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Old 10-08-2001, 04:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

The V-Strom is just a bizarre machine. I don't think it will do good in the U.S. Elsewhere? Yes. But not here.



The new GSXRs? Ho-hum. Cookie cutter products, Suzuki rolling them out of the facory...ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk... At least the graphics on the MoviStar version DIFFERENTIATES it from the other Gixxers.
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:21 PM   #12
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I really like the V-Strom, though I wonder why a practicality-oriented machine would ever have pipes so high. Wouldn't they cook your luggage or the legs of your passenger? Otherwise, though, a great new big standard (and a V-twin one at that!).



As for the MoviStar paint job, I'd rather have bamboo splinters shoved under my fingernails than ride a bike that looked like that. ICK!
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:26 PM   #13
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...and buy an X11. It's a CBR1100XX-powered naked bike, though why anyone would want that much speed without a fairing is beyond me.
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:28 PM   #14
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Heated grips, hard bags, tallershield, centerstand,and top box: YES! At least that is what the lit. I have says. They tell me that it will not be available until March and who knows about the add-ons.
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:30 PM   #15
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What a bonehead exhaust system! I've got an idea let's make a sport touring bike that has severely inadaquate luggage capacity. Let's make it so you can't possibly go anywhere on it more than 4 hours away. Then sit on our brains and try and figure out why it doesn't sell. Get wise Suzuki and give us something we can go somewhere on and carry some fresh clothes with us. I bought a SV 650 but I won't be buying something for sport touring with high pipes.
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:36 PM   #16
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You can take your busa to Deadhorse, Ak. if you like but I will take my V-Strom thank you.
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:41 PM   #17
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Have you ever heard of an adventure bike?(BMW 1150GS)
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Old 10-08-2001, 04:51 PM   #18
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Check out the highly rated Cagiva Navigator and Aprilia Capronord bikes. Their exhaust are in the same position as the V-Strom.
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Old 10-08-2001, 05:03 PM   #19
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Ahhh, another Busa basher. How typical.
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Old 10-08-2001, 05:04 PM   #20
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I said it wouldn't sell good in the U.S...I never said it was a POS. Jump to conclusions much?
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