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Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 523,343
Posted By dutchie
DL1000 concept

Production models will be available as from end of 2013:

http://www.nieuwsmotor.nl/motornieuws/11618-suzuki-toont-dl-1000-concept.html
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By dutchie
I bought a '97 600 Alp in 2000. The first one...

I bought a '97 600 Alp in 2000. The first one with twin front discs, so breaking was OK.

Overall quality was not OK, as this was the first model that was made in Italy. You could hear it rusting...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,231
Posted By dutchie
Dunno about your place, but the Wee retails at 9K...

Dunno about your place, but the Wee retails at 9K Euro overhere, the S10 does 16K (as do the Xtourer and Xplorer). Really doesn't make sense comparing the two.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 101,773
Posted By dutchie
all over for Track

Track has gone bankrupt

http://www.dieselmotorfiets.nl/nieuws/
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By dutchie
Where do you think Animo's got the idea about...

Where do you think Animo's got the idea about unreliability in the first place?

Check out the European fora too, same story: the 800 doesn't respond well to heavy use.

Or check out possi.de,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,871
Posted By dutchie
Having ridden beemers for 10 years now, I know...

Having ridden beemers for 10 years now, I know they are "empfindlich".

For a long trip thru the middle of nowhere, they are not suitable.

Buy a transalp 600 (till '96 , when they were still...
Forum: EMEA 04-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,106
Posted By dutchie
As you only have one month, I would concentrate...

As you only have one month, I would concentrate on Vosges/Black Forest, Alpes, Toscane, south of France and Northern Spain.

I mean, Amsterdam f.e. is a nice place (lived there for 20 years), but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,452
Posted By dutchie
My EXP's have done 12 kkm now, on 1150 GSA. Rear...

My EXP's have done 12 kkm now, on 1150 GSA. Rear has 3mm, front 2mm. Great tires during winter overhere, but they wear way faster than the Tourance and Conti TA I used to have.

Normal Tourance...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,569,958
Posted By dutchie
Not sure too, frame looks different from the old...

Not sure too, frame looks different from the old pics.

Still hoping for a lighter(800?) model from KTM.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,569,958
Posted By dutchie
new model(s) from KTM?

Seen these?

http://www.infomotori.com/moto/2012/04/23/ktm-adventure-1200-foto-spia-della-futura-turistic/2/5/

older pics, from MCN:
...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,226
Posted By dutchie
Funny. I would rate the bikes totally different. ...

Funny. I would rate the bikes totally different.

The crosstourer is way too small for me, seating positions feels passive , legs cramped.

The Yam looks terrible, is very heavy considering it is...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 43,318
Posted By dutchie
Thx, really great story to read. Next time...

Thx, really great story to read.

Next time not a Beemer?
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,269
Posted By dutchie
Up there in Norway ...

Up there in Norway
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8840/dscn1750t.jpg[/URL]

Very comfy bike, sold it after two years and 45K, couldn't get to terms with the vague feeling of the bike, even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 459,591
Posted By dutchie
My first 1150, a 2001 model on mt. Etna, Sicily: ...

My first 1150, a 2001 model on mt. Etna, Sicily:
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1512/image290o.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/image290o.jpg/)

My second 1150, a 2002 Williams,...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,897
Posted By dutchie
woohoo!

Finally the bike that I want. Powerful enough, light enough, roomy enough(see how small the pres. japanese guy looks on it), comfy. And it won't cost much more than the 13 k Euro a "toured up" F800...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 256,263
Posted By dutchie
I agree Suzuki did the right thing with the...

I agree Suzuki did the right thing with the upgrades.

But: there's new competition now: overhere, the Strom ABS lists for 9600 euro, the Tiger 800 ABS for 10,600. That's a lot more bike for just...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 256,263
Posted By dutchie
New teaser pics: ...

New teaser pics:

http://www.motorfreaks.nl/nieuws/motor-nieuws/opnieuw-beeldmateriaal-nieuwe-suzuki-vrijgegeven.html
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,370
Views: 904,328
Posted By dutchie
The 1200 Tiger Explorer Mega Thread

http://www.motorradonline.de/de/heftausgaben/artikelvorschau/neuheiten-2011-aus-europa-und-japan/329322/detailbild

Another crappy picture taken by coincidence somewhere around Hinckley.....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,233
Posted By dutchie
It seems to happen frequently. I've read about it...

It seems to happen frequently. I've read about it on the Dutch and Belgian Forums.

It's in dutch of course, but the pics speak for itself: see this thread, page 5:...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,290
Posted By dutchie
Why don't you buy a 11XX GS in Germany and import...

