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Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,516
Posted By MariusD
Haha! That's an awesome find. Episode 2 is just...

Haha! That's an awesome find. Episode 2 is just as great with a Vstrom. I ride mine exactly like that...
not...

:eek1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kJxXi5xvDY
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,748
Posted By MariusD
That is helpfull, appreciate you sharing.

That is helpfull, appreciate you sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,516
Posted By MariusD
So you guys don't feel like blasts from 70-110mph...

So you guys don't feel like blasts from 70-110mph on the highway are at all shaky on a naked?!

I guess it depends on how windy it is where you live, but my experience has not been the best. Maybe...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,516
Posted By MariusD
Nakeds get squirrely above 70mph, and if a sudden...

Nakeds get squirrely above 70mph, and if a sudden surge of power came on at high rpm, you really couldn't use it with confidence, like you can on a fared bike...

I think zuki did the right thing...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,140
Posted By MariusD
How you answer that is precisely what defines a...

How you answer that is precisely what defines a typical wee fan and a non-fan.

For me, and many others like me, riding a motorcycle is all about the journey. It's about the sights, sounds,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,450
Posted By MariusD
road tests

A week with Suzuki’s GSX-S1000:
http://www.visordown.com/road-tests/a-week-with-suzukis-gsx-s1000/26667.html

Good rider input and some interesting comments by readers too. One guy says each bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,748
Posted By MariusD
Congrats! I'm sure it will be a great bike. ...

Congrats! I'm sure it will be a great bike.

I'm in a similar boat. Replace my vstrom with a tenere or replace my Hammer with a road king... Either way, I want a more substantial touring rig....
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,198
Posted By MariusD
Just being realistic. The scout weighs 550lb,...

Just being realistic. The scout weighs 550lb, without abs or traction control, and comperable bikes are the bonnie at ~500lb with only 900cc and then u have the cb1100 at 600+ lb. So given these...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,198
Posted By MariusD
I would own one in a heatbear! That scout engine...

I would own one in a heatbear! That scout engine would be perfect for a lot of things, including a scrambler. Just please keep the weight below 550lb!
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,450
Posted By MariusD
not out yet, i don't think... its a 2016 model,...

not out yet, i don't think... its a 2016 model, so probably shows up later this year.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,601
Posted By MariusD
I actually voted for the zuki, but your post was...

I actually voted for the zuki, but your post was a bit of a reality check. Because I primarily get around by motorcycle, integrated factory luggage actually holds very high value to me and honestly...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,950
Posted By MariusD
Somewhere is Mississippi? Where exactly? I...

Somewhere is Mississippi? Where exactly?

I did a demo day down here in La. Rode everything they had. The scout was fun, but I LOVED the darkhorse. Just an uber comfy bike with tons of power and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,111
Posted By MariusD
Contrats man! Thats exciting for sure. Im pretty...

Contrats man! Thats exciting for sure. Im pretty sure new bike day is a mandatory day off of work. Mandated by Federal law, Im certain. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,302
Posted By MariusD
The only reason to get the 1000 is if you are a...

The only reason to get the 1000 is if you are a spirited rider that needs the power and the sportier suspension.

For basic daily use and touring one up, I think the 650 is the better bike, as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,631
Posted By MariusD
That looks fine! Doesn't change the look much at...

That looks fine! Doesn't change the look much at all. And now I want one setup just like this...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,631
Posted By MariusD
I would love to see more pics of this whole...

I would love to see more pics of this whole setup. Looks well thought out, clean, organized, functional and VERY comfortable. At the very least it looks like a great commuting setup. That seat looks...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,631
Posted By MariusD
Well, how do we even know its ugly?! All we see...

Well, how do we even know its ugly?! All we see is the @ss!

none:

Can you post a side shot from further away? I actually think it might look pretty darn fine as an entire package.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By MariusD
I've seen several people run car tires on the...

I've seen several people run car tires on the rear. That should be good for at least double if not triple the mileage than a moto tire. Google "darkside vstrom" or "darksiding vstrom". You can learn...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,111
Posted By MariusD
No doubt. The orange clearly looks lighter than...

No doubt. The orange clearly looks lighter than the black one.

It also makes you look thinner and at least 15 years younger. :wink:

It's a no brainer... Go Orange!
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,111
Posted By MariusD
ORANGE! Hands down. I love the black, but orange...

