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Old 10-03-2012, 07:43 AM   #76
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man those are ugly shoes.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:46 AM   #77
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man those are ugly shoes.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #78
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It's just God-awful ugly. I predict the old model will sell out quickly. :)

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #79
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I'd also hoped for a resemblance to the 650, which is actually quite sleek and nice looking. Who'd a thunk they could do one uglier than the original DL! That beak just has to go. Looks like the multistrada

Still tho, I'd probably be in the market for one.
Sleek and Nice looking? Those words just plain dont go with anything that says Strom on it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:14 AM   #80
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I'd also hoped for a resemblance to the 650, which is actually quite sleek and nice looking. Who'd a thunk they could do one uglier than the original DL! That beak just has to go. Looks like the multistrada

Still tho, I'd probably be in the market for one.
Sleek and Nice looking? Those words just plain dont go with anything that says Strom on it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #81
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The ugly is above the Beak. The rest is nice.

The headlight looks as if it came from a Versys or a KTM. Ugly
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #82
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I think the presented models lights would not be as good as previous DL1000's twin lights are.

I actually think they're gonna redesign the whole front fairing before it goes into production, and it'll have lights at least as good as the previous model.

Other than the beak it looks good IMO.

(kinda surprising though, that it seems to have little in common with the 2012 DL650's styling).

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #83
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDSv6FisubQ

By the sound of this guy it's but a formality that they refer to it as a "concept", since it's to be released as a L4. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the German, but he makes it sound like it's pretty much the finished product.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #84
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Sleek and Nice looking? Those words just plain dont go with anything that says Strom on it.
Actually, when you sit on it, it has nice curves.. It's kinda like that girl with a nice body you bring home and only do from behind.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:53 AM   #85
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some nice points here
i think the ADV beak and look from Tiger-GS et al. at this point is fashion more than pure function.
this is not 'suzuki' enough for me to go for it- it is a step in the right direction for me.
good job though, it looks like a contender. as the sales always indicated the Vstrom is and i think it has nice rims, one does wonder where are the spokes though?
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #86
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looks no uglier than any other adv bikes. Was the old dl1000 that good looking? Is the big versys any better looking? What about the ms1200? (yes) the tiger?

It's no beauty queen but that award goes to a completely different genre.

If it's bulletproof, which it will be:
If it's cheaper than most, which it will be:
If it's available, which it most likely will be (thank god we aren't losing that vtwin):
It will sell.

dl's are for value oriented adventurers who don't are much about inconsequentials.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #87
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Well I don't really like the looks of the thing....
But adjustable UPSD fork, radial calipers, etc, technically it seems right. Will definately try one when they are available
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #88
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It has rear foot peg bracket welded to the subframe - don't the designers read forums?


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Old 10-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #89
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BTW... Is that a 17 inch front wheel?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #90
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Here is what the current 1000 is lacking that I would like to see (currently own a 2005DL1K)...

  • Fix the damn clutch basket and give us dual spark and better fueling. The motor has such great power delivery now, its only lacking smoothness. Should be able to get 50mpg out of it with some refinement. I would be willing to bet that the old strom didn't use the newer injector technology like is on the newer vstrom650/SV650.

  • USD (or stiffer) forks for more stability. Slightly better brakes.

  • Find out how to lower the COG a little if possible. Might be that the only way to do this get rid of the dual high pipes. Be nice to find some place to lower the fuel tank, though I don't see how with the current frame design and motor orientation.

  • I agree about the lights, keep the duals. Maybe shrink them a bit and bring the fairing closer to the rider. The Strom feels like it has a lot going on out front of the rider compared to the Tenere for example. It even looks top heavy from the side profile.

  • Fix the buffeting. I actually think a slightly smaller fairing would help here too. My SV gives me smooth air flow which hits at my shoulders and doesn't buffet my head. My madstad on the DL is set up to get the most air flow up under the bottom of the windshield to prevent buffeting. The tenere has a much smaller windshield/fairing and yet gives a smoother air pocket.

  • Smaller front fairing would help in the looks department too. Looks like the concept has trimmed it a bit. The Gleestrom fairing looks better...just need to knock a bit of the Japanese anime eyes off of it. Make it look meaner. Don't really like the beak either. I think they were the styling fad of the 2000's and will soon be past their prime now that every manufacturer has one....suzuki is just too late to the game (or really early according to the DrBIG guys :-)).

  • I really like the multi-spoke wheels of the concept!
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