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Old 05-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #121
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Dont know where you're located but here in CA Suzuki is doing demo rides via its its traveling trailer and some dealerships always offer demo rides. I rode the drz400 dualsport and it was a hoot! Ran out of time...my next ride would have been the 2012 wee....just as well...i know i would have liked it and i dont need any temptations right now now.

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Old 05-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #122
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He told me the best he could do was for me to buy the bike, go ride it around for 10 or 15 minutes and if i didn't like it he would tear up the paper work. I said no thanks, I don't think you want to do the paperwork for both bikes, then again for the one I choose, and I didn't want to do that anyway. So I thanked him for his time and left. Is this no test rides a normal thing?
Yeah, I had to buy my 650 on faith. Fortunately, there are lot of reviews and feedback from Inmates to rely on. I was going on the assumption if I wanted a bike that is light, agile and has maximum fuel efficiency (which I did) I wanted to Wee. However, If someone needs a little more shove or is planning on regular two-up riding the 1000 might be a better choice. I love the little bike and find that its easy "nature" more than makes up for anything given up in the displacement arena. 80 mph on the Eway is a breeze and lock to lock slow speed maneuvers are dead simple. There aren't a lot of bikes that can pull of both so effortlessly. Just my .02.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #123
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So is $11,000 OTD the going rate for a new Adventure 650? Any dealers have smoking deals on this bike?
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:08 AM   #124
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So is $11,000 OTD the going rate for a new Adventure 650? Any dealers have smoking deals on this bike?
I don't know, I was at Apache on camelback and 35th I didn't look anywhere else. It seemed a little bit high to me but I was ok with that. The 650 was more than the 1000.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:09 AM   #125
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Adventure model for $8999 in Mn

And I have heard similar stories on the web. Mine was $8999 plus dealer threw in the tall seat. Was $10,006 otd.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #126
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10-110K OTD or a 650? Two year old ones can be had for 5K! You guys are retarded. Give your heads a shake. They're top heavy and underpowered on the slab. A KLR or DR will have it for breakfast off piste!
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #127
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I was looking at one of these today. Suzuki has 0% financing for 5 years, Almost rode off on one. What did yours cost you otd? Im tempted to go back tomorrow and pick it up if its still there.
Mine was $10,120 OTD
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #128
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10-110K OTD or a 650? Two year old ones can be had for 5K! You guys are retarded. Give your heads a shake. They're top heavy and underpowered on the slab. A KLR or DR will have it for breakfast off piste!
not sure what piste! is. I have a klr and am not looking to get rid of it, was just looking to add a bike. Oh, and I don't think retard is the correct word anymore..that would be offensive to some, you know like calling little people midgets and shit like that.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #129
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HEHE...never wan any good at political correctness! Off piste is a skiing term for "off trail", piste, being the groomed part of the hill. Cheers

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #130
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Chastised for using the term "retard" by a guy named shortyellowbus!
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #131
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Chastised for using the term "retard" by a guy named shortyellowbus!
I know right, what was I thinking!! I was just messing around...........
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:19 AM   #132
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Has Suzuki cured the buffet problems with the pre-2012 fairing/windshield arrangement? Think that's the biggest complaint I've heard about the first generation of these bikes? My local dealer has a fully dressed 2011 DL1000 on the floor for less than the 2012 DL650? What AM I missing?
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #133
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:23 PM   #134
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Has Suzuki cured the buffet problems with the pre-2012 fairing/windshield arrangement? Think that's the biggest complaint I've heard about the first generation of these bikes? My local dealer has a fully dressed 2011 DL1000 on the floor for less than the 2012 DL650? What AM I missing?
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I've got an 07 DL1000. I have no idea what the buffetting issue is. Now, it could be that I'm short, and the windscreen at its highest setting puts the wind over my head...but I've never experienced it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #135
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Has Suzuki cured the buffet problems with the pre-2012 fairing/windshield arrangement? Think that's the biggest complaint I've heard about the first generation of these bikes? My local dealer has a fully dressed 2011 DL1000 on the floor for less than the 2012 DL650? What AM I missing?
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From what I understand Suzuki put a lot of time in the windtunnel with the new bike. I am 6' 3" and I dont notice any buffeting. I really love the new V-Strom. It really handles itself well in the wind. I only have 850 miles on the new bike, but am putting 1000 or so miles on this weekend, so I will know more then.
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