ORANGE! Hands down. I love the black, but orange is just a bit nicer, and its also much more visable. I deem visibility as important for a travel bike. Just my opinion.:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,450
Posted By MariusD
If abruptness is the chief complaint about this...

If abruptness is the chief complaint about this bike, then it looks to be a fantastic motorcycle!

Besides, that's such an easy fix, I wouldn't lose sleep over it for a second...

I am super...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By MariusD
Ive got the mitas e7s on mine, front and back....

Ive got the mitas e7s on mine, front and back. The only thing I can really say about them is they handle with amazing confidence on blacktop and are far superior to stockers in any off pavement...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,992
Posted By MariusD
Tell them you never really had a choice, you had...

Tell them you never really had a choice, you had to do it. It's what had to be done.

Short, sweet and a little mystic. But, believe it or not, it will resonate more than you think. It's a stronger...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,450
Posted By MariusD
Rarely does a suzuki product exhibit a snathy...

Rarely does a suzuki product exhibit a snathy character. Whatever snathyness is present is likely easily fixed with a tuned map, as was mentioned already.

The suspension comments seem unclear....
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,450
Posted By MariusD
Thanks! This is good stuff. Seems VERY...

Thanks! This is good stuff. Seems VERY impressive.

THE Lightest 1000cc naked on the market with massive torque sounds like incredible fun. :clap

I MUST have this torque monster! Can't wait till...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,111
Posted By MariusD
Ok, so it wasn't just my imagination then. I was...

Ok, so it wasn't just my imagination then. I was caught off guard by the height too, and was wondering why it felt taller than even my vstrom. The seat seemed to have lots of padding, so maybe it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 215,253
Posted By MariusD
Something about the v7 II makes it look better....

Something about the v7 II makes it look better. I'm just not sure what it is!? Just looks more proportional, less stumpy... or is it just the angle of the fotto?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By MariusD
I thought that might be the case from only having...

I thought that might be the case from only having sat on both. Thanks for sharing. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By MariusD
Have you ridden both, the 821 and 796? Big...

Have you ridden both, the 821 and 796? Big difference?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,516
Posted By MariusD
First Ride reviews are rolling in. 3 Out there so...

First Ride reviews are rolling in. 3 Out there so far:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2015/03/2015-suzuki-gsx-s750-md-first-ride/
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,516
Posted By MariusD
Thanks for sharing your impressions guys! I'm...

Thanks for sharing your impressions guys! I'm quiet impressed that most of you were impressed by the bike. :D

Cool spec sheet at a glance. (probably just because I love starting at it.)
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,106
Posted By MariusD
Given being close in price and having a good Duc...

Given being close in price and having a good Duc dealer near by, I'd go with the monster without a doubt.

But there's also a new attractively priced ($8K) naked with an i-4 and a proven track...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,450
Posted By MariusD
Pricing in UK is now available. As long as it...

Pricing in UK is now available. As long as it doesnt translate to more than $12,500 USD I think this bike will be very competative.

"The naked GSX-S1000 costs 8,999 plus on-the-road charges, or...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,110
Posted By MariusD
Nice choice! Welcome to the Victory club :freaky

Nice choice! Welcome to the Victory club :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,593
Posted By MariusD
Lol! :clap My answer would be: if you...

Lol!

:clap

My answer would be: if you have to ask that question, then in your case, chanses are - no.

Btw: Welcome to the board SHOEB!
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By MariusD
Victory Vision - if you're a big guy, like...

Victory Vision - if you're a big guy, like v-twins, and want others to think that you're an alien, because you're clearly riding a spaceship. :evil

BMW R1200RT - for most other motorcyclists. Me...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,416
Posted By MariusD
My comment is only in the context of the...

My comment is only in the context of the comparison set here.

On a standalone basis the 883 is a fine bike, with enough power to do what it is intended to do.

However.

With a 1000cc vstrom...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,416
Posted By MariusD
It's no secret the older 650 wee is an appliance,...

It's no secret the older 650 wee is an appliance, with the new 650 not being a whole lot better. When that get's compared to a 1200cc sporty things sure get interesting. I like them both, the 1200cc...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,110
Posted By MariusD
For tall people, its victory all the way. Harlies...

For tall people, its victory all the way. Harlies are nice, but not as comfy for taller guys/gals as the Vics.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,657
Posted By MariusD
The Victories would fit that bill, but they are...

The Victories would fit that bill, but they are way out of your price range. Check out an older Kawasaki Nomad. I think that's your best bet based on what you describe. Nomads 1500,1600,1700 are all...
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