bayliss on Ducati's GP machine for what is "rumored" to be for 2 years.



If you are going to rely on another website for your content, at least rely upon an up-to-date one.



Hopefully MO is getting paid for driving traffic to moto-station!

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Old 09-16-2002, 03:18 PM   #16
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Default Re: 2003 Suzuki SV1000/SV1000S

People! I just heard that Honda's coming out with a CX500 Turbo! It'll feature Comstar wheels, fuel injection, and over 19lbs of boost! It's based on the standard CX500 motor which just came out in 1978. Here's the bad news; rumor has it that it'll retail for a whopping $4998! Who can afford that? Still, I can't wait! I'll keep you all posted on any further news I can find on this exciting new bike.
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:19 PM   #17
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Default Re: What about the rear suspender hoochie-watchie

Nyet. Sorry for the ultra-brief answer but I've got to be 'Russian' along now.
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:22 PM   #18
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If American Suziki decides not to import these bikes, I'm moving to Barcelona. I'll have to learn how to lisp, but the embarrassment would be worth being able to own one of these beaut's.
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:27 PM   #19
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Not a bad idea, but do you think a 100cc motor would be enough to compete with the RC51's and 999S's of the world? Maybe if they made it light enough...



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Old 09-16-2002, 03:33 PM   #20
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Default Embargo dates

OK, I get the embargo date thing, although it does seem a little unamerican and disturbing that everybody plays along. But why can't they just tell us when the embargo dates are? And why even have them at all? Why don't the manufacturers just tell the moto-journalists when they're ready for the world to hear about it? What's the point of having the moto-journalists walking around with little "I-know-a-secret" boners for months on end? It's not like we're talking about nuclear missiles and stuff.
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