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Old 09-30-2010, 10:28 AM   #16
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I just hope it's got that mental Kwak gene and it hasn't gone all sensible.

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Old 09-30-2010, 11:46 AM   #17
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I just hope it's got that mental Kwak gene and it hasn't gone all sensible.
The engine has been getting rave reviews, certainly in S guise it should be a sports-tourer ahead of the Bandit and CBF's sports-tourer?
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:02 PM   #18
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Hope they raise the MPG and increase the tank size from 3.x gallons.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:19 PM   #19
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Funny really - that this class of bike used to be called bargain basement parts bin specials - and now it seems to be the successor to old style sports tourers.
I did have a quick look at the feature in MCN, but what really widened my eyes was the news that Suzuki GB is closing 30% of it's dealers in 2011. They must have been hit bloody hard, so it's just good to see new products from any manufacturer.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #20
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The engine has been getting rave reviews, certainly in S guise it should be a sports-tourer ahead of the Bandit and CBF's sports-tourer?
It will be compete the FZ1.
Its about time, I say...
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:24 PM   #21
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Funny really - that this class of bike used to be called bargain basement parts bin specials - and now it seems to be the successor to old style sports tourers.
I did have a quick look at the feature in MCN, but what really widened my eyes was the news that Suzuki GB is closing 30% of it's dealers in 2011. They must have been hit bloody hard, so it's just good to see new products from any manufacturer.
It's my understanding that Suzuki would prefer solus dealers, ala Honda and Kawasaki. In a squeezed market, it doesn't do to have your competitors bikes on the same carpet.

My g/f works in a dealer that just lost the Suzuki franchise
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:26 PM   #22
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Funny really - that this class of bike used to be called bargain basement parts bin specials - and now it seems to be the successor to old style sports tourers..
Riders are getting older and sportsbike sales are way down; maybe the 35-45 year olds who used to ride GSX-Rs and R1s still want some performance, but also better usability?
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:36 PM   #23
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Sorry to hear that Ray. The weak Pound / strong Yen has killed Suzuki sales here in the Midlands, which was one of their best sales grounds. The Bandit sales are dreadful, which was their bread and butter bike.
Agree with your statement about sportsbike sales. When sales of gixxers and so on dry up here in the UK, you know something is wrong.
This new Z1000S could lead to a whole new crop of light, performance orientated sport tourers. Not before time too.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:57 PM   #24
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I'm quite interested in this bike. If Ray_Rev is correct then it strikes me as being an updated version of the R1200S.

Sports tourers are getting bigger, heavier and more powerful, and this strikes me as being an alternative evolution. That said, if it's 228 kg dry then it's pretty lardy...
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:42 PM   #25
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Sorry to hear that Ray. The weak Pound / strong Yen has killed Suzuki sales here in the Midlands, which was one of their best sales grounds. The Bandit sales are dreadful, which was their bread and butter bike..
Thanks Paul. The shop she works in will survive, I think. But you're right - the 'cheap' bikes aren't so cheap anymore.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:18 PM   #26
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...the cat is out of the bag...

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Old 09-30-2010, 05:22 PM   #27
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Oh man, now I am really excited. Few things that show they didn't skimp on the components:

1) Same brake setup as the ZX10, right from the master to the calipers. Stock setup of the ZX10 is very powerful!

2) Looks like the ZX6 Showa BPF made it here. I could be wrong here, the image is not clear enough.

3) ZX10 wheels which look really nice & are very light.

4) The rear eccentric to adjust the chain is a big plus.

Now lets hope they didn't skimp on the power by calling it "tuned for more mid range"
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:13 PM   #28
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I see this bike as not doing anything particularly well. ,BK
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:06 PM   #29
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For a 'standard' that tail section looks pretty skimpy.
Hope they make it strong enough for a passenger and some bags.
I ran a Honda topcase on my Vtec VFR for a number of years and eventually the rear subframe started cracking.
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I see this bike as not doing anything particularly well. ,BK
But Probably not too bad at anything either. Should be easy to get along with for some.
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