Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Suzuki News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-09-2001, 05:06 AM   #41
starvingstudent
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 486
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

It's German. It means "power" or "surge" or something like that.
starvingstudent is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 10-09-2001, 05:24 AM   #42
banda
Founding Member
 
banda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 230
Default Re: extra $300

Reports are that the Roberts replica is the same price as the other GSXr 600s.
banda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 05:34 AM   #43
R1TCHIE
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 19
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

The two reports I've seen put the H.P. at 108/110. This bike, being the lightest so far in its class and with its stiff frame, should really blow away the competition. The FJR1300 is a totally different class.
R1TCHIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 05:45 AM   #44
R1TCHIE
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 19
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

Personally I am a Yamaha fan (my last two bikes have been the FJ1200 and my present R1) but this V-Strom should pretty-well blow away even the "new" TDM, performance-wise.
R1TCHIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 05:56 AM   #45
phatvu
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

I would think Suzuki would engineer an exhaust system that would not interfere with passenger or travel bags. A closer look at a similar system on the 02 VFR, you should see the exterior of the exhaust pipe is the heat shield and not the actual exhaust at all. I just look at the intro on motorcycledaily.com and their pics of the exhaust shows the same concept. A heat shield that surrounds the exhaust pipes.
phatvu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 05:59 AM   #46
Dryfly
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 164
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

Thank you for the def. Why do I as a US buyer want something named after a German term? Why can't they name it the Brittney Spears Killer XL or something I understand?
Dryfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 06:03 AM   #47
Dryfly
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 164
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

I like the hp even though I'd prefer 130 - 140 (I used to own a Superhawk). I also realize the FJR is in a different class but I can only afford one choice at a time. If they don't bring it over by next spring, I may have to be a Strom (stupid name) owner.
Dryfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 06:25 AM   #48
NickdaBrick
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 214
Default What we really need. . . (and what I would actually buy)

In the past few years, we have seen the emergence of several trends:

2-cylinder bikes (Ducati, Honda RC51, Aprilia)

Retro bikes (Cruisers, the Kawasaki ZRX 1200, Bonneville)

Off-road styled bikes for the road (V-strom, R 1150 GS)

High-mounted exhaust pipes (Honda 919, V-strom)



So now what we need is a retro, off-road styled road bike with 2 cylinders and high pipes. In other words, we need a Street Scrambler.



My very first bike, a hundred years ago, was a Honda CL 350 Street Scrambler. If somebody built a new bike that looked like it, but

didn't perform like it (it was slow and evil-handling), I swear I would

buy one tomorrow, even if I had to sell my car.
NickdaBrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 06:28 AM   #49
Dryfly
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 164
Default Re: New Suzuki V-Strom coming to America

Where did you find your "lit." that says that stuff? I would be interested to see it!
Dryfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2001, 07:19 AM   #50
Henrik
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 6
Default Re: What we really need. . . (and what I would actually buy)

About a scrambler, try to check out the French motorcycle Voxan. They have produced a srambler with a 1000cc twin. Very interesting indeed.



Problem at present is that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy. A real pity because their Café Racer is also a real beauty.



Regards,



Henrik



Try the link www.voxan.com
Henrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off