Why don't you buy a 11XX GS in Germany and import it into Switzerland?

Prices are lower and there will be more choice.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 826,488
Posted By dutchie
No more large topcases, they affect handling. ...

No more large topcases, they affect handling.

Somewhere in Greece, some time ago:

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1781/image172yb9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 826,488
Posted By dutchie
Another year, bike and country (still the same...

Another year, bike and country (still the same wife)

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7046/dscn1750yo8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 826,488
Posted By dutchie
After a cold night's camping in the French Alps ...

After a cold night's camping in the French Alps

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6383/dscn0412eu0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 100,895
Posted By dutchie
Why? Cause it's cheaper to manufacture without...

Why? Cause it's cheaper to manufacture without these S/ST goodies. It will have to compete with the street triple. Well, good luck BMW!
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 37,838
Posted By dutchie
There's plastic and there's plastic. One...

There's plastic and there's plastic.

One bike has pieces of plastic (hiding side mounted radiators) bolted onto a metal tank, the other bike has two separate plastic fuel tanks, each made out of...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 37,838
Posted By dutchie
No it doesn't. RT and FJR are pretty good sellers...

No it doesn't. RT and FJR are pretty good sellers here, They're in the top 10. The Varadero is nowhere in the top 10 or 20.

People who are buying a Varadero over here really want a FJR or RT or...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 68,917
Posted By dutchie
Wood? Maybe. The thingies that held the passenger...

Wood? Maybe. The thingies that held the passenger footrest were made of plastic I think.

I had a good look at the MM Corsaro Avio last week at some multibrand dealership. Silver paint, blue...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 68,917
Posted By dutchie
True, the GP is just a concept for the...

True, the GP is just a concept for the exhibitions. And true, MM build quality is better than that of for instance a spanish made Honda, far better.
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,782
Posted By dutchie
Here, ...

Here,

http://www.motomorini.com/news_exp.asp?serie=1&novita=79

it says they're also going to release the Sport version in british racing green and yellow on a white frame.....

Try to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,507
Posted By dutchie
"Federbein" means rear suspension,("Gabel" =...

"Federbein" means rear suspension,("Gabel" = front suspension) "Verstellung" = adjustment.
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,782
Posted By dutchie
Moto Morini Scrambler

Beautiful, just beautiful:

http://www.motoinsight.it/blog/bikeexpo08_moto_morini_scrambl.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,507
Posted By dutchie
I have a subscription on Motorrad, maybe they...

I have a subscription on Motorrad, maybe they even deliver to the other side of the pond?:D.

Anyway, pistons and cilinders looked beyond salvation, pitting on 6th gear and some other stuff.
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 54,154
Posted By dutchie
Maybe it's just to see whether the current Dero...

Maybe it's just to see whether the current Dero sells in Canada.

The current model will be replaced in the coming years (I hope in 2009), hopefully Canada will get the new model too then. If the...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 468,641
Posted By dutchie
before we get this whole discussion again...

....the FI Varadero isnt thirsty anymore, doesn't have soft suspension anymore.

The carb Dero was written to pieces bij European journalists because of the soggy suspension and its thirst. Two...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By dutchie
ooowww....sigh. I love the pics. It can be no...

ooowww....sigh. I love the pics. It can be no more than 2500 kms from Amsterdam, a two/three day bike travel, but it's a completely different world.

Holland is completely built up, cities and...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,232
Posted By dutchie
Nope. It's made in Spain, at the Montesa factory....

Nope. It's made in Spain, at the Montesa factory. Just like my Varadero. And the Deauville ,I believe.

Here in Holland it's cheaper than its predecessor was when first launched. They should have...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,232
Posted By dutchie
I've seen it at my dealer's yesterday. It looks...

I've seen it at my dealer's yesterday. It looks cheap. horrible welds everywhere, chinese made looking plastics....furthermore:

no 6th gear
no rear suspension that is adjustable bij knob. To...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,364,507
Posted By dutchie
In Holland it will cost 10,900 Euro:huh....phew,...

In Holland it will cost 10,900 Euro:huh....phew, that's a lot of money for an 800 twin. Count in abs, comfort package, bags, and you're looking at 13,000.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,280
Posted By dutchie
For build quality sake, hopefully it will be...

For build quality sake, hopefully it will be manufactured in Japan, not in Spain.

I don't worry that much about the weight, more about the punch it will have at lower and middle rpm and the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,280
Posted By dutchie
On the dutch Honda site. :D You do speak...

On the dutch Honda site. :D

You do speak dutch, do you?:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
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